I decided to build the plane as that was my main reason to buy this set. Also because I dont have room for the actual airport. (I will make room in the next few weeks)
But so far the plane is larger than the 3181 plane.
Measuring in at 52cm long and 45cm long wing span.
Very easy to build. This time it has more interior than the 3181 plane, even has a split first class and economy section.
The two engines used real lego propeller shapes which was good. Cockpit looks roomy, despite having the main center console being a sticker. (Kinda sucked as the side panels were imprinted).
The front sliding door was definitely interesting, it replicated a real planes method of closing (if you have ever seen a plane shut, it is the same).
What I found annoying was the why did lego only give two engines? There is room for 2 pairs or even 3 pairs of engines. Even has the grooves there.
The wing lacked detail in my opinion, could have done more with it.
No landing gear that is retractable but I guess this is not a technic set so it shouldnt be moveable.
The front of the plane looks really good like an actual 747 plane.
The tail to my surprise did NOT have a sticker as it was imprinted on! :o I was going to turn it into a QANTAS plane but no go now. :(
The rear was just one whole piece which I found annoying would have been good to build the rear yourself or turn it into a cargo plane.
Interior is pretty good
Door mechanism is good
Front of plane looks awesome
Only two engines with option for more but werent supplied.
Wing span area lacked detail, as it was just one big plastic piece
Could have done more with the rear.
But overall I like it as it is a LEGO PLANE!
Anyways here are the images and comments:
Two bags split into two sections:
Rear tail one whole piece:
See wing is one whole plastic piece!
Interior microwave of some description: (Dont put the door the wrong way around! lol)
Cockpit: The center was a sticker! the two sides were etched on.
Rear lacking some detail:
One side window done:
Both sides done:
Front of plane:
Rear of plane with etched detail logo:
The two engines with spinning fan parts:
Base of plane: See heaps of room for more engines!
Comparing the 3181 and 3182 plane:
Edited by d00dz, 13 May 2010 - 10:12 AM.