COBI 5757 – Horton Ho 229 – Futuristic Flying Wings (Speed Build Review)

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Finally, COBI has once again tackled an unusual piece of military history. This is the prototype of a jet-powered flying wing fighter aircraft/bomber.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 5757
Theme: Military
Release: 2023
Parts: 953
Figures: 1
Dimensions: 23,5 x 52,5 x 10 cm
Scale: 1:32
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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This is a very flat construction, so plates, tiles and reversal of construction direction are primarily used. The latter in particular is used excessively. Unfortunately, this doesn’t just happen in the form of double-sided plates. The small beads in particular are used in large numbers. So we first build the middle area and then the two wings separately.

The cockpit and front are built quickly as they only consist of 2 molded parts. If you want to open the cockpit again, you need a sharp tool. The chassis is basically well solved. It retracts completely and doesn’t protrude a millimeter. Only the construction of the front wheel is not really well done. In order for it to hold at all, an additional part must be removed from underneath the rear wheels and plugged into the front. Here the clamping force was so bad that it only held after it was tilted. You can now also look at the pilot’s butt from below, which is hanging in the air. You only get a stand in the Limited Edition.


The Horten Ho 229 is once again something completely new from COBI. However, it still has quirks here and there. The front landing gear wasn’t really well done and parts here and there had substandard clamping force. COBI will certainly release one or two remakes with marginal changes.

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