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  1. I designed a Lego Space Shuttle to scale with the recent Lego Saturn V set. Since I get this question a lot, it is more proportionally correct than the 10231 and 10213 Shuttle, and is also accurately scaled to the Saturn V :) I posted a version of it on here before, but this one has been adjusted and finally submitted it to Lego Ideas. Please share with friends and sign up and support if you like it! Click to see more images and support if you like it! Lego Ideas - NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale)
  2. Ever since I got my 21309 Saturn V, I thought it would be cool to have a model of the launch tower to go with it. Well, it may be a long time before I get a chance at building this model for real, but I have completed the digital design! If anyone is interested, an LDD file is available from my bricksafe page: https://www.bricksafe.com/pages/NathanR/real-space/apollo-lut Original first post: Ever since I got my 21309 Saturn V, I thought it would be cool to have a model of the launch tower to go with it. I'm clearly not the only one because a similar model recently reached 10k votes on Lego Ideas - however, I'm impatient and so I decided to start building my own. I've been working in LDD due to a lack of physical bricks, and the first (very rough) sketch model is complete: The Saturn V rocket was launched from the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP, nothing to do with ponies...), a two story structure on which the rocket was constructed and fuelled. It measured 169x135 feet, or 56x46 studs at 1:110 scale, and also carried a 380 ft tall launch umbilical tower (LUT). The tower featured nine arms that provided electricity and other services to various parts of the rocket, and swung away just a fraction of a second before it blasted off. The rocket did not stand on the engine nozzles, but was instead suspended over a single exhaust vent measuring 45x45 feet. This should be 15x15 studs but I've gone with 14x14 studs for ease of building: I'm particularly proud of the design of the hold down arms: These four clamps held the rocket down until all five engines were confirmed to be running at full power, at which point they retracted behind heat-proof shields and allowed the Saturn V to soar skywards. Three additional holddown arms were located around the pad and have yet to be modelled. I'll add details once I have the core structure sorted. The base of the MLP uses 1x4x6 door frames like the version that was on Lego Ideas - an inspired choice which I've temporarily copied here (I'm actively trying to avoid looking at the Ideas model so I don't copy it), but I'm toying with 1x1x5 bricks to represent the support columns instead. I could really use some help and advice with this model though. How do I make it structurally sound? The MLP is a glorified box with a hole in it, but I've never built anything this big before and I'm not sure how to link together the baseplates. I had a few ideas for some internal supports: Do you think these would be strong enough? Should the outer wall be thicker? Should I criss-cross the entire hollow space with brick beams? How do I strike a good balance between strength and low parts count? You can view larger pictures and find the LDD file on bricksafe. If there's interest I'll make instructions available when the model is complete. Any advice or constructive feedback would be much appreciated!!
  3. Power functions: 1x L motor 1x Servo motor
  4. The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket by LEGO Ideas users saabfan and whatsuptoday been confirmed, and is being released as 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V! Full details in this Ideas blog post. 1 meter tall (over 39 inches) (!!!) 1969 pieces (we see what you did there, LEGO! ) USD 119.99 / EURO 119.99 / GPB 109.99 (wow, amazingly inexpensive, all things considered) Available June 1st, 2017 Original Ideas submission image: Announcement video:
  5. Sorry if this isn't the proper sub-forum, I usually don't post much outside of the pirates forum. NASA ER-2/Lockheed U2 NASA ER-2 2 by LM71Blackbird, on Flickr NASA ER-2 1 by LM71Blackbird, on Flickr So I've wanted to build this plane for several months now, and yesterday I finally figured out how to make the fuselage look good and then the rest just fell into place. The plane replicated is the NASA version of the famous Lockheed U2 spy plane, in it's white NASA livery. For more pictures you can go to my flickr page or checkout out my ideas page where I also have a write-up about the model. You can get to both from my signature. I can post pictures of it in it's classic black as well if there is enough interest! Anyways, thanks for looking!
  6. My new and improved Space Shuttle orbiter MOC with landing gear. LDD file available on my Bricksafe page.
  7. (Review) 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn v By: StangMan302 I recently bought this Lego set #21309, and ever since I got it I have wanted to review it. Some main points. Very strong construction. Great building techniques. Very fun building experience. Excellent scale for viewing/ playing. Box. Great artwork. Shows detail Apollo mission. Breaks down the rocket into stages. Gives some info on the 1969 moon landing. Construction overview Bag 1 This was the construction of the inner fuselage of stage 1. This part is very fragile but the second bag brings the whole thing together to make it super strong. Bags 2-6 Adding covering to stage one. Bag 7. Start of stage 2 construction. Bag 8-10. Stage 2 strengthening. Bag 11. Stage 3 construction. Bag 12. Lunar module and final stage assembly. Final thoughts. Building Experience: 9/10 Play ability: 9/10 Price per piece value: 9/10 Display ability 10/10 Details: 9/10 I would definitely recommend this set to anyone with a passion for space or rockets in general. Props to the designers of this set it is one of the best sets I have ever owned.
  8. Good Old Dude

    [MOC]SLS Block II Cargo rocket

    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!
  9. Building Nasa Apollo Saturn V 21309 Timelapse Nasa Apollo Saturn V Lego 21309 Timelapse
  10. hello, i just finished work on 4 spacecraft which achieved great things, feed back would be great https://ideas.lego.com/projects/e59079f3-b522-46ed-b790-e29a42f88038
  11. On May 7, 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard became then first American in space. Flying the Mercury capsule "Freedom 7", he reached an altitude of 187.5km on his 15 minute sub-orbital flight. This particular model is in scale with the recent Lego Ideas 21309 Saturn V/Apollo rocket. I’ve taken the scale from the Apollo command module, assuming 1 stud = 1m. Sadly, at this small size (just 2 studs across), it isn't possible to recreate the United States logo down the side of the rocket, or the distinctive black-and-white stripes in the aft section. If anyone has advice on getting custom prints done, I'd certainly be interested. I was nearly going to use the traditional Lego rocket fin for the tail of the ship, but I decided to try and recreate the black and white patterning on the engine block using some robot arms: I'm a little concerned about my use of a 3.18mm bar in the technic axle holes to hold the base of the rocket together, as it's an unusual technique that (I think) may be damaging to the 2x2 round bricks and plates. That said, it has been used in a few Lego sets so I'm confident it is at least "legal". The model features a display stand, based on the actual launchpad of the Mercury-Redstone: The Mercury-Redstone comes with a separate Mercury capsule on its own display stand - this version includes a 1x1 round plate on the base to represent the retro-rocket pack. This was a small engine that fired to bring Freedom 7 down to Earth on a good trajectory, but unfortunately there isn't the space to include it on the rocket stack. The Mercury capsule was topped by a 4.8m red escape tower, which would propel the capsule up and away from an exploding booster. While never used on manned flights (fortunately), it saw incredibly frequent use during the early testing of rockets! A nanofigure astronaut is included for scale… and yes, Mercury really was that tiny!! This is a digital MOC and hasn't been tested in real life. An older version has appeared on mecabricks, but this one has been updated to use parts that actually exist. Comments and criticism are always appreciated!
  12. Been posting this around, and I wanted to share here too. I've been working on my own Lego Space Shuttle design for a while. While I like what Lego has put out, I was never completely satisfied (mostly with the proportions of past models). Then when the incredible Saturn V came out, I knew I HAD to rework the design to the same scale (approx 1:111). This is where I am so far (imgur album). Click through to see renders, graphics, and a scale chart:
  13. On February 20th 1960, U.S astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Piloiting the Mercury capsule “Friendship 7”, launched atop a newly up-rated Atlas rocket, he successfully made three orbits of the Earth. The mission suffered various glitches, including thruster issues and a possible loose heat shield (which could have been fatal), but was essentially a complete success and paved the way for future American space exploration. (Base image from Wikipedia) This particular model is in scale with the recent Lego Ideas 21309 Saturn V/Apollo rocket. I’ve taken the scale from the Apollo command module, assuming 1 stud = 1m. The Atlas rocket was a 1.5 stage rocket. Unlike the Saturn V, which dropped complete assemblies of fuel-tanks and engines, the Atlas rocket jettisoned it’s two outer engines on the way to orbit. This is possible on the model: The Mercury-Atlas comes with a separate Mercury capsule on its own display stand - this version includes a 1x1 round plate on the base to represent the retro-rocket pack. This was used to de-orbit and return Friendship 7 to Earth, but unfortunately there isn't the space to include it on the rocket stack. The Mercury capsule is topped by a 4.8m red escape tower, which would propel the capsule up and away from an exploding booster. While never used on manned flights (fortunately), it saw incredibly frequent use during the Atlas rocket's early testing! A nanofigure astronaut is included for scale… and yes, Mercury really was that tiny!! This is a digital MOC and hasn't been tested in real life. Comments and criticism is always appreciated - I would also welcome advice on how to build a suitable display stand. There’s no way the rocket can stand on its engines, and not many connection points left near the base!
  14. GuyDanger

    Nasa Apollo Saturn V Build

    Hi guys, Just wanted to post this video of the Nasa Apollo Saturn 5 build. Let me know if videos like this are of any interest. If they are I will do more. And if you don't like it, please be gentle, as a Canadian I will always apologize in advance haha! Thanks for watching!
  15. dglacet

    [LDD] Apollo Lunar Module

    Hi there, here is a creation made with LDD, the Apollo Lunar Module. I imported the creation in mecabrick and then exported it to blender to render it. The creation itself counts 825 bricks and, in my opinion, looks more realistic than the one made by TLC (Lego set 10029) : Rendering test by dorian glacet, sur Flickr
  16. Greetings space fans! To celebrate the successful arrival of the Juno spacecraft into polar orbit around Jupiter I have created some free instructions for a microscale model made from 85 elements. You can see the parts list and download the instructions from Rebrickable. MINI JUNO 02 by Stephen Pakbaz, on Flickr If you like that, I am selling instructions for a much larger and more detailed minifigure-scale version for $9.90. You can go to Rebrickable to check out the parts list for this 887 piece model and purchase instructions. There are more images in my Flickr album including example instruction images. JUNO 01 by Stephen Pakbaz, on Flickr The instructions for both models are packed with additional educational information about the spacecraft, its instruments, and its mission. I'm very excited to learn what this mission will uncover about my favorite planet, Jupiter. On top of that, the actual spacecraft is carrying three passengers in the form of LEGO minifigures made out of Aluminum, so I thought it was only fitting to make and share my LEGO versions of this incredible spacecraft. - Perijove
  17. The Apollo Program is a key part of the history of space exploration. The most famous missions were the Apollo 11 (first manned moonlanding) and Apollo 13 (that inspired the movie starring by Tom Hanks). This LEGO project includes: Apollo Spacecraft Command and Service Module (Apollo CSM). The model can be separated into its command module and the service module. The Command module has a hatch (that can be opened) and fits 3 astronauts inside (included). The CSM comes with a stand that fits the spacecraft. Lunar Module. This is the spacecraft used for the moon landing. It can be separated in the ascent module (upper part) and descent module (lower part). The ascent module can be opened and fits two astronauts. Lunar Roving Vehicle.It was an electric-powered vehicle designed to operate in the low gravity of the Moon, and allowed the Apollo astronauts to extend the range of their surface extravehicular explorations. The LRV was populary known as the "moon buggy". Three LRVs were driven in the Moon: in the Apollo 15 mission during 1971, and Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 during 1972. This project is also posted at LEGO Ideas https://ideas.lego.com/projects/140420 You can find more HR pictures at my flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskCBsRUD Kind regards Luis
  18. Hello everybody: this is my Apollo 11, I hope you like it. CM, SM and LM can be separated. The CM fits 3 astronauts. 1196 pcs. You can find details of it at LEGO Ideas https://ideas.lego.com/projects/84718
  19. Here is a wonderful model of the space shuttle Discovery built by Ed Diment currently for sale on ebay.. Check it out.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEGO-Scale-model-1-38-NASA-Space-Shuttle-Discovery-Ed-Diment-Art-Sculpture-/191314837551?pt=UK_art_Sculpture_GL&hash=item2c8b40c02f
  20. brickbuilder711

    MOC: NASA Switcher Locomotive

    CSX Transportation delivered a NASA SW1500 to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, FL last week. So I decided to create a replica of this aging beauty myself. This engine contributed dearly to the 30 years of spaceflight that the world has witnessed.
  21. "God Speed John Glenn" ... These infamous words heard around the world, spoken by fellow Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, accompanied John Glenn's historic launch from NASA's Launch Complex 14 on February 20, 1962. Glenn became an instant celebrity and source of great pride as the first American to orbit the earth proving that America had caught-up with the Russians in the space race. This MOC shows Glenn's Mercury Atlas rocket just leaving the launchpad and features: - Atlas Rocket built using chromed panels to capture the gleaming stainless steel appearance of the prototype. - Compact, detailed pad and Launch Umbilical Tower of Launch Complex 14 - Rocket blast backlit using high-power LED and 4 layers of transparent bricks. - Scrolling green LED message board on front announces "God Speed John Glenn - February 20, 1962" reminiscent of Times Square marquee. Full photo set on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_williams/sets/72157633401528262/