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LEGO Ideas Wonders of Peru Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Wonders of Peru by cdwboy1979 is the latest project 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project displays some of Peru’s landscapes and ecosystems as well as gastronomy, culture, and race. The whole set is built as a portable box and opens up to show all the details inside.

It now joins the Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner as the projects to reach the Second 2017 Review Stage. LEGO is still working on the results for the Third 2016 Review Stage so that should be announced whenever they’re ready.

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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) in Production Through 2018

The new LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) is a very hot commodity at the moment and you’ll be lucky if you are able to find it available in stores. It’s so sought after at this time that LEGO [email protected] has it out of stock for the time being with no estimated return date. Other retailers like Barnes and Noble may have it but your mileage may vary. Fans who are desperate for the set have resorted going to the secondary market however I would advise not going that route.

I believe LEGO has learned from the past in releasing limited sets, like the Research Institute (21110), especially for a theme like LEGO Ideas which has fans from all over, even those who are not traditional LEGO fans. In a recent post on Reddit, a user has gotten confirmation from LEGO that production of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) will continue production for at least through 2018. This isn’t shocking news but it does reassure people that there will be more of the sets coming.

The moral of the story is to be patient and don’t pay scalper prices for something that will be coming back in the near future.

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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Now Available on [email protected]

The highly anticipated LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) is now available for purchase on [email protected] It has 1,969 pieces and retails for a pretty reasonable $119.99. If you want to get it, I suggest making a purchase early as it may go out of stock a few hours after release.

Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO® brick model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

Features a meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable S-IC first rocket stage with main rocket engine details, removable S-II second rocket stage with rocket engine details, removable S-IVB third rocket stage with the Apollo spacecraft and rescue rocket at top of the whole spacecraft, plus 3 stands to display the model horizontally.
The Apollo spacecraft features the lunar lander and the lunar orbiter.
Also includes 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures.
Great for display and role-playing the manned Apollo Moon missions.
Includes a booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this set.
This set includes over 1,900 pieces.
Measures over 39″ (100cm) high and 6” (17cm) in diameter.

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LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) Officially Revealed

LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310)

LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310). It will be available on September 1 at a retail price of USD 149.99 / EURO 149.99 / GBP 139.99. It will be the largest LEGO Ideas set coming in at 2,049 pieces.

Find all the gear you need for a fantastic fishing trip at the Old Fishing Store! Walk up the steps from the beach into the shop selling fishing rods, hooks, harpoons, diving equipment, oxygen tanks and much more. Climb the ladder to the top of the watchtower and look through the telescope to enjoy the view. Then relax and read the newspaper in the office. Just make sure the cat or seagulls don’t eat the freshly caught fish hanging outside!

The Old Fishing Store is ideal for display and role-play, this model has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination.

LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310)

LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310)

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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Available at Walmart

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

The LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) doesn’t officially release here in the US until June 1, but it looks like Walmart has it available if you want to get it early. It is at the normal retail price of $119.99 and has free 2-day shipping as well.

Update: The set has sold out as of this time.

Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon!

Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO® brick model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

• Features a meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable S-IC first rocket stage with main rocket engine details, removable S-II second rocket stage with rocket engine details, removable S-IVB third rocket stage with the Apollo spacecraft and rescue rocket at top of the whole spacecraft, plus 3 stands to display the model horizontally.
• The Apollo spacecraft features the lunar lander and the lunar orbiter.
• Also includes 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures.
• Great for display and role-playing the manned Apollo Moon missions.
• Includes a booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this set.
• This set includes over 1,900 pieces.
• Measures over 39″ (100cm) high and 6” (17cm) in diameter.

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

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LEGO Ideas Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner by Rainer Zufall is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The setting for the project is from a prominent location from the popular comedy-drama show on the WB/CW. It also proposes minifigures of Lorelai, Luke, Rory, Jess, Lane, and Kirk.

The project hit the milestone in less than a month due to its coverage on online publications like Buzzfeed, Fortune, Time, and Mashable, just to name a few. I honestly did not watch Gilmore Girls so I’m not sure of its popularity even though I’ve heard of it before. It is the first project to reach the Second 2017 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Officially Revealed

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

LEGO has finally officially revealed the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309). The set will consist of 1,969 pieces and retail for $119.99 and it stands at about 1 meter high (1:110 scale). This will be the largest LEGO Ideas set to date and will be available starting on June 1. Yes, it will come out the same day as the LEGO Creator Carousel (10257) which was announced yesterday.

If you didn’t notice, there’s one little Easter egg hidden in the piece count. As I mentioned above, it has 1,969 pieces and that number is also the year that the Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon with Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

Make history with the LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V, the first rocket to put people on the Moon! Build the 3 stages of this stunning meter-high rocket and display it on the stand or launch into orbit. Offload the S-IC and S-II sections, dock the lunar lander with the command service module, and complete a successful Moon landing mission!

The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

Felix and Valérie’s collaboration was guided by a shared passion for space exploration

Despite never meeting in person, space and LEGO fans Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche beat the odds with their wonderfully brick built version of the iconic Apollo rocket. It was a collaboration that tested their skills in numerous ways but, as it turns out, the long-distance collaboration also proved to be a significant benefit to their project, as Felix states “there were often times when one of us abandoned the project for a few weeks and came back to it later; however, thanks to the fact that it is a collaborative project, it was always the case that one of us continued making progress on the project and re-motivated the other”.

Felix and Valérie’s collaborative spirit was tranferred to the LEGO design team as well, who took over the project once it was approved, in order to ensure it lived up to LEGO quality standards. Two designers, Michael Psiaki and Carl Thomas Mirriam, motivated by their enthusiasm for space, teamed up to bring the final model to life. “We were actually not asked. I was so excited when I heard that the project was potentially going to happen, and told Carl about it because I knew he was also a space fanatic. We decided it would be really cool to work together since it is such a big mode, so we approached the Ideas team about helping develop the product”, Michael said.

LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket Set 21309

Available June 1, 2017.
Ages 14+. 1,969 pieces.
$119.99 USD

Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon!

Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO® brick model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

• Features a meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable S-IC first rocket stage with main rocket engine details, removable S-II second rocket stage with rocket engine details, removable S-IVB third rocket stage with the Apollo spacecraft and rescue rocket at top of the whole spacecraft, plus 3 stands to display the model horizontally.
• The Apollo spacecraft features the lunar lander and the lunar orbiter.
• Also includes 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures.
• Great for display and role-playing the manned Apollo Moon missions.
• Includes a booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this set.
• This set includes over 1,900 pieces.
• Measures over 39″ (100cm) high and 6” (17cm) in diameter.

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

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