UK’s latest aircraft carrier is one gigantic Lego set (video)

19 Dec 2015

The newest aircraft carriers for the UK are being assembled like gigantic Lego kits

The UK’s newest aircraft carrier programme is ahead of schedule, mainly because the craft is of a modular design that was assembled like pieces of Lego.

In an amazing timelapse video created by BAE Systems, which built the UK’s two newest aircraft carriers, it shows how the final 750-tonne war machine was constructed in different blocks in shipyards throughout the UK.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the Royal Navy’s largest and most-advanced ever warships.

The video shows how the final section of the HMS Prince of Wales, known as the Aft Island, which weighs 750 tonnes, was transported from the Ship Build Hall in Glasgow onto a seagoing barge using 144 wheels, 16 axles and a single remote control for its 1,335-mile journey to the south of England.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years