Lego Saturn V

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    My wife got me this set for my birthday / Christmas(?) and it was such a fun building it. Last time I built Lego was 20 years ago. I always wanted the Royal Knight's Set and Pirate Ship? as a kid but was way too expensive for my Asian parents blood.

    We took our time building it together. The set consists of 12 bags and we completed 2-3 bags each day for a good hour and a half for 5 days.

    Box and all the bags, manual and some pretty cool history.
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    Stage I assembly.
    Basically the biggest rocket with buncha fuels to life the Saturn V out of Earth's atmosphere is how I understood it.

    Starts adding on this circular foundation with circular panels around it.
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    Left cylinder contains kerosene fuel and the Right cylinder contains liquid oxygen (both fuels? help me NASA nerds). The yellow antenna thingy on top of the liquid oxygen tank...not sure what this is. Maybe it is the interstage computer/machinery? The Right tank goes on top of the Left tank.
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    Put some panels to cover these fuel tanks, the parts are nice and smooth. Lego cures your OCD.
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    This is some cool technique, tubing thing running along the rocket with clip at the top end.
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    F1 rockets, pretty cool techniques and looks amazing.
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    These grey bracket thing swivel to form the shield thing around the rockets.
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    Completed Stage 1. Banana for scale. About 2.3bnn long.
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    Stage 2

    Naked second stage, more fuel tanks and some complicated machinery thing going on at the attachment point. Notice the two clip ons, these are where the rocket becomes detacheable. Stage 1 had 4 clip ons.

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    Put some panels, vents, and the tubing system again.
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    Some Voltron action going on.
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    Third stage
    Same thing but 1 rocket.
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    The cool thing is lunar module sits on top of this. Look at this small microfigures, never seen them before wow. 1x1 size.
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    This is the Apollo Command Module + the pointy thing which is the Escape Rocket just in case something goes wrong. The big white panel is called Lunar Modular Adapter and covers the Lunar Module
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    Merry Christmas
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    Modular design is cool.
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