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AussiePete
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posted 08-04-2017 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my Saturn V today. Feeling very lucky to get one of these models. Australia got very few.

mode1charlie
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posted 08-04-2017 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...including 80 to 87 LEGO bricks available (for sale at a low price at Bricklink).
If one wants to buy the base, how does one do that? I've looked at Bricklink but don't see where I'm supposed to be looking.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-04-2017 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you download the build instructions for the base (from the link shared earlier), it includes a spreadsheet with links to Brinklink to order each of the pieces (bricks, or parts) needed.

AussiePete
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posted 08-06-2017 03:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a video of my build.

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-03-2017 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a day before the deadline for the second 2017 LEGO Ideas Review, the NASA Saturn V Launch Umbilical Tower has reached 10,000 votes and qualified for the review.

Liembo
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posted 10-03-2017 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're on Facebook, come join us in Lego Saturn V mods and space builds. We discuss and share Saturn V and other Lego space vehicles.

keymichael1855
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posted 10-16-2017 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who might be interested, I've created some properly shaped Saturn V fairing fins for the LEGO Saturn V. They can be used right out of the box in white (or painted white if desired). They can also be painted silver to more accurately represent the real thing. Here is a link to them on my Shapeways page.

jklier
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posted 11-05-2017 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received the kit on Thursday and my youngest daughter and I worked on it off and on over the weekend. Got the SI-C stage completely done and started on SII. This is an incredible kit! My daughter is especially impressed that we're building the fuel tanks inside the stages that you'll never see if you leave the kit complete. We've got my Haynes Saturn V workshop manual out and refer to it just to show her what each part looks like in real life.

The only minor detail that I may fix is the SI-C fins are the wrong shape. They have the bottom angled rather than horizontal. I'll likely 3D print a new set.

keymichael1855
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posted 11-05-2017 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a great time building this kit with my daughter as well! I'm not sure if you saw these or not, but I already have some replacement fins available. There are some pics of them on the previous page of this topic.

jklier
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posted 11-06-2017 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads up on the fins but I've already got them ready to print. Took about 30 minutes to do the design in sketchup.

PeterO
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posted 01-27-2018 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For LEGO builders, there is a LEGO Saturn V Facebook group.
For those interesting in sharing ideas about how to modify and improve the amazing Lego Saturn V kit. Detail improvements or Apollo-Saturn derivatives and other NASA-related custom builds.
In addition to the Saturn V, it includes other launch vehicles and payloads in the Saturn's 1/110 scale.

I've already constructed launch and landing models of the SpaceX Falcon 9 using plans from the group, and I'm designing a Delta IV Heavy.

vamanboatin
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posted 06-12-2018 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vamanboatin   Click Here to Email vamanboatin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After seeing the Lego Saturn V in stores for a while I finally decided to commit to the build. It has been about 45 years since I have "played" with Legos. My 12 year old daughter was with me and she thought it was just okay.

When we arrived home to assemble this in the VAR (vehicle assembly room) she took over. A great build and a fantastic family project. About 9 hours with an assistant. The end result is a reasonable price display model about three feet tall! I hope to post a few photos soon. Our next build will be the large shuttle when we find one. Unfortunately I learned they are discontinued. Happy building!


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