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The Black Arrow was the UK's first orbital rocket. On the 28th October 1971, it delivered the Prospero satellite into low Earth orbit. The Lego recreation of the set includes:
- the first stage, powered by a Gamma-8 engine (so called as it has 8 rocket nozzles).
- the second stage, powered by a Gamma-2 engine (which has 2 nozzles).
- the small Waxwing solid rocket third stage.
- a Lego model of Prospero.
- the striking red payload fairing of the rocket.
- a Lego astronaut minifigure for scale.
I built the Black Arrow because I wanted to create a rocket from Lego which has not been created before. Not many people know about this rocket, so I wanted to enlighten others about it.
I think this would make a great Lego set as it has good display potential, and also has playability potential as the rocket stages are separable.