After the success of our top 10 best selling Cobi tank sets of 2020 blog post, I thought it would be rude not to create the Cobi aircraft equivalent!
So, here are our top 10 best sellers so far this year (as of 2nd July) and what our customers have said about them:
1. Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB - Lego compatible COBI 5708 - 280 brick fighter aircraft - while stocks last: out of production until October
“As British citizen, you can't help but admire the Spitfire and this model is a fantastic representation of the real thing. Very good size and the stand and name plate are a great touch.” ~ Jake C
"If you don’t have a MkVb in your collection this is now well worth getting. If you do have the older version, then this is a very worthwhile replacement." ~ Mark C.
2. Air Cavalry - 'Huey' - Lego compatible COBI 2232 - 405 pieces military helicopter - last few then unavailable until September
"What a great set! Solid, large and includes many great features. I had looked at the Brickmania version, but the high price and grey color had shyed me away from it. The Cobi set was the right color, and even more importantly, the right price!" ~ Ryan E
"Great model of an iconic helicopter from all those Vietnam war films which I watched growing up." ~ David F
3. Concorde - Lego compatible COBI 1917 - passenger aircraft - available for pre-order: due back in stock later this month.
"It goes together pretty easily, and produces a fine result. I’m particularly impressed with the way that Cobi have managed to recreate the compound sweep of that stunning delta wing."
~ Mark C.
"If you don’t have a Hurricane in your collection then you should buy this. If you already have the old version then this is an upgrade that’s worth getting." ~ Mark C.
"Lovely model that is a good size and nice and simple to build. Looks fantastic next to my Spitfire." ~ Jake C.
5. Vickers Wellington MK. 1C - Lego compatible COBI 5531 - 560 brick medium bomber - only 3 left and currently out of production with no known return date :(
"Excellent quality, great value for the money. Looks a lot better when made up than in the pictures..." ~ Michael S.
6. Vought F4U Corsair - Lego compatible COBI 5714 - 270 brick fighter aircraft - available for pre-order due back in stock in August/September
"... very playable if you are getting this for a child. Very sturdy plane, even the landing gear can take a hard landing. I must admit, it is fun to "swoosh" the plane around." ~ Ross H.
"An excellent edition of the most iconic of all WW2 fighters" ~ Scott M.
8. B-17F 'Memphis Belle' - Lego compatible COBI 5707 - 920 brick heavy bomber - last few remaining then out of production until September
"Great kit! A bit more challenging than smaller planes, but that was expected." ~ Robert B.
9. Messerschmitt Bf 109 - Lego compatible COBI 5715 - 278 brick fighter aircraft - out of production until further notice (but hopefully September/October)
"In summary, another fine model from Cobi, and it’s great to have a different variant to add to the collection. Like some of the other newer Cobi aircraft (the Huey springs to mind) this one looks far better in reality than it does in photographs, and I’m very pleased with it." ~ Mark C.
10. Junkers JU 87 B 'Stuka' - Lego compatible COBI 5705 - 370 brick dive bomber - while stocks last: out of production until September
"...excellent model, and worthy of the five-star rating. It was a pretty straightforward build, which took me a couple of hours, and the result is sturdy and substantial." ~ Mark C.
Well there you go - shame not to see any WWI planes on the list but otherwise I think most of these sets were fairly easy to predict for us.
Have a great weekend
Zoë & Neil and the Bricktanks Team
P.S. Our spare parts order which was placed three weeks ago finally arrived today - sorry if you've been waiting for any parts. We will now get on and prepare the next order of spare parts from COBI's website. That is our plan for this weekend so let us know if you need anything at: email@example.com.
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- DISCOUNT CODES: When you sign up to a free BrickTanks account you automatically earn Panzer Points which eventually add up to discount codes which you can redeem against future orders. There is also an automatic 10% gift bundle discount applied when you purchase 5 or more smaller sets at less than £15 each.
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