Oh, it's on: a geek trifecta for the ages. Legos. CERN. And Google Street View.
Earlier this week, Switzerland's CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, launched a global treasure hunt. Hidden all around the famous lab's computer center are more than 20 Lego minifigures -- "Hawaiian dancers, space aliens, gorillas," and more. Find three of them on the Google Street View version of CERN, and you earn a chance at some prizes. More importantly, huge greek cred. How to validate your finds? As Gizmodo put it, "screengrabs or it didn't happen."
CERN is picking two winners. One from the lab itself, and one from anyone else who finds at least three figures and e-mails in their proof before January 31.
Lest you worry that you'll struggle to find three of the Lego toys, the lab is taking pity on you. First, it offered up this hint: "Try looking on top of racks and servers; these figurines won't be hanging from the air!" Plus, there's two floors, and the lab wants you to know there's treasure to be found on both.
Even better, CERN provided a map of the computer center to work from (see below).
So have at it. This might be the most fun Google Street View game since GeoGuessr.