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Live Out Your Astronaut Dreams With Lego's Meter-Tall NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket via Gizmodo

Lego seems to be the “gateway drug” for so many makers and I couldn’t help highlighting this amazing kit. The sheer size and number of bricks included in this model are mind boggling. Even better, you can get your own version to build.

The Saturn V was the THE rocket of my child hood and I watched many of them launch on TV with all the Apollo missions. It brings back some amazing memories— Douglas

To this day, the Saturn V remains the largest and most powerful rocket NASA has ever blasted into space, which is perfectly reflected in Lego’s new Apollo Saturn V model. That model stands a full meter (over 39 inches) in height, with the Apollo lunar lander, lunar orbiter, and astronauts, hidden away inside.

The set started life as a Lego Ideas submission by builder saabfun, who quickly achieved the 10,000 votes from fans required for Lego to consider it for production. It was eventually approved, and while the final version of the Apollo Saturn V looks quite a bit different than saabfun’s submission (Lego modifies the winning models so they’re consumer-friendly) the results will still look amazing perched on your desk

Official Lego Kit Available June 1, 2017 for $120 USD direct from Lego - More Information

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