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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 first of three designs (please check out my other LEGO IDEAS Projects).
This is my representation of number 4472, ‘Flying Scotsman’ - specifically, an A3 Class 4-6-2 Pacific Steam Locomotive. The original Locomotive was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works and was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, it became the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 mph (161 km/h) on the 30th November 1934. Subsequently, while in Australia, a record of 422 miles (679 km) was set for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive on the 8th August 1989.
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 with a little Photoshop post production editing to create a context. 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.
Included in the kit:
- Flying Scotsman Locomotive (with Water and Coal Tenders)
- Power Functions (x 2 motors; x 1 battery hub)
- 4 Teak Carriages: Seating Carriage, Buffet Carriage, Sleeping Carriage, Guard / Luggage & WC
- 8 Minifigures – a Loco Driver, Guard, Chef, Waiter & 4 Passengers
- 12 pieces of track
- Selection of food items
Number of Pieces: 2339