Electra® 10-E – Modified Light Airliner

Brickmania
$575.00
Current Stock:
10
SKU:
BKM533
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days.
Weight:
4.12 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Andrea Boninsegna
Piece Count:
1045® LEGO Elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Advanced (4 of 5)

About the Electra® 10-E – Modified Light Airliner:

Named after a star in the Pleiades cluster, the Electra® was the first all metal, twin engine plane built by Lockheed, the company known today as Lockheed Martin®. After countless tests in a wind tunnel at the University of Michigan, Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson—a 23-year-old aviation engineer—used the evidence generated from the experiments to fix the plane’s initial stability problem. The twin-tail design, with the rudders placed directly behind the engines, outperformed all primary tests and became a signature look for this company’s aircraft that was continuously repeated. Designated the Model 10, the Electra® changed the trajectory of the aircraft manufacturer.

To drive sales, Lockheed, with Amelia Earhart, set about a new mission. Earhart, while flying a Lockheed Vega, was the first woman to complete a transatlantic flight. She now had her sights set on circumnavigating the world—a 29,000 mile adventure. The 10-E Electra® she used was modified by the engineers at Lockheed for the task at hand. For increased range between fueling stops, engineers added fuselage tanks to boost fuel capacity from 200 lbs. to 1,200 lbs.

This adventure is of course masked with great mystery and intrigue. Any attempt of this magnitude is looked at as extremely dangerous. Precision tracking and communications did not exist in the 1930s as they do today. As Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were flying over the South Pacific, communications were lost. Her disappearance is marked as one of the great mysteries of the modern world. The wreckage has never been found, even after countless attempts and many promising leads.

Specifications:

Crew: 2 + 10 passengers
Climb: 1,000 ft./min.
Ceiling: 19,400 ft.
Range: 713 miles

Electra® 10-E – Modified Light Airliner

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Loaded with printed elements and play functions, this epic kit features posable flaps and ailerons, functional landing gear, opening side door, spinning props, and access to the cockpit via a roof hatch. Printed details include rudder details, window prints, wing markings, lights, and of course a custom female aviator minifig. There are no stickers featured on this build.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Andrea Boninsegna
1045 LEGO Elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)

LOCKHEED MARTIN®, Electra®, associated emblems and logos, and body designs of vehicles are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the USA and/or other jurisdictions, used under license by Brickmania, LLC.

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.