Space Rocket Ride - Gift with Purchase Revealed
After some time behind the scenes, this fan-designed Space Rocket Ride is finally ready for flight!
Selected as the winner of the LEGO Moments in Space contest on LEGO Ideas in early 2018, Mark Smiley's winning design became the first ever Gift with Purchase set to be designed by a LEGO fan!
The Free Exclusive LEGO® Space Rocket Ride (40335) offer is valid for purchases via the online LEGO shop, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 05/06/2019 to 18/06/2019, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchases must be equal to or greater than £85 / 85 € / 635 kr. (DK) in LEGO merchandise only. For more info on this promotion check out shop.LEGO.com.
Original vs. Final Model
During the final development of the model, the team responsible for developing this Gift with Purchase set held meetings to get Mark's input to the final model and explain some of the constraints that exist when designing official LEGO models. This culminated in Mark creating this comparison video that explains the differences between his original submission and the final production model.
Fan Designer Inspiration
If you're interested in knowing what inspired Mark to create this fun rocket ride, then check out this LEGO FanTube interview with him from last year, where he goes into detail about not only his design but also his passion for the LEGO hobby.