Thousands Back Calls For LEGO Red Arrows
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Thousands Back Calls For LEGO Red Arrows

Thousands of people have put their support behind calls for an RAF Flight Lieutenant's LEGO model of a Red Arrows jet to be put into...

Thousands Back Calls For LEGO Red Arrows

Thousands of people have put their support behind calls for an RAF Flight Lieutenant's LEGO model of a Red Arrows jet to be put into production by the company.

Flt Lt Marcus Ramsden built the prototype, complete with working undercarriage and canopy, and has approached LEGO to get it made.

Thousands Back Calls For LEGO Red Arrows

The model of the famous Hawk aircraft has been put on the 'ideas' section of the company's website and needs 10,000 backers in order to be considered for production. It currently has almost 4,458 supporters.

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Flt Lt Ramsden told LincolnshireLive:

"We know our model isn't perfect but if the idea gets the support of 10,000 people then LEGO's designers would polish it and at some point it could go on general sale."

"What's nice about the model is that it will appeal to all ages. LEGO can be put together in any fashion and this means children can innovate and be inspired in science and engineering.

"There is the freedom to do that, which is exactly what the Red Arrows is about."

"This lifelike creation, inspired by LEGO designer Mike Psiaki's amazing sets, will provide LEGO fans of all ages with a fantastic building experience and endless hours of enjoyment.

"Please support this LEGO Ideas project and help inspire the next generation."

Ramsden has shared his ideas on Twitter and used it to build support, with Professor Brian Cox getting behind the idea.

The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, are based at RAF Scampton.

Thousands Back Calls For LEGO Red Arrows

The team was formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of unofficial teams that had been sponsored by the air force.

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