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  • Premier Icon peterno51
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    The horror…

    Not sure the t-Cut is going to buff this one…

    (hadn’t realised how big this thing was, it’s only when the guys picks up the back half towards the end that its full size shows up)

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Houston, this is tranquillity base. The eagle has landed!

    Its pissing down with rain, what better reason to sack off riding and build a rocket this eve 😀

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Just a thought, be cool if they did a crawler and launch tower…

    bensales
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    Gave in an ordered. On back order until mid July, but that’s not a problem.

    Biggest problem will be refraining from building it! I’m having a go at ‘investing’ in Lego.

    Premier Icon Sir HC
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    Owned: GT3, BMW GS (+ quite a few others from childhood)
    Want List: Merc Arocs, Claas Tractor

    Porsche kept me busy for a week of evenings.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Biggest problem will be refraining from building it! I’m having a go at ‘investing’ in Lego.

    My old landlord does that, buys boxes and boxes of boxes of kits and minifigures, when they are on offer in supermarkets or wherever, waits for them to be discontinued (could be years) then sells them.

    You need a LOT of space to store it, landlord had 2 lockups and a 3 bed house literally almost full of it….

    And don’t give up the day job…

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    On back order until mid July

    Where from, Lego directly?

    I’m kicking myself for not ordering it from John Lewis when it was in, it didn’t occur to me but I’ve got £150 in gift vouchers that I don’t know what to do with and one of the retailers I can use them at is JL.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I’m kicking myself for not ordering it from John Lewis

    Same, although I didn’t actually see it until it was already OOS!

    No real point backordering IME, by the time they are back in stock they’ll be plenty judging by previous highly sought after sets e.g. Ghostbusters HQ. Plus there is the outside chance of some kind of promotion before then to get a bit more value out of it.

    bensales
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    tomhoward – Member
    My old landlord does that, buys boxes and boxes of boxes of kits and minifigures, when they are on offer in supermarkets or wherever, waits for them to be discontinued (could be years) then sells them.

    You need a LOT of space to store it, landlord had 2 lockups and a 3 bed house literally almost full of it….

    And don’t give up the day job…

    Oh, I’m not expecting anything massive from it, and I normally always buy Lego to build as I love the stuff. But because of what this is, I feel it may become a proper collectors item once it goes out of production.

    Cougar – Moderator

    Where from, Lego directly?

    I’m kicking myself for not ordering it from John Lewis when it was in, it didn’t occur to me but I’ve got £150 in gift vouchers that I don’t know what to do with and one of the retailers I can use them at is JL.

    Yes, online Lego store. I’m in no rush for it, and certainly not prepared to pay the 200-odd quid that filthy speculators are already asking on Amazon 🙂

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Deeerrrr Deeerrrr…… Dun Dunnnnnn

    She’s finished!

    Decent build, bit fiddly in places, but good fun.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/VBUrrD]Eagle has landed[/url] by tom howard, on Flickr

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    That is truly awesome.

    How long did the build take?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Couple of evenings, with mstomhoward assisting. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of repetition, building x4 of everything, so that was a help.

    northernmatt
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    Going to have to get one of these. It’ll go nicely next to the boys City Space Shuttle.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    It’s back in stock at JL.

    And they have one fewer in stock than they did five minutes ago. (-:

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Oh yeah, and I used the vouchers I got from work for ten years’ service, so it cost me £9.99.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Been more than 40 years since I built anything from Lego, but I so so so much want one of these. The moon landings were one of the earliest things I remember. Made a huge impression on me.

    Mentioned it to MrsKenny expecting a “Don’t even think about it” response when I mentioned the price. But amazingly she said yes. Now just need to find one in stock somewhere.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Oh yeah, and I used the vouchers I got from work for ten years’ service, so it cost me £9.99.

    Not sure I’d go work somewhere for 10 years for the chance to buy some lego for a tenner, but each to their own…

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    mikey74
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    I got absolutely zero for my 10th year anniversary, back in January, not even an acknowledgement. I’d have been delighted with a Lego Saturn V.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Squee!

    Hello, we’re pleased to let you know your order is on its way

    Your order xxxxxx is due for delivery by Hermes within 5 working days from the date ordered.

    Apparently the parcel is 2.48Kg. Surely to gods it’s not two kilos of Lego?! Cor.

    mikey74
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    Pretty much: I carried the box across London, and home from the station.

    There’s actually nothing inside the box, other than Lego and instructions. Not even any molded plastic trays. Just bags of Lego (yes, I know Lego is molded plastic

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Not even any molded plastic trays

    What madness is this?!

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    I’d love this, been dropping hints for fathers day but was told ‘ yer no getting that rocket btw’ 😥

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Not even any molded plastic trays.

    can’t even remember the last Lego set that had these (or even if they’ve ever had them?) Fragile components like motors and, er, capes, are protected in individual cardboard boxes.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    (or even if they’ve ever had them?)

    Every large set I’ve ever had has them. The smaller ones don’t.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    And… it’s here! Five working days’ delivery only took two days. I’m the envy of the office (well, the half that doesn’t think I’m nuts, anyway).

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The little command module with floats is just genius.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’m convinced the little extra bits are so they could tweak it to get the brick count to 1969 pieces.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    “I’m convinced the little extra bits are so they could tweak it to get the brick count to 1969 pieces. “

    No they took pieces out of the blue stands to get the count down to 1969 .

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Oh, is that true? IDKT.

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    I’ve just completed Stage 1, six bags in of the twelve. Time taken, maybe 2.5 hours so far.

    Decent build, bit fiddly in places, but good fun.

    I’m really enjoying it. There is an amount of repetition (which is to be expected when you’re basically building a bloody great cylinder) but there’s some absolutely genius bits of SNOT-tastic design to it.

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    Some mid-build pictures would be good Cougar!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’ve just finished. It’s HUGE!

    I took pics as I went, I’ll post later.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Build pics.

    LEGO 21309 Apollo Saturn V build

    There’s a few mistakes on the way, corrected after I took the photos and couldn’t be bothered to retake.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Thank you Cougar! Excellent stuff!

    Premier Icon beamers
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    Nice work Cougar.

    Beamlet(5) and I have just been looking at your picks. He says “I want one”.

    He’s pushing on an open door there.

    Premier Icon iamtheresurrection
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    My boys have just walked in with one as my Father’s Day pressie… Dead chuffed. 🙂

    mikey74
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    You pay your children well 😯 😆

    Premier Icon iamtheresurrection
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    ^ The boys supplied the understanding of the need, my wife the cash… 🙂

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