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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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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.
« Last Edit: 04/28/2017 03:59 PM by Bynaus »

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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."
« Last Edit: 04/28/2017 10:18 PM by Blackstar »

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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-
« Last Edit: 05/04/2017 07:12 AM by WilliamJohnson1985 »

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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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)!

[edit: spelling]
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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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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Re: LEGO Saturn V set
« 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

To cut to the chase:

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

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