This LEGO Supermarine Spitfire MK IIa model has been on my list for possible MOC of the Weeks for a few months now and I’ve finally managed to get round to featuring it here on BrickExtra. Kyle Wigboldy (also known as thirdwigg) posted photos of his LEGO Spitfire from World War II on his website, Brickshelf gallery and Flickr photostream in December of last year and the amount of functions and features that he has managed to fit into this 1:12 scale LEGO fighter plane is nothing short of incredible.
Kyle spent just over six months building this truly amazing model and the finished creation has a wingspan of 112 studs and is 92 studs long. This LEGO Supermarine Spitfire MK IIa just looks really awesome and I’m glad that he didn’t make it into a big ugly Technic skeleton creation and that he still packed in all the functions (below), while making it look good on the outside with the plates and bricks. Talking about functions….
- Spinning propeller with adjustable prop pitch
- LEGO 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
Now my dad and I like planes and have been to many air shows (just yesterday we went to the local airport to photograph passenger planes) and I have seen a Spitfire put on a show more than once and I also enjoy LEGO versions of famous planes. This LEGO Spitfire plane is one of the best (if not the best) LEGO plane MOCs I’ve seen.
See alternate photographs of thirdwigg’s LEGO Supermarine Spitfire MK IIa below and read his full description of the model on his website here. TechnicBRICKs has also done a very good review of the LEGO Spitfire here.
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