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  1. This is a MOC I designed during spring 2020 and originally published in the Bricks in Space Facebook group (original post) and on the web page, but I want to publish it here as well. Inspired by all great 1:110 scaled space moc's in the Bricks in space group, I realized that there were no accurate scale model of the Space Shuttle's Launch Complex 39 so I decided to give it a try myself. During my research I found that there is basically no construction blueprints published for the Launch complex, making scale modeling very hard, but after much searching I managed to track down a demolision plan which accurately described the complex open frame structure and it measures. These plans gave me the opportunity to model the MOC with all major beams in the right place and get the model accurate in scale down to (most of the time) +/- one stud. To make sure that there was a Shuttle, MLP and crawler available to use together with the launch complex, the MOC is designed to match KingsKnight's excelent 1:110 scale Space shuttle and Eiffelman's Crawler transporter and Mobile Launch Platform. Together the four models form a nice display with almost 20000 pieces. About the MOC I’ve been aiming at the look the complex had around 1980 concerning colours and equipment level. The model consists of the Fixed Service Structure, the Rotating Service Structure, The WSC Tower and 9099 building, the Northern Pipe Bridge and the East access towers. Everything is placed on a base representing the top of the launch pad and flame trench. The FSS is inspired by Nathan Readioff's LUT and the Hammerhead crane on top is his design, which he kindly let me use in this model. The RSS was a really complicated thing to design. The open frame structure is hard to do in Lego and right now there is some weak spots in the design that must be resolved, especially the connection of the support legs and the main structure. There are a few angels there which is not easily handled with LEGO. But overall, I’m quite happy with the design, even if all the catwalks and staircases were driving me crazy for a while. The RSS will rotate around the hinging column just as it did in real life. This is still a work in progress. Whenever I get some time, I plan for doing two additional versions of this MOC. One 1990's version which will be gray and the orbiter weather protection system, hurricane lock, and other modifications, and one 2000's version without the hammerhead crane. We'll see when those will be ready. More pictures, .io-files and instructions can be found on the web page. I hope you like this model. Part count: 13672 bricks, 576 lots. Width: 92 cm, 36.2 inch, 115 studs Length: 115.2 cm, 45.4 inch, 144 studs Height: 97.8 cm, 38.5 inch, 122.2 studs
  2. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    Hello and thanks. Please check your email.
  3. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    I’ve sent you an email. Let me know if you didn’t receive it.
  4. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    Hello Of course. Just let me know your email address, and I’ll send you the instructions.
  5. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    Dear Flego I have just sent you an email with the instructions. Please let me know if it doesn't work.
  6. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    That's a good idea. I shall consider updating the instructions if I ever get around to it.
  7. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed the build. I’m aware if the “missing” plate on the main axle. My idea was that the assembly of the panels were to be done a bit up on the axle and then the whole package would be pressed down as far as possible, but this is very hard to describe in the instructions. Great pics by the way!
  8. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    Hello Sure, I would be happy to. Unfortunately, my mail is bouncing from your email address. Please submit a correct address and I’ll send you the files.
  9. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    Hello Thank you for your interest in my MOC. I have sent you an email.
  10. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    Yes, I'm aware of at least three people building this MOC. According to them, it holds together quite well. Here's one:
  11. Videomajk

    [MOC]: The Moon Rocket - from Tintin

    Sure. Let me know how to contact you, and I'll send you the files. /m
  12. Hello I want to share my first MOC in many, many years. After building the official Saturn V set I was inspired to start building again. My first idea was to accompany my Saturn V with my childhood favourite rocket, the moon rocket from Tintin’s “Destination Moon”. I searched and found a lot of MOC’s of this rocket, but all of the were either too big or in the wrong proportions to fit my needs, so I ended up designing my own MOC. So here I present “The Moon Rocket”. It’s a pure digital build this far. I hope you like it. About the model In 1950, when space travel and journeys to the moon where still science fiction, Belgian cartoonist Hergé (Georges Remi) published the serialised version of what would become the two album Tintin adventure “Destination Moon”. Hergé was known for his sense of detail and perfection and put huge amounts of research behind this album to make it as accurate as possible. The adventure tells the story of a maned mission to the moon, something that was yet to be achieved in the 50´s. The vehicle that transported Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and professor Calculus to the moon was a bright red painted, cigar shaped rocket with three large fins and a white checkered pattern around the mid-section. This rocket has become famous for its elegant design and is now synonymous with Tintin. The design is instantly recognised by millions of people which has read and loved the Adventures of Tintin over the decades. This model is a tribute to that rocket. The model is designed at a scale of 1:110, to match the official Lego Saturn V rocket. But scale is tricky with an imaginary rocket. Even if Hergé included a detailed drawing in the albums and built several scale models during the work with the album to get the pictures as accurate as possible, there is no official record of how tall the rocket is. To get a plausible length, I started out with the drawing in the album and concluded that it was possible that the drawing was made at a 1:300 scale. In combination with information from the book "Spaceship Handbook" (Jack Hagerty and Jon C. Rogers) and measurements from the album art, I ended up with a total length of 66 meters, including the antenna. At 1:110 scale, this makes the rocket model 60 cm (23.62 inches) tall. The model is made up of 1.575 Lego bricks. A display model This model is meant to be a display model only. The different sections of the rocket are held together by very few Lego pieces. The model will most likely hold together when standing upright but will very likely break apart if tilted or held horizontally.