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    Clearly Lego is part of the secret Lizard ruling elite.

    Went and got my set. Did some other stuff (food shopping ...) got home made a cup of coffee and sat down in front of the T.V for a break. Put on the History channel.

    And there on the day this set was released .... a documentary on the Saturn V.
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    Got it last weekend, watched tv with wife out of town, and finished Sunday. The instructions were excellent though I removed two pieces to make it all fit, so I may have erred.

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    We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.

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    The flanking angels is a nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    The flanking angels is a nice touch.


    It wasn't pre-planned since I just happened to build it there, but I did notice it and liked the idea of it reaching to the heavens, with or without the normal contingent of occupants.
    We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    The flanking angels is a nice touch.
    As long as they aren't the weeping variety. Those things creep me out.
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    Perhaps another fan favorite, Amy Shira Teitel, of Vintage Space, live-streamed her build a few days ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z7mMISNEy0

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    Perhaps another fan favorite, Amy Shira Teitel, of Vintage Space, live-streamed her build a few days ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z7mMISNEy0

    CJSF
    Adam Savage did the same, with two friends, and also employed Fast Forward Time Lapse to speed through the build in a 20-minute video. Amy's 82-minute video (Part 1) was a weeeee bit tedious for my taste. But kudos to her for tackling a detailed build on camera, and live streaming no less.

    Now I'm wanting one of these kits. Maybe for my birthday next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Got it last weekend, watched tv with wife out of town, and finished Sunday.
    Looks nice. I finished mine gradually, doing one bag per day.

    The instructions were excellent though I removed two pieces to make it all fit, so I may have erred.
    Yeah, you screwed up. I used everything except for the usual extra itty-bitty, easy-to-lose 1x1 pieces. You know what that means? You get to take it completely apart and rebuild it, to make sure you do it right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    As long as they aren't the weeping variety. Those things creep me out.
    You know, usually that typo is made the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere Man View Post
    Looks nice. I finished mine gradually, doing one bag per day.



    Yeah, you screwed up. I used everything except for the usual extra itty-bitty, easy-to-lose 1x1 pieces. You know what that means? You get to take it completely apart and rebuild it, to make sure you do it right!
    Yep, I thought this would be the case since tv can be distracting. I considered a major tear-down to make the correction but decided against it; it's nice to know I can still make decisions in milliseconds.
    We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.

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    Finally started, spreading the experience out in time. These are the sections in parts bags 11 and 12. Houdini, in the background, is unfamiliar with Apollo-era technology and was watching the process intently. The stages have a lot of intricate internal structure which provides strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngc3314 View Post

    Houdini, in the background, is unfamiliar with Apollo-era technology.
    Then play Eno's "Energy Fools the Magician.'

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    And look carefully at the pix. I vonder vhere Gunther Wendt?

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    Hey, you! "It's" with an apostrophe means "it is" or "it has." "Its" without an apostrophe means "belongs to it."

    "For shame, gentlemen, pack your evidence a little better against another time."
    -- John Dryden, "The Vindication of The Duke of Guise" 1684

    Earth's sole legacy will be a very slight increase (0.01%) of the solar metallicity.

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