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London - A replica of a Rolls Royce jet engine has been made out of thousands of Lego bricks, BBC reported.

In an attempt to inspire young people to pursue careers in engineering, professional Lego builders were brought in to build the replica Trent 1000 Rolls Royce engine.

The idea was inspired by a 5-year old who with the help of his father built a small engine out of lego blocks.

Rolls-Royce brand manager Sarah Martin told the BBC: "He'd sat down and built a little engine out of Lego with his father, sent it in to me and that was the sort of seed of the idea."

The engine is usually used to power the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet of aeroplanes, and the Lego version is more than 2 metres long.

It reportedly took more than 152 455 Lego bricks to build 160 separate engine components to replicate a real jet engine.

A technical apprentice at Rolls-Royce told the BBC: "This has been such an exciting project to be a part of and something I never imagined I'd get to do.

"I hope our Lego engine will show others how exciting a career in engineering can be."

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