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Luna Rossa America's Cup Ac75 Boat

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Since 1999, when I was 12 years old, I have been following the America's Cup, and as an Italian I cheer for Luna Rossa! I was born on Lake Como, where there is no lack of wind and the curiosity for sailing naturally grows.
I don't really remember where this love came from, but I certainly don't forget the nights spent in front of the TV waiting for a wisp of wind in Auckland to kick off the races… what madness! How many like me?!
And after so much waiting, with wounds still open from the 2021 defeat to Emirates Team New Zealand, we threw ourselves back into the hunt for the Auld Mug, the big cup that the winner of the competition gets and takes home!

I wanted to make this run-up to the official competitions scheduled to start in August 2024 special. Because, believe me, it is exciting to see the early training and to discover the technological innovations taken to the extreme by these flying boats! Yes, because the foils literally make the boat fly above the surface of the water, in a continuous twirl at more than 3 times the wind speed, reaching peak values of about 100km/h!
From this passion and an innate love for Lego comes my model of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team's brand new Class AC75 boat.
It is a 1:48 scale reproduction based on information gathered in the Gulf of Cagliari (in Sardinia, Italy) where Luna Rossa has been training for about a month before moving to Spain in May 2024.


It consists of 1’324 pieces and has the following dimensions: length 52.3 cm, width 35.8 cm, height 72.1 cm (20.6 x 14.1 x 28.4 inches). Total weight: a little over a kilogram (37 ounces).

The coloring is extremely faithful: the silver livery is fantastic and goes well with the 'Chrome Silver' color of the Lego bricks. I am really proud of the result!
The arms are fully movable; the mainsail rotates and 'sweeps' the deck entirely; the headsail (jib) can change geometry with a specially designed masked hinge system.
As in reality 8 minifigures find housing inside the side tunnels, 4 dedicated to maneuvering and 4 dedicated to power generation for the on-board systems (cyclors).
Special care has been given to the details and reproduction of the official logos. I want this to be a tribute to the real builders of this amazing boat and the dedication they put into their work.

Let's make sure that the project can become a Lego icon in parallel with the magical sports challenge launched by Luna Rossa!
Thank you in advance for your support of this crazy idea!

Pack your bags, it's off to Barcelona!
I'll be there... and you?!

Fair winds, Luna Rossa.
Buon vento!
Enrico

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