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

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

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #132 on: 08/20/2017 11:00 AM »
Slightly to my surprise the Saturn V works out cheaper in Japan than the U.K. and some outlets still have a bit of stock. So I finally picked up one today at a huge outlet complex in Nagano prefecture central Japan.

Hopefully won't need to buy another suitcase to carry it home :D

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« Reply #133 on: 08/21/2017 11:07 AM »
Hello LUT Fans,
it's progressing, currently: 8.840 Supporters!!!



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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #134 on: 08/21/2017 11:11 AM »
Slightly to my surprise the Saturn V works out cheaper in Japan than the U.K. and some outlets still have a bit of stock. So I finally picked up one today at a huge outlet complex in Nagano prefecture central Japan.

Hopefully won't need to buy another suitcase to carry it home :D
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #135 on: 08/21/2017 10:49 PM »
Hello LUT Fans,
it's progressing, currently: 8.840 Supporters!!!





I'm supporting it. I just hope that if they end up making the tower it will be in a set which integrates both crawler and tower. Would make for a much more interesting set. The tower in itself is a bit repetitive and boring in its structure.

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #136 on: 08/23/2017 11:37 AM »
Not sure if this should be in a new thread or not, but I just wanted to mention the Shuttle project on Lego Ideas. It's made to the same scale as Saturn V, 1:110, and, as far as I can judge, it's a pretty precise model. It's almost through the gates to 10,000 supporters, but still need some votes. If it hits 10k before 'early september', it'll go into the review process directly. I really want it on the shelf beside the Saturn V!

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/50a447cc-0acb-4fff-b3c9-41739fed157c

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #137 on: 08/23/2017 04:26 PM »
Not sure if this should be in a new thread or not, but I just wanted to mention the Shuttle project on Lego Ideas. It's made to the same scale as Saturn V, 1:110, and, as far as I can judge, it's a pretty precise model. It's almost through the gates to 10,000 supporters, but still need some votes. If it hits 10k before 'early september', it'll go into the review process directly. I really want it on the shelf beside the Saturn V!

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/50a447cc-0acb-4fff-b3c9-41739fed157c

This shuttle isn't that much bigger than the big shuttle LEGO themselves did. That might be a downcheck. LEGO may view the market as saturated.... Supported it anyway..  but makes me think that a bit of judicious MOC work could get things scaled right. See this picture in particular

size comparision (image #7) from Ideas site

Note: If this sparks a lot of discussion I'll probably carve out the posts to another thread.
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #138 on: 08/29/2017 02:10 AM »
The Space Shuttle has now reached 10,000 supporters :)

Saturn V launch tower is now on 9,395 with about 2 years left to get the remaining 605!


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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« Reply #139 on: 08/30/2017 07:16 AM »
I'd buy the shuttle in an instant if it gets selected by LEGO (for which I guess the chances are really low). Its a beautiful set, much better-looking than LEGO's own version from a few years ago.

But I wouldn't buy the tower - I like my Saturn V displayed the way it is at JSC, on the side. :) I guess the chances of the tower being selected by LEGO are even lower than for the shuttle, as it is not a "stand-alone set" as their requirements state (edit: sorry to be so negative, but I guess its better to manage your expectations on this one).
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