One thing is clear the AFOL community loves all things NASA, but you don’t have to leave the relative safety of our planets embrace as our next LEGO Idea to hit 10,000 supporters has been designed around the fastest plane to ever grace the skies – SR-71A (61-7980/NASA 844). Whether the real thing or in LEGO form she is a thing of beauty!
JustOneMoreBrick has designed his model to be minifigure scale with 1 stud = 1 foot with an overall element count sitting at ~1,000. In addition to the magnificent model the designer was very active giving detailed updates to his loyal followers mapping out his design improvements through the journey and ending with his display at Brickvention which ultimately helped get the LEGO Idea over the line. Sadly I couldn’t make it even though I live in Australia, being in Perth I would have needed to jump in the SR-71A to get there (like flying from London to Moscow)!
While we only have 2 LEGO Ideas in the current review cycle, SR-71A is definitely a firm favourite and I would happily part with some of my hard earned salary for this bad boy!
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