Envisioned by LEGO Ideas user Orbiter88, the passenger airliner – which operated for 27 years between 1976 and 2003 – is completely stud-free, reflecting the streamlined aerodynamics of the real-life jet. Assembling the model wasn’t easy, however, tasking its designer with finding solutions for its smooth surfaces, the very particular nose shape and the stability of the overall build.
“My admiration for Concorde prompted me to rebuild this aircraft with LEGO,” Orbiter88 explains on the project page. “I knew before that it would be a big challenge, as Concorde has curves and shapes to perfectly slip through the air. The construction of the delta wings was maybe the most difficult thing, like it was for the engineers of the actual Concorde.”
Their interpretation of Concorde is designed first and foremost for display – there are no minifigures included – but for Orbiter88, the key to the entire model lies in its aesthetics: “Concorde is the perfect symbioses of power and beauty, and this should also be emphasised by a LEGO model.”
Whether we’ll get chance to build that model for ourselves will ultimately be determined by the LEGO Ideas review board, which will judge The Legendary Concorde as part of the first 2022 review. So far, only two projects have reached the 10K mark during the current qualification period, which kicked off on Monday.