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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-21-2018 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brickmania, which makes unofficial custom model building kits using LEGO brand bricks and parts, has three new sets for sale under the theme "Space Race."
Time for our Space Race theme! When NASA sends astronauts into space, an incredible team of people are required to make the mission a success.

The Mercury Control Center is a real to life build, featuring a crazy 16 custom-printed minifigures, 34 additional custom parts - making this Brickmania's biggest amount of printing per kit ever.

Friendship 7, which would be launched using the Mercury-Atlas 6 rocket, is one the most famous and well known missions to space. Yitzy Kasowitz has faithfully captured the Friendship 7 in this brand new Brickmania kit, featuring a custom John Glenn minifigure, printed elements, and much more.

Aside from being a distinguished pilot, John Glenn would be elected to four terms in the U.S. Senate. Glenn would return to NASA in 1998 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, becoming the oldest person to ever fly into space. Lando has created this amazing minifigure - order while supplies last!

As custom sets, they are not inexpensive. The Mercury Mission Control is $460, Friendship 7 is $205 and the John Glenn minifigure is $35.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-13-2018 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brickmania has added more sets to its "Space Race" line of unofficial LEGO kits. In addition to X-1 and X-15 rocketplanes, the sets include:
In 1961, the Vostok 1 capsule delivered by the R-7 rocket enabled Yuri Gagarin to be the first person to successfully orbit the Earth and return safely.

Pioneer 10 marked the first attempt by humanity to send a probe beyond the Asteroid Belt, a region of our solar system that exists between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This incredible journey sent Pioneer 10 to chart Jupiter, making it the first probe to collect data on the giant planet.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-05-2018 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brickmania has introduced two Mercury-Redstone 3 themed-sets:
The Mercury Redstone 3 was the result of many (unsuccessful) test launches, paving the way for the historic mission crewed by the first American in space: Alan B. Shepard Jr.

The helicopter used to recover the capsule after reentry was a Sikorsky H-34, first built in 1954. This helicopter served in both military roles and during search and rescue operations. Aside from recovering the Freedom 7, the Sikorsky also played a prominent role in the Vietnam War.

Brickmania is currently running a sale on all of its 'Space Race'-themed sets.

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