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    Buffalo Airways / Ice Pilots DC-3

    created by Ssorg on 2013.10.23

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    This is a COLLABORATIVE project by
    Mikey McBryan (the idea for this project, concept model funding, promotion) and
    Ssorg (concept model design & build, running the project on CUUSOO).
    Description text by Mikey with added bits by Ssorg.
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    As Seen On TV!

    You have asked for it and now we need your help! After countless hours of painstaking designing and detail collaboration with the real Airline we are proud to present this concept model for an official Buffalo Airways DC-3 LEGO set!
    And it is up to your support that this can become reality!

    CLICK THIS to see the main image above in HI-RES!
    And THANKS to Glen Bricker for photoshopping the main image above now with Buffalo logos! :)
    CLICK THIS to see the model from another angle in HI-RES!

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    CLICK THIS to see the image above in HI-RES!

    The attention to detail and ultimate playability of this aircraft was at the forefront during the painstaking design phase. From the ground up our team has kept true to real life specifications of the real Douglas DC-3. The greatest challenge was to keep it close to minifig scale while not cutting corners on the recreation of this historic aircraft in the LEGO format.

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    CLICK THIS to see a little VIDEO demonstrating the model functions!

    With hundreds of thousands of Buffalo Air fans worldwide we know this set will be a hit.
    In addition, this fine combination of display & play value should greatly appeal to both regular folks and dedicated LEGO fans out there.

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    CLICK THIS to see the image above in HI-RES!

    Buffalo Airways has been flying real life DC-3's in Canada’s northern Territories for over 40 years and is the subject of the worldwide hit television series, ICE PILOTS NWT. Buffalo operates the last schedule year around service passenger with the DC-3 has been doing so non-stop sense 1982 (Hay River-Yellowknife).

    Mikey McBryan from Buffalo Airways (also seen on Ice Pilots NWT) has been collaborating of this project from the beginning and is personally spearheading the campaign to promote this project worldwide.
    This isn't the first time he has worked with the LEGO team, in April 2012 Buffalo Airways and Mikey were part of the new LEGOLAND Polar Expedition section in LEGOs birth place, Billund Denmark. There is an ICE PILOTS School which is modeled after Buffalo Airways hangar up in Yellowknife NWT. There is even a 3 foot LEGO Mikey and Buffalo Joe at the entrance to the ride.

    Our team is very excited but the work isn’t even close to being done yet!
    The most important thing is we need YOUR help!! How you might ask?

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    Congratulations on 1,000+ Supporters!

    2013.11.18

    Hold on your hats boys (and girls)! This project has soared past 1,000 supporters in a flash! The perfect project for those who want to get away, who want to fly away...

    Good luck as you take wing to 10,000 supporters! 


    The LEGO CUUSOO Team


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