The members of the world famous RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are throwing their weight behind a LEGO Ideas project submitted by one of their members. Flight Lieutenant Marcus Ramsden and Red Arrows supervisor Mike Ling have created and submitted the Hawk jet model to the LEGO Group’s official fan submission platform in the hopes of seeing the build become a retail set.
The Red Arrows are based in Lincoln, so Ramsden shared some thoughts with the website Lincolnshire Live:
He said: ‘We know our model isn’t perfect but if the idea gets the support of 10,000 people then LEGO’s designers would polish it and at some point it could go on general sale. What’s nice about the model is that it will appeal to all ages. LEGO can be put together in any fashion and this means children can innovate and be inspired in science and engineering.’
‘There are a few Red Arrows models out there already but we are keen to stress that this is our own creation and we have tried to use the ethos that the team stands for in its development. “For this LEGO Ideas submission, we have captured the passion and excitement of the Red Arrows and constructed the iconic BAE Systems Hawk T1 aircraft (powered by a Rolls-Royce engine) out of LEGO parts.’
At the time of posting, the Red Arrows Hawk LEGO Ideas project has 953 supporters.