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LEGO Anesthesia Machine Will Knock You Out

by Paul Strauss
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Take a close look at the photo below. At first, it just looks like a couple of pieces of equipment you’d find in a hospital operating room – but look closer. Closer still. Yep, the one on the left – made entirely out of LEGO bricks.

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This intricate recreation of an anesthesia machine was created by puzzle designer/LEGO artist Eric Harshbarger, and it’s truly impressive. Eric was commissioned last summer by GE Healthcare to build a 1:1 scale model of their equipment for a trade show, and after a bit of back and forth, Eric obliged.

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Overall, it took Eric over 30,000 LEGO bricks to complete the model, which replicates every detail of the original machine, even those vital sign monitors.

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Ok, since I’m no medical expert, I can’t be sure it’s completely accurate – I have no idea what all those contraptions do – but it sure looks close to me. In all honesty, the only time I saw one of these up close, the doctors had me doped up on Versed.

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You can check out more details of the LEGO anesthesia machine over at Eric’s website, where you can also find numerous other awesome LEGO creations he’s built over the years.



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