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Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Singapore Airlines has unveiled its latest aircraft addition – an A380 aircraft model built entirely of LEGO® bricks – in LEGOLAND® in Billund, Denmark.

Using over 75,000 LEGO bricks in eight colours, the world’s largest Singapore Airlines LEGO aircraft model took the entire team of professional LEGO model builders at LEGOLAND more than 600 hours to construct. It is currently on display at “MiniWorld” in the main LEGOLAND Park.

The model retains the dimension, scale and design of an actual Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft. Measuring 2.9 metres in length, it has a wingspan of 3.2 metres and stands at 1 metre. The total weight of the model is 125 kg, including 100 kg of LEGO bricks.






Source: Singapore Airlines Limited - First To Fly The A380



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Cool, have been there once or twice and was fascinated over teh mini-airport they have there with the Concorde. Also Legoland Billund is a direct neighbour to to BLL airport - planes fly almost over it on short finals. Sad that the Mobilium Museum was closed a few years back, so many nice memories I have.


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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2487 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Wow it looks great. But i wonder, how do they manage to keep the wings away from braking? it seems very fragile...

User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 2):
Wow it looks great. But i wonder, how do they manage to keep the wings away from braking? it seems very fragile...

Think of the other 25 kg.

Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
The total weight of the model is 125 kg, including 100 kg of LEGO bricks.

This is really a great model. I've seen that airport once and it was very fascinating. I remember building lego airplanes myself, but they where really small. One white one with red and black stripes, sort of like a DC-9 and one red one with four engines, like a DC-8. Did anybody else have these?


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Wow legoguy has really out done himself this time  Wink

REally though, that is so cool!! they are overgrown kids getting to play with lego and they get paid!!

rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineDAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Big deal, the first A380 (in Airbus House Colors) landed at Legoland Germany in Günzburg (close to Munich) on April 8th, coinciding with their opening of MUC's Terminal 2  Wink .

User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
The total weight of the model is 125 kg, including 100 kg of LEGO bricks.

And what are the remaining 25kg made of? Thinking of my at least 10 year long Lego career, models were usually made of 100% Lego bricks ...

But anyway ... its an awesome model!


User currently offlineVr-hkg From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 6):
And what are the remaining 25kg made of? Thinking of my at least 10 year long Lego career, models were usually made of 100% Lego bricks ...

Probably two things. Something to strengthen the wings and prevent them sagging, along with something to weight the nose and stop the thing toppling onto its tail.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
Wow legoguy has really out done himself this time

I immediately thought the same thing!  Smile

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
built entirely of LEGO® bricks



Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
The total weight of the model is 125 kg, including 100 kg of LEGO bricks.

These two statements are contradictory. The LEGO model is cool anyway.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice! I'd like to know how exactly they managed to build it, so it doesn't look too square-ish.

User currently offlineSEAdomer787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 115 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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And here's Boeing's response:

http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=10177

Fortunately for us, we can actually buy this one  Smile


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 8):
Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
Wow legoguy has really out done himself this time

I immediately thought the same thing!

Hehe, that makes three of us with the same thought! Big grin



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

That´s one ugly Lego Dreamliner, looks like Silja Line ferry..

The SQ 380 look is awesome imo.

Micke  

[Edited 2006-09-05 17:02:14]


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User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 69
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting SEAdomer787 (Reply 11):
And here's Boeing's response:

http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=10177

Fortunately for us, we can actually buy this one



Am I the only one thjat finds this Lego B787 just shocking?

See what happens when Lego tries to make Lego bricks out of composites  Wink


Regards,
Wings



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User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3648 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Waow!!!
Great model! I'd love to see it close. About 3 meters in length means the model is roughly at 1/24th scale, six times bigger than the Revell 1/144th scale model.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 13):
That�s one ugly Lego Dreamliner

Agreed.

To all those who wonder what the Lego models over there are made of, the outside is Lego bricks, the inside is essentially empty of Lego bricks, there's just a structure to prevent the models from caving in, sometimes electronics are inside, and all the bricks are fastened together with some glue. The models are then covered with some other stuff that prevents deterioration from weather.

Is that beast going to be rolling around in that airport?

Quoting Thorben (Reply 3):
Did anybody else have these?

Nope, but I have (or had) a 4-engine plane with the space shuttle, the Sopwith Camel, the Fokker Dr.1 (Red Baron), the Wright Flyer. And I've built a DC-8 type A/C myself, without instructions. A huge thing, with a few motors in there. I've thought of making a video, but I wouldn't be able to import it to my PC, so I can't share...


Hope they add a few extra liveries.



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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3311 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
Wow legoguy has really out done himself this time



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 8):
I immediately thought the same thing!



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 12):
Hehe, that makes three of us with the same thought!

Hahaha thanks guys, why am I only noticing these threads now! The Singapore A380 looks good and the lego 787 looks......mmm....no comment!

THREE lego threads in a day and I didn't start a single one of them. Have you all gone crazy!?!?!



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 17):
I have (or had) a 4-engine plane with the space shuttle, t

I had the same thing, but I later converted it to a DC-9, since it had a T-tail.


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3311 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 16):
And I've built a DC-8 type A/C myself, without instructions. A huge thing, with a few motors in there. I've thought of making a video, but I wouldn't be able to import it to my PC, so I can't share...

Any pictures? Infact does anyone ant to share their lego aircraft creations!?!?! Build the lego models with instructions just isn't fun and the models are not that realistic.



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 18):
I later converted it to a DC-9

How did you do the rear-mounted engines? (I do have some sort of an idea, but it would have to be on a larger scale).

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 19):

I think I'll start a thread about personal creations (any type, unless someone wants to make it exclusively Lego) as soon as I can get pictures on my computer. How do you post pictures?

And that's unless someone else starts that thread before me...



"There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3311 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 20):
I think I'll start a thread about personal creations (any type, unless someone wants to make it exclusively Lego) as soon as I can get pictures on my computer. How do you post pictures?

And that's unless someone else starts that thread before me...

I'll let you start the the. Ive started too many lego threads which people have got sick of.lol. To post pictures you most upload the pics on to the internet (most people use photobucket.com) and then paste the url inside of the folling

[img] http://www.airliners.net/graphics/bigbanner.gif [/img]

replacing the http://www.airliners.net/graphics/bigbanner.gif with the url of your photo.

If using photobucket, it will become clear to you.



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 21):

Thanks. Oh and your B1 and A340 look cool (just did a search).
I also found that you mentioned bricklink.com- very useful, and I won't be running out of parts anymore.

[Edited 2006-09-08 00:35:09]


"There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3311 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 22):

LOL yea that site had been a saviour. Did you search in the non aviation forum? Several more threads there. But hey I don't mind posting more lego pics.lol



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

they have to be built much larger to make the lego bricks look smoother


There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
25 GAIsweetGAI : Instead of posting pictures of my A/C I think I'll make a movie. Anyone know a program capable of editing .MOV files, and that can be downloaded for f
26 Post contains images N231YE : The kit already had "mini-engines," and using either 2 of those 1x2 blocks with 2 holes in them (mount the engines to those holes), or 4 of the 1x1 b
27 GAIsweetGAI : I think I see what you mean. But wouldn't the engines look a little disproportionately big?
28 N231YE : Your right, come to think of it, it looked more of like a Boeing 717! I think that cockpit windows through off the proportion a bit.
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