Photo credit: Steve Jones
Former aerospace mechanic for the Royal Air Force and now a stay-at-home dad Steve Jones managed to transform hollowed-out jet engine shell from a Vickers VC10 into a functional camper trailer for his family in Lancashire, England. In all, he spent around 1,000-hours between January and mid-March to complete the build. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This isn’t his first project, as he’s been fixing up camper vans and camper trailers as a hobby for over a decade, but never quite on this scale. He came about this jet engine when he found out that the Royal Air Force had decommissioned a VC10 plane in 2013. It took 6-years, but last September, one of the engines finally went up for sale. The total cost for the camper trailer, not including the jet engine, was around $5,025 USD.
- Build an awesome pickup truck toy with hitch and a caravan trailer with removable roof, opening side and extendable support leg!
- Includes 3 figures: mom, dad and son, plus a crab figure
- Set up the inside of the caravan model by removing the roof and opening the side!
- Pickup measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide Caravan measures over 3” (10 cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide
- 344 pieces – Pickup truck and trailer toy playset for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 LEGO City building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
Most normal people buy cars and caravans…. oh not me I buy VC10 engine nacelles to turn into caravans and Boeing 737 fuselages. Yes you heard right! I’ve just bought a Boeing 737-500 front fuselage to turn into an amazing static caravan to rent out,” said Jones.