Launching LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V for real

The LEGO Group has launched LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V for real in a new video.

As part of the LEGO Rebrickulous section of the official YouTube channel, LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V  has been launched for real in a fun stunt. With assistance from professional rocket scienctists, the Rebrickulous team managed to launch the set 416 metres (1,365 feet) into the air.

“It has got all the right stages, plus the Apollo capsule,” says “rocket guy” John, confirming the accuracy of the LEGO model. “The detail is good and very similar to the actual rocket,” Chris agrees. The duo added rocket tubes, ejection charges and parachutes to the interior to allow them to launch it. Sally the minifigure hops aboard the Saturn V to enjoy the view.

The launch is completely successful – 416 metres looks a lot more impressive than it sounds, and one of the sections even floats back down to ground with its parachute.

The most recent LEGO Ideas releases are 21315 Pop-up Book and 21311 Voltron, demonstrating the variety of types of build that can succeed on the LEGO Ideas platform.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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