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Here is my Lego version of London's Air Ambulance.
London's Air Ambulance Service is pretty amazing and can be on the scene of an accident within minutes.
They can even perform open chest surgery to restart the heart on the roadside.
Amazingly, for a city so heavily populated, London's Air Ambulance Service only has one helicopter. They are currently raising money to buy a second.
London's Air Ambulance service gets very little funding from the NHS and relies heavily on donations. Click here to see their website, it's well worth a visit.

My Lego version is based on their MD902 Explorer twin engine helicopter.
It's 6-wide with room for 3 crew and patient.





One notable feature of the MD902 is that it has no tail rotor. A handy feature when landing on busy streets.



The 5 blade rotor head was a bit of a headache to work out. Settled on this design. It's not perfect but it looks quite pleasing and is reasonably robust.



The cockpit.



This model all started with how I could utilise the windsheild from the old Technic motorbike set. The red and silver design is printed on and not a sticker. It just about works, the stripe could do with being a bit thinner but I can live with it.





Sliding side doors on both sides.





This is a feature that the real one doesn't have: fold out sides. This is so that the stretcher can be loaded into the rear of the helicopter. The real helicopter does have a hatch at the back but I'm not too sure if this is how patients on a stretcher are placed into the air ambulance or whether they just use the side doors. Anyway this gives my model more playability.



Group photo...say cheese!



Thanks for looking.



Comments

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  August 13, 2015
Great HEMS a familiar sight in the sky fantastic detail all you need now is to do a hazardous area response team :)
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  May 31, 2015
ravishingly beautiful!
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  February 13, 2015
Hi Andy, My sister works for the NHS trust where HEMS is based, so I sent her a link to this page. She showed your MOC to some of her colleagues and the HEMS charity like your MOC and would like to get in touch. Please would you e-mail me on david@llwyngwril-systems.com so that I can give you their contact details?
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  February 3, 2015
Quoting Henrik Jensen I Wonder if this part could solve the upside Down issue on the rotor; Technic rotor 2-blade 32124 http://www.bricklink.com/browseList.asp?itemType=P&q=32124&sortBy=N&sortAsc=A, it has rounded ends, and shouldn`t jam each other.
Thanks Henrik. I think that part could do the trick. Lego has so many components that I don't realise that some even exist. I didn't use bricklink for this model as I was trying to just use what I've got
Andy L
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Matt Bace
  February 2, 2015
Great MOC! You have really nailed the shaping, and the stickers do a lot to make it even more convincing.
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  February 2, 2015
Great piece usage! Well done!
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  February 2, 2015
I Wonder if this part could solve the upside Down issue on the rotor; Technic rotor 2-blade 32124 http://www.bricklink.com/browseList.asp?itemType=P&q=32124&sortBy=N&sortAsc=A, it has rounded ends, and shouldn`t jam each other.
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  February 1, 2015
Quoting Henrik Jensen Cool rescue helicopter! Great creative use of parts both for cockpit and accessdoors. The five-blade rotor looks good really good, even though two of the blades are upside down.
Thanks Henrik. Yes that is pretty much one of the imperfections. The blades are attached to a 6 hole technic wheel and the plates fouled each other when all the same way up. Something had to give and I mounted 3 one way and the other 2 upside down which allowed more of an angle between blades
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  February 1, 2015
Quoting Gabor Pauler Nice brick handling at the airframe, excellent solution of NOTAR tail. I would consider using Bionocle part "Sword 16 studs" as main rotor blades instead of simple system plates.
I hadn't thought of using bionicle parts (mainly because I haven't got many) but I've had a look on the web and I agree it would be a great solution.
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  February 1, 2015
Thank you everyone for the great comments
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  February 1, 2015
Cool rescue helicopter! Great creative use of parts both for cockpit and accessdoors. The five-blade rotor looks good really good, even though two of the blades are upside down.
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  February 1, 2015
The single-use part found something else to do! Excellent work here, and an important service. Why oh why isn't it government funded ? Crazy.
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  January 31, 2015
Superb helicopter! I like that we can fit in two figs near each other, and the rear is perfect with the technic panels! Great to see creations from you again! :)
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  January 31, 2015
Nice brick handling at the airframe, excellent solution of NOTAR tail. I would consider using Bionocle part "Sword 16 studs" as main rotor blades instead of simple system plates.
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  January 31, 2015
Great design and good part usage!
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  January 31, 2015
Excellent shaping both of the nose and the clamshell doors. I like how you've done the controls and instrument panel too.
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  January 31, 2015
Excellent work on the helicopter. The clamshell doors on the back are almost assuredly for loading stretchers. The ones here that I deal with in the U.S. are.
Andy L
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Tirrell Brown
  January 30, 2015
Great looking chopper. The angles on it are very realistic.
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  January 30, 2015
amazing!:D
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  January 30, 2015
Beautiful helicopter! I love the cockpit and how you made the canopy. Magnificent!
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  January 30, 2015
That's a really neat design.
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  January 30, 2015
Nice work man. The shaping, the side doors and those decals are pretty nifty :)
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  January 30, 2015
Very cool..
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  January 30, 2015
Good stuff.
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  January 30, 2015
Fantastic work, a great addition to your emergency services collection!
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  January 30, 2015
Wow, that's one of the best lookin Air Ambulances ive seen so far here on Mocpages. Perfect work!
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  January 30, 2015
Wow, when I see this helicopter. I wish that I had a great Lego city. Order to to play with. Very good work Andy
 
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