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In celebration of International Women’s Day, we spoke with Mel Caddick, the LEGO® designer behind our cool new Amelia Earhart Tribute set!

Question: How would you describe Amelia Earhart? What does she represent to you?
Answer: Amelia Earhart was a great icon, a pioneer and an author. As the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic, she was clearly very adventurous and determined and I think her story inspires anyone who wishes to pursue their dreams.
Amelia Earhart taught us that passions, aspirations and courage know no gender – a legacy not passed on by many, and for that I think we found the perfect personality to celebrate for 2021 International Women’s Day.

Question: What inspired you to create this model?
Answer: We were inspired by Amelia Earhart’s groundbreaking achievement of being the first woman to do a Transatlantic solo flight. The red Lockheed 5B Vega was the plane in 1932 that she used to cross the Atlantic alone. Naturally, this was the perfect model to represent her achievements.

Question: What did you want people to learn from this model?
Answer: I am hoping the model of Amelia Earhart can inspire and encourage, not only women, but all people around the world, to be curious and brave about their passions and aspirations – especially when facing rigid traditions, structures or the likes, that tries to keep them down. Passions and aspirations are fragile, and they need nurturing, space and determination to unfold – and that is exactly what Amelia Earhart taught us.

Question: How did you approach the development of the model?
Answer: We started with some blueprints of the red Lockheed 5B Vega plane and tried to find elements that could help bring it to life. It was really important that we kept the model as true to the original as possible; to include the yellow lines, the decorations and the shape of the plane. We really wanted Amelia Earhart to be represented as a Minifigure, so we created an exclusive new design especially for her by including it in this model.

Question: What do you like most about working with the LEGO Group?
Answer: It is a childhood dream to be working here. I have been here since 2008 and for the past 10 years as a designer working with the LEGO bricks creating products. What I love about the bricks is that the possibilities are endless, only your imagination is the limit.
I love being able to work on many different products, especially with a strong and inspiring story like Amelia Earhart's. It is a privilege to be able to create products that inspire children and adults of all ages all around the world

Question: What other projects have you worked on?
Answer: One of the latest products is Charles Dickens Tribute and Gift with purchase Vintage Car. What I really like about working on these projects, is in the same way with Amelia Earhart, you get to know people who are incredibly talented and passionate. So many people are doing incredible things every day, but we only have so little time to stop, think and listen to the story of someone new. To these kinds of projects, there is just a deeper level of meaning, which I personally find very purposeful.

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Amelia Earhart Tribute
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  • April 3rd, 2021
    Average rating4out of 5 stars
    Wonderful tribute, strange packaging issues
    | 35-44
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    Thank you LEGO for creating this wonderful tribute to a truly pioneer and inspiring human being! I have built this set with my son and it was a great opportunity to further educate about gender equality. However, for the first time ever the package was broken, including an instruction manual bent, a sticker out of the page and even a bag with a hole - pictures enclosed for better description. All in all, a mandatory set of an indisputable character of Humankind!
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    Response from LEGO SHOP

    7 April 2021
    Jane, LEGO® Customer Service
    It's wonderful to hear you and your son had a chance to learn while building! We're sorry about the issues though, and appreciate you letting us know. Including pictures so it can be passed along is perfect!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 50 mins
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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  • March 13th, 2021
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Amelia Fly's Once Again
    | 65 or older
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    What a promo ! This small set has huge display value . It is almost hard to believe it was a GWP !! Lego did - " A-OK " and was able to send me this with my purchase and I am more than please with the way it was received . This set , along with my main purchase , was correctly packaged and both set boxes were / are in excellent condition. With all that can go wrong , something turned out right !!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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  • March 16th, 2021
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Great Model
    | 45-54
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    As a huge aviation enthusiast when I saw this I had to have it! It didn't disappoint either, considering the small scale it's very accurate to the actual aircraft. It fits nicely on my increasingly full Lego shelf!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating1out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 20 mins
    Building Experience: Expert LEGO builder
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  • March 18th, 2021
    Average rating4out of 5 stars
    Lovely build
    | 25-34
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Son
    One disappointment was stickers,need printed brick
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 20 mins
    Building Experience: Intermediate LEGO builder
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