LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

NASA Apollo Saturn V Launches Again, This Time As A Huge 3 Ft LEGO Set

If you have not heard, NASA Apollo Saturn V is set to launch again. Except that this time, this space-bound rocket ain’t heading to space and NASA will not be responsible for the launch; instead LEGO is the behind it and the iconic rocket will be launch by you, in the comfort of your own home, with this massive LEGO Ideas-born set called LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309). I know right? This is probably the most exciting news all of last week. I mean, seriously, a piece of mankind’s history, the glory of Americans’ achievement, that can be assembled by your own hands?

LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

If that isn’t gold, I don’t know what is. Granted, this isn’t the first LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V; the first was released in 2003 in a Discovery Channel collaboration series, but this 2017 model is very different: it is massive. Like, really, really, massive, towering at a full one meter (over 3 feet) tall when put together. And if you don’t already noticed, the size is actually 1:110 scale of the actual mighty booster and that alone is enough to pique our interest. Interestingly, the set comprises of exactly 1,969 pieces, which is a subtle nod to the year that the Apollo 11 mission landed with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin – the first astronauts to walk the moon on July 20, 1969.

LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

Kudos to the the Danish toy maker for tweaking this Felix Stiesssen and Valerie Roche (AKA saabfan and whatsuptoday) LEGO Ideas submission to arrive to 1,969-piece set which makes the set even more meaningful and if you will, commemorative. Like the actual Apollo Saturn V, the LEGO Saturn V Moon Rocket features three separable Saturn V rocket stages, each with its a stand to display the individual stages horizontally, and it also includes a lunar orbiter, the lunar module which can be stowed inside the rocket’s S-IVB third-stage, and a crew of three astronauts microfigures – a tiny, less articulated version of the minifig – which are scaled to the lunar lander.

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LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

Since an actual flag wouldn’t stick to a regular LEGO plate, the included American flag is printed on a transparent brick to mimic an actual flag. The details that go into this set is pretty insane. It even has a grey studded plate to represent the lunar surface and a blue disc serves as the ocean’s surface, so you can create the entire mission with added realism, or something of sort. Personally, I am good with displaying this majestic piece in my living and ogle at it all-day, every day, but if you are up for recreating the mission with your kids, then the set is good for it too.

The LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) is set to available starting June 1, 2017, priced at $119. Keep going for a few more looks at this awesome LEGO set.

LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket Set

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