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Mallard – LNER 4468 Class A4 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive

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As a 14 year old budding LEGO Designer I have combined my obsession for LEGO and Steam Locomotives to create this model. LEGO has formed a huge part of my home education and after many months refining this model, I have committed the monumental step of publishing this, my second submission (please check out my other LEGO IDEAS Projects).
 
This is my representation of 4468 ‘Mallard’ - specifically an A4 Class 4-6-2 steam locomotive. This example of a streamlined and aerodynamic A4 Class locomotive was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built at the Doncaster Works by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1938.
 
Mallard is a historically significant engine that set a 126 mph (203 km/h) world steam locomotive speed record on 3rd July 1938.
 
I really relish the challenge of building realistic, authentic and detailed Steam Locomotives that actually run on LEGO track and particularly curves and points. Ultimately I would like to create a collection of iconic locomotives in celebration of steam heritage.
 
This model was designed using Stud.io software. Whilst I have used virtual LEGO as a tool to create the model, I have been diligent in creating a strong LEGO build, with legal LEGO connections that could withstand real life ‘play or display’ by children and adults alike.

I hope this model successfully portrays to the LEGO Community my passion and energy for LEGO modelling. Whilst I am relentless as my own critic, I am keen to incorporate through updates any constructive feedback from fellow LEGO enthusiasts. Ultimately my aim is to make this model truly awesome, for the enjoyment of all. Please vote to support me and share my designs with your friends.

Included in the kit:
 
  • Mallard Locomotive (with Water / Coal Tender)
  • Power Functions (x 1 motor; x 1 battery hub)
  • 3 Carriages: Buffet, Seating, Guard / Luggage / Seating
  • 8 Minifigures – Loco Driver, Guard, Chef, Waiter & 4 Passengers
  • 12 pieces of track
 
Number of Pieces: 1644

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