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This LEGO Spitfire is ready to defend Britain

Last time we featured builder Wesley, he took us to the smoky skies above the trenches of WWI with a magnificent trio of early aircraft. This time he’s set the clock forward a few decades to the Battle of Britain with this gorgeous Supermarine Spitfire Mk.II, created in a nifty scale that’s slightly smaller than minifigure scale. He’s taken off a few of the panels to show the plane in service, which also acts as an added bonus in showing us how it’s built.

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.

Spitfire Mk IX

This plane is just gorgeous. Ed Diment (Lego Monster) states that it’s a 1 in 20th scale, and he plans to add more. I can’t wait.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX by Lego Monster

LEGO Spitfire

We generally don’t blog two planes by the same builder two days apart, but this Spitfire by Ed Diment (Lego Monster) is too gorgeous to pass up.

The plane has a three-stud-wide fuselage, great camouflage, and a beautiful profile.