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Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

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  • valerie roche
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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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pianojosh

2 days ago

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One question for you: Why the use of transparent red 1x1 round plates for the plumes of the second and third stages? They should be blue, or clear, since those stages burned hydrogen, while the first stage burned kerosene, which did burn yellow-red.

BrickmasterUS

3 days ago

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Looks good. All the pictures I have seen have been amazing. The build looks awesome and the inclusion of the moon bit looks cool as well. I will get it soon. I told my science teacher and he already ordered it too! Can't wait to get it

TabbyBoy65

1 week ago

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Apparently it's one per household initially (to combat eBay flippers) and will then be widely available at all major retailers. It's a big shame that it won't be exclusive to LEGO like the Mars Rover was ;-(

nelsons12

2 weeks ago

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This is awesome!!!
Q. Will the deluxe version be coming out as well?

chiplegoman

5 days ago

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Really, a deluxe version. Tell me more?

BrickmasterUS

3 days ago

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Will there be a deluxe version?

HasanJensen

LEGO Ideas Team Moderator

13 hours ago

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Hi Nelson,
There won't be any other versions coming out. But you can always build your own :-)

tonibalogna

2 weeks ago

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What time on June 1st will this be on sale?

hen13ry

2 weeks ago

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Probably at 00:00:01 for the online store (depending on the timezone) and for the physical stores whenever the open probably

belindaj77

2 weeks ago

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Looks like a great set. Was the 1969 pieces deliberate? If so, very, very clever. :)

belindaj77

2 weeks ago

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Okay, I just noticed all the other comments stating this as well. I am a bit late to the party. :)

brick_bzh

2 weeks ago

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Fantastic job !
I want it, I will buy it the day it is in LEGO stores.
I saw on a forum the "official" answer of a LEGO employee that said this Ideas set will be available in France only in 2018 !
It seems very strange such a delay.
Is it a rumor or is it true ?

HUN_Sector

2 weeks ago

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"Here's the press release:

LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket Set 21309

Available June 1, 2017.
Ages 14+. 1,969 pieces.
$119.99 USD"
https://brickset.com/article/27774/nasa-apollo-saturn-v-revealed!

Lego shop at home will allow you to buy this from june as well.

julien4599

2 weeks ago

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Wouhaou ! Fantastic job Valérie and Félix !
One of the best set ever, the shop online will crash day one i think :D

RussDCA

2 weeks ago

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This is genuinely an amazing set. I hope that enough are produced to avoid people struggling to buy them. I'll certainly be in the queue.

hen13ry

2 weeks ago

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This is probably one of the BEST sets I have seen in all the time I have been a fan. This will most certainly be the centerpiece of my entire collection. Now i just need to find somewhere to put it :p

Two questions:

Does anyone know how wide the bottom section (excluding fins) is?

Also does anyone know if this will be at Legoland Windsor on the 1st or if I will need to go to a lego shop?