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92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V is an Ideas set that was released in November 1, 2020.

Background

Saturn V was an American human-rated super heavy-lift launch vehicle used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. It consisted of three stages, each fueled by liquid propellants. It was developed to support the Apollo program for human exploration of the Moon and was later used to launch Skylab, the first American space station.

The Saturn V was launched 13 times from Kennedy Space Center with no loss of crew or payload. As of 2021, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status, and it holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 310,000 lb (140,000 kg), which included the third stage and unburned propellant needed to send the Apollo command and service module and Lunar Module to the Moon.

As the largest production model of the Saturn family of rockets, the Saturn V was designed under the direction of Wernher von Braun at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with Boeing, North American Aviation, Douglas Aircraft Company, and IBM as the lead contractors.

To date, the Saturn V remains the only launch vehicle to carry humans beyond low Earth orbit. A total of 15 flight-capable vehicles were built, but only 13 were flown. An additional three vehicles were built for ground testing purposes. A total of 24 astronauts were launched to the Moon in the four years spanning December 1968 through December 1972.

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You were born to explore the universe! Build and inspire the next generation of astronauts with LEGO® Space rockets and vehicles – Let’s Go!

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.


Description

The main build is the Saturn V, which consists of 1969 pieces; the set is not designed to fit any minifigures inside. However, three nanofigures are included.

Nanofigures Included

Notes

  • The set is based off the Saturn V, a real-life craft made by NASA.
  • The number of pieces of this set corresponds with the year the first footprint on the moon was made.
  • This set can be displayed as separate rocket-body sections or displayed as one piece. It can be displayed horizontally with the included stands or vertically.
  • This set is the same as 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V.

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