Product Idea

Flight Works

Flight Works

Your one-stop-shop for the latest steam-powered flying machines!

Set Features -

  • 2,650 pieces
  • Hinged Frame – Open to view the interior or Close for a stand-alone building
  • 4 Clockwork Mechanisms:
    1. Steam-Crane - Turn the lever on the base to rotate the crane.  Then, turn the large gear to reel in the hook & lift the flying machines up to the ramp.
    2. Maintenance Conveyor – Flying machines drive up the ramp onto the circular platform.  Rotate the platform & slide it down to the maintenance area.
    3. Corkscrew-Powered Lift - Spin steam vent on top to raise or lower the elevator.
    4. Sliding Ladder – Slide the ladder back & forth to access additional parts to customize your flying machines.
  • 7 Minifigures - 2 Drivers, 1 Tinker, 1 Mechanic Girl, 1 Clerk, 1 Mom, & 1 Young Aviator
  • 2 Flying Machines – Luxury or Utility
  • Clockwork Animals – 1 Goat, 2 Large Dogs, 1 Chihuahua

 

Other fun details include –

  • Shelving units with spare parts & lights embedded above
  • Boiler to provide steam-power for the crane
  • Cantilevered steel support beams to prop up the balcony
  • Take-off ramp with toothed rails to mesh with gear shaped wheels
  • Folding doors leading to the balcony
  • Spiral staircase connecting the balcony to the roof
  • Work desk with brass light fixtures, writing utensils, & a round swivel chair
  • Skylights looking down on the second floor
  • Store lobby with reception desk & heating unit
  • Lampposts with Tesla-coils & iridescent gears for bulbs
  • Cobble-stone patterned bridge and walkway

 

Designer’s Notes –

I hope Flight Works appeals to a broad range of audiences.  My goal was to design a set which was both artistic & functional, while keeping true to my own sense of fun.  It wasn’t until after several hours of tinkering around with LDD & completing about half the building that I decided on a Steam-Punk themed workshop.  Which, after 5 seconds of thought, I ‘punnily’ named Flight Works. I’m rather proud of the end result & would like to see this model ‘take off’.  So, eject some steam into this engine by clicking the support button & together we’ll make Flight Works ready to soar!

Thanks,

 ~ Scott