The Great CERN And LEGO Scavenger Hunt Is On


CERN is home to the largest particle accelerator on the planet and home to an army of nerds, geeks and intellectuals (in other words, a happy place). Recently CERN allowed Google to bring its Street View cameras (Here) into the lab and give the public a view of their facility.

Now CERN is having a very fun and cool scavenger hunt inside its data center and you’re welcome to participate! And what is it you’re looking for? LEGOs! Check out the details below then hit the link below to get to the CERN webpage where the scavenger hunt is taking place.

Here are the details:

  • Find at least three LEGO® figurines hidden around the CERN Computing Centre using Google Street View.
  • Take screencaps of the figurines and e-mail the pictures to
  • There will be TWO winners: one from CERN and one from the general public. If you are from CERN, make sure to send your pictures from your CERN e-mail account.
  • The competition is open until 31 January.
  • The winners will be contacted by e-mail and will be announced in the Bulletin.

Helpful hints:

  • Try looking on top of racks and servers; these figurines won’t be hanging from the air!

  • There are over 20 LEGO® figurines spread across both floors of the Computing Centre. If you think you’ve looked everywhere, try the next floor.

  • We’ve included a map of the Computer Centre and an example of a figurine (above) to help you get started.

Check it out on CERN’s site or simply start hunting by going to Google Street view HERE

Source: The Escapist

Last Updated on January 23, 2017.


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