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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

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In the 1960s, Boeing revolutionized the air travel industry when it introduced the Boeing 747, an enormous airplane that could carry more than twice as many passengers as its contemporaries. Since that time, the aircraft's design has seen numerous improvements, up to the modern 747-8 Intercontinental portrayed here. True to its heritage, the latest and final version of the "Queen of the Skies" is a marvel of modern technology. Its enhanced engines deliver incredible power, enough to carry 467 passengers almost 9,000 miles at 86% of the speed of sound. In addition, various aerodynamic enhancements make this remarkable aircraft even cheaper to operate than its slightly smaller forerunners.
This Lego model attempts to do justice to this beautiful piece of engineering. It features smooth, clean lines, accomplished with a plethora of advanced building techniques. Several of the features that distinguish the -8i variant from other 747s are also present, including the stretched upper deck, serrated engine cowlings, and raked wingtips. The plane is portrayed in a livery intended to pay homage to both the classic Lego City airport color scheme and the livery of the 747-8i launch customer, [insert copyrighted name here]. The model is built to a scale of 1:90 and is over two feet long with a two-foot wingspan. It features roughly 2500 pieces.
As great as it is, I'm sure the model could use improvements, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments down below, and be sure to tell others who you think may have an interest in this project!
It's been far too long since Lego released a big, detailed airplane set. Let's give the Queen of the Skies the fitting tribute she deserves!

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