On Sunday Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke several world records when he completed his death-defying stratosphere jump from a pressurized cabin at an altitude of 128,100ft and landed safely approximately 10 minutes later in the New Mexico desert. We are currently awaiting FAI confirmation of the figures but it is believed that Baumgartner became the first human being to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle hitting top speeds of approximately 833mph.
The whole world tuned into see Baumgartner attempt the dangerous jump and it broke the YouTube record for simultaneous live stream viewing with more than 8 million people watching as the event unfolded!
Baumgartner’s heroic accomplishment has already been reenacted with LEGO too, with the Vienna Model Maker Fair team putting together this fantastic video – staring some very brave LEGO minifigs indeed!
It’s on a scale of 1:350 and was slightly less complicated to plan than the Red Bull Stratos dive which took more than 5 years of intensive preparation!! We don’t know if there is a record for highest freefall for a LEGO minifig but if there is, then we are pretty sure that the one pretending to be Baumgartner in this clip has broken it!!