This is my latest creation. It has some flaws (e.g. the engines), but it was sometimes very hard to find the right pieces etc. Otherwise I chose this scale,
because it was a challenge to build a smaller version which contains lot of details too.
pieces: 5320 (aargh, so many small pieces^^). My newer version has 5297 pieces (I eliminated some smaller flaws and exchanged smaller parts with
bigger ones to reduce the brick count).
building time: hmm, maybe 30 to 50 hours
scale: not exactly 1:8 but very close to it (~1:8,25) (compared to my 1:1 scale version of the LMS Explorer, which is 975 studs long)
construction program: LDD (but I have converted the model into ldr (MLCAD) and lcd (LeoCAD) files, too)
Length: 116 studs/ 91,36 cm/ 35,97 in.
Width: 17 studs/ 13,49 cm/ 5,31 in.
Height: 16 studs/ 12,70 cm/ 5,00 in.
On Lego Cuusoo it needs 10.000 supporters to get into the review stage and with some luck it could become a real lego set (probably a smaller version, because the 1:8 model is still very big).