Lego's new Saturn V/Apollo Mission model rocket set

Where was this when I was ten?

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I had an Airfix Saturn 5. I loved it. And yes, glue!

You’re still ten, if you close your eyes and remember :wink:


I wonder if this Lego rocket could accept model rocket engines, and if it can whether or not it would survive the round trip from launch to landing. You might have to improvise some sort of chute deployment system to avoid it landing like a ton[1] of bricks, though.

[1] plus or minus a few pounds.


some sort of glue or epoxy, maybe? It’d probably work for a model rocket engine, but I question whether or not the weight distribution would be correct. Plus, stage separation might be a little hard to pull off. :wink:

My brother and I together built the original kit (Monogram; its molds later bought by Revell, I think?)… then some younger visiting relatives DESTROYED it. We were like, NNNOOOOOOOO!!

I particularly loved its tiny Command Module; it had actually had some details inside!


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Willing to pay $170+?

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Includes Lunar Module stowaway.

“I dunno Neil, it feels sluggish, like we’re overweight somehow.”

ETA: I’ll just include this because I was rereading the transcript. Emphasis mine.

“… If you’re 50 feet up at ‘bingo fuel’ with all of your horizontal rates nulled and are coming down to a good spot, you could certainly continue to land. With your horizontal rates nulled at 70 to 100 feet, it would be risky to land - perhaps giving you a landing at the limiting load of the landing gear. At anything over 100 feet, you’d punch the abort button, say goodbye to the moon, and stew for the rest of your life!”

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Well… when it comes down to it, it’s a tube full of explosives with a nozzle on the end. If you find a design that’ll get to orbit without detonating, don’t mess with it.

It’s not rocket science…


God dammit, no. This is the moon lander.


Why don’t NASA use blue bricks? Don’t they know it’s traditional?


Now I’m too practical and have limited space.


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Saturn V is very cool, but still wishing they had done the ISS:

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You kiddin’ me? I’m getting 2!

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Well, it’s only been about 48 years since we produced a 1/100th flying scale model of the Saturn V at Estes Ind. Anybody can be slow.

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it appears that it will be nearly as tall as (maybe taller than) the Eifel Tower set

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I had that, and forgotten all about it until now. It was my first or second Lego kit (I was 5 or 6).

But this thread reminded me of the following kit, which I got when I was 9:

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