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Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

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  • felix stiessen
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  • valerie roche
  • whatsuptoday

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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MadonnaJones

3 weeks ago

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Awesome.
Agree w/RStephenson - "It would be nice if the Lunar Rover project (149464) could get more votes. It would be great to display with this model."
And, w/Ypsilanti - "Now I'll just need a crawler-transporter/gantry to go with it."

Ypsilanti

3 weeks ago

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Congratulations!

Now I'll just need a crawler-transporter/gantry to go with it.

ignazw

3 weeks ago

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Can't wait! One of the biggest achievements ever in rocket science.

JohnBrick25

3 weeks ago

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Looks awesome!

spaulagain

3 weeks ago

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Absolutely brilliant set! Congrats to the original creators and thank you Lego for executing the final product so well.

I LOVE that you made it 1969 pieces, very clever. And at $120, what a great deal!

V3-89

3 weeks ago

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cool

whatsuptoday

3 weeks ago

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I think it's needless to say that when we posted our project on Lego Ideas it was only a distant dream that it might get approved some day. However, now that LEGO released the images it is slowly sinking in that this is indeed not a dream and on this occasion we would once more like to thank all our fans and supporters. Also thanks a lot to Michael Psiaki and Carl Merriam who really did a great job at turning our proposal into a fantastic and without doubt iconic set.
So far the response from the fans has been great and we are looking forward to see the first models on the shelves in June!
Felix & Valérie

skopek22

3 weeks ago

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Thanks for your efforts - I've been waiting for something like this. I'll be watching June 1st for history to be made again!!!

Valensiakol

3 weeks ago

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I'm so glad that your set made it to production, and without being severely dumbed down! Not only that, it's got a price much lower than anyone was expecting, so I'll probably be picking up two so that I have one to display and one to tinker with.

FirePrimeNinja21

3 weeks ago

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This set is incredible! Congratulations! It is definitely an amazing set and affordable for most people too. It is a great set to honor a very important moment in the history of the world.

RevDavidHuber

3 weeks ago

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Thank you so very much for coming up with this idea! I just heard tonight that this set is being made, and it has totally made my day, night, and quite likely my tomorrow!

You rock!

Now, if you could design and submit for the crawler-transporter to hold the 3' LEGO Saturn V, along with all the scaffolding (and with treads that work). That would be a truly amazing build.

Macomonaco

3 weeks ago

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Congratulations - The Eagle has landed!

auremaurel

3 weeks ago

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Is there a Space Launch System and an Orion Spaceship in the making?

HasanJensen

LEGO Ideas Team Moderator

3 weeks ago

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You're always welcome to build and submit your own version of those to LEGO Ideas ;-)