- Lego WANT of the Day
Shut up and take my money!Posted 2 years agoscuttlerMember
“Available staring June 1 for $120, the 1,969-piece set”
So hopefully we won’t pay too much of a UK premium and as a non-branded, non-franchise (I hate that word) product it doesn’t have the logo tax on it.
It’s my birthday in July….
EDIT £109.99 according to https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/1-blog/post/137Posted 2 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Just after I’d dropped my daughter off at school and was driving away, so The Reunion started on Radio 4. The intro started from the Kennedy Space Centre, with reference to the visitor’s centre and the vast replicas Saturn V hanging in there.
Seeing that thing last year was one of the things that really stuck with me from our visit to the SunShine State.
Going to *have* to buy this.Posted 2 years ago
I love that even the stands it sits on when laid down are the same as the ones on the real one at KSC.
Might be slightly tedious to put together the rocket
I hadn’t thought of that but you might be right. Two thousand bricks, eighteen hundred of which are “curved body piece.”Posted 2 years agowobbliscottMember
Looks great but…I really really hope that the lunar module can ‘dock’ with the command module and stow away in the rocket just like the real one and they’re not just dumb models. Really lazy of Lego if not. For me Lego has to have some level of function. You can get much more detailed and better things if you just want a dumb model.Posted 2 years ago
Looks like it can.
I can’t get over how much I love this. I was born in ’72 and just missed out on the moon landings, so for years the only footage I’d seen was in the credits to Buck Rogers (I’d no idea it was real at first). My dad built an Airfix Saturn V when I was young and it ended up living in my bedroom, I read as much as I could about it and got really into the Apollo stuff. I hoovered up anything to do with space, remember all those kids’ science books that predicted that by the year 2000 we’d be living on the moon and would get all our daily food requirements from a pill?
I had tons of Lego as a kid, and the bulk of it was Space and Technic sets. One of my early sets was the 565 lunar lander:
To have two childhood obsessions come together like this… this might just have blown my Spectrum Next budget.Posted 2 years ago
Is it just me that doesn’t get modern Lego?
Yes, it is.
All Lego makes many things, it’s what makes it Lego. Whether you’d want to mix up what is clearly a collector’s set with everything else is a matter of debate but it’s not a new thing. They did special edition models when I was little, they had a specific name I can’t remember now.
Not sure if it’s part of that range, might be before its time, but I’ve still got a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost upstairs somewhere.
Posted 2 years ago
You can still get the bricks you used to get in the 80s, they sell big tubs of the stuff.
I still play with my modern sets, mix them up, make new stuff.
The kids help, sometimes.
Doc McStuffins, Batman, Star Wars and Hobbits make an interesting mix
It doesn’t appear to be getting any less fun as I get older.
Not precious about it, I’ve not kept the boxes (kept the manuals) and half of it is currently in a big tub.
I’m looking forward to giving it a shake and then trying to put it all back together again.
My nephew is determined to get me into Minecraft though, so I may be distracted for a while.Posted 2 years agopeteimprezaSubscriber
Will be getting this for sure .
In the meantime I will make do with this .Posted 2 years agoslackboySubscriber
In the meantime I will make do with this .
There is a star wars day promotion running on lego store until 4th May. 10% off most stuff and then one set reduced by 40% each day. Currently this https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Resistance-X-Wing-Fighter-75149 down to £50 from £84Posted 2 years agobensalesMember
I have to admit I do keep wondering about getting one of these… (the Lego, not the real bike – I’m not old enough for a GS)
I got the recently, and it’s a nice afternoon’s build. Goes very well with the yellow 21307 Caterham Seven 620R on my dresser.
The Saturn V is a must-buy for me, although I’ll not build it as its too big for anywhere I could put it in the house. Its more a souvenir.Posted 2 years ago
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