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Gotha Go229
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Thought i would compare the huge wing spand of this fighter to a minifig =)


Wouldnt want to see that on your six O'clock


Hmmmm this looks awfully like the flying object that Kenneth Arnold saw near Mt Rainier in 1947...........but i thought the US Airforce said it was just a mirage......hmmm.........WAIT A MINUTE!!!!












About this Moc

Well here it is my Gotha Go229. There is not much to say about this moc except that it was probably the hardest moc I have ever built. (funny I always pick really hard mocs to build, hopefully my next one wont be so challenging :) anyway I like the way this moc came out considering how hard it was. My fave part is of course the wings and landing gear. Also I did not run out of light grey bricks. The dark grey ones are supposed to be camouflage. This is the first of many WW2 Jets I plan on building so anyway hope you like it. !Please review!


More pictures on my Brickshealf page =)


History of the Gotha Go229 aka Horten Ho229

The Horten Ho-IX (often called Gotha Go 229 or Ho 229 due to the identity of the chosen manufacturer of the aircraft) was a late-World War II prototype flying wing fighter/bomber, designed by Reimar and Walter Horten and built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik. It was a personal favorite of German Luftwaffe chief Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, and was the only aircraft to come close to meeting his infamous "1000, 1000, 1000" performance requirements.The first Ho IX V1, which was an unpowered glider, flew on 1 March 1944. It was followed in December 1944 by the Jumo 004-powered Ho IX V2 (the BMW 003 engine was preferred but unavailable at the time). Göring believed in the design and ordered a production series of 40 aircraft at Gotha with the RLM designation Ho 229 before it had taken to the air under jet power. The program was undeterred when the sole Ho IX V2 crashed after an engine caught fire on 18 February 1945 after only two hours of flying time. An order was put in for further prototypes and 20 pre-production aircraft. On 12 March 1945, Ho 229 was included into the Jäger-Notprogramm for accelerated production of inexpensive "wonder weapons."

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  March 2, 2014
These things look really hard to build, but I think that you completely nailed it! Can you check out my German jet, the He-162? (all three variants)
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  April 20, 2012
super cool briliant man!
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  March 23, 2012
excellent and very detailed well done mate
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  January 19, 2012
Awesome!
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  July 10, 2011
AWESOME
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  July 10, 2011
Wonderful plane, those airoengineers in Germany were a spacy bunch.
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  July 25, 2010
SWEET!!! I Love the GO-229 Gotha! It was the Fastes Jet in World War II!! I also Like the Vampire, which is a WW2 Jet that was created by the British! I am a Big Fan of WW2 Stuff!!!
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  June 18, 2010
Hey I made one of these(not as good as yours) a while back. I rmember watching a show on the history channel about this when I thought how epic it would be to make one. As I watched I built. They were building a model of it on the sohw so I followed the steps they used and soon it was complete! I was also intrigued it was made out of wood as well! Anyway this is my favorite moc I have seen!!!!!:-) GREAT JOB!!!!!
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  December 31, 2009
Amazing. i have one in 172. 5 out of 5
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  September 3, 2009
cool! i love this plane! i remebered this from blazing angels it had great speed,and weapons too.nice aircraft
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  August 21, 2009
Quoting stephen syrotiak love the horton flying wing david! this is just amazing! it was the idea that started planing for the horton 'Amerika' bomber! but did you know that the flying wing was made out of wood.
yeah i know its amazing they built the whole thing out of wood...i dont see how it got off the ground without breaking up lol thanks for the review...
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  August 21, 2009
Excellent work David!! I stole this one in MoH Frontline so I know how one looks pretty well ( I risked a bomb on my head just to see the plane at m pace, looks massive and the wing aren't large at all, they are the right measure. Try building a Glocke someday!!
David ,
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Kevin Wadowski
  August 20, 2009
I'm speechless
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  August 13, 2009
love the horton flying wing david! this is just amazing! it was the idea that started planing for the horton 'Amerika' bomber! but did you know that the flying wing was made out of wood.
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  July 15, 2009
cool
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  June 21, 2009
WOW this is great, have you thought about doing a ta-183?
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  May 27, 2009
Wow, I am speechless. I love the whole design into it! Obviously you put a lot of effert into this. I totally love the wings. Outstanding work. I am not tallented at aircraft. I wish I was. I may have to have a try at another aircraft. I made a Polikarpov one time but it didnt work out to well. Oh well, great work here. ~David
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  April 27, 2009
YES!!!! YES YES YES YES YES!!!!! Finally someone built one!!! This is one of my most favorite planes of all time. You must be a lego building god or something.
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  April 26, 2009
Quoting Niko Adamopoulos Hey david, congrats on another superb moc... This past summer, i actually got a plastic model for my birthday... and, now looking at this, i see only one problem. But, it would be quite difficult now that i look at it. The nosewheel on the real one is massive. Also, the plane doesnt have as much nose-up when on the ground as you gave it. Good job.
You are absoluteley right. I noticed that to after i was looking at some pics of the real thing. Unfortunately i realized it it after i posted this moc so...
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  April 26, 2009
Hey david, congrats on another superb moc... This past summer, i actually got a plastic model for my birthday... and, now looking at this, i see only one problem. But, it would be quite difficult now that i look at it. The nosewheel on the real one is massive. Also, the plane doesnt have as much nose-up when on the ground as you gave it. Good job.
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  April 23, 2009
Quoting crc615 _ i feel bad that lego made a kit for this plane. but it is so much better than legos version.
Actually the lego kit is of the indiana jones flying wing which is not a real plane. This plane however the Go229 is a real plane that was built during WW2
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  April 23, 2009
i feel bad that lego made a kit for this plane. but it is so much better than legos version.
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  April 21, 2009
Quoting Steffen Kasteleiner Oh, and I just read read your comments to John Lamarck's Mirage and his way of rating/commenting. Well, I must say I agree with you. I have noticed that he- who indeed is an excellent builder- criticizes sometimes quite "harshly"... Like pointing out only negative things, and not mentioning a single positive aspect... Take his comment on my F-90, for instance: "Not bad but needs some improvements (the front part, the nose, the figure, etc...)" - "front part, nose, figure,etc." - I mean what lasts of the aircraft then? Wings... maybe landing gear...!? You know what I mean? I know my plane could be better and I might improve it, but the way this comment came across... Mhhhh. I really enjoy his MOCs, though! Steffen
Yeah I defiantly agree but I mostly think that people should be less harsh when making comments on younger builders Mocs. Personally I don’t really mind getting a little criticism, but someone who is much younger then I may feel differently, and I also want to make it clear that I respect John and also enjoy his awesome creations =) Anyway thanks for the reviews-----David
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  April 20, 2009
Thanks for the comment on my Horten. Yours looks really good. I do like how your wings sweep back. It just looks great all over.
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  April 20, 2009
Oh, and I just read read your comments to John Lamarck's Mirage and his way of rating/commenting. Well, I must say I agree with you. I have noticed that he- who indeed is an excellent builder- criticizes sometimes quite "harshly"... Like pointing out only negative things, and not mentioning a single positive aspect... Take his comment on my F-90, for instance: "Not bad but needs some improvements (the front part, the nose, the figure, etc...)" - "front part, nose, figure,etc." - I mean what lasts of the aircraft then? Wings... maybe landing gear...!? You know what I mean? I know my plane could be better and I might improve it, but the way this comment came across... Mhhhh. I really enjoy his MOCs, though! Steffen
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  April 20, 2009
Hey David:), I thought I commented on this already but apparently I forgot. First of all, you´ve done a great job on creating the wings' shape. It looks great how they are swept back. The tail matches really well, too, and the picture you took of the front view looks impressive. Flying wings are one of the hardest aircraft to design in my opinion. I would really enjoy doing a B-2 spirit, or at least seeing one in minifig-scale from another builder. Also, the YB-49 - despite all of its technical issues - just looked incredibly impressive in flight... Anyways, great job!
David ,
George Kemper
  April 14, 2009
Hey David, can you check out my new creation when you get the chance http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/111579 .-George
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  April 8, 2009
Quoting Petey Bird Wow! This is a really good MOC! the overall shape, size and colour are simply very realistic. I really need to get my hands of one of those cockpit windows, they seem to be perfect for flying wings :)
Thanks for the review. Oh and if you want one of those conopy windows you can always go on lego.com and order the stormtrooper battle pack,it comes with one of these canopys. Allthough you will also end up with a bunch of other unessecery bricks and stromtoopers. Anyway thanks again =)
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  April 8, 2009
Wow! This is a really good MOC! the overall shape, size and colour are simply very realistic. I really need to get my hands of one of those cockpit windows, they seem to be perfect for flying wings :)
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  April 8, 2009
Turned out great David! The cockpit is preety nice and I like the big roof tiles for the engines. The underside seens preety smooth in white. I like those decals very much. (By the way, I wrote a comment days ago but it was censored and not posted, so, if another comment from me appears on this page, please delet it :) Bruno
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  April 8, 2009
Quoting john lamarck Good work David but I had to go to Brickshelf's to see the below. The Star Wars canopy is more resemblant to the real one than the one you used I think.
Yeah you are right, and i actually thought about using one of those canopys. Although the only problem i had with using the star wars canopy was that it was a little to boxey. I wanted the whole moc to have a very streamlined feel to it so anyway thanks again for the review!
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  April 8, 2009
Good work David but I had to go to Brickshelf's to see the below. The Star Wars canopy is more resemblant to the real one than the one you used I think.
David ,
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George Kemper
  April 6, 2009
Wow this is amazing! One of your best. Go Red Sox!-George
David ,
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jamie hewitt
  April 6, 2009
wow! great job.
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  April 6, 2009
Looks great. I can see you worked really hard on the wings...ops....that sounds stupid since it IS a wing. But the shape is just perfect, that cockpit fits the entire plane preety well. The long grey roof tiles pieces you used for the engines are just nice Bruno
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  April 6, 2009
Nice plane, dude. That shape looks really interesting. Great work!
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  April 6, 2009
I once tried to build something like this. It turned out decent, but it was constructed and destroyed before I even made a MOCpages account. Very well done, a good re creation of one of my favorite planes.
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  April 6, 2009
Quoting Olli K This is great! Actually, I also tried to build a Horten 229 but I couldn't get the wings done. Nice decals, too. Is it minifig-scale? Seems to be a bit larger?
Thanks for the review, yeah the wings were pretty tough and as Patrick said the entire moc is almost all wing so the wings had to be right. Also it is minifig scale, I know it probably looks larger in the pic with the minifig in it but that’s because the landing gear were up when I took the pic giving the illusion that its larger....anyway thanks for reviewing-----David
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  April 6, 2009
This is great! Actually, I also tried to build a Horten 229 but I couldn't get the wings done. Nice decals, too. Is it minifig-scale? Seems to be a bit larger?
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  April 6, 2009
Impressive, great work on that wing (which, when you think about it, is pretty much the whole MOC!). I like tha camo too, you pulled it off very well. Peace - Packie
 
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