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