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Almost 40 years after NASA retired the Saturn V launch vehicle, they still remain one of the coolest, huge, most awesome vehicles man has ever built. Also, Lego will always be awesome. So you can’t go wrong when you put them together! Ryan McNaught built a Lego version of the Saturn V with launch platform to scale with Lego men. I had the official Lego Shuttle Expedition set, and at 18 inches tall complete with boosters it was pretty sweet – but it wasn’t to scale. You could cram the upper torso of a paraplegic lego man into the cab if you wanted to. As you can see in the photo, Ryan has pulled no punches. The entire model stands 19 feet tall. Check out his Flickr page for more photos.


  • I'm speechless. As a certified Lego nut myself, I cannot begin to describe how amazing this is…

  • Mother of God……

    I've always wanted to do a extreme MOC but have never come up with a theme or idea that has motivated me. I think it is because the kids would overtake it before completion.

    This, this is just awesome. Anytime someone does a to scale MOC using Minifigs you know a lot of time and effort has gone into just planning how it needs to be done. Wow..

    • OA5599

      MOC = Marriage of convenience?

      • My Other Creation 🙂

        There are a lot of abbreviations for Lego. When you get sucked into Lego you get used to seeing them on all the fansites a guy wanders into.

        ABB – Automatic Binding Brick
        ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
        ADU – Armored Drilling Unit, Aerial Defense Unit, Alien Defense Unit
        AFOL – Adult Fan Of LEGO
        ALE – Adult LEGO Enthusiast, synonymous to AFOL
        ATT – All Terrain Trapper
        ATV – All Terrain Vehicle
        Bley – A blueish-grey color
        BURP – Big Ugly Rock Piece, referring to Part 6082.
        Dio – Diorama
        DX – Dragon eXtreme
        EVA – Ethylene Vinyle Acetate
        KFOL – Kid Fan Of LEGO.
        KIC – Kids Inner Circle, a group of LEGO fans under the age of 14 that test out new LEGO products
        LDD – LEGO Digital Designer
        LU – LEGO Universe
        LUG – LEGO Users Group
        MBA – Master Builder Academy
        MLN – My LEGO Network
        MOC – My Own Creation, a fan-made LEGO model
        POOP – Parts which can be made Out of Other Parts
        S@H – LEGO Shop at Home, the official online LEGO store.
        SNIR – Studs Not In a Row, an advanced building technique that uses diagonally oriented bricks
        SNOT – Studs Not On Top, an advanced building technique in which studs face different directions
        SHIP – Significantly Huge Investment in Parts, a very large LEGO creation
        SPUA – Special Part Used Again, a part which is seemingly only for a particular set or theme, but is used again for another
        TFOL – Teenage Fan Of LEGO
        TLC – The LEGO Company, synonymous to TLG.
        TLG – The LEGO Group.
        UCS – The Ultimate Collector's Series of sets.
        Vig – Vignette, a small scene built on a 6 by 6, 8 by 8 (most common), or 16 by 16 baseplate.
        W.I.P- Work In Progress
        YFOL – Young Fan Of LEGO, synonymous to KFOL

        • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

          Dragon eXtreme? I'm afraid to google that one…

  • yep, thats awesome.

  • P161911

    I'm amazed by the time and cost to build something like that. Where does one get that many bricks of the same color? I know the Lego store has the fill up a small cup thing, but is there another source?


      The Lego website also allows you to buy as much bulk bricks as you'd like.

  • jeepjeff

    This man is a hero.

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