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Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:36 pm

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.






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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:51 pm

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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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:53 pm

Wow it looks great. But i wonder, how do they manage to keep the wings away from braking? it seems very fragile...
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland �!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:02 pm

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?
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:20 pm

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!!

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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:53 pm

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 .
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:55 pm

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!
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:57 pm

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.
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:04 pm

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

I immediately thought the same thing!  Smile

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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:35 pm

Nice! I'd like to know how exactly they managed to build it, so it doesn't look too square-ish.
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:37 pm

And here's Boeing's response:

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

Fortunately for us, we can actually buy this one  Smile
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:53 pm

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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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:56 pm

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

The SQ 380 look is awesome imo.

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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland �!

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:58 pm

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


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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:01 am

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.

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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland �!

Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:04 am

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...


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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:18 am

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!?!?!
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:34 pm

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.
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:59 am

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.
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland �!

Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:09 am

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...
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:25 am

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.
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland �!

Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:34 am

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.

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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:47 am

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
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:52 am

they have to be built much larger to make the lego bricks look smoother
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland �!

Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:22 am

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 free?
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:12 am

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 20):
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).

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 blocks w/the cutout in them, you can get a DC-9. I admit though, its hard to explain.

This is the kit:
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland �!

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:32 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 26):

I think I see what you mean. But wouldn't the engines look a little disproportionately big?
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RE: Airbus A380 Lands In Legoland ®!

Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:48 am

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 27):

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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