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Soyuz Rocket & Spacecraft

Over and out!

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Dear followers and supporters,

Thank you for your supporting and commenting on my Soyuz Rocket & Spacecraft. I never thought I would reach more than 1000 people — now the end is near and 2200 of you are supporting! Wow! 

Special thanks to saabfan, whatsuptoday and the LEGO designers of the mighty Saturn V model as well as Eiffleman and luxordeathbed who enspired me to take up this crazy hobby to build accurate LEGO models of spacecraft in the same 1:110 scale.

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Why did the Soyuz launch abort?

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Apparently, the clutch power on one of the booster attachment clips (LEGO element 48729b) prevented that booster to be jettisoned. This tripped the escape system that ejected the second stage from the central core. 

Find out what really happened --> http://google.com/?q=soyuz launch abort 2018.

Thanks for supporting my project!


Three things you can do with built Soyuz and Vostok launchers

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Dear Soyuz Rocket & Spacecraft supporters,

As a thank you for your unwavering support, here are three things you can do with your built Soyuz and Vostok launchers.

Hope you like them!


Bonus build: Vostok launcher

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On 12 April 1961, the first manned spaceflight was undertaken by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
His capsule was launched by the R-7 launcher, which I have created in 1:110 scale.

For the color scheme I chose the launcher with ice formed on the skin just before launch. For a non-iced version, you should use the parts list on page 12, in which I replaced the white parts with their dark bluish gray counterparts.

Building instructions:

Together with the Soyuz TMA rocket:

 


Bonus build: Apollo-Soyuz test project, scale 1:110

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To conclude the space race between the USA and Russia, the famous handshake in space was made possible in July 1975. 

Soyuz 19 took cosmonauts Alexey Leonov and Valeri Kubasov into orbit. Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand and Donald K. Slayton flew with a Saturn 1B. Their spacecraft (Soyuz 7K-TM and Block II Apollo CSM) docked to the Apollo Docking Module that was brought inside the S-IVB (upper) stage of the Saturn 1B rocket. 

The actual handshake took place between Stafford and Leonov at the hatch between the Soyuz and the Docking Module. 

Enjoy building the green Soyuz, the unique Docking Module and line them up with your existing Command and Service Module from the magnificent 21309 LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V.

If you want to launch them with Eiffleman's Saturn 1B, I have included the Apollo Docking Module truss to fit in the S-IVB.

 

 


100 supporters!

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To celebrate the first 100 supporters, I am happy to release the the building instructions and parts list for the Soyuz rocket and spacecraft. 

 


In the right colors & swooshable!

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Ready to join the 1:110 rocket collection.

 

Apart from some minor details, I have now managed to get my hands on parts in the colors I need.

 

As I wanted a swooshable Soyuz rocket, I have designed the inner connections to get maximum rocket strength. As a result, the rocket withstands being held horizontally.

 

Let me know what you think!