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.