The end of NASA's Space Shuttle program is something that space enthusiasts are still mourning. So, in the spirit of the original Space Shuttle, one fan decided to mount one last flight, via Legos.
The Lego Space Shuttle flight is the work of Romanian Raul Oaida, who came up with the idea as a tribute to the now defunct space program. The actual launch, which sent the Lego shuttle 115,000 feet into the sky using a helium balloon, occurred back on December 31st of 2011, but the team just recently managed to get the video uploaded. For those wondering if the shuttle is still floating somewhere up in the heavens, the toy spacecraft did eventually land in the snow capped mountains of Germany, recovered using GPS tracking.
You can see the pre-launch preparation and actual flight in the video below.
Via Universe Today