"The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

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"The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Postby matthew » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:46 pm

The 50th Anniversary of the Eagle lunar module landing on the moon's surface will be on July 20, 2019. I thought it might be nice to collect various events, memorabilia, and what not in one thread. Please let everyone know if you spot something interesting - tv shows, collectibles, etc.

To start with, Balsa Machining Services (BMS) re-released Peter Alway's 1/195 Apollo Saturn V kit. Sadly, they have sold out but you may be able to find one somewhere.

Later this year, or maybe early next year, Estes are releasing another version of their Saturn V kit: the 1/100 Apollo 11 Saturn V. According to the Estes 2018 catalog, it will have a "'bonus' you won't want to miss".

If you zip down to the menswear department at Kmart soonish, you may be able to pick up a t-shirt with this picture of Buzz Aldrin on the front in black-and-white, and the Apollo 11 mission patch on the left sleeve.

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And to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, The Royal Australian Mint released a special 50 cent piece. I'm really hoping they do something for the 50th anniversary, too.

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So, is anyone building or collecting anything for the anniversary? I did manage to get one of the Alway models and will be all over the Estes release when it happens. Contemplating buying LJ I and LJ II models, too. Whether I get around to actually building any of them remains to be seen. ;)
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Re: "The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 am

Got the shirt from Kmart last week.
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Re: "The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Postby matthew » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:06 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:Got the shirt from Kmart last week.


It's a bargain at $10.
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Re: "The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Postby matthew » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:01 pm

Spotted this on another forum and thought it was cool. I've not seen it before.

https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/images ... upport.pdf
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Re: "The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Postby matthew » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Scuttle butt is the Estes 1/100 Saturn V kit will be available next month (November), and they are producing a 1/200 kit (probably RTF) that will be released in April 2019.
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Re: "The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Postby matthew » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:20 pm

Well, the Royal Australian Mint didn't disappoint:

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If you want them you have to buy the 2019 6 coin Proof set or the 2019 6 coin Uncirculated set.

Also, it looks like the Estes 1/100 Saturn V will be available late December. Did I mention that they are releasing it as kit #1969?
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Re: "The Eagle has landed": 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Postby matthew » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:28 am

Apparently the bonus in the Estes 1/100 Saturn V kit will be a 1/100 model of the Eagle Lunar Module.
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