LEGO - BUILD   LEGO Finder ----------- What's New LEGO Themes LEGO TECHNIC LEGO MINDSTORMS Smart Toys Girls LEGO DUPLO LEGO BABY LEGOLAND ----------- LEGO Club ----------- Bulk Accessory Paks Mosaic Sculptures ----------- LEGO Lifestyle LEGO Bags LEGO InMotion LEGO Time LEGO Software LEGO Wear ----------- Events Educators Parents About Us Your Opinion ----------- Bionicle Build Create 'n' Race Racing LEGO Studios Life on Mars Play Jr Games Soccer/Football Adventures Robotics Network     Home  >  BUILD       1976: Set #661 Name: The Spirit of St. Louis Series: LEGOLAND Ages: 6 and up Launched: 1 January 1976 Discontinued: 31 December 1977 The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., opened its new National Air and Space Museum on the 4th of July, 1976 -- 200 years to the day after the Unites States was born. Inside stood the original "Spirit of St. Louis", the plane that carried Charles A. Lindbergh on his famous flight. On May 20-21, 1927, Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone without stopping. To mark the opening of the new museum, and the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh’s historic trip, the LEGO Company launched this building model of Lindbergh’s machine. In the photograph, 6-year-old girl Anne-Louise compares her model with the real thing, which is still on display in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. A close look at The Spirit of St. Louis LEGO model.