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Bombardier Global 7500

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Aviation fans, this one's for you: a LEGO model of Bombardier's flagship Global 7500, an exceptional plane designed and built in Canada.

I was fortunate to be involved in this program for 10 years, and I wanted to pay tribute to all the amazing people who worked on this aircraft. Since I'm also a lost cause AFOL (Adult Fan Of LEGO), this project seemed like the logical and fun thing to do.

Built at 1/60 scale, the model has an impressive wingspan of 53 cm. With almost 1,500 pieces, it comes with a lot of features:

  • Removable fuselage upper section, revealing a fully detailed interior from cockpit to bedroom.

  • Moveable control surfaces: flaps, stabilizer, elevator, rudder and ailerons.

  • Both engine cowlings can be lifted to reveal interesting details of the turbofan.

  • Opening cabin door: welcome aboard!

  • Classic stand with adjustable pitch/roll for personalized display.

  • Landing gear can be added/removed and will support the model for freestanding.

  • Spoilers and thrust reversers can be added/removed to display those functionalities.

I challenged myself to use various SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques for a sleeker look. In order to attain the Global 7500 maximum speed of Mach 0.925, we can't afford the extra drag counts! Since it's a LEGO model, after all, I left one stud exposed: can you spot it?

We need more aircraft LEGO sets, and this project would be a nice addition to the Creator Expert collection. The built-in features makes it a great educational tool when sharing the build with younger minds.

While you're here, you might be interested in my other project about a young woman's inspiring flight around the world.

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