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Video: Amazing LEGO Data Center

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This video of a LEGO Data Center is clearly a detailed homage to a real data center, built and filmed by YouTube user “eduardotanaka.” He used 5,772 pieces, 28 Minifigures, 1 Light Brick, 1 meter of fiber optic strand and spent 8 hours building this unique creation. You can build your own too, using his model and instructions that were uploaded to the Lego LDD gallery at the LEGO web site (search for data center). He notes that he has plans for future expansion: Facilities and security management with temperature, sound, IR and door sensors as well as automatic locks powered by LEGO NXT are on the drawing board. We think he’s probably going to install real, yet tiny, working IT equipment in the future! This video runs 4 minutes.

For a similar project from a corporate provider, see Digital Realty’s Data Center Construction Kit video from 2009. For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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7 Comments

  1. Its really interesting :)

  2. Eduardo Tanaka

    Thanks very much for the mention. It wasn't based on a real datacenter, more a thing in my head thou. Sensoring installation underway :)

  3. legoman

    great, looks neat, but can't really tell from the video. How about a high-res PICTURE GALLERY?!

  4. Phil

    So how do I get one of these?

  5. Eduardo Tanaka

    Hi, you can check the updated version with security and environment control at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOADlNv6odM . It has magnetic door sensors, temperature sensors, IR presence sensors, hidden door and security personnel. Thanks for the feedback.

  6. Jim G

    Eduardo, This is really very nice. Did you post list of parts on any site? It would be nice to have parts list so we can make similar one without looking for all individual parts. Thanks for the new video, very nice progress with sensors. Jim