LEGO Ideas working aircraft engine hits 10K

Good news, engineering fans: a working aircraft engine has propelled itself all the way to the next

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Ideas review stage, which means it could one day become an official set.

Stephan Niks’ minifigure-scale Aircraft Engine Workshop takes what could be quite a dry and technical subject and transforms it into a scene that feels alive – predominantly through that motor-powered fan turbo engine – and even integrates a story, thanks to the international spy minifigure lurking among the scientists and engineers.

You can check out that working engine in action by hitting play on the video below, which also offers a glimpse at the construction methods behind the detailed design. You may recognise that approach from Stephan’s other 10K project, Anatomini, which is currently getting a second chance at becoming an official set in the BrickLink Designer Program.

Built using 2,352 parts, the Aircraft Engine Workshop has reached the 10K mark required to advance to the review stage in a little over four months. It will now join 16 other proposals in the second 2021 review, including Let Them Fly’s Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine, which clocked its 10,000th supporter a matter of hours before Stephan’s latest project.

Here’s the full list of 10K models in this latest round so far:

Aircraft Engine Workshop
Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine
Floating Island
Medieval Harbour
Brick Walk
Working Mini Golf Course
Women of Computing
The Tavern Under the Snow
Medieval Tavern 
Boston Dynamics Spot 1:4 Scale Motorized Model 
BTS “Dynamite” 
The Costume Store 
A-frame Cabin  
Lifeguard Shack   
Movie Set   
Imperial Island Fort

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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.

One thought on “LEGO Ideas working aircraft engine hits 10K

  • 06/07/2021 at 13:39

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for the nice words!
    Best regards, Stephan


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