Product Idea

The Red Arrows

Since flying the first time in 1965, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team has performed more than 4,660 times across the globe.

This model featues 9 small scale Hawk aircraft presented in the Red Arrows famous Diamond 9 formation. The team have been flying Hawk T1 aircraft since 1979 when it replaced the Folland Gnat.

The individual aircraft can be detatched from the display stand and played with, grouped in any of the formations used by the team during their display, you can try and work out how to transition smoothly from one to another formation or split off two models to fly the syncro pair display. You could invent your own display sequence.

I always love to watch the Red Arrows and when I was a younger I wanted to have a model like this, unfortunately Lego didn't have such a great range of pieces back then and the option at the time of buying, making and somehow displaying nine plastic model kits was more than I could have afforded or would have ever finished. This model has a total of 527 pieces with each aircraft made from 50 pieces. The models are quite simple but incorporate design features to allow the models to be handled and played with. The wings and elevator fins are locked top and bottom to the fuselage and the fuselage itself has a single plate running from nose to tail.

With only 527 pieces the set should not be too expensive or have too high a brick count for review.

If you like this idea please tell your friends, if you know of any Red Arrows fans introduce them to Lego ideas!

Thank you for looking.