Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

In 2014, Felix Stiessen and Valerie Roche proposed the idea for the Saturn V rocket on the LEGO Ideas website. About a year later, their concept received the 10,000 votes needed for formal consideration by LEGO. The company gave the green light to the idea in 2016, and now we have our first look at this set.

As a full disclaimer, I am a lifelong fan of LEGOs and a lifelong fan of space flight. So don’t expect a rational review of this product by Ars. I mean, the final product will have three removable rocket stages, as well as the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. drooling.

The whole rocket is about a meter high, and this is about a scale of 1:110 of the real thing built by Wernher von Braun and his engineers. In addition, the rocket has a diameter of 17 cm. The pack also includes three astronaut figures for role-playing on the lunar surface. And here’s the best part: the set has exactly 1,969 pieces. JFK would be proud.

The LEGO Saturn V is recommended for ages 14 and up and will be available from June 1. If there’s a downside, it’s that the Saturn V set, like the Apollo program itself, comes with a hefty cost: MSRP is $119.99 (~£120).

According to CollectSPACE, this is the second LEGO set to offer a version of the historic moon rocket. The first, the “Saturn V Moon Mission”, was released in 2003 as part of a series co-released with the Discovery Channel. However, that was a much more modest set with 178 pieces.

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