Tag Archives: Apollo

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Tomorrow is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. I hope we see many moon-themed LEGO models over the next couple of days, but we’ll start with this fantastic microscale version of the lander by Ted Andes.

Moon Landing

Ted has been building one vignette a week this year, and this is his 31st. Check out his photostream for the rest.

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

Dave Shaddix just finished this mosaic in honor of Buzz Aldrin’s recenly celebrated 83rd birthday. This is a great rendition of an iconic photograph. For the few who don’t know who or what is in the picture, it is a picture that Neil Armstrong took of Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. The LEM and Neil Armstrong are reflected in the visor of Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit. Well done, Dave, I love it!

One Small Step...

It took just one lifetime for man to go from first flight to first man on the moon. That’s awfully impressive. It’s been 43 years since those brave men first set foot on the lunar landscape.

Kevin Murney‘s tribute to the tenacity and ingenuity of the human race is fitting, and impressive in its own right.

You can see more pictures in his flickr gallery!

NASA has some pretty nifty stuff to commemorate Apollo 11’s historic mission. Check it out!

LEGO Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket nearly big enough to fly to the moon

Australian LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught recently built what is likely the first and only minifig-scale Saturn V rocket, complete with gantry. At 5.76 meters (nearly 19 feet) tall and clocking in at 120,000 bricks, it’s certainly huge. But I love the details that Ryan has built into the rocket, including liquid fuel tanks and the NASA Astrovan.

Me next to the Saturn V

You can see more photos of this monster in Ryan’s Flickr album.

Thanks to everyone who sent us the link!

One small step for man...

…one giant leap for a minifig. Mikael (CopMike) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the moon landing with this simple but iconic build of the first step on the moon.