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LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

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LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby Staff » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:00 am




Yes, she is a big one.

Standing at just over 1m tall (that's a little over 3 feet for us yanks), LEGO Ideas newest entry from their crowd-sourced platform is 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V. Designed by saabfan, the project reached the minimum 10,000 supporters way back in November of 2015 and was revealed as an official set back in June of 2016. Now, a year after that reveal, you'll finally be able to purchase the Apollo Saturn V set starting on June 1, 2017. The set includes 1,969 pieces and will set you back just $119.99 USD. Call me crazy but that seems dirt cheap. The number 1969 is also significant in that it was the year of the first moon landing. I may not be a smart man but I'm thinking that is more than just a coincidence.

Some details that I geeked out over:

- The rocket includes separate display stands so that all three stages of the rocket can be displayed horizontally simultaneously.
- The lunar lander actually fits inside the Apollo spacecraft.
- Three astronaut microfigs are included.

You can read the full press release below after the picture dump.


21309_Assets package fullmodel 21309_Back 21309_Front_02
21309_Assets package on pillars
21309_Box1_V39 21309_Box5_V39
21309_Back_09 21309_Assets package space capsules_ splashdown 21309_Front_01 21309_Assets package space capsules_ Lander
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21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

Available June 1, 2017.
Ages 14+. 1,969 pieces.
$119.99

Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon!

Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO® brick model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

• Features a meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable S-IC first rocket stage with main rocket engine details, removable S-II second rocket stage with rocket engine details, removable S-IVB third rocket stage with the Apollo spacecraft and rescue rocket at top of the whole spacecraft, plus 3 stands to display the model horizontally.
• The Apollo spacecraft features the lunar lander and the lunar orbiter.
• Also includes 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures.
• Great for display and role-playing the manned Apollo Moon missions.
• Includes a booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this set.
• This set includes over 1,900 pieces.
• Measures over 39" (100cm) high and 6” (17cm) in diameter.


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Re: LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby fallenangel327 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:22 am

Is it wrong that I immediately thought of using this to build engine intakes for an enormous LEGO X-wing?
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Re: LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby Dismal_Nitch » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:39 am

I initially thought I was going to pass on this set. Now that I'm seeing all of the details I'm not so sure. That sucker is big though. The spousal will probably kill me.
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Re: LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby sparkart » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:03 am

TIL, according to this , Airfix Saturn V model parts were used for 1/2 dozen or so Star Wars props and models.


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Re: LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby dWhisper » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:17 pm

This is firmly in the "shut up and take my money" realm. I'll likely end up buying two, so I have one to put away. Did the same thing with the Space Shuttle set...
If the above post didn't offend you, you're probably reading it wrong.
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Re: LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby Solo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:14 pm

Oh wow, that's a good looking. Not perfectly in scale with the shuttle but close enough. I really hope Legoland has these in stock during Star Wars Days.
                                                                                                                           
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Re: LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby miro78 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:37 am

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Re: LEGO Ideas Reveals 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V Set

Postby MarOrgana » Mon May 15, 2017 4:22 am

I just loved it!

It's perfectly done. Sorry but I feel like an old man. It's so Classic LEGO. It has this spirit like in the good old days. It's like the pirates or Robinhood days... I don't know... It made me feel nostalgic.

I'll go back to my second hand shopping and see what I can buy :)
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