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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 2010. 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.

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!

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.

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...

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.
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 pre-made 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.)

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)...

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