Published on January 31st, 2014 | by admin

Surely This Is The Ultimate Paper Plane?

We’ve all made a paper airplane at some time right? If our experience of creating one is anything to go by, it probably involved a single sheet of A4 which was folded several times in next to no time. More often than not these creations literally nose dive after take-off too!

In stark contrast to what most of us would perceive as a ‘paper plane’, we’ve discovered a San Francisco student who has taken things to a whole new level, or even altitude!

Luca Laconi-Stewart has spent more than five years building a magnificent Boeing 777 model jetliner to a 1:60 scale – and amazingly using only manilla folders and glue!

An apparent fascination with airplanes led the 22 year old to create this highly impressive miniature paper version of the jetliner with intricate details including padded airline seats, engine fan blades and even retractable landing gear.

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Claiming it was the architecture department at high school which inspired him to undertake this incredible project combined with a passion for airplanes, Luca based his masterpiece upon detailed drawings of an Air India 777 he found online.

Using just paper and pencils during the initial concept stage, Luca then studied photos and engineering drawings to produce his own plans in 2D.

It was the fuselage which was the first section of the aircraft where he focused his time before then moving on to build the seats, cabin compartments and furnishing the interior.


Luca hopes the finished article will find its way to a museum collection too. But for now, the perfectionist that Luca clearly is, he hasn’t quite finished his extraordinary work of art – the wings are still a work in progress.

Yet even though his remarkable paper plane is not quite yet complete, several admirers have already sent photos to Boeing in appreciation, and we can see why!


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