BrickMania Kit Review: Messerschmitt Bf 109 (2040b)

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Taken directly from Brickmania’s short description, The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the primary single-seat, piston engined fighter plane used by Germany during World War II. Developed in the 1930’s to fulfill the fighter / intercepted role, it incorporated all of the features that would be considered state-of-the art for World War II: an all-metal mono-plane with a fully enclosed canopy. The Bf 109 would see continual upgrades as technology advanced and it’s roles increased on the battlefield and in the skies. The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft design of all time and saw service for two decades after the close of World War II.

Lets take a closer look at this Kit in our BrickMania Kit Review.

BM2040B - Box ArtKit Details

BrickMania’s Messerschmitt Bf 109 (2040b)
Year: 2014
Minifigs: 1
Pieces: 337
RRP: USD $139

 

Contents of the Kit

The kit is packaged in a white box. The box contains the following, a ziplock bag of the LEGO parts required for the kit, an instruction printout leaflet and certificate of authenticity of the kit (seen below).

BM2040B - Certificate and instructions
Below is the minifigure which comes with in this set. Does not come with any weapons.
BM2040B - Minifigure

The finished Bf 109 front view. Dome should be sharper cone instead of round.
BM2040B - Front Shot

Side shot of the Bf 109
BM2040B - Side Shot
Nice to see the cross is made of tiles for the wing and body.
BM2040B - Close Side shots

Bf 109 top shot
BM2040B - Top Shot
Bf 109 undercarriage and the engine component close-up shot
BM2040B - Close Shot of Engine
A real life Bf 109 for comparison purposes
Messerschmitt Bf 109E4

Just a quick comparison with the P-40 which was reviewed before. Overall the P40 is slightly larger and heavier due to its construction.
BM2040B- Comparision B

BM2040B- Comparision A

 Conclusion

The plane took 2 hours to complete. It’s construction is rather sturdy with the exception of the undercarriage which tend to pop out at a light touch when trying to deploy or keep the undercarriage. However the kit captures the Bf109 look and feel without relying on stickers.It should survive daily play-ability with no issues.

The minifig is from a common Lego set, and like other Brickmania sets its always nice if a weapon was added on in the set. With all these said, its still a great piece for anyone who is into WWII fighter planes built in Lego

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