Bell® X-1 Mach Buster - Rocket Plane

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Jonah Padberg
Piece Count:
426 LEGO® elements
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

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About the Bell® X-1 Mach Buster - Rocket Plane:

Launching from the bomb bay of a B-29 bomber on October 14, 1947, the Bell® X-1 Mach Buster achieved Mach 1.06 (700 mph) before safely returning to Earth, becoming the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. Shaped like a .50 caliber bullet, the X-1 was modified several times to increase the likelihood of a successful mission to break the sound barrier. Flown by World War II combat pilot Captain Chuck Yeager, he named the plane “Glamorous Glennis” after his wife. Although the X-1 had been designed to withstand extreme gravitational pressure, nothing was known about the effect of reaching this speed on the human body at that time. The X-1 and Captain Yeager would prove that it is possible to travel faster than the speed of sound, and the achievement would fuel the future production of supersonic aircraft — forever changing the nature of warfare. The X-1 now resides in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.


Service Year: 1947
Model: Experimental aircraft
Total built: 7
Engine: Reaction Motors E6000-C4
Maximum Speed: 967 mph (1,556 km/h)

Bell® X-1 Mach Buster® - Rocket Plane

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Expertly designed to capture the unique angles and shape of the X-1, this model features custom printing for the cockpit details, nose artwork, and tail numbers, while the USAF roundels are high-quality stickers. Kit features include working landing gear, brick-built display stand, and a custom X-1 Test Pilot minifig.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Jonah Padberg
426 LEGO® elements
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

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