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LEGO Saturn V set
« on: 06/09/2016 03:19 PM »
The Lego Ideas Saturn V  has just gotten approved.  https://ideas.lego.com/projects/76841  Currently at 1 meter tall and 1176 bricks it will be interesting to see what the final form is.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #1 on: 06/09/2016 04:40 PM »
Yes!!  I voted for that one and very happy it is approved!
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #2 on: 06/09/2016 05:04 PM »
same, and same.... this is going to be a must buy for me...
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #3 on: 06/09/2016 08:13 PM »
Here's the Lego Ideas announcement of Saturn V being approved:



Suspect a lot of NSF members may be buying this. My son likes rockets and loves Lego so hopefully I can swing this as an educational purchase for him  :D

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #4 on: 06/11/2016 07:52 PM »
I will be buying it when it comes out. When I built my Lego Curiosity Rover I had no idea it would make me want more Lego sets. Building Poe Dameron's X-Wing now.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #5 on: 06/11/2016 09:52 PM »
I might go to Copenhagen just to get this.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #6 on: 03/31/2017 01:30 PM »
The most powerful rocket ever flown is blasting off in LEGO bricks this June! #LEGOApollo #NASA

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #7 on: 03/31/2017 02:34 PM »
Nice! Here's higher-res version showing some clearer details.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #8 on: 03/31/2017 03:47 PM »
Still happy about this !!!!

The question is how many copies to buy. I'll want several to keep for giving as gifts and one for me and one MISB and maybe some to hoard for later....
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #9 on: 03/31/2017 04:03 PM »
Nice! Here's higher-res version showing some clearer details.

As a note, I don't think this comes with the service gantry, that was composited in....
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #10 on: 03/31/2017 04:17 PM »
Still happy about this !!!!

The question is how many copies to buy. I'll want several to keep for giving as gifts and one for me and one MISB and maybe some to hoard for later....

Hey! Save some for the rest of us  :)

My son really wants one of these, he just doesn't know it yet ...

I hope/assume they've retained the design feature of making the tanks visible within each stage. Look forward to seeing more details soon.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #11 on: 04/01/2017 12:35 AM »
Excited for this!!!  It will look good next to my shuttle and Chris Hadfield!!

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #12 on: 04/01/2017 05:34 PM »
Excited for this!!!  It will look good next to my shuttle and Chris Hadfield!!
What Lego sets are these?
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #13 on: 04/02/2017 04:04 AM »
The shuttle is an old set that is OOP, but with stickers I printed.  Chris is a custom figure I ordered from here:

https://minifigs.me/shop/chris-hadfield-tribute-lego-minifig/

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #14 on: 04/28/2017 01:00 PM »
NASA Apollo Saturn V to launch as LEGO brick model set on June 1
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-042817a-lego-nasa-apollo-saturn-v.html

The countdown is on for the launch of the LEGO Saturn V moon rocket.

LEGO on Friday (April 28) rolled out its first photos and filed its "launch plan" for its "NASA Apollo Saturn V" set to be released on June 1. The towering model — the toy brick rocket when fully assembled will stand more than 3 feet tall (39.37 inches or 100 centimeters) or about 1:110 the size of the mighty booster — is based on a fan submission on the crowdsourcing website LEGO Ideas.

"Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon!" the Danish toy company wrote. "Packed with authentic details, it features three removable rocket stages."

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #15 on: 04/28/2017 01:13 PM »
LEGO Ideas blog: https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/1-blog/post/137

Much higher resolution pictures on the collectspace page - thank you!

Edit: sorry meant to include this quote from the ideas blog

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You'll be able to find the 1 meter high (approximately 1:110 scale) icon of space exploration in stores from the 1st of June, 2017 for a recommended retail price of just USD 119.99 / EURO 119.99 / GBP 109.99. With 1969 LEGO elements the 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V rockets its way into LEGO Ideas history as the tallest LEGO Ideas set, as well as the one containing most elements.
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #16 on: 04/28/2017 01:35 PM »
Oh neat!  Can't wait to build this one with my daughter after we finish the Knex ISS kit.

Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #17 on: 04/28/2017 02:02 PM »
I just wanted to share my excitement about this new Apollo Lego set being released on June 1st. I'm really looking forward to building this with my kids. I'll just have to keep it away from my 4 year old otherwise it may not make it off the launch pad.  ;)

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-042817a-lego-nasa-apollo-saturn-v.html

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #18 on: 04/28/2017 02:13 PM »
Really looking forward to this. It looks like the design has been changed from what was originally put forwards, though it still looks excellent.
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #19 on: 04/28/2017 02:18 PM »
Any idea on the price?

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