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The model measures 9 feet 4 inches and has a wingspan of 8 feet 2 inches. It weighs approx 155 lbs. and contains approx 110,000 standard Lego Brand bricks. It is essentially as accurate as is possible with Lego bricks, to scale and in detail to the Boeing aircraft in service since June 1995. The model has operating navigation, beacon collision warning, runway, tail, wing flight illumination, landing and cabin lights. It is built with the Lego brick colors which match Boeing’s Worldliner Livery.

I have no experience with Lego or design but a great regard and affection for airplanes. Having devoted my time to reading and admiring the technology of aircraft, I marvel at the way that airliners carry passengers millions of miles a day and have shrunk the world for all of us. Most of us take these aircraft for granted but they keep our lives safe and are engineered to work very reliably, to say the least, to take us safely home. They are a marvel.
In January 2008 I decided, for no reason whatsoever other than to prove to myself that I could do it, to build a scale model entirely of Lego bricks, of my favorite airliner, the Boeing 777-300ER. On February 24, 2003, the 777-300ER completed its maiden flight. The 777-300ER is the fourth 777 model in the 777 family. In 2009, Boeing delivered its 777th 777! Pilots around the world call the 777 the “World’s Greatest Airplane”; it is very much in production today.

Emirates, the national airline of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the largest operator of Boeing 777s. Emirates operates 84 777’s of which 53 are the 777-300er variant. In July 2010, Emirates placed an order for 30 more 777-300er’s!
I think my motivation was to simply prove to myself that I could do it. I gathered up all the Legos I could find and after six months of experimenting and many moments of giving up, I finally did give up because I could not scale the model. I am indebted to an associate of mine at work (I do indeed have a day job which takes priority over all other activities!) who suggested printing the scale model, using Boeing drawings, in all dimensions, on a plotter. A month or two of reading, experimenting and examining legos, resulted in the final size and scale and I was off and running.

Aside from the drawings and ability to start building from them, I was able to avoid considerable expense for the Legos when I was introduced to the Brinklink web site. The millions of supplies on this site also allowed me to purchase the variations I needed.
I do not want to even think about all the hours of the five hundred on weekends, for two years, that I worked. It has been a long process of experimentation, discovery, rejection of built assemblies, acquiring information and then acquiring more information. But all along there were many moments when I stepped back and said “Wow, what a work of art; I can’t believe I did that”. It is a real work of art and I hope those who see it will enjoy it almost as much as I enjoyed producing it.


- On November 10, 2005, a Boeing 777 Worldliner set a new world record for distance traveled non-stop by a commercial airliner, traveling 11,664 nautical miles from Hong Kong to London. The flight lasted 22 hours and 42 minutes.
- In 1996, the 777 received the 1996 Trophy for Current Achievement from the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in aerospace technology. The 777 program was noted for being “a model of efficiency, utilizing the very latest technology, as well as developing a wide range of new technologies, to design, fabricate, flight test and certify the aircraft.
- In 2008, and then in 2009, the 777 received the American Express leading Edge Award as the best airplane by readers of Executive Travel Magazine.
- Surveys in 2009 of 6,000 passengers flying in all classes to and from Europe gave overwhelming preference to the 777.
- There are more than 1,400 777’s in service today










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  June 27, 2012
That's so cool!!!!!
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  March 3, 2012
Wow. Fantastic. I have also a B777-200, but it is smaller. :)
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  July 3, 2011
Excellent model. Love the lighting on it. Do you by chance work in the aerospace industry?
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  April 5, 2011
Quoting Marc Auerbach I've been a fan of the 777 ever since reading "Twenty First Century Jet" by Sabbagh. I highly recommend it. Your model is a breathtaking, awe inspiring tribute to this magnificent airplane. I am humbled by your tenacious perseverance, focus and dedication. What a show stopper. Congratulations.
Thank you very much for your kind words. I am now off to find the book. I never new it existed and I appreciate your telling me about it. Warm regards, Bob
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  April 4, 2011
I've been a fan of the 777 ever since reading "Twenty First Century Jet" by Sabbagh. I highly recommend it. Your model is a breathtaking, awe inspiring tribute to this magnificent airplane. I am humbled by your tenacious perseverance, focus and dedication. What a show stopper. Congratulations.
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  April 4, 2011
An amazing model. This is about as close as it can get when it comes to building real aircraft in Lego. The scale is huge, maybe fitting to Lego Technic figures rather than normal minifigs. But I´m sure that that was your intention, anyways. I am super impressed by your model. I only build aircraft in minifig scale, so if I would have attempted a 777, it would probably be only half the size of yours! :) Funny thought. Anyways, keep it up! Best regards, Steffen
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  March 26, 2011
Very nice Boeing livery! How did you get the Boeing logos and 777 tail logo? What scale is this in?
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  December 29, 2010
WOW!
Robert Woodward
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Manthan Dutta
  October 28, 2010
It's huge, It's AWESOME , It's a LEGO 777-300ER !!!!! As it happens, the 777 is my favorite plane too
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  October 27, 2010
This is an amazing sculpture, and kudos to you for being so determined to get it right. It's a very fitting tribute to your favorite aircraft.
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  October 26, 2010
Quoting Elk Guard Wow, your right, you do like 777's! Great build! Is your model all standard bricks shapes only?
All standard brick shapes
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  October 26, 2010
An they say size doesn't matter. Really great build.
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  October 26, 2010
Wow, your right, you do like 777's! Great build! Is your model all standard bricks shapes only?
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  October 26, 2010
:O superb! Is it a sculpture or does it have some playable features?
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  October 26, 2010
Beautiful work! The proportions and sense of form look to me to be spot on. Love the scale you've worked in as well. Has this found a home somewhere, or are you going to hang on to it?
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  October 26, 2010
Robert, this is truly amazing! The scale places it in the realm of a S.H.I.P. It looks like you built a pretty hefty model. Great color scheme. Regards, Eric.
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  October 25, 2010
Quoting El Barto ! Holy Jumbo Jet! Great piece of work! But how do you get the wings to stay so horizontal? Reinforced with something, one stud offset?
No reinforcement - a lot of bricks and luck that it did not collapse!
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  October 25, 2010
Holy Jumbo Jet! Great piece of work! But how do you get the wings to stay so horizontal? Reinforced with something, one stud offset?
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  October 25, 2010
Wow that is a big plane! I'm curious, is it the same size as the model the Lego have at Legoland California? Is it your own build - I'm assuming so. Brilliant Work!! Keep it up! ~Thoy
 
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