Legendary Concorde soars to 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas

A brick-built recreation of Concorde has soared to 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, speeding through to the first 2022 review.

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.

The Legendary Concorde
The Forestmen Secret Inn

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

6 thoughts on “Legendary Concorde soars to 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas

  • 23/03/2022 at 13:36
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    Looks great, will the nose move up and down , do we know?
    It’s looks good ?

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  • 22/02/2022 at 16:52
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    It would go well on display with my Shuttle Discovery. I like the design.

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  • 23/01/2022 at 11:01
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    Great idea , will definitely buy

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  • 23/01/2022 at 10:58
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    Presumably if it gets a release it can either be Air France or British Airways!

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  • 13/01/2022 at 15:00
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    Why not just buy the Cobi version.

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