Join the flight of the Concorde with this beautiful 5-foot long LEGO model

Builder Jack Carleson astounds us again with his spot-on LEGO plane models. This time it’s the British Airways Concorde. I’m actually old enough to remember when the Concorde made its first flight around the globe in a shocking 29 hours all the way back in 1986. It was a huge deal at the time and people often commented on its supersonic speed and crooked nose. Carleson (aka Big Planes) captures the unusual design and sleek wingspan of the Concorde perfectly. The finished model is an impressive 5 feet long and consists of over 6,000 pieces.

LEGO British Airways Concorde MOC

Of course, it features the Concorde’s iconic droop nose, which pivots down for better pilot visibility during takeoffs and landings.

LEGO British Airways Concorde MOC

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jack at several conventions and his creations never fail to amaze with details such as functioning landing gear and fully tricked out interiors, and the Concorde is no exception.

LEGO British Airways Concorde MOC

He also possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of planes that would be remarkable in a person twice his age. If you ever get a chance to see one of these beauties in person, I’m sure you will be similarly impressed. Here’s a picture of Jack showing off how sturdy the model is.

Yes, It is swoshable!!

Be sure to also check out Jack’s incredible minifigure-scale Air Force One and WWII B-36D bomber.

1 comment on “Join the flight of the Concorde with this beautiful 5-foot long LEGO model

  1. Purple Dave

    When I was a kid, all the photos I’d ever seen of the Concorde had the nose down, so I figured there was some weird thing that I just couldn’t understand about how that would help it fly so fast (I mean, none of the X-series planes nor the SR-71 had a droopy nose). It wasn’t until sometime in the last year that this got my attention again (I think Nova did an episode on it, either for an anniversary, or because it made the news cycle when the 737Max replaced it as the commercial plane with the worst safety record) and I learned that it was actually hinged so they could see the runway. It still seems weird, when you consider how many other supersonic aircraft there have been that _didn’t_ need to do that.

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