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I've always been interested in space. And I've always been amazed by some of the pictures taken from some of these amazing space probes. Especially Voyager 1. This famous probe was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. And since then has taken stunning photos of some of the planets in our solar system.
About the model
I really wanted to capture the iconic look of Voyager 1 in LEGO bricks. I wanted to make this because in my opinion it looks very display-worthy and would be a great set for older fans of LEGO. The reason I say that is because of the fact that this model has a total of 1,024 bricks, and it makes quite a large set. The kinetic Jupiter model was made after someone suggested that I should make something to go along with the Voyager 1. The first thing to come to my mind was either Jupiter or Saturn. I chose Jupiter, I knew that would keep the part count lower (I was trying to make the part count as low as I could). I decided to make a stand for jupiter, but not just any stand, I wanted it so I could make Jupiter kinetic. I used a few Technic parts so you can turn a gear on the one side of the stand, making the Jupiter model rotate as you turn the gear. It was a success.
Why would it make a great LEGO set?
I think my Voyager 1 model will make a great set because I know many people like sets associated with space, and this model, in my opinion once again, makes a great display piece. I also think it will be a good challenge for older builders.