//Lego’s new $200 Concorde is a fantastic homage to the supersonic passenger jet

Lego’s new $200 Concorde is a fantastic homage to the supersonic passenger jet

It’s been 20 years since the final flight of one of the most beautiful planes ever made — the supersonic Concorde — and you’ll soon be able to buy one in Lego form.

The $200 Lego Icons Concorde is nearly three and a half feet long, has a 17-inch (43cm) wingspan, and three neat tricks up its sleeve. Not only does it capture many of the real plane’s iconic curves, but it’s also got an incredible Lego mechanism hidden inside to raise and lower its landing gear with a twist of the tail cone on the end.

Photo: The Museum of Flight
The real plane: compare to the Lego thumbnail atop this story.

Image: Lego

So sleek. Click for larger image.

The hidden gears run nearly the full length…

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