The Atacama Large Millimeter Array is the world’s most advanced radio telescope. Its 66 enormous dishes work together as one large eye on the sky.
While it’s possible to visit the ALMA control room and general facilities, only specially trained personnel are permitted to visit the plateau where the dishes are located, due to their high elevation. Fortunately, the Federico Santa María Technical University used Legos to give people an idea of how the equipment looks.
This scale model of one of the ALMA dishes and the giant truck that moves them consists of a staggering 10,000 Lego pieces. The telescope is fully movable and can be pointed in the same way as the actual dishes. The model truck can even lift up and transport the model dish.