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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-10-2010 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rachel Hobson writes for Make about the enthusiast-designed, NASA-adopted LEGO model kit commemorating the launch of the agency's new solar satellite.
[John Knight's] latest Lego project is smaller in scale, but has reached a much larger audience.

He used Lego's Digital Designer, a tool that lets people create virtual sets, to create a set based on the Solar Dynamic Observatory that will be launched this week from Kennedy Space Center. SDO will study the solar atmosphere to help us better understand the sun's influence on Earth and near-earth space.

John's set is a scale replica of SDO, and after working with the SDO team and representatives from Lego, the set was accepted for a much larger order than standard virtual kits (that can be ordered three at a time if parts are in stock) and is now available for purchase through the Lego web site.


According to Hobson, to order your very own LEGO SDO:
  1. Download the latest version of LEGO Digital Designer.

  2. You should see a link to purchase the set. You will have to create an account with LEGO.

  3. Please be aware that your SDO set may have different graphics than some seen on the web. Those were special "limited" edition sets.

  4. If you have ANY problems ordering please call Lego Customer Support at 1-800-838-9647 (US) or see Lego.com for other numbers.

Credit: SDO for Educators

Philip
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posted 02-13-2010 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Available for Europeans?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-13-2010 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to LEGO:
We proudly deliver to these 23 countries.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France (Metropolitan/French territory located in Europe), Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States.

Delivery will take an estimated 21 days, except Australia and New Zealand, which may take up to 27 days.

The model kit itself costs $37.11. For shipping rates and other information, see: LEGO's website.

All times are CT (US)

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