Sopwith Camel: A Tribute to Aviation History
If you’re a model airplane lover, serious LEGO enthusiast, or perhaps even both, the ‘Sopwith Camel’ set no. 10226 is undoubtedly a marque to add to your collection. An advanced model of astonishing precision and detail, this timeless showpiece perfectly captures the historic Sopwith Camel, one of the most iconic British single-seat biplanes ever to sway in the air.
Released by LEGO in 2012 under its Advanced Models range, this stunning brick model beautifully demonstrates the aesthetic appeal and technological prowess of the legendary aircraft. Designed with care and accuracy in mind, every characteristic feature of the original biplane has been meticulously crafted with over 880 bricks. This includes an impressive mix of rare dark green, dark tan and metallic silver elements that gives it an authentically vintage look.
The Sopwith Camel is not all about looks; it also boasts an array of carefully designed functional attributes that add depth to its visual appeal. From a rotating propeller that brings your brick-built plane to life, to the engine cylinders visible from outside, each aspect strives towards a realistic building and viewing experience. The hinged tail rudder and tension wires mimic those of the actual aircraft, further contributing to the well-sought authenticity of this advanced model.
What makes this set truly captivate its admirers is the interactive functionality housed within the meticulously constructed cockpit. Herein lies control over functioning wing ailerons and tail flaps just like in a real plane. Ever thought how exciting it would be to see LEGO pieces respond to your maneuvers? With this set, merely spin the control wheel from inside the cockpit and witness these elements come alive!
Their Attention to Detail
Skillfully crafted down to finest specifications, this reverie into aviation history measures over 15 inches (40cm) long and sports a wingspan of more than 19 inches (50cm). This attention to detail extends beyond physical attributes alone; the manufacturer’s recommended retail price (RRP) stands at £79.99 or $99.99, averaging around 9.1 pence or 11.3 cents per piece – a testament to LEGO’s commitment towards providing value for money without compromising on quality or authenticity.
An Offering for the Dedicated Enthusiast
Ideally suited for ages 14 and above owing to its complexity and sophistication, this set promises hours of immersive building fun while simultaneously being a magnificent collectible item that would sit royally in any display case. The Sopwith Camel serves as an engaging reminder of our rich aviation history while providing an entrancing build experience – bringing together both LEGO fanatics and aviation enthusiasts alike.
|Product Name:||Sopwith Camel|
|RRP||£79.99 / $99.99|
|Instructions||Lego Sopwith Camel Instructions|