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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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?

Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #20 on: 04/28/2017 02:19 PM »
Yea, they said the cut out some of the internal detail but very excited that it is still fully modular through each mission phase. The mini-mini figures to scale are a nice touch too!

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #21 on: 04/28/2017 03:41 PM »
Woo - what other realistic space-related Lego sets have there been, and might still be out there?

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« Reply #22 on: 04/28/2017 03:46 PM »
Any idea on the price?

$120, believe it or not.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #23 on: 04/28/2017 03:58 PM »
Woo - what other realistic space-related Lego sets have there been, and might still be out there?

The JAXA Hayabusa space-probe, the NASA Curiosity rover and a "Women of NASA" set. The first two are sold out, the latter is coming in late 2018.
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« Reply #24 on: 04/28/2017 04:02 PM »
The Saturn V kit is now clocking in officially at 1,969 pieces. Nice little detail ;D

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #25 on: 04/28/2017 04:17 PM »
See also this link

http://www.brickjournal.com/view/article/505/

Piece count... wait for it... 1969 ... As someone said on FB, they should have released it July 20 :)

Almost certainly has some new molds in it, the conical fairing adapters aren't just done with cone pieces, the LM fits inside if the BrickJournal article is to be believed.

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« Reply #26 on: 04/28/2017 09:13 PM »
I have a real need to see this at my place.

Is there a place to pre-order? Will it be available online?

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« Reply #27 on: 04/28/2017 09:25 PM »
I need to preorder as well! Any info appreciated.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #28 on: 04/28/2017 10:18 PM »
Any idea on the price?

http://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-apollo-moon-rocket-legos-2017-4

"But Lego's version won't cost billions upon billions of dollars, gobble up nearly 4.5% of the national budget, or need to be fueled with hundreds of thousands of gallons of highly flammable kerosene and liquid oxygen. Instead, each set of plastic parts will be scaled down 110 times, stand an impressive one-meter (3.28 feet) tall when fully assembled, and sell for $119."
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« Reply #29 on: 04/28/2017 10:31 PM »
$119!!?? I built a paper model for the price of the paper and ink used for it!
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« Reply #30 on: 04/29/2017 08:49 AM »
Lots of coverage on 'tech' sites of the release date. For example:

http://gizmodo.com/live-out-your-astronaut-dreams-with-legos-meter-tall-na-1794714699
http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/28/15468344/lego-ideas-apollo-saturn-v-nasa
http://mashable.com/2017/04/28/lego-new-saturn-v-rocket/
https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/28/lego-nasa-apollo-saturn-v/
http://www.geek.com/tech/1-meter-tall-lego-apollo-saturn-v-is-ready-for-liftoff-1697876/

Hopefully that means it'll be a big success and LEGO will keep it in production for a decent period. I think they missed a trick though by not having pre-orders - need to capitalise on all the interest now.

For those of you trying to justify a purchase, how about this from geek.com:

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Lego has priced this beauty of a model at $119.99. On average, Lego sets usually for around 10 cents a piece. The Saturn V, amazingly, comes in at roughly half that… so run out and grab one before all the other space geeks beat you to it!

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #31 on: 04/30/2017 03:48 AM »
Woo - what other realistic space-related Lego sets have there been, and might still be out there?

The JAXA Hayabusa space-probe, the NASA Curiosity rover and a "Women of NASA" set. The first two are sold out, the latter is coming in late 2018.

The Shuttle Adventure (not the Lego City one) was a great STS model, not perfectly in scale but pretty good considering the restrictions of Lego elements.
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« Reply #32 on: 05/01/2017 06:05 PM »
I think I'll order two of those and keep one for later. Large Lego have proven to be excellent investments!

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« Reply #33 on: 05/04/2017 07:10 AM »
$119 is not THAT much for Lego lego bricks imo, there are more expensive sets which are not as advanced as this one.

Also, here you can read a little bit more about the project:
https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/1-blog/post/137?cmp=Other-GLO-Ideas-OLA-Apr-17-IdeasApollo-POST-Facebook-apollo-CO-LEGO-
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« Reply #34 on: 05/05/2017 02:40 PM »
I think I'll order two of those and keep one for later. Large Lego have proven to be excellent investments!
Buying an extra and mothballing it for the future is fine and well, just don't be the person who buys five, and scalps them the following week.  ;)

$119 is not THAT much for Lego lego bricks imo, there are more expensive sets which are not as advanced as this one.
Price breaks down to 6¢ per part, which is a particularly excellent value. Average price per part for sets is 10.4¢ with the licensed themes being on the pricier side, and the in-house LEGO themes being on the cheaper side.

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« Reply #35 on: 05/05/2017 07:08 PM »
I will be setting my alarm for the middle of the night (if need be) to order mine as soon as this becomes available. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to me!

I'll be pounding the refresh key on LEGO.com just like I do on the update forum during SpaceX launches (sorry Chris)!

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« Reply #36 on: 05/13/2017 07:05 PM »
Saturn V is now on the Lego shop but no pre-order facility:

https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-NASA-Apollo-Saturn-V-21309

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« Reply #37 on: 05/17/2017 01:34 PM »
Here's a long and detailed review of the Saturn V, complete with many pictures showing model details  :D

https://brickset.com/article/27956/review-21309-nasa-apollo-saturn-v

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I see no feasible improvements which could be made to the Saturn V and on that basis it receives my highest recommendation.


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« Reply #38 on: 05/17/2017 01:48 PM »
Another great review with even more photos:

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2017/05/10/go-launch-lego-ideas-21309-nasa-apollo-saturn-v-review/

Can't resist attaching some shots of the manual ...

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« Reply #39 on: 05/17/2017 04:36 PM »
I guess the interstage is not a separate assembly?

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We did it! @DaveMosher and I built the Saturn V Apollo 11 rocket in 3.5 hours haha watch the whole thing here: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/videos/vb.893675634074447/1197685253673482/?type=2&theater

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« Reply #41 on: 05/17/2017 07:11 PM »
1969 pieces for 120 USD is a great price. Typical non licensed LEGO sets are running about 10 cents a piece these days (more for many licensed properties)

I'm just trying to decide how many copies to buy. At least 3 but... ?
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« Reply #42 on: 05/17/2017 08:35 PM »
The fan creators even want to do the crawler and service tower...
http://whatsuptoday.free.fr/Saturn-V-Apollo-11/samples/magazine/index.html#page/18

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« Reply #43 on: 05/17/2017 08:36 PM »
1969 pieces for 120 USD is a great price. Typical non licensed LEGO sets are running about 10 cents a piece these days (more for many licensed properties)

I'm just trying to decide how many copies to buy. At least 3 but... ?

Just remember, Lar, that these models are meant to be built, and not meant to be investment objects. We should invest in young people getting an interest in space flight!

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« Reply #44 on: 05/20/2017 11:59 PM »
Hello LEGO Fans,

here is still a brief retrospect about the genesis of this great project of the two LEGO Freaks Felix Stiessen & Valérie Roche, (saabfan & whatsuptoday on the LEGO Ideas website), which Felix (Saabfan) described in this e-book.



BTW, it is interesting to find in his approach that he first designed the Lunar Module as small as possible with the Lego Digital Designer (LDD), and then has built the rocket simply around it. 

Although the two LEGO fans have apparently never met personally, it must have been an awesome long-distance cooperation, which has finally led this project to success.

And as one can see, much more details were planned, especially to the interior of the rocket (fuel tanks etc.), which unfortunately have not been realized by the LEGO designers Michael Psiaki & Carl Thomas Mirriam.


Source: shop.lego.com

In addition, the LUT & Mobile Launcher (2902 parts) and Crawler (1373 parts) had also been designed already, which could possibly still come, if the Saturn V might successfully conquer the market ...


Source: flickr.com (saabfan2013)

Although the kit is recommended for children from 14+, I think that my grandson Max (12) could also master this imposing model with the help of the great construction manual (182 pages),


Source: collectspace.com

otherwise the grandpa must help. 

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« Reply #45 on: 05/29/2017 05:42 PM »
Officially this kit isn't out until Thursday, but I heard on Friday that John Lewis (UK department store chain) had it available for online order, with collection in local store branches. Sure enough it showed up as available for £109.99 (the UK RRP) with next-day collection from the JL in town. Ordered it, picked it up Saturday afternoon, and spent about 6 hours that evening and yesterday building it.

I've chronicled my build here, with photos:

http://major-clanger.dreamwidth.org/693539.html

It's an amazing kit. Within the limits of what you can achieve with Lego, it's remarkably accurate. It's also very impressive - not only is it huge (about 1:110 scale) but it's very solid. I like the option of displaying it horizontally, either in one piece or split into stages.

It looks like John Lewis sold out of them in the UK in about two days. The online Lego store should have it later this week, but I'd move quickly if you want one - this is clearly a very popular kit!

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« Reply #46 on: 05/29/2017 07:16 PM »
Wow, many thanks for sharing. It really is a quality model. I particularly loved the side-by-side photo with the 1:144 Airfix model, which I made a long time ago (over 30 years, yikes!).

Really hope Lego keep this model in production longer than some of the Ideas models. Surely they have their eye on the various 50th anniversaries?

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« Reply #47 on: 05/31/2017 08:14 PM »
Bought in Antwerp for 129€, selling from today May 31 at the LEGO shop in Wijnegem Shopping.

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« Reply #48 on: 05/31/2017 09:27 PM »
Appears to have sold out on the Lego UK store? :o

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #49 on: 05/31/2017 10:13 PM »
1969 pieces for 120 USD is a great price. Typical non licensed LEGO sets are running about 10 cents a piece these days (more for many licensed properties)

I'm just trying to decide how many copies to buy. At least 3 but... ?

Just remember, Lar, that these models are meant to be built, and not meant to be investment objects. We should invest in young people getting an interest in space flight!

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« Reply #50 on: 06/01/2017 01:35 AM »
Since the crawler and LUT are not available yet, does anyone have the parts list and assembly instructions published?
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« Reply #51 on: 06/01/2017 04:10 AM »
Will be going to the Lego store in Murray tomorrow (the big mall on State Street). Knock on wood hope its in stock!!
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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« Reply #52 on: 06/01/2017 04:16 AM »
The US store shows it as in-stock, but their servers are getting creamed...

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« Reply #53 on: 06/01/2017 04:20 AM »
The US store shows it as in-stock, but their servers are getting creamed...
Indeed, I might have to give up and try again in the morning.

Edit: Got as far as the shipping address but couldn't get any further. Got to get some sleep now or I will be very unproductive at work tomorrow :(.
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« Reply #54 on: 06/01/2017 06:45 AM »
I just finished the payment process, Christmas in summer :)

Note that for France deliveries, a 30 days shipment delay is applied.

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« Reply #55 on: 06/01/2017 08:36 AM »
Darn, intended to order this right when I woke up; it's already out of stock :(  Think I'm gonna risk a trip to my local Lego store to see if they still have it after school.
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« Reply #56 on: 06/01/2017 09:17 AM »
Just been to get mine from the local Lego store, there were people queueing waiting for it to open (myself included). It didn't look like they had to many in stock, so I'm glad I went early.

I finished my degree yesterday, so building it this afternoon will be a perfect way to celebrate! We're planning on recording a time-lapse of the build, I'll post it if it turns out any good.
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« Reply #57 on: 06/01/2017 10:09 AM »
1969 pieces for 120 USD is a great price. Typical non licensed LEGO sets are running about 10 cents a piece these days (more for many licensed properties)

I'm just trying to decide how many copies to buy. At least 3 but... ?

Just remember, Lar, that these models are meant to be built, and not meant to be investment objects. We should invest in young people getting an interest in space flight!

You do LEGO your way, I'll do it mine... People like me buying some to save and some to build drive demand so LEGO produces more initially. And I build lots of stuff. :)

I must humbly admit that I actually bought an extra set myself, so it turns out that I am in no position to pontificate...

For those very desperate I can say that the Antwerp shop seemed to have lots of sets and there wasn't any queuing yesterday evening. You can call and ask about their stock but they don't put sets aside and they don't take reservations.

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« Reply #58 on: 06/01/2017 01:37 PM »
LEGO launches NASA Apollo Saturn V set (time lapse build video)
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-060117a-lego-nasa-apollo-saturn-v.html

The countdown is finally over — LEGO fans can now build their own towering model of NASA's Apollo Saturn V rocket, thanks to the launch of a new toy set on Thursday (June 1).

...collectSPACE, in collaboration with Ars Technica and Space.com, put the LEGO NASA Saturn V model to test, assembling the set in front of a full-scale mockup of the moon rocket's upper stage at Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas.


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« Reply #59 on: 06/01/2017 02:02 PM »
Was able to complete a backorder payment online. No Lego stores locally so guess I'll be waiting for mine to arrive for a while...

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« Reply #60 on: 06/01/2017 02:48 PM »
Hello everybody,
yep, with the Saturn 5 LEGO has obviously hit the bull's eye.
I have already ordered it yesterday, should come in the next days.

And this is Felix Stiessen, one of the two fan designers of the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V, at the signing event at the LEGO Store in Shopping City Süd located in Vienna, Austria.


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« Reply #61 on: 06/01/2017 07:13 PM »
Went to the Lego store after my first work shift, it was already sold out!
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« Reply #62 on: 06/01/2017 08:08 PM »
I'm very tempted to get one... and then a couple more, so I can build/mod all the proposed Saturn V derivatives next to each other in a glorious display.  ;D

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« Reply #63 on: 06/01/2017 08:48 PM »
I ordered one on the Lego website, but it's already out of stock. I suppose I'll have to wait a few weeks.

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« Reply #64 on: 06/01/2017 08:53 PM »
Officially this kit isn't out until Thursday, but I heard on Friday that John Lewis (UK department store chain) had it available for online order, with collection in local store branches. Sure enough it showed up as available for £109.99 (the UK RRP) with next-day collection from the JL in town. Ordered it, picked it up Saturday afternoon, and spent about 6 hours that evening and yesterday building it.

I've chronicled my build here, with photos:

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It's an amazing kit. Within the limits of what you can achieve with Lego, it's remarkably accurate. It's also very impressive - not only is it huge (about 1:110 scale) but it's very solid. I like the option of displaying it horizontally, either in one piece or split into stages.

It looks like John Lewis sold out of them in the UK in about two days. The online Lego store should have it later this week, but I'd move quickly if you want one - this is clearly a very popular kit!

Great photos!  And FYI, your Airfix model is painted like the movie Apollo 13's Saturn V was!  Screen accurate!

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« Reply #65 on: 06/01/2017 08:54 PM »
I'm very tempted to get one... and then a couple more, so I can build/mod all the proposed Saturn V derivatives next to each other in a glorious display.  ;D

At least a Skylab!

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« Reply #66 on: 06/02/2017 12:24 AM »
Mine is on back-order, should be here on the 16th Jun. I'm just fine with that.
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« Reply #67 on: 06/02/2017 07:46 AM »
Got mine yesterday by walking into the local LEGO store and buying one... It is tempting to build it now, but I have to wait until after my last exam for the year on Monday :D

They had one built in the store and it was so smooth. Very neat.
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« Reply #68 on: 06/02/2017 08:57 AM »
The fantastic (and large, 33MB) instruction manual is now on-line:

https://lc-www-live-s.legocdn.com/bigdownloads/buildinginstructions/6207578.pdf

A nice bit of Apollo and Saturn V info included too.

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« Reply #69 on: 06/02/2017 11:12 AM »
Ordered mine today morning and it said it will deliver July 5th. But I get it as a present for my self anyway a bit later, so not a big deal. I would have to watch the unopened box the entire time otherwise.

The building instruction manual looks fantastic! I hope some internet community comes up with a launch mount and tower set. I doubt LEGO will sell it, but I want to showcase it vertically on the desk in my office.

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« Reply #70 on: 06/02/2017 11:33 AM »
Nice to get confirmation from the instructions that the lunar lander fits inside the fairing.

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« Reply #71 on: 06/02/2017 05:20 PM »
Lar, I have a question for you (or anybody who knows). Suppose I want to build the service tower for the Saturn V. How would I do that? If someone came up with a design[1], is there a way to buy the required LEGO pieces? I have not seen such a service on the LEGO home page.

[1]: I understand the developers of the Saturn V have already done that. But LEGO doesnt sell the sets..

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« Reply #72 on: 06/02/2017 05:34 PM »
My set was on backorder but just shipped today :).

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« Reply #73 on: 06/02/2017 07:53 PM »
Lar, I have a question for you (or anybody who knows). Suppose I want to build the service tower for the Saturn V. How would I do that? If someone came up with a design[1], is there a way to buy the required LEGO pieces? I have not seen such a service on the LEGO home page.

[1]: I understand the developers of the Saturn V have already done that. But LEGO doesnt sell the sets..

Actually there is on the LEGO home page! Replacement parts under the Customer Services heading at the bottom of the page. At least it's on the UK LEGO website and once on the 'buy parts' page Germany is one of the countries listed where the service is provided.

One issue though is that you need the part design numbers. For sold sets they're listed in the instructions.

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« Reply #74 on: 06/03/2017 08:29 AM »
Lar, I have a question for you (or anybody who knows). Suppose I want to build the service tower for the Saturn V. How would I do that? If someone came up with a design[1], is there a way to buy the required LEGO pieces? I have not seen such a service on the LEGO home page.

[1]: I understand the developers of the Saturn V have already done that. But LEGO doesnt sell the sets..

Actually there is on the LEGO home page! Replacement parts under the Customer Services heading at the bottom of the page. At least it's on the UK LEGO website and once on the 'buy parts' page Germany is one of the countries listed where the service is provided.

One issue though is that you need the part design numbers. For sold sets they're listed in the instructions.

Thank you, I didnt look into the customer service section. But once I started browsing around.. its.. fantastically expensive! Woooow! A simple 2x12 beam .. 0.5 Euros! I didnt found any of the holed latice bricks, but I cant imagine that they are much cheaper. That would put the service tower and launch mount in the order of 1000 Euros. Thats completely out of the question. I guess this shop makes sense for replacing individual bricks that got lost, as it is probably intended. Not to buy bricks by the kilos for some demanding build like the service tower.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #75 on: 06/03/2017 11:20 AM »
Lar, I have a question for you (or anybody who knows). Suppose I want to build the service tower for the Saturn V. How would I do that? If someone came up with a design[1], is there a way to buy the required LEGO pieces? I have not seen such a service on the LEGO home page.

[1]: I understand the developers of the Saturn V have already done that. But LEGO doesnt sell the sets..

Actually there is on the LEGO home page! Replacement parts under the Customer Services heading at the bottom of the page. At least it's on the UK LEGO website and once on the 'buy parts' page Germany is one of the countries listed where the service is provided.

One issue though is that you need the part design numbers. For sold sets they're listed in the instructions.

Thank you, I didnt look into the customer service section. But once I started browsing around.. its.. fantastically expensive! Woooow! A simple 2x12 beam .. 0.5 Euros! I didnt found any of the holed latice bricks, but I cant imagine that they are much cheaper. That would put the service tower and launch mount in the order of 1000 Euros. Thats completely out of the question. I guess this shop makes sense for replacing individual bricks that got lost, as it is probably intended. Not to buy bricks by the kilos for some demanding build like the service tower.

Another alternative is the aftermarket. Assuming you know what parts you need, (the set designers have done a tower and a crawler) you can go to bricklink.com ... there are 3000+ sellers there. Bricklink will let you upload a wantlist and help you determine which seller(s) are best suited to fill your needs. But you have to have an idea of the parts wanted.

I don't know that the set designers have released their design in the form of LDD or LDraw files... I haven't been following that closely. Hope that helps.

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« Reply #76 on: 06/03/2017 01:01 PM »
Assuming the designers release their design, then it will probably very hard to get the required elements from the market, many people will want to have it. Well, let's see :)

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« Reply #77 on: 06/05/2017 06:10 PM »
I couldn't resist, and bought the set. First Lego purchase for myself. Last build for me was the Super Car ( http://www.technicopedia.com/8880.html ) in 1996...

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« Reply #78 on: 06/05/2017 09:32 PM »
Some celebs have uploaded build videos..

Scott Manley:


One ½ of Mythbusters:


With my 5-y.o. kid we are progressing very well. I hand over the pieces and she looks through the manual and puts them together. She loves it!

First stage internals we finished the day we got the set, which is full of really ingenious solutions. It is a SNOT build ("studs not on top"), and when you go through it you just keep marvelling at the way it is designed...

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« Reply #79 on: 06/06/2017 03:49 AM »
In LEGO land,  the coolest kids build with SNOT.  (I remember when that term was invented)
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« Reply #80 on: 06/07/2017 12:57 AM »
Got my Saturn V set today at Barnes and Noble. YAY!
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I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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« Reply #81 on: 06/07/2017 04:41 AM »
I got through building the S-IC tonight. I was very impressed with the studs not on top technique but I was also very pleasantly surprised by the visual cues they made with the different colored interior blocks (blue, green, etc) that made it easier to correlate the instructions to the model.

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« Reply #82 on: 06/07/2017 07:40 PM »
Yes and yes, it is really an ingenious construction. so many places where you just go "ahh, that's clever..." - Like the way the corrugated "belly band" is attached. It explained a rather baffling interior design.

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« Reply #83 on: 06/09/2017 07:26 PM »
Progress on my LEGO Saturn V
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« Reply #84 on: 06/09/2017 10:04 PM »
Hello guys,
very interesting to see that you are fully busy and excited.
Today finally came the birthday gift for my grandson Max, which I bought on May 31st, who will surely be in for a surprise. 



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« Reply #85 on: 06/10/2017 03:54 AM »
This is the result of finishing 3 bags of the Saturn V. I have 9 bags to go. I had attached the assemblies with the USA lettering and engine pods to the framework wrongly and had to practically start over. It was a challenge getting the first stage assembled to the point where it was strong enough not to fall apart, but I did it.
« Last Edit: 06/10/2017 03:55 AM by Bubbinski »
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« Reply #86 on: 06/14/2017 02:35 AM »
This is what you get after finishing the fifth and sixth bags of the set:
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« Reply #87 on: 06/17/2017 03:31 AM »
This is what you get after finishing 8 bags:
« Last Edit: 06/17/2017 03:32 AM by Bubbinski »
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« Reply #88 on: 06/17/2017 03:36 AM »
Additional pics from S-II construction. I had to redo part of the stage after the first pic was taken as I had inserted something the wrong way.
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« Reply #89 on: 06/17/2017 05:07 AM »
I'm at Brickworld (A LEGO convention) ...

Me to a LEGO exec at the con: You way underestimated demand for the Saturn V
LEGO exec to me: We know, please don't rub it in...
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« Reply #90 on: 06/18/2017 10:19 PM »
This is the result of finishing 3 bags of the Saturn V. I have 9 bags to go. I had attached the assemblies with the USA lettering and engine pods to the framework wrongly and had to practically start over. It was a challenge getting the first stage assembled to the point where it was strong enough not to fall apart, but I did it.

You certainly must have done something wrong if it "was a challenge getting the first stage assembled to the point where it was strong enough not to fall apart". The whole construction is very solid and gives an almost monolithic feel to the rocket. - Good to see you got back on track.

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« Reply #91 on: 06/20/2017 01:03 PM »
I'm at Brickworld (A LEGO convention) ...

Me to a LEGO exec at the con: You way underestimated demand for the Saturn V
LEGO exec to me: We know, please don't rub it in...

Hah. I saw that firsthand: went into my local Lego Store last week on a weekday morning and asked about it. The guy said that they had just gotten a shipment of 30 of them. While I was standing there less than five minutes, they sold six. On a weekday morning.

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« Reply #92 on: 06/20/2017 04:04 PM »
I ordered two....only got one and a refund :(
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« Reply #93 on: 06/20/2017 07:51 PM »
I'm at Brickworld (A LEGO convention) ...

Me to a LEGO exec at the con: You way underestimated demand for the Saturn V
LEGO exec to me: We know, please don't rub it in...

Any other nuggets you heard at the convention?

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« Reply #94 on: 06/20/2017 09:30 PM »
I'm at Brickworld (A LEGO convention) ...

Me to a LEGO exec at the con: You way underestimated demand for the Saturn V
LEGO exec to me: We know, please don't rub it in...

Any other nuggets you heard at the convention?

Not that would be on topic for this thread... :)
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« Reply #95 on: 06/21/2017 01:56 AM »
I finished the S-II stage today
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« Reply #96 on: 06/21/2017 02:00 AM »
I ordered two....only got one and a refund :(

Was this on the LEGO web site? They haven't even let anyone do backorders on the Saturn V for weeks. So glad I found another source when I did
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« Reply #97 on: 06/21/2017 04:28 PM »
I ordered two....only got one and a refund :(

Was this on the Lego web site? They haven't even let anyone do backorders on the Saturn V for weeks. So glad I found another source when I did

yep, back ordered it at the beginning of the month.  Got all my payment and shipping notices....opened the box and only one was in there.  Since there was no other tracking number and the order said closed, I contacted Lego and they basically replied "sorry about that....we are out of them now and dont know if we will ever get any in".  The funny thing was they had no idea I had only gotten one.  You would think the guy packing them would know how to count.
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« Reply #98 on: 06/22/2017 01:11 AM »
Did anyone else think this peculiar? The S-IVB stage has what appears to be three instrument units stacked on top of it instead of just one. To preserve the correct overall height the SLA angle had to be greater to compensate. The only reason I could think of for doing this was so that the lunar module would fit on top of the S-IVB if desired. It really doesn't spoil the overall effect; I just thought it an interesting compromise.

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« Reply #99 on: 06/22/2017 01:16 AM »
The Instrument Unit is the black line, if I am correct
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« Reply #100 on: 06/22/2017 08:31 PM »
Did anyone else think this peculiar? The S-IVB stage has what appears to be three instrument units stacked on top of it instead of just one. To preserve the correct overall height the SLA angle had to be greater to compensate. The only reason I could think of for doing this was so that the lunar module would fit on top of the S-IVB if desired. It really doesn't spoil the overall effect; I just thought it an interesting compromise.

Couldn't it be because they always endeavour to use blocks that are already in production? Maybe those SLA blocks are from a previous set.

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« Reply #101 on: 06/22/2017 10:29 PM »
The Instrument Unit is the black line, if I am correct
This is correct. I have circled the IU in the attached photo. The SLA wasn't entirely conical, it had a barrel section on the bottom to which the hinged SLA panels was attached to.
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« Reply #102 on: 06/23/2017 01:33 AM »
Couldn't it be because they always endeavour to use blocks elements that are already in production? Maybe those SLA blocks elements are from a previous set.

"Elements" is the preferred term, quote corrected to reflect that.

It's a bit more complicated than that, but essentially, yes. Any given set has to be cautious about how many new elements it uses, and how many new colors. LEGO Ideas sets typically operate under very tight restrictions[1] and usually have no new elements at all. This has been changing as Ideas sets become more popular. But they still don't have the freedom to introduce new elements, printing or colors that a mainline theme does (Friends, for example has a plethora of new elements, and existing elements in new colors, each year).

The other side of that coin is that once a mainline theme set introduces a new element, there is considerable pressure to use that new element in other sets introduced at similar times so as to amortize the new tooling across more sets[1].

1 - we fans have observed, LEGO employees more or less neither confirm or deny, but wink at us to let us know we're right...
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« Reply #103 on: 06/24/2017 04:48 AM »
My Saturn V is finished!
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I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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« Reply #104 on: 06/30/2017 02:24 PM »
I know this is old news (posted on May 2017), but at least I didnt know it and its not mentioned in this thread so far:

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We’re glad you like our design, nice review about our rocket :-)
The Mobile launch tower & the Crawler at the 1/110 scale will be on line at Lego Ideas on September 2017, you can get an overview of prototypes here: http://whatsuptoday.free.fr/Saturn-V-Apollo-11/samples/magazine/index.html#page/18
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http://www.brothers-brick.com/2017/05/10/go-launch-lego-ideas-21309-nasa-apollo-saturn-v-review/#comment-100613

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« Reply #105 on: 06/30/2017 11:08 PM »
I know this is old news (posted on May 2017), but at least I didnt know it and its not mentioned in this thread so far:

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We’re glad you like our design, nice review about our rocket :-)
The Mobile launch tower & the Crawler at the 1/110 scale will be on line at Lego Ideas on September 2017, you can get an overview of prototypes here: http://whatsuptoday.free.fr/Saturn-V-Apollo-11/samples/magazine/index.html#page/18
Felix Stiessen & Valerie Roche

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2017/05/10/go-launch-lego-ideas-21309-nasa-apollo-saturn-v-review/#comment-100613

Hope we find many, many supporters :) I want the Saturn V vertical on my desk!

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« Reply #106 on: 06/30/2017 11:15 PM »
it's the link in the bit Semmel shared.
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« Reply #107 on: 07/02/2017 08:53 PM »
Finally had a chance to work on ours and finish it yesterday.  Even though it he has "outgrown" Lego, he still had fun building with me, and was very quick!!

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« Reply #108 on: 07/02/2017 09:30 PM »
Lovely pic Ronpur!

I just finished the S-II stage with my daughter. We've been at it since June 1st, but she's only 5 so I think that's OK... - We can't believe there are only two bags left!

Due to our LEGO build I bought this amazing book on the Saturn V: https://haynes.com/en-gb/nasa-saturn-v-owners-workshop-manual
- It is very well-written, concise, yet goes into great detail, and in a language everybody can understand. I am learning so many interesting facts about the Saturn V that I didn't know:

The kerosene used in the S-IC was called RP-1. And what does that abbreviation stand for? - surely something very technical? - Nope, it means.... wait for it...drumroll... "Rocket Propellant 1"! - So funny.

Also didn't know the explanation behind the particular look of the S-IC plume, i.e. the first metre or so of flame being very dark and laminar-looking almost. Well, turns out they directed the exhaust of the turbopump out through the inside of the lower half of the F-1 nozzle to protect it from the searing heat of the primary combustion.

And then the retro-rockets in the S-IC fins: they actually didn't bother to make an opening in the skin of the rocket for the rockets. They just blew a hole through the skin when they fired!

OK, better stop now. Truly great book, wonderfully illustrated.     
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« Reply #109 on: 07/03/2017 03:01 PM »
The Saturn V LUT Lego Ideas project is now live to gather supporters.

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a88109ec-9970-4fe1-98b4-9bd535856ab4

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« Reply #110 on: 07/03/2017 03:45 PM »
I was looking over the rules to check how long they have to get each level of support, and I noticed something concerning (that was recently added). It explicitly calls out the Apollo program as a disallowed idea, effectively because they will handle it themselves if they want to expand the series.

Hopefully this counts as an exception, either if it was technically submitted a couple months ago, or if they are nice enough to recognize that this had been planned as a follow on project years ago. Also hopefully, the Saturn V will be back in stock at some point somewhere, I really don't want to buy it off a scalper.

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« Reply #111 on: 07/03/2017 03:54 PM »
Also hopefully, the Saturn V will be back in stock at some point somewhere, I really don't want to buy it off a scalper.

In the LEGO shop in Antwerp, Belgium, I was told that it would be in stock again by October.

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« Reply #112 on: 07/03/2017 04:04 PM »
The Saturn V LUT Lego Ideas project is now live to gather supporters.

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a88109ec-9970-4fe1-98b4-9bd535856ab4

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Only thing I would want to change in then tower set would be to have a LEGO-studded platform instead of the smooth surface. It's LEGO after all, it should look like it.

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« Reply #113 on: 07/03/2017 04:09 PM »
I changed the way I display my Saturn V this weekend to make it look more like the KSC Saturn V Center exhibit:
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I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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« Reply #114 on: 07/03/2017 05:18 PM »
The 5 year old and me had a great time putting it together. He was squeeling from delight when he saw the packaging after his last school day.

We both now can't wait to see the real thing in KSC some day.

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« Reply #116 on: 07/04/2017 10:43 AM »
In two days they got 612 supporters out of the 10,000 needed for LEGO to review the launch tower set!

I must say that I would much have preferred a set that included both the crawler (i.e. "stage 0") and the launch tower.

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« Reply #117 on: 07/04/2017 01:09 PM »
Finished mine tonight - first perfectly on top of the DVD shelf  :)

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« Reply #118 on: 07/04/2017 02:56 PM »
Some great HD pictures of both tower designs (a 'deluxe' one and the 'basic' one currently live on LEGO ideas) at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129688999@N08/collections/72157682572929232/

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« Reply #119 on: 07/08/2017 01:20 PM »
The Ideas tower design now has 1900 supporters, so has an extra 6 months to reach the 5000 milestone :)

Meanwhile thought the attached award winning LEGO ad might be of interest (more info at http://www.adweek.com/creativity/the-story-behind-legos-brilliant-print-ads-from-the-cannes-festival/).

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« Reply #120 on: 07/10/2017 02:12 AM »
Changed my Saturn display again. It's vertical next to the LEGO City Shuttle I finished last year.
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I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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« Reply #121 on: 07/16/2017 07:29 PM »
They are still sold out.  :(

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« Reply #122 on: 07/17/2017 03:41 PM »
They are still sold out.  :(

If it helps anyone in or willing to travel to California, when we were at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad over the 4th of July holiday, they still had some in stock at the Big Store. 

My 4 year old is slow-rolling me with this and getting too distracted with other sets to keep working on our Saturn V.  Eventually we'll move beyond bag 5...
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« Reply #123 on: 07/17/2017 03:48 PM »
Just drove to my nearest LEGO store(Hamburg) and they said they are hoping to have it in stock again in about two months. Settled for one of the slightly overpriced ones on Ebay :/.

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« Reply #124 on: 07/21/2017 01:24 PM »
The umbilical tower design has passed 5000 supporters now within about 2.5 weeks of when it started.

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« Reply #125 on: 07/21/2017 02:20 PM »
Wait!  So, rockets really are Legos?

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« Reply #126 on: 07/21/2017 02:30 PM »
Wait!  So, rockets really are Legos?
No.[1][2]

However it IS possible to build a model rocket out of LEGO elements. Or even buy a LEGO set that gives you a model after you build it to their design.. (or something else if you use the parts for something else, obvs...)

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« Reply #127 on: 08/05/2017 09:11 AM »
I unfortunately knocked mine off it's stand and snapped one of the fins. While ordering a replacement, I took the liberty to be uber space geeky and ordered transparent blue studs to go on the J-2 engines. The space flight fanatic in me found it annoying that they had orange studs, LH2 and LOX burns light blue LEGO dammit!
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« Reply #128 on: 08/05/2017 09:20 AM »
Ah, good thinking! Together with the beige stud connecting the engine bell to the Service Module, those would be the two questionable choices in this set.

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« Reply #129 on: 08/05/2017 11:59 AM »
The umbilical tower design has passed 5000 supporters now within about 2.5 weeks of when it started.

Just 2 weeks later & it's now passed 7,500 :)

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« Reply #130 on: 08/05/2017 01:53 PM »
I support the tower as well, but I really think it should include the crawler too. That would be the full package. With a bit more judicious use of pieces they should be able to have both in the same set.

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« Reply #131 on: 08/05/2017 10:53 PM »
In addition, the LUT & Mobile Launcher (2902 parts) and Crawler (1373 parts) had also been designed already, which could possibly still come, if the Saturn V might successfully conquer the market ...


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