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Queen Elizabeth II & the Gold State Coach
Update (2/18/2014): CUUSOO user MinifigsMe has created special minifigures of the Queen, one of her corgis, Prince William & Kate. As soon as I receive the minifigures, this project's descriptions and pictures will be updated. Stay tuned!
What is the Gold State Coach?:
The Gold State Coach is a beautiful carriage used by the British Monarch. It is ornate and covered in gold leaf, even on the wheels! Eight horses are needed to pull it because it weighs more than 4 tons. It was built in 1762 and has been used for every coronation ceremony since King George IV. To see the real carriage, check out this informative
Miniature versions have been made by Matchbox and various toy soldier manufacturers, including Britains. LegoLand Windsor even built a version to put in front of the Miniland model of Buckingham Palace!
Want to see the Gold State Coach become a real Lego set?:
If the answer is yes, please consider supporting this project and sharing it with others who might be interested through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. After all, the road to 10,000 supporters is a long journey. :-) Thanks for viewing!
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Special thanks to the following blogs and websites who featured the project:
The Lego Car Blog on 11/5/2013
Ichiban Toys on 11/8/2013
GlenBricker's Review on 11/12/2013
Smitten by Britain on 12/18/2013
If you like this idea, please consider supporting my other project:
Peter the Pudgy Panda Bear
Information on the CUUSOO project:
This project depicts the coronation of Queen Elizabeth from 1953. It comes with eight horses and a three piece royal marching band. The brick-built base is for display but does not need to be in the finished product.
Each horse in this concept is decorated with bricks, but an actual set would ideally feature a special printed design. In this picture, you can see two of the four Tritons (also known as mermen or sea people).
This is the back of the carriage, highlighting the other two Tritons. They have angel wings and are armed with tridents.
The set comes with four minifigs: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and a 3 piece Scots Guard royal marching band. Multiple sets could be purchased to increase the size of the band.
There are many great British-themed projects on Lego CUUSOO which could use your help. Below are just a few. If you like any of these projects please consider giving them your support!
British Phone Booth by tea_ _spoon
Mr. Bean's Car by alanboar
Imperial State Crown by viperboy1012
MINI Cooper Mark I by sheepo
Mini Cooper by Steven1980
Ford Anglia Police Car by MattC
RC Minifig Scaled Routemaster by Gabor
Narrow Gauge Steam Engine by Concore
Stephenson's Rocket by RayBrown