EA-6B Prowler of VAQ-141 Shadowhawks (5)

One of the challenges when building canopies out of LEGO is leaving enough space inside for the cockpit interior and ejection seats. I had to lower the seats a bit to still make them fit, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

  • Éothain 3y

  • rujem007 3y

    beautiful capture.
    seen on explore 4-11-11
  • Spreng Ben 3y

    So good to see this photo, it really deserves Explore!
    A good Monday I wish!
  • Ilia Alshanetsky 3y

    Wow ! Great capture !!!
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  • Paul Giles 3y

  • j.orquesta_25@yahoo.com 3y

    Amazing invention
  • Wanderer 86 3y

    very cool!
  • Nikolaos 3y

  • The Acquaintance Crate 3y

    Amazing work! The cabin, the rocket, all the little details!
  • Marco Tagliaferri 3y

  • Michael 3y

    Does the second cockpit open smoothly?
  • Ralph S 3y

    Thanks for all the comments. Nice to see that it made explore and was blogged by The Brothers Brick.

    Erik and Aleksander Stein
    I was never completely happy with the non-LEGO canopies, but for a long time it was either that or no cockpit windows at all. I'm much happier with my planes now that I've been able to build them with actual Lego.

    It does, actually, although I completely understand you thinking that it wouldn't. I used the same mechanism that I've used on many of my aircraft. The hinge that it is connected to slides up. so when opening the canopy I raise the whole thing vertically until it clears the arch in front of it, then I hinge it up and allow the hinge to drop in place again.

    It uses a mechanism very similar to the hinge on the canopies of my Su-24 -except with a two-stud long technic lift arm at the bottom to keep it from rotating around the vertical axis.
    Su-24 canopy detail by Mad physicist
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  • Blockaderunner 3y

    Great job and the detail is amazing....
  • Bart HOLOWATY 3y

    Excellent and very nice Image.
    Many beautiful images in your stream,thanks for showing us your gorgeous images!.
    ...keep up your really good work ;-)

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  • bricksonwheels 3y

    Hey buddy... great work and grats on TBB again.
  • Scott 3y

    Very nice work - congrats on being explored !
  • fallvh87 3y

    I work on EA-18 Growlers! This is awesome
  • Ralph S 3y

    Thanks everyone. Who could have figured that a photograph of a rehashed model would get explored and blogged by The Brothers Brick? Funny.
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Taken on December 4, 2011
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