Graupensuppe

[MOC] Vostok 1 - The first manned spaceflight

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I'm a big fan of the Saturn V and the other NASA spacecraft, but I've been wanting to build one of the Soviet rockets with their distinctive shape for a long time as well. This is a 429-piece, 38 cm model of the famous Vostok rocket in which Yuri Gagarin made the first human spaceflight:

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Since space-related projects seem to be popular these days I also submitted this on Ideas!

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By the way, after building this I realized the scale of the model is pretty close to that of the Saturn V - somewhere between 1:100 and 1:106.

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Hey @Graupensuppe

This is easily the best looking Soyuz/R7 lego depiction I've seen to date. Obviously, some of my favorite other Soyuz MOCs: 

KEI ABE: Minifig-Scale Soyuz-1-2
KEI ABE: Micro-scale Soyuz R7
Luis Peña: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Sunder_59: Soyuz 7K-T
Tyler/Legohaulic: Soyuz                     (which I actually managed to re-create on my own quite successfully)
Brickmania: Vostok 1                         (ludicrously priced for what you actually get in my opinion)

Just from looking at the pictures, I seem to have most of the elements required for this build. (though many colors my differ) 

If you're willing to share some more information with me, I would love to put one together myself to help determine the viability of some of the techniques and connections. If you prefer to keep parts lists and files close to the chest, I also understand that as well.

Amazing work. Supported!

 

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@ curtquarquesso: If you PM me an email address I can send you the LDD file. (I have to admit though, as yet I have no idea how stable this model would be in real life!)

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51 minutes ago, Graupensuppe said:

@ curtquarquesso: If you PM me an email address I can send you the LDD file. (I have to admit though, as yet I have no idea how stable this model would be in real life!)

For whatever reason, eurobricks says that I can send "0 private messages per day". My email is simply curtquarquesso@gmail.com  :)

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