De Havilland DH.88 Comet – kit from LEGO® bricks


This set contains the original LEGO® bricks for a model of the DH.88 Comet by De Havilland. Instructions not included. You can find them in Peter Blackert‘s book How to Build Brick Airplanes.

Further information about the prototype and the model follows below.

Warning! Choking hazard due to small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.


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Only five editions of this type of aircraft were specially built for the Great Air Race from England to Australia in 1934. And for those who have long suspected that not everything was better in the past: the DH.88 cost £50,000 per plane; about ten times more than estimated in the first draft.

The manufacturer failed to capture the interest of the Royal Air Force to develop it into a fast bomber version. But the De Havilland Aircraft Company was tenacious and developed the successor, the DH.98 Mosquito, itself. 7,700 planes were built between 1940 and 1950 and used by various nations during the Second World War.

However, let’s get back to the Comet, since it deserves attention. Because it actually won the race for which it was built and because it broke aviation records. And perhaps also because two of the five copies later proved truly useful as French mail planes.

Colour of the model: red

Number of original LEGO® bricks: 48

Measurements of the model: 8.4 x 12 x 3.4 cm

Scale of the model: 1:110

Difficulty level: beginner

Additional information

Weight 0.029 kg


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