I've always had a fond spot for NASA and the space program, and the deepest respects for those men and women who make it happen. This new LEGO Ideas set celebrates some of the women who blazed the trail to the final frontier. Join us as we build it live starting at 10am PST.
Yes, it's been too long since we've built live, so let's do it! Join me and Mrs BrickNerd as we build the new LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA live.
Building starts at 10am PST, it's a fairly small set so it won't take very long, perhaps we'll sneak in something else to build. See you then!
An appropriate time for a recreation of a lunar module, done by Sad Brick. I think what I love about this overall scene is the terrain. It's not just studs, or SNOT bricks. Using 1x1 round tiles adds such a nice texture. The module itself is also wonderfully done, and stands out amongst other models I have seen. Quite a nice view in this photo!
The LEGO Ideas Blog has at last released full images of set 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V, standing at one meter tall and 1969 pieces strong. It will be released on June 1st as the biggest Ideas set to date, costing $119.99/€119.99/£109.99.Read More
It seems to me that the "One small step for man" would be a bit smaller here, considering this is LEGO. Dorian Glacet built this awesome Apollo lunar lander and moon rover. The lander uses some clever techniques and looks very accurate (to my untrained eye, at least). But my favorite part of the build is the set of tracks left behind the rover. It looks very cool and really evokes some of those pictures the astronauts took on the moon.
EDIT: This model by Dorian is actually a reworking and representation of a lunar lander built by Saabfan. So, since credit needs to go where it is due, I wanted to mention both builders here. This is a good example of how work from two equally skilled builders can be combined to great effect.