Hey guys! There had been some talk that LEGO would be giving out a FREE gift of honour of the American aviation pioneer and women’s rights activist Amelia Earhart. Apparently it will appear on March 1st, 2021.
Stonewars.de tells the history behind this wonderful woman: Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, five years after Charles Lindbergh. This and other records made her extremely popular and used this popularity to campaign for equal rights for women and especially to get girls excited about technical professions. In 1937 she and her navigator disappeared while trying to be the first people to circumnavigate the earth at the equator, under circumstances that are still unclear today – the plane probably crashed in the Pacific, but was never found despite an extensive search.
Exactly 100 years ago, in 1921, Earhart took her first flight lesson – this anniversary probably gave rise to the GWP. The plane in the LEGO set is not based on her first machine, but the model she used to cross the Atlantic. It was a modified Lockheed Vega 5B , which the LEGO designers met very nicely here.
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B, Source: Smithsonian
This makes this set the third FREE set in which LEGO specifically honours a person from contemporary history.
Check out this video from YouTuber just2good:
I think it’s pretty cool to see real life people enter the LEGO world. What do you think? Should there be more tribute sets? Comment below!
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