Truly, Robert McCall was a master at his craft. I never get tired of his artwork. Image found via x-ray delta one.
Presenting the tallest LEGO® set ever, with 1969 pieces (see what they did there?) I’m a long-time lover of LEGO® in general, but as much as I resisted the collectible Space Shuttle sets, finally they’ve come up with something I simply can’t do without. It’ll look glorious in my living room, or yours!
LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket Set 21309
Available June 1, 2017.
Ages 14+. 1,969 pieces.
Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon!
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.
What happens when a watchmaker and a pen-maker get together? Not priced for the faint of heart ($19,900), the Astrograph pen is made in collaboration between watchmaker MB&F, and pen maker Caran d’Ache:
“…the MB&F Astrograph is [a] … “working” rocket ship comprised of nearly 100 expertly machined, lacquered, and hand-finished components, complete with thruster engines, and landing fins that can be lowered at the flip of a switch.”
— A Blog To Watch
Read all about it (and see many more gorgeous photographs) at the official MB&F site.
This is just one of eight terrific Mars exploration posters available for FREE DOWNLOAD from NASA. Which one is your favorite?
We here on Earth have lost a humble, quiet man today… a hero, the first man to set foot on the Moon. Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong.
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.
It made me smile — I think Mr. Armstrong would approve. If the smoke clears up and the Moon comes out, I will surely go give him a wink tonight.
Random sci-fi illustration for your Friday, starring Not The Most Flattering Spacesuits Ever. Image via x-ray delta one.