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Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

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The wait is over! After a year in development we're incredibly proud to unveil and present the first official images of the LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V designed by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen (saabfan) and Valérie Roche (whatsuptoday).

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. 

 

 

Here is the official description:

Make history with the LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V, the first rocket to put people on the Moon! Build the 3 stages of this stunning meter-high rocket and display it on the stand or launch into orbit. Offload the S-IC and S-II sections, dock the lunar lander with the command service module, and complete a successful Moon landing mission!

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.


Felix and Valérie's collaboration was guided by a shared passion for space exploration

Despite never meeting in person, space and LEGO fans Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche beat the odds with their wonderfully brick built version of the iconic Apollo rocket. It was a collaboration that tested their skills in numerous ways but, as it turns out, the long-distance collaboration also proved to be a significant benefit to their project, as Felix states "there were often times when one of us abandoned the project for a few weeks and came back to it later; however, thanks to the fact that it is a collaborative project, it was always the case that one of us continued making progress on the project and re-motivated the other".

Felix and Valérie's collaborative spirit was tranferred to the LEGO design team as well, who took over the project once it was approved, in order to ensure it lived up to LEGO quality standards. Two designers, Michael Psiaki and Carl Thomas Mirriam, motivated by their enthusiasm for space, teamed up to bring the final model to life. "We were actually not asked. I was so excited when I heard that the project was potentially going to happen, and told Carl about it because I knew he was also a space fanatic. We decided it would be really cool to work together since it is such a big mode, so we approached the Ideas team about helping develop the product", Michael said. 

 

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Astronaut Avila

3 weeks ago

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Will be buying several for the family! Here's hoping LEGO has plenty in stock!

mickeyD0715

3 weeks ago

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This comes out just a month before my birthday, so I'm pretty sure that this is gonna be at the top of my list. P.S. 1969 pieces... just so awesome.

kelesney

3 weeks ago

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My old uncle worked worked on this project...you should send him a set for his contribution to the American space program for these

whatsuptoday

3 weeks ago

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Ha ha ...

pepep44

3 weeks ago

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Wooohooo!! YESSS!!! This is for sure the best Lego Ideas set yet and as a space exploration fan, I can't wait to build it and watching at it when it's complete! Will buy it for sure at day one!
Thanks to Felix and Valérie, to the Lego team and to the 10'000 supporters. You made my childhood dream!

P.S. The fact that it has 1969 Lego elements just like the date of the first Moon landing, is simply unbelievable.

al_biglan

3 weeks ago

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Sweet! May need 2... one to play with and one for the display shelf!

TeraMedia

3 weeks ago

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Looking forward to sharing this with my sons. The part count? JFK would approve.

If I were ever going to consider applying Kragle to a model, it would probably be this one. Well done, Lego, and WELL DONE to the original Idea creators!

And, of course, well done NASA.

HasanJensen

LEGO Ideas Team Moderator

3 weeks ago

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Kragle?! What is this blasphemy ;-)

Ymarilego

3 weeks ago

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Awesome, I will defo buy this !

ilovecars

3 weeks ago

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Best Lego ideas set yet !

the_8ill

3 weeks ago

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I can't wait!!!

jerj100

3 weeks ago

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Amazing. Buying one at launch :)