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Recreate your very own piece of aviation history with the historic Sopwith Camel. This detailed replica of one of the most recognizable British single-seat biplanes ever to have graced the skies. Features include a realistic rotating propeller and engine cylinders, hinged tail rudder, realistic tension wires, functioning wing ailerons and tail flaps that can be controlled from the cockpit – just like the real plane! The detail doesn't stop there; this authentic model has over 880 bricks, including rare dark green, dark tan and metallic silver elements.
- Features include a rotating propeller and engine cylinders, hinged tail rudder, functioning wing ailerons and tail flaps that can be controlled from the cockpit
- Includes rare dark green, dark tan and metallic silver elements
- Recreate a piece of aviation history!
- Turn the propellers and see the cylinders rotate!
- Model measures over 15” (40cm) long and has a wingspan of over 19” (50cm)
- June 8th, 2012Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Way better than what lego saysI would recommend this to a friend!No one has written a detailed review yet and that is what you want right? I ordered this the day is it came out and I recieved it and built it on the 7th and I am writing this review on the eighth. I built it iin 6 hours with many breaks and lots of messing around so about 4 hours actually. this is an incredible plane and has many more funtions and greatness than lego has said. You start out building the lower wings and the cockpit. This took the longest for me because i am very messy about building legos so on this part there was many times when only 1 kind of a piece was in the set and it had to be found and you built the cockpit for a really long time so it showed ALL of the plane that was already built when you couldve just zoomed in on the cockpit to build it. Then comes the fusleage It was pretty easy but watch out for the lengths of the sides. This where you get to see the first aireloins move which are the back ones. There is a lego panhard rod connecting from the joystick to a technic beam and the technic beam is pulled back by a rubber band and has a string attached to it that that connects to the back aireloins. I was disappointed that they didnt go all the way down but that was a quick fix by moving the string stud one stud closer to the plane to give it more slack so the rubber bands can pull it all the way down. Next was the top wings, I completely blew the moment by putting them on backwards at first but they look glorious. the wing aireloins work perfect and smooothly. Next comes the wheels, no here is something you sould not expect: this thing has suspension with 2 of the gray shocks. But they dont go up and down but rather balance the sway of the plane or if your lottle brother steps on the win g it wont break and tip over. The prop speins very smoothly and does not hit the twin vickers machine guns. The cockpit is very detailed with an instrument panel and a wicker seat. Only 5 out of 11 of the strings on it are for the airleloins the the rest are for show. I have some picture of the underside and shocks, the mod with the back aireloins and the cockpit and the innards of the fuselage. Also see the video of it.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Sopwith Camel
- June 18th, 2012Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Amazing!Dkart |I would recommend this to a friend!I just got this Lego set today, and I must say, it is one of the most detailed Lego sets I have ever made. It took me 4 hours to make, but it was defiantly worth it. It looks absolutely amazing when completed, and I love how you can move the flaps with the joystick in the cockpit. Defiantly worth the $100. The Sopwith Camel was bigger than I expected! I have included a few pictures of the Sopwith Camel that I made.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Sopwith Camel
- June 10th, 2012Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Nice Evolution!mckiddo |I would recommend this to a friend!I have the original 2001 Lego Sopwith Camel and was excited to build the newest version! The detail in the newest version is much better in the newest rendition; in particular the functionality of the wing flaps. I feel the caliber of such a creation is meant for display more than it is for play which is why I gave it 4/5 for play experience. In terms of durability the 2001 version with its lack of moving parts is more suitable for play.Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Sopwith Camel
- July 16th, 2012Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Fantastic Amazingness!colson15 |I would recommend this to a friend!This Sopwith Camel Set is totally awesome. It was a very easy build for me, however I have been billing legos since I was four, and this may pose more of a challenge to younger builders. However, well worth any effort put into building it! Directions were well written, and it took me two hours to sort the pieces into colors and build the kit. The functionality of the aircraft is great. The ailerons and elevators are controlled from the cockpit, which I got a kick out of. Also has a very detailed rotary engine and propeller. The plane is very well designed and looks fantastic when built. Would definitely recommend this to any lego builder ready to take it on.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Building Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Sopwith Camel