Fully functional 1:12 LEGO Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa can do everything but fly

At the end of December, Kyle Wigboldy (thirdwigg) posted a LEGO Spitfire fighter plane from World War II that has the most functions I’ve ever seen in a LEGO plane.

Spitfire Right

Kyle spent about six months on his Spitfire, and the finished model has a wingspan of 112 studs and is 96 studs long. Not only is the Spitfire model gorgeous (too many LEGO Technic models are just skeletons in odd colors), it also includes lots of functionality:

  • Spinning propeller with adjustable prop pitch
  • Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine with working pistons
  • Working landing gear
  • Cockpit joystick and pedals that connect to working control surfaces
  • Working rudder, elevator, and ailerons

The YouTube video shows off all the moving parts.

Read Kyle’s full writeup on Thirdwigg.com, and a more complete review on TechnicBRICKs.

5 comments on “Fully functional 1:12 LEGO Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa can do everything but fly

  1. zane houston

    My god. When you said “fully functional” I was just thinking a propeller and landing gear (admittedly I watched the video before reading the whole blog post), but all the cockpit controls and adjustable pitch; that’s just incredible!

  2. Andrew Post author

    Yeah, I had this in the queue/backlog for a couple of weeks without really delving into the details or taking the time to watch the video, thinking, “Oh, that’s a pretty Spitfire, and it’s certainly big.” I finally watched the video and read through Kyle’s writeup, and my jaw hit the floor. Amazing stuff!

  3. Andrew Post author

    ^ Ha ha ha, true enough! :-D That’s what I’d actually written originally for the headline, but it wouldn’t fit on two lines.

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