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Offline kitnut617

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Lego does a Saturn V
« on: August 20, 2017, 08:13:29 AM »
My son bought and built the new Lego Saturn V model. It's 39" long (approx' 1 metre).

The bottom pic it's on a 36"x24" cutting mat.

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 08:15:06 AM »
It comes with some tiny figures of astronauts which measure 1/2" high. That makes the model 1/144 scale

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 08:16:15 AM »
The model can come apart into it's three stages, these pics show it together.

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 08:17:01 AM »
This is the first stage.

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 08:17:51 AM »
Second stage.

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 08:19:25 AM »
Third stage with command module. Bottom pics show how the transition from first stage to command module opens up to reveal the lander inside

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 08:20:56 AM »
Some more pics of the third stage, command module and lander

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 08:21:33 AM »
and a couple more.

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 06:48:37 AM »
Legos have certainly changed since I last had them.

Wow is that an impressive piece of work!

I can only imagine the patience it took to put it all together!

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 09:52:36 PM »
Well that's an incredible kit indeed!

I prefer the "all purpose" Lego pieces that in the end could become anything crossing your mind!

Since I last played Legos they went more and more towards "special" shapes that do not stimulate too much the fantasy...

Just my opinion, anyway this kit is awesome!

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 10:00:30 PM »
Adam Savage of Myth Busters and friends builds this kit on Tested.com.  Look it up on YouTube. It's quite funny.

Having built many a thing with LEGO since 1965 I like to note what existing parts and new parts they need to create a new product. 
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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 06:40:31 AM »
Found this group on Facebook: Lego Saturn V mods and space builds

For those interesting in sharing ideas about how to modify and improve the amazing Lego Saturn V kit. Detail improvements or Apollo-Saturn derivatives and other NASA-related custom builds.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/saturnvmods/

Lots of cool mods and not limited to the Saturn V.
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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
I thought it looked like the same size as my Airfix one! Wow! What a cool thing! After watching Apollo 13 and falling into space fever as a kid I built my own Lego Saturn V that could stage, but nothing that detailed or so big!
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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2017, 12:14:56 PM »
I thought it looked like the same size as my Airfix one! Wow! What a cool thing! After watching Apollo 13 and falling into space fever as a kid I built my own Lego Saturn V that could stage, but nothing that detailed or so big!
For me it was more like aerospace fever.  I was in first grade when Sputnik 1 went into orbit.  I can imagine what kits like this could have been like in conjunction with the Willy Ley books for kids (or, for that matters, his books for adults that were also read by kids - certain topics dad was cool on me reading on).


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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2017, 05:29:23 PM »
Having sat up all night to watch Armstrong jumping off the lander on TV back in '69, seeing this Lego model appear now was pretty amazing.

Mind you, I've just got to get the Dragon 1/72 kit now ---------   ;)

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 04:59:45 AM »
I've heard the Dragon kit has ample scope to exercise your aftermarket and scratchbuilding skills...
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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2019, 08:08:04 PM »
Shared with me by another LEGO enthusiast and a Saturn V owner.

LEPIN is Chinese LEGO knock-off but this is exactly what every Saturn V needs! MOC NASA Apolo Saturn-V Launch Launchpad Tower.







https://lepinworld.com/shop/lepin-technician/moc-nasa-saturn-v-launch-launchpad-tower/

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2019, 11:21:35 PM »
I'll show my son that ---  :smiley:

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2019, 08:33:09 AM »
I'll show my son that ---  :smiley:

You'll be stepping on legos for years!

I can still hear my dad yelling in pain from 40 years ago,

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2019, 11:29:50 PM »
I'll show my son that ---  :smiley:

You'll be stepping on legos for years!

I can still hear my dad yelling in pain from 40 years ago,

Brian da Basher

My son is right into the Sci-Fi stuff and some of the real world space that Lego makes. He's on a Lego forum so when I showed him that tower, he actually wasn't that impressed to my surprise. But then he told me that there's a lot of people who design models from existing Lego parts on this forum and put the plans up for everyone to see, where the end result sometimes goes into production. One guy made up the tower from existing parts, show the result and posted the plans ----- guess where the plans ended up, the knock-off companies in China. My son says 'if' Lego do a tower, he'll buy that one ----

An interesting thing I saw on the forum my son was showing me, is that the scale of the tower was 1/110. I would imagine then the Saturn V is the same scale and not 1/144 I had originally thought it was.

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2019, 05:16:30 AM »
I JUST WANT ONE :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2019, 09:17:53 PM »
Awesome  8)

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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2019, 05:36:48 PM »
As well as meself (see above comment ;D) my almost 18 year old son wants the Lego Saturn V and agrees that when Lego releases a launch tower to go with, that's what he wants.  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

We are both heartily sick of the theft of intellectual property by a "certain" countries inhabitants without giving proper credit and remuneration to the ORIGINAL creator/s of said design. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Lego does a Saturn V
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2020, 10:24:13 PM »
Way too much money? Way too much time? Way too much LEGO?

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It's all been building (literally) toward this one – @NASA_SLS  has joined by #LEGO #rocket garden! It's a thing of beauty.

And for anyone who wants their own 1:110 Saturn-V-scale LEGO rocket collection, I've updated by DIY guide: https://storiesinmypocket.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/diy-lego-rocket-garden/



 
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