The largest "model" rocket ever to fly will attempt lift off at Higgs Farm near Price, Maryland, this Saturday (25 April). Built by Steve Eves and powered by nine motors, the 1/10-scale version weighs 1,700lb, is 36-ft-tall rocket will soar to 4,200ft, according to a poster presented at a model rocketry conference in Toledo, Ohio on 3 April.
The video below, also taken at the Toledo show, gives you a sense for just how big Mr. Eves' phallic phenomena really is. Check out associated info at Gizmodo and Rocketry Planet. Thanks to my friends at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre for the heads-up.