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Lego Douglas DC-3

It’s a grey January winter’s day here at TLCB Towers, and we’re already pondering sunnier climes. So too is Vaionaut of Flickr it seems, having built this wonderful Douglas DC-3 airliner. Launched in the 1930s the American Douglas DC-3 revolutionised air travel, becoming the default airliner for decades thereafter, and is – incredibly – still in use today. Vaionaut’s beautifully built model is pictured here in German Bavaia livery (complete with a neat 1972 Munich olympics decal) and there’s more to see of his gorgeous creation at his photostream. Click the link above to take to the skies.

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Sky Warrior

Lego US Navy A-3B Skywarrior

This amazing aircraft is a 1950s US Navy Douglas A-3B Skywarrior carrier-based nuclear bomber and its purpose was… well, chillingly obvious. Thankfully the Skywarrior’s nuclear bombs were never used in combat, as – perhaps worryingly – the US and the other nuclear-armed nations managed to shrink their nuclear bombs so that they no longer needed to be carried on bombers like the A-3B, but could fit on conventional fighter aircraft. Yay progress!

Such advancement saw the A-3Bs re-fitted as air-to-air refusing tankers to service those fighters, a role they fulfilled right up until the early 1990s, last seeing action in the first Gulf War of 1991.

This spectacular recreation of Douglas A-3B Skywarrior comes from plane building extraordinaire Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist who has recreated the historic bomber in glorious detail. With folding wing-tips for carrier storage, working landing gear, and an accompanying aircraft tug there’s lots more to see. Head over to Ralph’s photostream via the link above for all the images, plus you can read Ralph’s interview here at The Lego Car Blog as part of the Master MOCers Series by clicking here.

Lego US Navy A-3B Skywarrior

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Buffalo Airways

Lego Buffalo Airways Ice Pilots DC-3

It’s mid-winter here at The Lego Car Blog Towers. There’s been no snow this year (just lots of rain and flooding) however if you’re reading this from northern America you’ve probably had enough snow for the both of us. The hit History Channel TV show ‘Ice Pilots‘ follows the Buffalo Airways crew, one of the companies tasked with keeping the Canadian arctic operational, as they battle the snow and ice in their classic aircraft during the freezing arctic winter.

Buffalo Airways’ iconic Douglas DC-3 delivery plane has been recreated by builder Ssorg and Mikey McBryan from the Ice Pilots programme, and we’ve been contacted directly to show you their efforts.

Ssorg’s mini-figure version of the classic aircraft features a host of playable features, including a complete interior, opening stepped doors, and functional landing gear, and it matches LEGO’s own ‘modular Town’ building style beautifully.

Ssorg, Mikey and the Buffalo Airways team would love to see their Douglas DC-3 become a real LEGO set, and if you’d like a DC-3 model of your own you can make it happen, just visit LEGO’s Cuusoo website and give the creation your vote!

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DC-3

DC-3

Back when flying was very, very cool

This incredible creation is MrSsorg‘s beautiful Douglas DC-3 Airliner, resplendent in chrome and white and with a fully fitted interior. You may have noticed this post is filed under ‘Lego’ rather than ‘Model Team’; well that’s because this creation is genuinely mini-fig scale. Click the link in this text to see more at MrSsorg’s Flickr page.

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