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February 4, 2010

LEGO Qantas Airbus A380


Wrote Ryan, aka The BrickMan, who created it:


Well, Brickvention 2010 (Australia's largest LEGO show) is now over for another year!

I was lucky enough his year to be crowned Best in Show for 2010 as voted for by the registered attendees.

I feel honored and privileged to win such a title given the amazing stuff that people had built, as I have never in my life seen such amazing LEGO creations before.

Thank you to everyone who voted for me, I am truly humbled.

Some specs on my Qantas Airbus A380:

• 35,000 pieces

• 2.2 meters long and 1.8m wide

• Mindsensors 8 servo motor breakout card as well as 6 Hitechnic sensors

• Fully automated touchscreen controlled functions:

•• Front landing gear door (Hitechnic servo)

•• Front landing gear (NXT motor)

•• Two rear landing gear doors (Hitechnic servo)

•• Both landing gears powered by one NXT motor

•• Front cargo door (Hitechnic servo)

•• Airbrakes on wing (Hitechnic servo)

•• Landing flaps (NXT motor)

•• Tail fin and rear wing (Hitechnic servo)

•• Engines (power functions with IR remote)

•• Landing lights (power function lights)

The NXT and power functions use lithium batteries and they lasted all day with full usage, no problems at all — but the Mindsensors churn through the AA batteries like there's no tomorrow.


[via Le Journal du Geek and Eurobricks]

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Busch Gardens in Florida no more. Soon to be LEGOLAND!
Finally a reason to go to Orlando.

Posted by: Ray | Feb 5, 2010 8:52:03 AM

That is so wonderful - I can't stop looking and admiring & appreciating it. Bravo.

Does it come with a little LEGO stewardess who can land it in case the pilot is smashed on his LEGO gin, I wonder?

Posted by: Flautist | Feb 5, 2010 12:27:28 AM

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