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Wed Feb 8, 2012, 12:38 PM

Remarkable 5.7m-high recreation of Apollo 11.





This amazing recreation of the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11 was made by Lego fan Ryan McNaught from 120,000 plastic bricks.

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Father-of-two Mr McNaught will display his sculpture, which took 250 hours to make, at the Brickvention event in Victoria this month.

The Melbourne-based artist has populated his wonderful construction with tiny Lego astronauts, fuelling up the rocket ship, travelling in Nasa's astrovan and even stopping for lunch. A few droid stowaways are also amusingly scattered around Mr McNaught's impressively accurate rocket.

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The astonishingly realistic model even has cutaway sections so that people can look at its workings on the inside.

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The artist, who calls himself The Brickman, believes he 'never grew up'. The married father of twin boys was previously an IT manager and is now one of only 13 certified Lego professionals in the world.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086640/Plastic-fantastic-Lego-fan-builds-5-7m-high-recreation-Apollo-11-launch-rocket-using-120-000-bricks.html#ixzz1loOeNsU2














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Reply Remarkable 5.7m-high recreation of Apollo 11. (Original post)
progressoid Feb 2012 OP
unblock Feb 2012 #1
pokerfan Feb 2012 #2
progressoid Feb 2012 #4
ChairmanAgnostic Feb 2012 #10
Diclotican Feb 2012 #11
midnight Feb 2012 #12
d_r Feb 2012 #3
tech_smythe Feb 2012 #9
progressoid Feb 2012 #5
tclambert Feb 2012 #6
progressoid Feb 2012 #7
Doc Holliday Feb 2012 #8

Response to progressoid (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 12:44 PM

1. WAIT --

they actually have a certification program for "lego professionals"?


DAMN! i KNEW i shouldn't have hired all those lego builders without proper credentials!

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 02:14 PM

2. I knew I never should have given up the legos

That could have been me! I thought this thread was going to be about a model rocket:



Steve Eves broke two world records Saturday, when his 1/10th scale model of the historic rocket—built in his garage near Akron, Ohio—lifted off from a field on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The 36-ft.-tall rocket was the largest amateur rocket ever launched and recovered successfully—and at 1648 pounds, also the heaviest. Eves' single-stage behemoth was powered by nine motors—eight 13,000 Newton-second N-Class motors and a 77,000 Newton-second P-Class motor. (Five Newton-seconds is equivalent to about a pound of thrust.) All told, the array generated enough force to chuck a Volkswagen more than a half-mile—and sent the Saturn V more than 4440 feet straight up. It was arguably the most audacious display of raw power ever generated by an amateur rocket.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/rockets/4315103

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 02:32 PM

4. OK, that was frickin awsome.



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Response to pokerfan (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 04:02 AM

10. Which Estes motors does that monster take?

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 04:10 PM

11. pokerfan

pokerfan

That was COOL Impressive

Diclotican

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 12:26 AM

12. 13,000 for fuel that burned up in ten seconds, but quite worth the show...What a talented man...

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. ok that is very cool, esp. the r2 unit, but-

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Response to d_r (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 01:13 AM

9. OH GOD THE 80'S!!!!

 

those shoulders, those outfits!!!!
the economy, the jobs, etc....
ok so not everything about the 80's sucked lemons.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 02:33 PM

5. Here's the original for reference:

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:05 PM

6. It's legos! You didn't say it was legos!

That's like 20 ft. tall and made of legos!

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Response to tclambert (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 08:10 PM

7. Oops. Apologies.

IT'S LEGOS!!

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

8. It's Legos. And....?

That's frickin' cool! I wouldn't have the patience to build it. The attention to detail, of course, is what makes it.

Thinking of Legos makes me think of the first time my daughter dropped an S-bomb on her dad...but that's a story for another place.

Thanks, progressoid.

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