Tag: helium

Installed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo is Junya Ishigami’s massive helium-filled installation piece called Cuboid Balloon. The shape is in fact free-floating despite it weight over a ton due to its aluminum truss construction. Walking underneath this metallic, reflective sculpture must be neat. There’s a video filmed with a potato of the installation if you […]

A guy from Central Germany built a miniature LEGO version of the Space Shuttle and tied it to a helium weather balloon and then let it fly up. It reached a maximum height of 35,000 meters before falling back down to earth.