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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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Kozzie137

2 weeks ago

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Is it avalable in australia

Lo Var Lachland.

2 weeks ago

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Will there be a discount for Lego VIP members?

hen13ry

2 weeks ago

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Probably not. Correct me if i'm wrong but there usually isn't a VIP discount for new sets.

cvlego

3 weeks ago

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OMG, this is a dream come true! My son has been BEGGING me for a toy like this for years! The Saturn V is our FAVORITE rocket, and it is very hard to find a good quality Saturn V toy on the market. (We bought him a large one (that separates into stages) a few years ago, and it broke within the first five minutes.) We are SO lucky you have designed this fabulous rocket that will combine his two passions: Space & LEGO. Yesterday, I was almost doing cartwheels in the store when a LEGO employee told me about this upcoming set. WOW! Thank you!!

Bossunek

3 weeks ago

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How many sets will be available to buy?

whatsuptoday

3 weeks ago

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That's a good question ;-) But I don't know that, may be Hasan Jensen could answer?

juanpv1980

3 weeks ago

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Will it be available at Lego store or does Lego Ideas site has its own purchasing platform?

HasanJensen

LEGO Ideas Team Moderator

3 weeks ago

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It will be available through the LEGO brand retail stores and shop.LEGO.com :)

TexasLegoFan81

3 weeks ago

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Home. Frickin. Run. My guess is that this will be THE toy to get for Christmas 2017', and yes, I gotta have one. Nice work, Lego, you deserve the huge kudos you're going to get for this !

whatsuptoday

3 weeks ago

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Thank you :-)

Al4xs

3 weeks ago

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Not long joined lego vip club. After purchasing a whole load of sets. Now this set comes out.. Well I can't resist buying, just after already the snowspeeder! Eek!

markeberhart

3 weeks ago

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Certainly hope Lego's IT team has prepared their web server/s for the onslaught of online purchases this is going to result in.

KLarsen82

3 weeks ago

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Absolutely awesome, and cheaper than I expected! I'll be buying this on June 1st!

whatsuptoday

3 weeks ago

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Thanks a lot :-)

tram2net

3 weeks ago

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Where can I pre order?

HasanJensen

LEGO Ideas Team Moderator

3 weeks ago

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Hi tram2net,
This set won't be available for pre-order, but is available worldwide from June 1st.