This is a Southwest Airlines 727-200 in the “Desert Gold” livery. This is completely minifigure scale and is about 4 ft long. Much of this model is actually based off of my 737 which was posted here last year such as the nose, fuselage and landing gear.
About this creation
This model has a fully detailed cockpit. This would be quite cramped just like the real 727 ,but typically people aren’t the size of mini figures ;)
The forward fuselage area has some detail as well.
This 727 has a completely detailed interior. Southwest doesn’t have a first class area however, they do have something called a “sky lounge”. This was basically seats turned around to face each other.
The flaps were also something that came directly from the 737 but had to be modified a bit to fit the 727. Of course these are triple slotted flaps that would allow the 727 to take off and land at small airports. This is what they look like extended.
This is what they look like retracted.
This is one of my favorite views.
One of the key characteristics of the 727 were the three engines with engine #2 built into tail. It turns out those quarter round bricks worked really well for this.
This 727 was painted in the Southwest “Desert Gold” livery where the top was painted in a tanish-gold color and the underside was painted in red with a white stripe.
The nose was very difficult to design however, most of the work here was done when building the 737 and all I had to do for this was copy over the design and change the color.
The 727-200 was the longer variant compared to the 727-100. This has a length of about 4 ft and a wingspan of about 2 1/2 ft. Although the nose looks very long this model is actually tail heavy so it has to be weighed down with ballast bricks.
This was a really fun model. I still plan on using that nose and fuselage design on a pan am 707 so stay tuned!!
Excellent job with very nice SNOT shaping. I especially enjoyed working triple slotted flaps (rare feature on MOCs). I would reconsider engine intakes, using 4-stud diameter wheel hubs with thinner walls + 10-blade 3-stud diameter turbine part. I know that at middle engine, turbine blades are not visible from the front, but it would look more aesthetic.