LEGO ‘ELVIS’ Erickson Air-Crane Helicopter

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Massive Erickson Sky Crane Made Out of LEGO Bricks

LEGO Erickson Air Crane

LEGO Erickson Air Crane

This huge orange contraption is a LEGO model of a very rare helicopter used for special transport and installation operations. This LEGO Erickson Air-Crane Helicopter has been built for Brickvention exhibition and makes a good use of over 100,000 bricks, mostly orange 🙂

LEGO Erickson Air Crane

This project is a brainchild of Ryan McNaught also known as The BrickMan, a LEGO-maniac well known within the community. His daring constructions turned his hobby into a profession. Together with his team Ryan show that absolutely anything can be built using LEGO. Any paying customer can order a showpiece like this specialised helicopter.

LEGO Erickson Air Crane

LEGO Erickson Air Crane

This is a large  scale project which allows to show many intricate details and build true to form. There are many challenges with building in this scale one of the most important is how the bricks hold together. Usually extra metal frames are created to hold the construction and a model is built around them. This requires a good design and engineering knowledge as the weight of a model this size can reach a ton in weight. (Talking about ton of bricks 😉

Individual bricks have to be glued together, which leaves little room for errors as bricks cannot be simply disassembled and put together again. Designer team has to take into account the portability of the model so certain things have to be detached for transport  and storage. The final effect is visually amazing and regular person does not think about all the effort, money, time and other resources that go into presenting something of this magnitude. It is a worthy team effort and it does look as it could fly away at any time. Unfortunately there is not much functionality in this LEGO Erickson Sky Crane model but there’s tons of looks to compensate.

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