Last night, the entire world held its collective breath as skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke some records with his jump from the edge of space. The coverage was vast, with TV stations all over the world broadcasting the event, not to mention the live YouTube stream, which probably broke viewing records as well.
While the ascent to more than a hundred thousand feet took more than the expected two hours, one simply couldn’t bear to turn the live stream off. We all admired the proverbial size of the guy’s cojones. Many had theories about their composition. (My bet’s on platinum or titanium.) Some were afraid that they would witness a tragic accident. All were waiting to see another slice of history unfold.
And we were rewarded with an amazing jump, concluded with a landing worthy of cat.
Hats off, Mr. Baumgartner. You just completed the most nerve-wracking feat anyone could think of, with everyone watching.
Can anything be cooler than that?
Well, it depends on how you define cool, but I dare say this stop-motion video of the jump from the edge of space in LEGO just might hold its own.
From the setup to the ascent to the jump to the landing, you can see the entire jump from the edge of space in LEGO, brought to you by the guys of Model Maker Fair which will be held in Vienna, Austria this month.
Image via Mashable