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Out of These 6 LEGO Ideas Submissions, Which One’s Your Favorite?

Another 6 LEGO Ideas submissions by AFOLs managed to attain 10,000 support votes and they will be taken into consideration by the LEGO Ideas review team to convert them into official LEGO Ideas sets.

 

Out of These 6 LEGO Ideas Submissions, Which One’s Your Favorite?

 

These 6 sets are:

1. Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner by Rainer Zufall

2. The Wonders of Peru by cdwboy1979

3. NF-15B Research Aircraft by Mammalucco

4. I Am Your Father by szabomate90

5. NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) by KingsKnight

6. NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower by whatsuptoday

 

Results on which set/s are accepted and produced as official LEGO products will be out in early 2018 – as always, we’ll bring you the results as soon as they are released so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, you can find out more about each of these 6 submissions below and, on behalf of everyone from TheBricksHub, we’d like to offer our heartiest congratulations to each and every one of them for the awesome work!

 

1. Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner by Rainer Zufall

Gilmore Girls - Luke's Diner by Rainer Zufall

 

Description (From The LEGO Ideas Website):

If you visit the Stars Hollow, you should not miss visiting Luke’s Diner to have breakfast, a burger or some cake; or only to check out, if someone nice like Lorelai or Rory Gilmore, Jess, Lane, Kirk or Luke himself is around. These are some of the most important characters from the TV show Gilmore Girls and Luke’s Diner is one of the most important places.

This project would give you possibility to replay/show several scenes from the TV show that played in Luke’s Diner, since its focus is on the inside of the location. Therefore, it would include minifigures of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, Luke, Jess, Kirk and Lane as waitress.

 

Click here to find out more about Rainer’s Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner build on the LEGO Ideas website… >>

 

2. The Wonders of Peru by cdwboy1979

The Wonders of Peru by cdwboy1979

 

Description (From The LEGO Ideas Website):

Five friends got together to create the first ever LEGO that shows to the world the wonders of Peru. A country of fusion not only in landscapes and ecosystems (Coast, Mountains and Jungle), but in gastronomy, culture and race (Japanese, Chinese, African and Native Indian).

For the creation of our model, the creators took the inspiration from the Retablo Ayacuchano, a sophisticated Andean folk art in the form of portable boxes in which interior there usually shows different situations and landscapes. This kind of art is created in wood by Andean artists and is well regarded by Peruvians and foreigners alike due to it’s peculiar design and composition.

With the Retablo Ayacuchano in mind, they have built theirs out of 2441 pieces of LEGO to enclose a beautiful landscape with high cultural value to the world, highlighting the union of races and cultures besides synthesising a part of the great Latin-American heritage to mankind.

They believe their project will be well received not only in Latin-America but in the rest of the world as well, mainly because it is a model that works as a toy but can also be placed in houses and offices as a piece of art.

 

Click here to find out more about cdwboy1979’s The Wonders of Peru build on the LEGO Ideas website… >>

 

3. 3. NF-15B Research Aircraft by Mammalucco

NF-15B Research Aircraft by Mammalucco

 

Description (From The LEGO Ideas Website):

Technical Data:

Length: 86 cm / 34 inches

Wingspan: 54 cm / 21 inches

Height with stand: 32 cm / 12 inches

No of pieces: about 5000

Weight: ca 4 kg / 9 pounds

AFOL Mammalucco created a rendition of the NF-15B Research Aircraft, the model used by NASA for experimental purposes.

Some of the features found on the real aircraft were incorporated into this build, including the air brake, the in-flight refueling port, the realistic flaps on both main and rear wings; the smaller wings also are movable as in the real plane.

Initially the landing gear was intended to be retractable and to feature the shock absorbers, but due to the massive weight of the mode, Mammalucco was obliged to switch to the ones you can see in the pictures, which do not feature the shock absorbers but are retractable and can actually hold the weight of the model (anyway it comes with a stand.)

This model is 100% made with LEGO bricks, though the nozzles are built in an unconventional way.

 

Click here to find out more about Mammalucco’s NF-15B Research Aircraft build on the LEGO Ideas website… >>

 

4. I Am Your Father by szabomate90

I Am Your Father by szabomate90

 

Description (From The LEGO Ideas Website):

The Empire Strikes Back’s Duel on Cloud City between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader is one of the most iconic and significant scene in the Star Wars saga and in film history as well. Also emotionally this is the most dramatic turning point or climax in the whole story. In that case this epic moment deservs a LEGO set.

LEGO already released the 10123 Cloud City set in 2003 roughly with all the Bespin scenes. Now, this build focuses on the lower levels throughout the chamber, where Vader revealed the truth to Luke.

The project based on the original location that we see in the movie and also uses the behind the scene photos as reference for the sizes, shapes, colors as accurately as possible.

Completely playable, the 3 tubes that Vader cuts of with his lightsaber is also detachable.

 

Click here to find out more about szabomate90’s I Am Your Father build on the LEGO Ideas website… >>

 

5. NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) by KingsKnight

NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) by KingsKnight

 

Description (From The LEGO Ideas Website):

Icon of a generation, the historic Space Shuttle did so much for connecting the world, exploring deep space, and conducting groundbreaking research. This set is built to the same scale as the Lego Saturn V, and would make the perfect companion piece!

Some of the features of this build include:

i. Large cargo bay with functional bay doors, featuring an Orbital Docking System, Canadarm, and satellite.

ii. Separating Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs)

iii. Separating External Tank (ET)

iv. Canadarm robotic arm (SRMS -Shuttle Remote Manipulator System) which was responsible for cargo, astronauts, hull examination, and the deployment and capture of satellites

v. Functional wing flaps/elevons, body flap, and split tail rudder

vi. Same scale as the Lego Saturn V (Approx 1:111)

 

Click here to find out more about KingsKnight’s NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) build on the LEGO Ideas website… >>

 

6. NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower by whatsuptoday

NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower by whatsuptoday

 

Description (From The LEGO Ideas Website):

After the successful takeoff of Lego Saturn-V rocket, Valerie Roche (Whatsuptoday) and Emmanuel Urquieta (Spacemd) present you their new collaborative project: NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower, the ideal stand at 1/110 scale to complete your set 21309: NASA Apollo Saturn V!

Every spacecraft needs a launch tower built upon a rocket launch pad. These towers and pads are utilitarian in nature from acting as a support structure, allows “pad rats” (the crew) work on the structure and inject fuel, and is used to allow access for the crew via an elevator. These structures are a complex system of corrosion-resistant painted metal frames, rails, fixed and rotating service arms, and hundreds of wires, cables, and plumbing. The Saturn V launch umbilical tower is held together by bolts that are timed to separate as the rocket leaves the base of the pad.

Three launch umbilical towers were built between July 1963 and March 1965. Throughout their service lives they were continually modified to fit different missions. They were used for 17 launches from the first launch of the Apollo 4 through to the Saturn-1B launch of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Program.

The fueling process for a Saturn V rocket was a very complicated and dangerous process. The first stage of the vehicle used RP-1 fuel (a purified form of kerosene) and liquid Oxygen (LOX) oxidizer at -140 degrees Celsius. The second and third stages also used LOX but also used liquid Hydrogen at -253 Celsius instead of RP-1. Other hypergolic fuels (fuels that chemically ignite on contact) such as Nitrogen tetroxide (Aerozine-50) and Monomethyl hydrazine were also used. The launch umbilical tower was used to fuel the massive Saturn V. In this model you can see that all the pipes and fuel lines have been replicated as technically possible.

After the Apollo and Soyuz missions and with the availability of the Space Shuttle, the three Saturn V launch umbilical towers were dismantled.

Examples of real life structures include the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 for manned and unmanned rockets including the Apollo missions and Skylab space station. Even SpaceX leases a launch pad to support Falcon Heavy and Dragon launches!

The functions of this set are as follows:

– The yellow control is for the rotation of the crane on its central axis either to the right or to the left

– The red control is for raising or lowering the hook

– The blue control is for the gateways rotation during takeoff: at this time, the upper gateway with the white box, pivots to the right while the other 8 gateways are pivoting to the left

– The green control is to go up or down with the lift, from level 0 (top of the platform) to the sixteenth floor of the crane, in the platform, there is a mechanism to stretch with two elastics the cable which makes a return trip

You can manually:

– lift up the Damper (located at the top of the tower) during take-off, and lock or unlock the rocket so that it has maximum stability in a vertical position.

– Also, the three umbilical (located on the base of the platform) can pivot upward to release the rocket during take-off, just like the real one.

 

Click here to find out more about whatsuptoday’s NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower build on the LEGO Ideas website… >>