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NASA’s SLS Block 1 & 1B Rockets - Artemis Missions

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"…it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges."
Neil Armstrong          
 
 
This collaborative project was created by Matthew Nolan and Watsuptoday (Valerie Roche).
 
 
Following the successful launch of the SLS Block 1 Crew version rocket on November 16, 2022 as part of the Artemis I mission, we’re excited to resubmit our previous Lego Ideas 10K project for your support and review. During six months, we have updated, improved and extended our original project to make it now a new set that is contemporary and designed for the five Artemis missions to come over the next ten years!
For those of you that provided your support the first time, we thank you again and hope that together we can reach 10,000 votes and, in the end, receive approval at review.
 
At 1:110 scale, our product idea based on the concept of a "Two in One" set, which includes a total of 2661 Lego bricks and can be used to make two different versions of the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft, either:
  1. SLS Block 1 Crew version, which has and will be used until 2026 for the Artemis I, II & III missions. Stage 2 of this model contains the current version of Orion spacecraft with its capsule, this spacecraft can be displayed independently on its stand.
  2. SLS Block 1B Crew version, which will be used from 2027 for deep space manned flight, in the Artemis IV & V missions. In this version, stage 2 which is the future generation of Orion spacecraft can also be displayed independently on its own stand inclined at 45°.
 
The rocket vertical stand and Stage 1 are common to both versions of SLS rockets.
 
SLS Block 1 Crew version & Orion Crew Vehicle: 1614 bricks
·       Width: 12.0 studs, 9.6 cm or 3.8 inches.
·       Length: 18.6 studs, 14.9 cm or 5.8 inches.
·       Height: 111.3 studs, 89.0 cm or 35.1 inches.
·       Core diameter: 10.0 studs, 8.0 cm or 3.14 inches.
 
SLS Block 1B Crew version & Exploration Upper Stage: 1997 bricks
·       Width: 12.0 studs, 9.6 cm or 3.8 inches.
·       Length: 18.6 studs, 14.9 cm or 5.8 inches.
·       Height: 125.6 studs, 100.5 cm or 39.5 inches.
·       Core diameter: 10.0 studs, 8.0 cm or 3.14 inches.
Vertical rocket stand: 233 bricks
·       Displays SLS ready for launch at Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39B.   
·       Articulated mast to easily and securely lock the rocket.
·       Width: 22.3 studs, 17.9 cm or 7.0 inches.
·       Length: 18.0 studs, 14.4 cm or 5.7 inches.
·       Height: 14.0 studs, 11.2 cm or 4.4 inches.
Exploration Upper Stage Stand: 177 bricks
·       It is tilted at 45° for a display in flight mode.
·       Width: 13.0 studs, 10.4 cm or 4.1 inches.
·       Length: 20.8 studs, 16.6 cm or 6.6 inches.
·       Height: 20.7 studs, 16.6 cm or 6.5 inches
 
Accessories: 48 bricks
·       Orion spacecraft stand.
·       Display plate.
·       4 x Orion solar wings.
 

Hereat Flickr you can view all the pictures of our design built in real Lego bricks.
 
To find out more, visit the NASA’s SLSArtemisOrion current version &
pages.
 
In thanks for your support, we’d like you to be part of The Rocket Lego Ideas design team and suggest future enhancement and additions to the fleet. Whether it’s new builds or just an improvement…tell us in the comments and we’ll work to build your suggestions.
 
Let’s get ready to go back to the Moon – this time to stay!
 
“We’re getting ready to launch what will be the largest rocket ever launched in the history of humanity, it’s going to have a bigger payload capacity and a bigger faring to carry larger objects than we’ve ever been able to put into orbit. This particular rocket, the Space Launch System is going to take us to the moon, and it’s going to take us on to Mars.”
Jim Bridenstine, Former Administrator of NASA

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