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Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket and Blue Moon lander proposed … as Lego toys

9 Nov 2019, 00:55 UTC
Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket and Blue Moon lander proposed … as Lego toys
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The Lego version of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander would include the ascent element for a crewed mission. (Lego Ideas Image / Valerie Roche / Matthew Nolan)
Which will go into commercial service first: Blue Origin’s orbital-class New Glenn rocket and Blue Moon lunar lander, or the Lego toy versions?
The answer will depend not only on how much progress Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space venture makes on the real things, but on how many people support the Lego Ideas project as well.
The 2,670-piece set would include a 1:110 scale version of the two-stage New Glenn and the human-capable variant of the Blue Moon lander, plus extras including a launch tower, rovers and a satellite. The rocket would be about 40 inches high.
The whole assemblage is designed by Valerie Roche and Matthew Nolan, the team behind the 1,969-piece Saturn V Lego rocket (which is also built to 1:110 scale), plus proposed SpaceX Falcon/Dragon and SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy rocket sets.
A Lego version of Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket sits on its launch tower. (Lego Ideas Image / Valerie Roche / Matthew Nolan)
All of those sets went through the Lego Ideas process, which lets fans of the ...

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