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LEGO Rocketry

Postby Wingnut » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:33 pm

My daughter is starting to really enjoy playing with LEGO. There's a lot of cool rocketry-related LEGO stuff around so I thought I'd start this thread to post about some of the stuff I've found.

Set 3368 - Space Center

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This set was released in 2011 and is very difficult to find in shops nowadays. I searched high-and-low on-line. Occasionally they appear on eBay for less than $100. I gave up and bought a pile of individual parts to make the rocket and launch tower. I've also bought a bunch of other rocket components to make more rockets of different sizes and shapes.

I'll be honest... I make more LEGO rockets than my daughter does.


Set 21104 - Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

I've just stumbled on a news article announcing that LEGO will release a Curiosity Rover set in 2014. Here is a link to the article where I first read about this:

Here's some pictures of the anticipated LEGO set:
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If you want to find somewhere that sells this set, once it's released for sale, search for "lego 21104".

Ciao for now,
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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby Wingnut » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:08 am

LEGO Space Launch game

This is a fun, basic on-line game for those young in years or those young at heart.

In this game, you drag-and-drop LEGO components to create a rudimentary rocket stack. The aim is to attain as high an altitude as you can. Once you attain certain altitudes, you get additional components to build a bigger rocket. Ultimately, you build a space shuttle. Apparently some of the parts will do weird things at about 500 meters; like the rocket turning into a superhero (Jewel nose), or travelling back in time (Magnetoplasma).

There a two difficulty levels: "Junior Lego Naut" and "Lego Naut Pilot". I haven't played the "junior" level much, but the only difference seems to be that it automatically ignites each stage of your rocket during flight.

The URL for this on-line game is : http://www.legospace.com/en-us/games/default.aspx

Why not challenge yourself? After all, it should be easy for a Rocket Scientist... Shouldn't it?

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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby Fadge » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:49 pm

Do Lego road rockets count? Check this out.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-23/w ... me/5173106
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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby Fadge » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:09 pm

If you want to go mini size, nanoblock produces lego like kits which are mini size (so not for little kids - only big ones with dexterity and good vision).

My son got this for Christmas today.
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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby OverTheTop » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:27 am

LEGO Launches Mars Curiosity Rover

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-0 ... rover.html

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There is also a competition on which kit to release after that...
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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby Wingnut » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:36 pm

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Minifigs.me has replicated the Apollo 13 crew (Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise) along with Gene Kranz (NASA Flight Director on the mission) in a series of custom LEGO minifigures (i.e. these are not genuine LEGO minifigures).

Details are on the Minifigs.me website.

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The new article where I first read about these minifigures also contained a link to an abridged amateur LEGO version of the Apollo 13 movie. Cute!

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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby Wingnut » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:47 am

The people at Lego have done it again!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Lego has announce another very cool kit of the Eagle LEM (Kit number 10266).

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Apparently the kit was released yesterday (1st June 2019). The retail price in Australia is supposed to be about AUD$160. The kit has 1,087 pieces and it looks like a great model. However, it will definitely become a collector's item (i.e. it will be worth 10 times the original RRP in a couple of years time). Grab a kit if you can find one.

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You can purchase this kit from the Lego online store for $159.99 and there is free shipping for orders over $149. I just ordered two.

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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:21 pm

Great update for the anniversary!

In the name of completeness I am posting here details of the Saturn V LEGO kit. Currently available at Big W for $149
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Original thread when it was released in 2017 is here:
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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby air.command » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:13 pm

Here is a good review of the Lander kit by Scott Manley:

Crop Circles: ... just a bunch of guys looking for their rockets ....

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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby Aquaman33 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 pm

I love the Saturn V. Probably my favourite Lego kit.

It has pride of place on top of our Lego cabinet.

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I am running out of space, but I guess I could make some room for the Lunar Lander.

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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby SpaceManMat » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:37 am

Aquaman33 wrote:I love the Saturn V. Probably my favourite Lego kit.

It has pride of place on top of our Lego cabinet.

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I am running out of space, but I guess I could make some room for the Lunar Lander.

:D


I’m having difficulty remembering which Apollo mission Darth Vader flew on... :?:
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Re: LEGO Rocketry

Postby Aquaman33 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:50 am

SpaceManMat wrote:
Aquaman33 wrote:I love the Saturn V. Probably my favourite Lego kit.

It has pride of place on top of our Lego cabinet.

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I am running out of space, but I guess I could make some room for the Lunar Lander.

:D


I’m having difficulty remembering which Apollo mission Darth Vader flew on... :?:


:D

Unfortunately the kit doesn't come with a mini figure crew, so I went with some of my favourite Star Wars characters instead.


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