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Swift
2009-Apr-06, 08:50 PM
I almost put this in Space Exploration.

The BA just blogged (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/04/06/the-shuttle-snapped-tite/) about this model of the shuttle, made from Lego (http://www.kirainet.com/english/lego-space-shuttle/)! You have to check it out.

BetaDust
2009-Apr-06, 09:10 PM
Cool!

BetaDust
2009-Apr-06, 09:45 PM
From dailymail.co.uk (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1167166/Built-65-000-bricks-LEGO-space-shuttle-replicates-real-launch.html)


With painstaking detail, two Lego fans have reconstructed a space shuttle launch that looks remarkably like the real thing.
Complete with flashing booster lights and a vocal countdown, the Lego creation does everything but lift off.

From gadgetvenue.com (http://www.gadgetvenue.com/amazing-lego-space-shuttle-04033519/) **


This Lego space shuttle is made from a massive 65000 bricks. It took 1590 hours to build.


The Lego space shuttle has a simulated launch that has flashing lights on the platform accompanied by a vocal count down.
It is unclear how tall it is, but estimates are that itís not actually that big and just a few feet tall.

**Link contains actual Youtube Lego Shuttle Launch Video ;)

O... and I found a Lego "Space Shuttle Discovery" (http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Discovery-Space-Shuttle/dp/B00008OTFP) on Amazon :)

NEOWatcher
2009-Apr-07, 05:00 PM
It takes a good eye or a good 3d computer model to create something like that.

It's not the first time it's been done though, although is impressive each time it's done.
I remember some other sizeable lego shuttles but I think they were orbiter only.
Legoland does have a launch complex (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Legoland_Billund_0505.jpg) complete with shuttle.

Here's some other random ones I found that I also find impressive.
Airbus a380 (http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_UK/images/company_info/eot/pressreleases/SingaporeA_Legoland-021.jpg)
Rocket Garden (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/7/8130753_b8a43b6bfc.jpg?v=0)

JR_M42
2009-Apr-07, 09:39 PM
That is very nice and a ton of time I do not think I could have done that.

KaiYeves
2009-Apr-08, 12:21 AM
Legoland does have a launch complex complete with shuttle.
And now I want to go to Legoland even more than I did before.

novaderrik
2009-Apr-08, 12:55 AM
give a whole new meaning to the term "missing tiles" as it pertains to the space shuttle..

KaiYeves
2009-Apr-08, 02:17 PM
Good thing the big giant hand can always reach in to make repairs.

tofu
2009-Apr-08, 03:02 PM
And it probably has a better glide ratio than the real thing!

Mellow
2009-Apr-09, 06:51 AM
If they ever have problems, I have some of the Heat Tiles at home in my kids play trunk.

AGN Fuel
2009-Apr-09, 07:34 AM
O... and I found a Lego "Space Shuttle Discovery" (http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Discovery-Space-Shuttle/dp/B00008OTFP) on Amazon :)

My son has that one. It didn't cost $400 though (it was about $120 from memory, bought from a large retail outlet)!

Wonder what the price discrepancy is here... :think:

Great model - retractable undercarriage, satellite in the payload bay, etc

KaiYeves
2009-Apr-10, 01:45 AM
Oooh, it even comes with a Lego Hubble! Now all we need is a little Lego person who looks like Story Musgrave!

Gemini
2009-Apr-10, 10:35 PM
Oooh, it even comes with a Lego Hubble! Now all we need is a little Lego person who looks like Story Musgrave!

That one's easy, just leave of the hair piece XD.