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After finishing my Apollo era Launch Pad and umbilical tower, I've decided to try the Space Shuttle Launch Complex as well. First problem was choosing the right Space Shuttle. I have ancient 7470 but it went through hell and it looks a bit on yellowish side and also lacks reservoir and boosters. On the other side, Lego Expedition 10231 was a bit smaller than 1:110. Therefore I used calculations of @KingsKnight (Thanks!) and his Lego Ideas attribution and somewhat enlarged the 10231. The scaling is a bit of a drag. The diameter of reservoir should be exactly 9 studs but no to compromise the shape, I've stayed with 8. I've just prolonged the boosters and reservoir since the Shuttle seems okay. After starting building the tower, I've realized that there are a lot of variants. Over the span of 30 years, the tower was upgraded and changed. Nasa started with a tower that had Apollo type crane at the top. They have also moved a lot of panels so it's extremely difficult to get a nice sets of pictures. So' I've took a mid ground and make some middle of the road variant. I hope you'll like it. This shows the Complex from a side and Space Shuttle ready to launch. Top view shows all the portals. The White room that attaches to Space Shuttle cabin is in the middle, just behind right booster. Space Shuttle while preparing: A view from further away. As much as I am excited about the model (space nerd form childhood), I must confess the model is a bit boring. Of course I can move the side structure. And arms (white room, top of the reservoir, booster etc) can be moved but nothing else. Therefore I've tried to add some details to the platform. Some additional pictures: The comparison of Space Shuttle Launch Complex with Apollo' umbilical tower. Gee, Saturn is B-I-G. But there is also difference - the Space Shuttle' Tower sits on the floor, while Apollo' starts at the top of the platform. The idea is to make mobile transporter mobile and capable of pulling rockets across the floor. My son says that we have a place for one more Launch Complex. Should it be Vostok/Soyuz, SpaceX or Orion? /OMG, just come across @Kaero list of Lego plans of All-the-rockets: see here. Gee, this is quite a Lego Space Pr0n. Thanks man!/ More pictures will be shown here.
I made this exiting project because I think people will support it.This is an rocket that NASA will launch in 2030,without crew.If you want to support this idea,link is here:https://ideas.lego.com/projects/9651c3c0-bf30-4f6e-a224-d3a61d7c548cHere are some attractive pictures of my rocket: Link for all my projects:https://ideas.lego.com/profile/Good Old Dude/projects#search/s:most_recent Thanks for support!
Hi everybody! I'd like to show you my latest mini-moc. It try to represent the Space Shuttle in its most exiting moment: the launch to the space. Hope you like it: Other pictures: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/405011 Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/92515 Any comment or suggestion is welcome! Bye Teazza