Watch out for an update soonish, once I figure out how to use the site.
About this creation
Having been absent recently in lego building, I return with possibly my last ever lego aircraft model. With this model complete, I smell 'retirement' from lego modelling. The Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 were never part of persuaded me to at least attempt one of the mentioned aircraft, however it was to never be. I have only ever modelled aircraft which I have considered my favourite aircraft. Sadly neither the 747 or A380 inspired me in any way.
I hope that my models have helped to inspire younger members into building commercial aircraft, as there is a distinct lack of commercial aviation aircraft within the lego world, with 90% of all plane models being military.
Enough of my blabbering now, if you have read this far, congratulations on not passing out due to boredom.
Now abit on the aircraft and airline.
Singapore Airline is currently the largest operator of Boeing 777's in the world with 68 777's in service and a further 9 777's on order.
The Boeing 777-300ER (ER standing for 'Extended Range') has been in service for 2 to 3 years now and mainly competes with Airbuses four engines A340-600.
Many of you may have heard of the Boeing 767 , however many will not have realised that the 767 and 777 share the exactly the same nose section, despite the 777 having a much wider fuselage.
The huge General Electric engines of the 777 are as wide as the fuselage of the 737!
It should be noted that the photographs shown display the model during various stages of development. In several pictures, the rear of the aircraft aft of the wings was too long and thus was corrected in other pictures. My apologies for not uploading the photographs in order they were taken.
It should also be noted that in several pictures is a smaller model of a similar aircraft. The plastic model is a 777-300 with the older Singapore livery with smaller titles. My model is the 777-300ER thus is has slightly larger engines, raked wingtips and larger titles.
I hope to update the write up to this model some time in January.
Quote me dave but where do you get the pieces? and how do you make your own piece? like your 787 with the smooth nose. Because after I make my C-6 century then break it after a long time.So tell me how and where I get the pieces. And great model of the 777 very good and how do I make a giant plane like THAT to not fall apart? do you glue it? (cheating kinda) or do you just use connectors to put it together? So please answer these questions I will be pleased. P.S. planes are cool like yours! answer these ?'s k? -kade-
Hi Dave:) How are you doing? Will you post your newest project here, too? What you showed me of it looked really great! Check out my WIP of the giant cargo aircraft I´m still building - it gives a good impression of how the final thing will look like... Steffen
Hey Dave, thanks for the great comment and suggestion concerning the engine design! Grey pylons indeed do sound good. I slightly altered them, though, using the rounded pieces (the original Lego jetliner pylons / from the white and blue 4-engines aircraft) instead of slopes cause it creates more of a sleek look... Unfortunately, I don´t own these rounded pieces in grey... To the aircraft in general: Its fuselage currently is ca. 114 studs long and might get prolonged to about 120 studs (because of the tail construction yet to be finally designed and a potential slight lengthening of the cargo hold); the wingspan measures 124 studs... Nose and cockpit (not the interior yet) are designed and ready, too. For the tail section, I´m tending towards a double side rudder similar to the one of an Antonov An-225... The maximum diameter of the fuselage will be 14-16 studs on the level of the primary cargo hold´s floor. Underneath the main cockpit windows(9 to 10 studs wide upper cokpit), the fuselage widens quite a bit, which gives the cockpit a pretty awesome look in my opinion - like the pilots sitting pretty high in a widening fuselage, which I think really fits to a heavy airlifter. I´m really excited right now to continue building... Best regards, Steffen
This is again an amazing looking plane. I check MOC.pages almost every day, but somehow must have missed your new 777... The style of the wings is one of my favorite aspects here - I love how they slightly mount towards the wing tips... I see planes all the time at FRA (I have a driving student job there), and noticed that a lot of aircraft have these slightly mounting wings... You captured this very well in your wing construction. I also love the nose... Thanks a lot for the great review on my C-2 - getting a compliment for it by somebody like you means a lot to me. Are you working on planes in real life, by the way? - Oh, and I´ll change what you suggested concerning the centerline engine:) Steffen