Lego Apollo Saturn V

I’ve vaguely mentioned a little project I’ve been working on, and now all can be revealed. Over the last few days, I’ve been doing something I haven’t done in forty years or so: playing with Lego. Well, I say playing, but this isn’t the kind of Lego I had when I was young, oh no. This is the kind of insanely detailed model with custom components that is the product of pure deranged geekiness. This thing is so geeky that it’s made of 1,969 components. Yes, 1,969 as in 1969, the year of the first Moon landing. That’s the kind of thing that really appeals to me, and might just have persuaded me to actually buy the kit.

It was a couple of weeks after delivery that I was able to get on with it, but once I started, it didn’t take as long as I thought it might, even including the time taken when I had to backtrack and redo bits after making a mistake or two.

Anyway, here it is:

It's a bit big

It’s a bit big

Or perhaps it’s better vertical?

Next stop the Moon

Next stop the Moon

Yes, those are little models of the Lunar Module and the post-splashdown Command Module there.

4 thoughts on “Lego Apollo Saturn V

  1. John Etie

    It’s nice, but now that it is built what do you do with it? The fun is in the building if you ask me. I guess you could take it apart and build anew.

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