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The Passenger Plane was better than I expected, better than I remember planes being when I was a kid in the 80s. It looks just like what I fly on American Airlines, those wonderful (or terrible) MD-80s that they can't seem to get rid of. ;)
I think the new Fire Plane (4209) has the potential to be as popular as the Cargo Plane.
Anyone think Airport will get that high?
There is so much offered in these new sets that I just plain overlooked before... TLG is at the top of their game right now... I hope that this lasts for a while.
I used to work for a company that did ground handling for passenger and cargo aircraft so I think the added perks really did it for me.
I got mine a year and a half ago on eBay for 80, used.
Back on topic, aside from the Cargo plane, the plane from 7307 Flying Mummy Attack is pretty cool, although the wings are a little short.
I have the postal plane unbuilt - anyone got it? Looks adorable
It's the only model from IJ that I still have built and on display. It's too good to dismantle and put away.
@Savage_Steel The postal plane is a nice little number and integrates well with a mail van if you have one of those too.
Has anyone done a comprehensive plane bricklist?
The little postal plane is a fun little plane.
@Savage-Steel .... the plane bricklist sounds like a good idea. I wonder if there is a 'Plane' following like there is for the trains? Maybe @Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK is working on one (like his train bricklist...? ;oP )
Failing that, 3451 Sopwith Camel/ 10024 Red Baron sculptures although I haven't, er, got round to building mine yet. The boxes look nice, though.
I prefer the smaller Town era planes, though.
As I understand it the 1818 is rare so I wound up using an inventory list and getting all the pieces together and getting the sticker-ed parts from BL.
I think the 3181 passenger plane is really cool, but it is difficult to choose really.
the most Hated one is very easy to find: 7893
I was lucky enough to get a few of these from a store at Helsinki airport. Hard to believe that it must have been 15 years ago.
I built one, I think I passed one onto Huw at the time, sold another on ebay a couple of years later, but can't open or part with my last sealed copy.
There are many other City planes near the top of the list, such as 6544 (recently blogged on GimmeLego) and another striking plane in 6582.
The Dreamliner, 10177, is rather nice too.
@LegoFanTexas Given its size, I think the Passenger Plane has a closer resemblance to another aircraft in the AMR fleet, the Embraer 135/140/145's operated by Eagle and Chautauqua.
One of my favourite LEGO planes I think, and certainly the highlight of the set.
But I hated the way you opened the box... a saw-tooth edge that opened diagonally on the side, and nearly in the middle of the top... it kind of ruined the box....
While we're on the subject of old aircraft, 2 of my favourites, which I still have loose from my childhood but am perpetually trying to track down boxed and in good condition without paying the earth, are the following :