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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-08-2010 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just in the time for the end of NASA's space shuttle program, LEGO is releasing a new space shuttle set in June. LEGO release [via The Brothers Brick]
10213 Shuttle Adventure

Ages 16+
1,204 pieces
US $99.99 CA $129.99 UK £ 79.99 DE 89.99 €

Blast off on an outer space mission!

Standing 17.5" (44 cm) tall and 10" (25.5 cm) from wing tip to wing tip, this detailed and realistic space shuttle is ready to count down and blast off on its next exciting mission into space! You can take off from the launch pad, separate the detachable fuel tank and booster rockets, and deploy the satellite with unfolding antenna and solar cell panels. Shuttle model features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, an opening cockpit with seats for two astronauts, opening cargo compartment with a crane that can hold the satellite and a ground maintenance vehicle. Includes three minifigures: one male and one female astronaut, as well as one service crew member.

  • Includes three minifigures: one male and one female astronaut as well as one service crew member!
  • Features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit with seats for two astronauts and even a ground maintenance vehicle!
  • Take off from the launch pad!
  • Separate the detachable fuel tank and booster rockets!
  • Deploy the satellite with unfolding antenna and solar cell panels!
  • Open the cargo compartment to reveal the crane that can hold the satellite!
  • Shuttle Adventure stands 17.5" (44 cm) tall and measures 10" (25.5 cm) from wing tip to wing tip!

This is LEGO's ninth space shuttle-theme set. Previous releases include:

jr-transport
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posted 05-08-2010 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jr-transport   Click Here to Email jr-transport     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! That is by far the best shuttle they have put out. I'm glad I just sold my 7470 Discovery. Now I have and excuse to buy this one when it comes out. Just need to get some decals for it to make it complete.

SpaceAngel
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posted 05-08-2010 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love it! I wish I could get it, but I'm too old...

teopze
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posted 05-08-2010 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One is never too old...

tegwilym
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posted 05-08-2010 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool! I'm buying some Lego again soon!

Too old for Lego? Never! When they say 16+ years, we are all the "+" side of it.

cspg
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posted 05-08-2010 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by teopze:
One is never too old...

It's not so much a question of age than about the amount of patience you have left. I ran out of it assembling the lawnmower and shelves...

Rocket Chris
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posted 05-09-2010 02:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocket Chris   Click Here to Email Rocket Chris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always dreamed of such detailed Lego models in my childhood. Probably we're not to old for buying it... but to old for with playing it! In my opinion Lego's best model concerning space exploration was the LEM (no. 10029) of the Discovery Channel series. So kids... play with Lego, not with PCs and gaming computers.

Dwight
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posted 05-09-2010 03:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One lesser known fact is that such sets don't hang around forever. The Lego Lunar Module from around six years ago is now worth at least five times what I paid for it. In fact, my first Autographica visit (as a diamond pass holder) was financed solely on the sale of Lego items!!! (I didn't sell the LM - just Star Wars stuff.)

cspg
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posted 05-09-2010 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My LM from LEGO (I probably don't have all the parts anymore and I don't know where the assembly brochure is...) must be dating back at least 30+ years. Pieces were black and you could separate the LMs descent and ascent stages.

SpaceAngel
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posted 05-09-2010 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tegwilym:
Too old for Lego? Never! When they say 16+ years, we are all the "+" side of it.
I should have mentioned that I'm 24 and I'll be 25 next week...

Atlantis
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posted 05-09-2010 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Atlantis   Click Here to Email Atlantis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The nose gear is in the wrong place. Now if was a Buran...

GoesTo11
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posted 05-11-2010 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great-looking model. Curious that there are no NASA decals, though...

Retro Rocket
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posted 05-13-2010 01:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have all the original space sets from '75 to '82, my first kit was the Moon Lander, all in blue basic bricks. Legos back then were really basic shapes.

When their 487 Space Cruiser came out I had to have it. It had angled flat plates for wings and a sloped clear yellow part for the canopy. It also had specialized parts like a nice Quad thruster part, except it only had three nozzles.

It was also when the first minifigs were done, before that figures had separate large round heads.

I made a layout using the '75 to '80 sets in a 2x4 base plate layout, then put a clear glass top above it to make a goffee table. Cats loved that one so I moved it to the top of a large TV shelf combo that the layout fit on top perfectly.

I've downloaded the Lego Designer program and it lets you build your own model using most of their parts. Once it's finished you can send it to Lego and they will give you a cost for all the parts! They even offer a custom box with box art, pretty cool.

If you'd like something built or are looking for a vintage model, let me know. I can get all the old instruction books and I've got tons of extra parts

SpaceAngel
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posted 05-18-2010 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Atlantis:
The nose gear is in the wrong place. Now if was a Buran...

Nobody's perfect...

QuiGon Grin
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posted 05-23-2010 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm always amazed what Lego engineers/designers can come up with by using premade bricks.

SpaceAngel
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posted 05-30-2010 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know what date in June will the Lego Shuttle Adventure will be out?!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-30-2010 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LEGO's website says June 30, 2010.

(The site also has a photo of the packaging and a 360 degree "spin" around the model.)

cspg
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posted 06-29-2010 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My shuttle is in the mail.

tegwilym
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posted 06-30-2010 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordered mine too. Should be here any day! I'll try to post photos and maybe a review once I get it built.

SpaceAngel
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posted 06-30-2010 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went to Toys "R" Us today to see they had it on sale but didn't... I thought any toy stores would have them out today as the Lego website said. Is it going to be in stores or not?!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-30-2010 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Space Shuttle Adventure set is a LEGO Exclusive, which means it is only available through LEGO's own stores, catalog and website. Retailers (such as Toys Я Us) will not be stocking this set.

cspg
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posted 07-05-2010 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gee, I wasn't expecting a box that big! (8x37x58 cm)...

SpaceAngel
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posted 09-16-2010 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've FINALLY got the Lego shuttle at last!

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