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Lego 10226 Sopwith Camel

GrogallGrogall Member Posts: 159
edited April 2012 in Collecting
Just Added pics to my BS gallery but not HR yet!




Lego 10226 Sopwith Camel

Price $99.99 €89.99

Relive a classic era of aviation history with the Sopwith Camel biplane. This set lets you recreate a detailed replica of one of
the most recognizable British single-seat biplanes ever to have graced the skies. Features include a realistic rotating propeller
and engine cylinders, a hinged tail rudder, realistic tension wires, functioning wing ailerons and tail flaps that can be controlled from the cockpit.

LEGO Creator Sopwith Camel
• Detailed replica
• Rotating propeller and engine cylinders
• Hinged tail rudder
• Functioning wing ailerons
• Tail flaps can be controlled from cockpit


  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 819
    edited April 2012
    Loving the Dark Green! Thanks for posting these pics. I'd love to see the inventory of this set to see what Dark Green parts are included. $100 is $10 more than the $10 per 100 part ration we are accustomed to.
  • SupersympaSupersympa Member Posts: 534
    oh i love it! did not see the pics before
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,258
    Oh that is lovely, a must buy. Please email the pics to [email protected] if not already done so he can put them on Brickset.
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Wow - much bigger than expected! Also, nice to see a mostly dark green set out again, with Emerald Night now retired.

  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    Yay! Finally a Lego set I have absolutely zero interest in buying! Though the dark green is one of my fave Lego colours.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    ^lol. The small pleasures. It looks like a substantial build and I'm sure will be popular for display, but it does look a bit of a boring choice. Maybe it's the long flat section on the top of the wings and dark colours.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,117
    Hmm Im looking at those wings and MOCs are coming to mind
  • kkskks Member Posts: 60
    Personally, I like it. When is expected release?
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    Eurobricks has removed the images and expecting my contact to ask me to do the same on my site.
  • GrogallGrogall Member Posts: 159
    Do you want me to remove the images? they are not marked confidential!
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    edited April 2012
    I'm glad this is a different color then the original Sopwith (old brown). They will look nice paired together.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,258
    Let's wait to hear from Huw to tell us if he's had a remove request.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,087
    I haven't been asked yet, they may slip under the radar if not on the home page, so leave them for now.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    are those large macaroni bricks on the front in chrome silver color? that would be pretty sweet...
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    Looks nice! But IMHO, I don't think dark green looks nice on this plane.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    i like the dark green, and when I googled images of the Camel, a lot of the pictures of actual ones seemed to have a similar color on them.

    ooh, 6x6 tiles - and possibly even printed 6x6 tiles...
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    ^^ Is it just me or are we seeing a resurgence of chrome bricks?
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Will there be any other vintage planes? Like the Red Baron? Wright Brothers?
  • neinameneiname Member Posts: 18
    When is this coming out?
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,087
    It's on the home page now, for reasons I've explained in the article.
  • bluishgreybluishgrey Member Posts: 10
    Man, I am amped for this one - hope we get more biplanes and triplanes from this era to go with it. Just need some WW1 tanks now - c'mon Lego let's do this!
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    Shame, the price is high... At $79 this would have been a deal, at $99, it is 11.3 cents a brick. :(


    Oh well, I'm sure it'll end up on sale and then we'll end up with it on the shelf. :)
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    LOVE IT!
    Hopin' Lego will consider WWII a 'classic era' and release some of the great fighters from then.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    that really is nice. I thought I wouldn't be interested as well...
  • legomyLEGGOlegomyLEGGO Member Posts: 63
    Why is this on Walmart, but not showing up on Lego site?
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,087
    Because it's not supposed to be on the Walmart site yet!
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    I just realized the price. At $99, that seems steep. When Emerald Night was that price, it was easy to justify because of the built in market with trains. But this one-off plane will likely only match up to the VW Beetle and VW Camper in scale. And with the high price-per-brick ratio, there isn't even the justification of getting it to part it out. Plus, because of the scale - zero minifigs. I just don't see this doing well, even if it is a nice model. Also wondering who this appeals to audience-wise, beyond collectors like me. (of course I will end up with one, but likely on sale) Are kids screaming for a biplane? Does it have the brand recognition of VW? Will adults see this and have it remind them of their childhood like the Death Star?
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,099
    I suspect the chrome pieces carry a bit of a premium. It's a nice looking plane but would be more appealing if it were on minifig scale and about twenty bucks cheaper.
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    Wow I would not have chosen dark green for a Sopwith but drooling over the pieces. Love the target tiles! I'll get this.
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    ^ "target" stickers most likely. Since the same 6x6 tile is on the bottom wings as well I would guess they would use a sticker over having separate printed and non printed pieces.
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    ^ ooh i hope not :o( I don't apply stickers but this model really needs the targets! Might have to make an exception.
  • dimefielddimefield Member Posts: 314
    Cant wait to get this! Might be the first Lego set I buy for my Dad! (He's 76)
  • RennyRenny Member Posts: 1,145
    edited April 2012
    I think it looks great. I was just thinking about how good WWI and WWII era planes would look like in Lego. Love the dark green :)
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    Exclusive and Wal-Mart aren't words that mix together. Has Wal-Mart had many previous Lego exclusive sets?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    Exclusive and Wal-Mart aren't words that mix together. Has Wal-Mart had many previous Lego exclusive sets?
    8092-1: Luke's Landspeeder
    3222-1: Helicopter and Limousine
    7778-1: Midi-scale Millennium Falcon

    Just to name a few. :)
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Have 10124-1 and really can't see passing this one up in spite of WM being my least favorite store!
  • fyrmedhattfyrmedhatt Member Posts: 128
    I severely doubt this is any kind of Wal-Mart exclusive, no 10000 series set has ever been retailer exclusive to anyone other than Lego itself as far as I know.

    It seems Wal-Mart simply screwed the pooch and revealed the set information long before they were allowed to.

    Great set by the way, I'm certainly getting this, it looks great. The engine cowling is in a brand new color as well, according to the info on Eurobricks: Dark Silver.
  • GrogallGrogall Member Posts: 159
    OK, TLG has sanctioned the pictures, So I'm throwing A HR drool party over at Eurobricks!

    Pictures are now +2500 pxl.
  • ringleheimringleheim Member Posts: 168
    I have been anxiously awaiting photos of this set for a long time. I'm disappointed.

    It's rather crude and clunky looking. Too many studs. It lacks the sophisticated polish of many other recent top notch Lego offerings. This one looks like it's 5 to 10 years old. And it suffers from many of the same inaccuracies and problems as the last one. The green is weird too.

    And are those national insignia printed tiles or stickers?

    I am impressed mostly by its raw size. This plane will not be small!

  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    I too don't like the look of the studs on the wings, but overall like the set. I think the insignia are printed.

    It appears several aspects of the plane move realistically. If so, that will be neat. And, I don't mind that it isn't minifig scale. I think any other plane sets, if any, would be the same scale. To me that's the major aspect concerning scale.

    I like the dark green and overall look of the set and will buy it. If it is a Wally World exclusive hopefully they'll have it on sale somewhere down the road. If not, then it will probably be on Amazon, and they pretty much always run sets like these at a discount. Sometimes often, sometimes rarely. But, I think there'll be opportunity to get the set below retail.

    I too would like to see more planes. But LEGO has never done military sets much, have they? So, I don't know if they'll produce many military planes. Especially WW II ones. But, just like the VW Camper, such a set begs for a companion set, at the least. Maybe the Tri Wing Fokker? The Spirit of St Louis? LEGO did the Wright Bros plane in the past, didn't they?
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    ^Why re-do the Sopwith when there are lots of other options to create for the first time. The Sopwith was paired with the Red Baron and Wright Brothers Flyer in the early 2000s. Those are great planes. Baron is a bit tougher to get. Spirit of St. Louis was a tiny late 70s set - not really worth mentioning.

    WWII would open up an entirely new universe of buyers for them. Extremely doubtful on those chances. (Of course we are seeing Marvel/DC and LOTR at the same time, which many of us thought was unobtainable too as little as a year ago).

    Other planes...

  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    Air Force 1; Marine 1 (helicopter) would be nice.
    Spruce Goose (Howard Hughes plane)
    Blue Angels (yes military, Navy, but they are stunt planes)

    Or how about a Airplane Hangar?

  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    There was a list somewhere of sets and names for 2012 one was a BMW which I seem to remember was 40050. 40049 was listed as a Sopwith Camel. If 40049 is a mini version of this, perhaps 40050 is a mini version of something else related to BMW. Its a long shot, but some of the later fokkers were powered with BMW engines (including some used by Denmark) and I could understand LEGO not wanting to call the set a Fokker for the obvious language issue - especially with the little set.

    'Please can I have one of those little fokkers'
  • ringleheimringleheim Member Posts: 168
    There was a list somewhere of sets and names for 2012 one was a BMW which I seem to remember was 40050. 40049 was listed as a Sopwith Camel. If 40049 is a mini version of this, perhaps 40050 is a mini version of something else related to BMW. Its a long shot, but some of the later fokkers were powered with BMW engines (including some used by Denmark) and I could understand LEGO not wanting to call the set a Fokker for the obvious language issue - especially with the little set.

    'Please can I have one of those little fokkers'
    As for the BMW reference:

    How about a 1930s era BMW motorcycle? Something like a 1935 R4? Now that would be neat! Or how about a 328 (the '30s version) or 507 car?

    I keep looking at the photos of the Sopwith Camel and it just isn't growing on me, though I will likely buy it anyway. It looks like a mid-tier MOC, but not a top class offering. The prop is a backward step relative to the last Camel, and it still has no dihedral on the lower wing which instantly makes the entire plane look "wrong". The iconic "camel hump" is not right, the fuselage in profile is wrong, and the fuselage looks too fat like the last Lego set.

    This one will need some heavy modding.

    The silver cowling looks cool and the wing spars seem nice. They are a good example of why it's nice to have Lego engineer these types of kits themselves. They can cheat and make the new odd parts you need, but can not realistically MOC with pre-existing parts.

    I find it interesting that TLG has included the twin Vickers, which I'm thankful for. I'm surprised they didn't leave them off given their so-called stance against sets that depict real conflict or violence.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    Just finished building Red Baron today, this plane looks like a 2 winged carbon copy of it... Right down to the wheels, wing supports, tail design...

    They didn't actually bother to make a new plane, just took Red Baron and modified it slightly. Not that is a crime or anything, why waste effort when you can reuse what you have, but knowing this, it makes it less likely I'll buy this, since I've "built" it already.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    Looks like the cables connect both the tail flaps and the ailerons to a flight stick in the cockpit so that you can move the control surfaces like on a real plane. They didn't have this feature on the old model of the Sopwith, did they?
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    Come on LFT. I'd believe you wont "build" it.. but I can't believe you wont buy at least a few of them.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    Oh, I will build it I'm sure, I will wait awhile since I just finished Red Barron, plus I suspect it will go on sale at some point for less than 10 cents a part... :)

    I was just pointing out why it looked "old" for a "new" set. Someone above commented on that point...
  • dimefielddimefield Member Posts: 314
    I personally love the old look. It's nice to see a model with a few studs showing and I missed out on all the previous biplane sets so I'm happy to see this redo.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Picked up a Wright Flyer 10124-1 for $50 including shipping not long ago. The set had been displayed for an extended period causing the wing parts to warp which made it very difficult to get the set to stay together well enough to be able to display it. We did finally get it done and we love it. We will definitely buy this one in spite of it's flaws.
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