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Episode 3 · 1 year ago

LEGO NASA

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In this weeks episode of Brickology, LegoLee329 launches off in to space to explore the history of NASA and the LEGO sets based off it. 

...agood morning, good afternoon, goodevening, wherever, whenever you're listening, thank you so much for makingme a part of your day. My name is liparm. You might know me as Legolee orLego Lee theet, nine from instagram facebook, twitter youtube or maybe evenPatreon, and this is brickology the study of small plastic bricks. This isthe third ever episode of Brick Ology and I'm having a tun of fhone of thispodcast. So far, I've been pretty happy with the result of the first twoepisodes, and I've mentioned this in the first episodes. I please ask thatyou guys are patient with me. I'm still pretty new to this whole podcast game.I know how to record audio that's the first step, but to make it really good,maybe I'm not quite there, but apparently it's good enough to passPytifynd itune standards, so you can catch me on spotify or itunes or listento it on Youtube. Before we get started. I ask you guys, please go follow me inall those social media pages I've already mentioned, and also, if you're,a real one good check me on a patreon. I mean I don't have that many patreonsupporters, but if you do, you will get exclusive access to content and youwill also support this account and help me make more episodes of brickology andmore awesome. Lego related things all that stuff out f the way. Let's getinto kind of a little bit of my mission statement. You know I'm not going toelaborate on what exactly I want brick Olegy to be because I've already donethat in the first two episodes, but essentially brickology here I calld thestudy of small plastic bricks and each week I want to dive deep into adifferent lego theme or Lego, sub theme or kind of a subset or kind of like agenre of Lego, and I want to die, set and really uncover on earth everythingthat makes that particular theme important to Lego so week. One I didstar wards episode. One sets based off the fans of Medtis movie and then lastweek was a bit imprompthou after the absolutely tragic death that KoulbeBryant, I kind of scratch my normal idea and pushed it back whith. Thatepisode will come out next week and you'll hear bout t that is soon on myinstagram and I decided to instead kind of last minute make that episode aboutLego Sports. So last week's episode definitely wasn't as good a quality. Ithink as the first episode, because I just didn't have quite as much time toprepare my show notes, because I had to kind of scramble and change my ideaslast minute to honor Kobe's memory. This week's episode, though, is goingto be what I originally Planne, and next week you will hear what episodewas planned for episode to that got, pushed back because of this Ligo sportsepisode. Now one thing I want to mention I mentioned this last week: Iwant to try and keep brick ology at least somewhat topical to the world ofLego and the surroundings in the war of Lego. So if a new star wars movie comesout I'll, make an episode star. Wars related, for example, in two weeks andH, N, go ahead and reveal what the topic is going to be in two weeks onFebruary, Twenty Font, the new season of Star Wars, the clon wards is goingto be released on Disney plus, so the episode in two weeks will be Lego, setsbaced off star wars, the Clun wors, that's pretty selfexplanatory. Nowthey're going to be some weeks were absolutely nothing in the world of Lekohappens middle of the month, especially months like February. Next, TIK'sepisode is going to have nothing to do with any news in the lego world,however, Lego is always releasing set and if they release a set from acertain kind of theme, maybe I'll try and talk about that now February is nota big release month for Lego. They did release a few sets. You know got thosenew Chinese New Year sets. We just got old, traffor stadium, which I mentionedin these sports episode last week, and the one other said that Lega releasedon February first is the Lego Ideas...

International Space Station. Now I havemade a video revie for that. So, if you're watching on Youtube, just go tomy chanel and you'll be able to find my video roof for that. If you're onspotifier I tunes you can go to my youtube channel, it's like Oleate,throuto, nine, or I also upload that video on my IGTV, also at Legol,threent nine go check out that video oview it's about nine minutes long!It's a highly detailed review, I'm pretty proud of how that video came out.So in honor of the release of the new Lego International Space Station, thisweek's episode of Brick Ology is going to be about Lego NASA. Now in my firstepisode or brick Alogy, I kind of explained the history of Star wardsepisode, one the Phantom Minic and the history of its choice, and it actuallytook me like twenty minutes before I even actually talked about Lego and Ikind of want to do a similar thing here. It's not going to be quite as detailedfor Nasza, because it would take away too long for me to really dive thatdeep into the history of NASA, because there's a lot of it. It's a veryimportant thing and I'm pretty sure, if you're listening to this, unless youliterally live under Arok you're, probably at least somewhat aware ofwhat NASA is and what Nassa does they're the people that sent people tothe Moon right NASA is extremely famous across the world. It's famous, you knowin science, it's famous and pop culture. It's Sam, as in the government I meanseriously. Massa is a big deal and Lego. NASA has never really been a theme.There's never been a theme called NASA. It's actually kind of been a part of afew different themes, and we will talk about that in this episode of BrickOlogy before we even get to the Lego segment of the LEGONASA episode. Let'sjust talk about NASA. What is NASA? Where did NASSA come from? WHY DOES ITExist? What do they do? I'm sure you know kind of what they do, but I'll getsome of the little more specific details mentioned here now. This isgoing to be fairly brief as brief as I can make it, and it will definitely notbe super detailed because, if I wanted to, I could probably talk about thehistory of NASA for ten hours and do a ton of research. This is just a verylong story, Short version of the history of Nassa. So what does Nassastand for because it is an abbreviation. It stands for national aeronotics andSpace Administration. adminispration. That's definitely a word adminitration.Sorry, it's a hard word to say too many letters, se we're already messing.UNBER bigology, please be patient wit me. I'm recording all this right nowand sometimes words are kind of hard to say so. NASA was founded in onethousand nine huered and fifty eight after an act sign by PresidentEisenhower, helped launch NASA in October of fifty eight now there wassomething similar to Nass of a for Nassa called Nakka, which doesn'treally roll t the tongue, as well as the s sounded Nassa does no Nackit wasthe national advicer committee for Aeronautics. Now aronotic is obviouslylike flying like airplanes. They added the space administration part in thelate S, because we were gearing towards that point. Like spunnick, you know,space travel was all the rage in the s and then especially the S. we're goingto talk about the s here in just a minute. Don't worry about that! NowNASA took over for the nut defunked Naka and at the time I had over eightthousand employees in a budget of one hundred million dollars now think aboutthat one hundred million dollars, one thousand nine hundred and fifty eight-is a lot of money and speaking of a lot of money, the budget for NASA in twothousand and twenty is over twenty two billion dollars. Twenty two billiondollars and you're going to hear money amounts a lot in this episode because alot of stuff, a lot of funds have to go in to funding space travel, and nowthey had eight thousand employees, been they more than double that total withseventeen thousand employees, intwo...

...thousand and twenty. So that's a verybrief history of NASA, but we need to talk about the s n. s is kind of whatbuilt method. That's why NASA is famous that's why NASA is a huge thing. JFKPresident John T Kennedy, the president, after Eisen Hower, he was presidentfrom sint e, Une ded and sixty three. Of course, he was tragically assestatedin sixty three we're not goin to talking too much about that, but JFKone of his missions, ar quote from JFK a very famous sound by that. I'm sure alot of you have heard in many different forms of media pup culture is the wechose to go to the moon this decade and do other things not because they areeasy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve toorganize and measure the best of our engineeris and skills, energies andskills. Sorry, that's a very famous quot BA JFK it's a much longer speechthan that. Look it up online. If you can it's definitely worth a listen now,Jfkty said that I think in sixty one. His mission in his presidency was let'sget to the moon this decade and they did and we'll talk about that later onin this episode, so essentially NASA start to form these projects. They formthese projects and all of them have names that are related to Greekmythology. So the first Nassa project was project mercury. Now, there's a lotof things going on, I'm not going to explain all of it. I just don't havetime to explain all of what project mercury was about. Bu potic mercuryincluded people like John Glynn was the first American to be launched intoorbit. Watch the movie the right stuff. Great great movie, Go check that Ou. Ifyou want to learn more about that sort of thing and then there's project Gimand I for some reason, a lot of people refer to project Gimini as project Gimand me, even though I've always said the word Jim and I Gim, and I I'vealways feen that kind of weird it doesn't really matter at all, but GIMand I gimminy. However, you want to pronounce it the objective of that onewas to kind of figure out some techniques in space to help the Apolloprogram that were going to talk about in just a second kind of figure outtechniques of how they can land and launch their missions to the moon.That's kind of lhik project, gemanize missions was and then, of course,there's the Apollo mission. These are the most famous ones and they'vecontinued on with more missions. After this, the most recent ones, they'regoing to start doing here, the future, I believe, are called the Oryanmissions. They actually talked about this when I visited the Kennedy SpaceInter Houston, Texas, this past year, I'll talk more about my little tripthere just a minute, but the apolle missions had a twenty billion dollarbudget in the s which that adjusted for inflation is over two hundred andtwenty billion dollars, two hundred twenty billion dollars in two thousandand twenty ninty debts. THAT'S INSANE! That is an enorbant amount of money.Ther were seventeen apallomission, so you can kind of figure out why it costsso much and of course the apollomissions goal was to get to themoon and land people in the moon and get Americans be the first people onthe moon now kind of the surroundings or this one of the reasons Kennedy inyou know. America was so passionate about getting to the moon, and s wasthe space race. You know the Soviet Union, Russia, obviously dicific unions,stil longer with us, Russia, the Suver Union. They were racing with America tosee who could do all this stuff in space first like they beat us to havingyou know a satellite like sputnick orbut around the earth, and it was thiscompetition, it's kind of like a sporting event or something like youknow how Russia and the US you know, played in hockey and like the Miroclun,ie and sort of stuff kind of similar to that, but in a very now different field,where we were competing against another huge nation to see who could one up theother on these huge scientific achievement? It's kind of weird tothink about, because I don't really feel like anything quite like thishappens in modern day, but it was a humangos competition to see who couldget a man on the moon first and the...

...apollomissions from Nessa. There wereseventeen of them. The first of holomission actually didn't even reallyhappen on the first ofpallen mission. They were doing a launch rehearsal inthe rocket and there was a fire inside the Cav of the rocket in a CL killed three asthronauts, including gus,Crissam, Edwhit and Roger Chaffy. It killed them and there's. This has been,you know, documented and Playin, documentaries and movies. If you seenthe movie first man with Ran Gossin that came out a couple years ago. Theyshow a scene of this. It's horribly tragic, that's so sad, and you know,Nessa is full of tragedy. I mean you know trying to get Tho. Space is not aneasy thing and then obviously the challenger, which we're not going totalk about much in this episode, because it doesn't really perate petainto Lego, but there's a lot of death and tragedy surrounded by NASA, which issuper unfortunate, but these tragedies ended up being you know, good learning,lessons for the future aternauts, which is how NASA eventually helpedaccomplish its goals now another you know: misfortunate NASA incident isApollo. Thirteen, the runhower move, FO, one thousand nine hundred and ninetyfive goes really deep into what happened there. Paula thirteen was afailed mission to the moon. It's actually the only failed mission wherepeople are supposed to go to the moon. They andid did not end up landing onthe moon, but of course the most famous Apollo mission is Apollo. Eleven apoleleven was Neil Armstrong, buzz aldrod and Michael Collins. You might not haveheard of Michael Collins. He was the guy who, like piloted the vehicle, theLuner Lander and the command module. He actually did not go to the moon, butNeil Armstrung. Of course you know one stall. I one small step from Han onegiant leat for mankind. NEL Armstrung was the first man on the moon ever buzz.Aldan was a second man in the moon. They did the first ever moonwalk. Thiswas in July July, twentieth, nineteen sixty nine. So fifty one years ago,fifty years ago, last year this opase fifty anniversary, and I actually hadthe pleasure of going to Houston Texas. My brother lived in Texas t the time wevisited him and we went to Houshton Texas, the weekend of the anniversaryof the moon landing. It was awesome. I was at Kennedy Space Center. It wasrockets, there were tens of thousands of people there. The Band Walk the Moonperform the concert which is kind of hilarious. To me, like I feel like me,what the moon first of they were great in concert. I mean they did this songshoutd up and dance Ta. You probably heard up. They were fantastic inconcert there leat singer came out in an astronaut suit. The man was sweatingup a storm because itws like a hundred degrees outside he looked like he wasgoing to pass up UN. He was playing the keyboards, the drums and singing allthe same time. They are a great concert. I digress about that, though, becausethat's not the point of he episode, but I think they literally only picked theband walk the Moon because they had the word moon and it was a fiftithanniversary of the moon landing which I thought was kind of funny, butessentially we went there. I was at Kandy Space Center in Houston.Obviously, no Houston, that's one of the big heads of NASA and of Canaveralis where the Rockets Lashta from in Florida- and I was there for theFiftith inniversary the moonlending. It was super cool, Great Monumentis,achievement that was in July twentieth, one thousand nine hundred and sixtynine, and then there were a few more apollemissions. It went back to themoon, the last three apollos fifteen. Sixteen and Seventeen. Each of thosemissions were the ones with the rovers which I've always thought. Rovers weresuper interesting and cool little like buggy vehicles. They drive around themoon and we're going to mention you know different kinds of roversthroughout this video. So that's just kind of my little brief history ofNessa, probably uninformed. I probably misspoke a ton about information. If Imess anything up, feel freeey to rip me to shreds in the comments or Damaninstagram er email me, whatever I'm...

...sure I messed up a lot of things aboutthat, but that is the history of Legonassa. No, not Lego, NASA JUST NASAin general, which can bring us into talking about the Lego sets based offNASA's greatest achievements. SOLECONASA is not really a theme. It'snever been its own theme. I kind of wish Liko did make it a thing, becauseI think you would make more sense to actually have like a fully dedicatedMassa thing, but Legonassa is not its own theme and it just harded to pourright outside. Hopefully that does not make too much background noise. There'salways some problem. I swear Wend, I'm recording this. Please be patieing me.I don't have a super soundpre studio. Hopefully the rain noise isn't too badand noof. My power doesn't go out. That would be really tragic for thisrecording AF brichology, but LEGANASSA. Let's get back on track here. It'stherer been a thene. It's been a part of a few different thieves. Now legospace lego space is iconic like o space is like one of the most iconic lecothemes ever created. It is super important in the history of Lego,however, Lego didn't make any sets officiallybased off Nassa until the year. Two Thousand and three again, I apologizefor the rain noise. Hopefully is not too distructure in the background andI'll try to do some ADOBI audio editing Magic to get rid of that, but hopefullyit's a little bit less distracting than Toyo facebook notification from lastweek's episode, but getting back on track with LEGONASA. Now there were noLego nasasets until the year twohusand and three now there were obviously tonsof Lego sets based off space, and obviously that is you know. Inspired byNessa, there was classic Lego space things like space police andsectoidsand they even had kind of like town Lego, space ats. They had rockets, theyhad space shuttles, which was clearly based off NASA. However, it wasn'tofficially NASA branded. So if you feel like, I am missing some kind of set,that seems nasarelated trust me, I'm not. I did my research and I made sureto only mention the things in this video that are actually officiallicense products by NASA itself, there's tons of space shuttles fromcity and other things I'm not going to mention because they are not part ofthe Lego Nessa theme with quotation Mork. It's not really a theme. Thefirst Lego sets that were officially licensed by NASA were under the themecalled Lego Discovery Kids in the year two thousand and three. So let go ahead,a partnership with the discovery channel just kind of interesting. Theyhaven't really done much with that since and they made, I believe, sixdifferent sets based off Nashna Nat Nasha, NASA sorry for mispeaking rightthere, so the first sewe're going to talk about here is actually the mostrecent Nasses set, but the original version- and that is the internationalspace stage and now well talk about the ideas version later on in this video.The original Lego NASA International Space Station set had one hundred andsixty two pieces, which just so happens to be, I believe, seven hundred lessthan the new version in the new version has eight hundred sixty two pieces,that's kind of funny and it was fifteendolars. The originalInternational Space Station set was fifteen dolars, a hundred and sixty twopieces, and it's a similar kind of design to the new version. Had theprinted satellite panels and a special Tlat could dock. You know satellitesall that stuff. It was just really really small and it looks kind of dumbcompared to the new version, but obviously it was a very small and cheapset at the time, speaking of small and cheap set at the time, the originalSatun five moon mission, Seinn, of course, we'll talk about the Lego ideasversion later on in this episode was...

...twentydolar. It had one hundred andseventy eight pieces and it actually included a lot for that ridiculouslysmall peace count. It had the sedr five rocket, it had the Lunar Lander it hadthe command module. Although I didn't have you know, the eliborate playfeatures that the new version has and it had a rover which it's a very oddinclusion with this, because I mentioned already my little history ofMassa segment rovers were not used in the apallo missions until apallofifteen netle Armstrung of Buzzalternd, they did not have a rover. So that'skind of weird. It's actually anaccurate that Lego included its anachronisticfor Lego to include a rover with Thee Seden five set. Luckily they completely,you know rectified that with the Remak version, FR lego ideas from two hundredand eventeen that well talk about later in this episode, but I just thought itwas super interesting and weird that one of these legonassa sets hadsomething that was so inaccurate. The next set here was a thirty dolar setwith four hundred eighteen pieces called mission to Mars. This one had arocket, a satellite and a different rover. The rover was kind of this uglyflat dark blue design. If you are listening on Spitifir, I tunes look itup on Youtube, but there'll be a picture on the screen, not the bestlooking design rover and I think they've done much better rovers in thefuture, but kind of an interesting one. This was more conceptual mission to marstuff for fiftydolars. There was t e discovery, space shuttle, and this isactually the only time I believe Lego has made a specific lemaned space shuton. They may lof o space shuttles before, but the other specials they'vemade they've kind just been loosely based off of a bunch of different spaceshuttles. This is the only time Lego has created a space shuttle that isspecifically based off one that NASA launched into space. That is thediscovery space settle. This say, of course, had a SATL lit that come out ofthe center and it had eight hundred and twenty eight pieces and it only costfiftyollars what an absolute steel and this design, I still think, actuallyholds up pretty well, despite being seventeen years old, very goodspaciatle set very, very good design. I wish I had this one. It's reallyexpensive. On ebayed now that I think is the best original wave Legonethasetand it's not even close now for ninety dollars. A much much bigger set wasactually a technic set, but still Brendan on the discovery. KidsNASATHEME was the Mars exploration. Rover had eight hundred and seventypieces, and for those of you who can't see the picture all country to describeit, it was built out of technic pieces and it had. You know these solar panelsthat were built out of like really weird, like paper, vinal kind of clothstyle pieces and they were attached on through the technice pieces in thosekind of Miel style. Baljoint connections really odd. A really oddthing that Lego has never really made anything quite like this, since it wasbig, it was interesting. It's not super attractive, though, and it looks alittle bit awkward and it's weird because it just kind of sticks outamongst the rest of these sas, because everything else is brick based and thenwe have this one kind of random big technic set, but it was the biggest setit, but in terms of pieces it only had a few more pieces than these spacehuttle, but it was the biggest set by far in terms of price, and it's theonly technice set that they ever ever done for likea NASA. But that waspretty interesting and then finally, for the discovery, kids wave. Of course,the most iconic vehicle from NASA is the Liner Lander, the original linner,an underset was forty dollar had four hundred and fifty three pieces. Thiswas the only original NASA set to include many figures. YOUV got needlArmstrong and buzzaldren kind of not really kind of what they did with thenew learlinder said, Thay we'll talk...

...about in a minute. The figures weren'treally the actual people they're wearing the accurate space suits, butthey just had generic faces and on the box of referst to them as astronauts. Ifind that kind of weird. I don't know why Lego can't just make the figures ofthese iconic people. Now that could be some kind of rights issue. Maybe thefamily of Neil Armstron, the lake family of Armstrong and Buzz Aldran.Don't want you know, actual figures of them being made, I'm not sure what theywouldn't. I mean I would be absolutely thrilled. If someone made a like afigure me that'd, be so cool, but unfortunately, every time they've madea litter landerd. The figures have just kind of been generic Ashnaut. We knowwho they're supposed to be, but unfortunately they can't really do itfor some reason not entirely sure why I don't have any inside information aboutthis, but it was the only NASA set from the original tovisom. Three discovery.Kids Line to have Mani figures. It's one of the funes sets to actually stollhave figures. Most legonizansets don't have figures because most of themaren't actually manifigure scale. Unfortunately, though, the top partlooks pretty good. The bottom part, though, looks a little rough becausethere were no gold pieces now, the new version they 'll talk about here laterin this episode uses a lot of very metallicy gold pieces and it looksfantastic. This old version, instead of Gol to use kind of a typical goldsubstitute and that's Tan, and it looks Tan. It looks bland and boring. So thiswasn't a great version of Luner Lander, but it was a pretty cheap set and, ofcourse, is iconic version of this vehicle. So that's the LEGONASA setfrom the discovery, kids wave from two thousand and three so after that twothousand and three discovery. Kids wave. We actually go a very long time with noofficially branded sets from NASA. Now they made a two thousand and Levenspace huttle that was actually rereleased a couple years later. Itwasn't Nassad, though it was very similar and very clearly inspired bythings NASA crated, but it was not an official NASASET, even though it hadlike American flag locos. It wasn't actually an asa set and there were likea city sub themes that were kind of Nassi related, but again not officiallybranded as NASA stuff. So we're not going to dive deep into any of thatstuff in this episode were only doing stuff that is officially NASA and fromtwo thousand and three all the way to two thousand and fourteen nothing. NoNASA stuff was coming out from Lego, at least for my research and knowledge. No,if I miss something, please tell me the counts below, because I'm not perfect.I am probably going to miss something in one of these episodes of Bricology,but I do think there were no necessets there for eleven years. However, untiland fourteen the earlie stages of Legua ideas, it was formally known at thispoint as Legocuso there was the lego ideas, curiosity rover. Now thecuriosity Rofer is a super super cool set. That was very limited release. Ithink there was very few of these made and unfortunately I wasn't as attachedto space and Nassa at the time I was still fairly young and I prioritizeother Leco sets over this Curia Curiosity Rover and I'm really sad tosay I never got this set and now it's shot up and price trienessly. Oh, mygoodness, this thing is worth tons of money. I think it's like quintuppled,it's price at even the right word. It's more than quadruble en its price isworth like hundreds of dollars. Now it was a thirty dollar. Thirty Dollar Legoideas set- and I was so dumb, but not by this set, and I really regret itbecause it would look great with the rest of my lego ideas. NASA collectionhad two hundred nd ninety five pieces. It's the first NASA set in over adecade and it's the first lego idea slash like a Cuso NASA set. Now youmight say what about the high abusat...

...there was. An idea said that I thinkwas exclusive to Japan called the HIABUSA. That is a space crat, but it'snot NASA. It is the Japanese space agency, not the American one Massa Ilove this set. I think it's a great sense, a fantastic design, I'm so sosad I don't have, but maybe some day, if I get you know a little bit extramoney I'll have to fork over the ridiculous amount that it will cost toactually acquire this thing or hopefully I'll just get lucky and findit on a good sale on Ebay or something. But I wish I had this set it's one ofmy biggest leko regrets of all time of fantastic lego ideas, curiosity, roverand, to this day at's a February two thousand and twenty the curiosity roveris still rolling around on Mar. I think it's been up there for like eight years.It's crazy! That thing is still going up. You know I don't even nearly Ithink, like the rovers are powered by like radioactive technology, which isthow that you know stay alive so long and a literally a distant planet whichis crazy. Tho Me that's kind of besides the point, but it's a super cool setthat I wish I had now again little more briefer Hiadis, but no LEGONASA stufffor the next three years, but then in two thousand and seventeen we get, Ithink, kind of the granddaddy of them all. The quinessential Lego NASA setthe Saturn five, it's a two thousand and seventeen release. It came out atthe summer of that year. At this point, I believe it was the biggest Lego ideaset today at one hundred and twenty dollars, and this set has the bestpeace count in the history of Lego. Not the highest piece count. No, it has thebest piece cab, because it's one of the only times I've ever seen, legoliterally do a peace count on purpose, and I have no idea what Vodoo magic oryou know. Cormers were cut to get this to be the actual peace count. Legadesigner claims that when he built it, it was like already only two piecesaway: Yuase added to more park to get ththere, but this set has nineeehundred and sixty nine pieces sound familiar on Tand. Nine Teen D, Sixtynine the year, the Saturn five went to the moon and Neil armschrung abuzzaldron, landed on the moon and did the first ever moonwalk yeah. That's insanethe fact that Lego was able to pull off the Saturn five set. Having nineeehundred and sixty nine pieces is so so cool to me. That is such a cool funfact. I absolutely love that that's one of my favorite things about this setand speaking of favorite things about the set. This is just one of myfavorite sets in general. I always do like once a month upon my instagram, Ido a QNA I throw up. You know the questions thing like ask me anyquestion you want and a question I get without a doubt. Every single time iswhat's your favorite Lego set, and you know I'm always flipping between theUCS Falco Gon O. Maybe the news stranger thing set, but one set that alot of times fall back on is the two thousand and seventeen seven five. Thisset is amazing. I adore this sad. It's one of my all time. Favorite, like Isaid, the design of it, is so cool I actually trie to take a picture of theset in front of the real setern five at the Huntsville Science Sinner andAlabama. I transported the set across the country we drove to Huntsville wentto the science center, they had the real sadunfive there and I was going totake an epic photo of the Lego version in front of the real version, and thenI dropped it. This is like one of the worst oments ofmy Lego career. I literally just dropped in the parking lot and itexploded. I lost a couple of pieces. He was really sad. I had to rebuild thewhole thing that was awful. That was an awful moment. I hate that because itcost me getting an epic photo, but I still love this set. I was happy torebuild it because the buildin techniques of this set are just sobrilliant, and I asked my fans on...

Instagram to vote on their favoritelego NASA set and this head on five one by a land side Tho. It wasn't evenremotely close, which is not surprising. To Me- and I did get some redemptionfor the photo off, because I went to visit a friend in Washington DC thispast summer and she's like where are we going to go on DC and I was like? Well,I really want to go to the ARAND space buseon o. There are two Aran SpaceUsidums, the one Inchantillia Virginia, which is very close to where brickfairyis that a go to every year has the space shuttle and then the Spiconianone. That's actually in the city. You know at the National Mall in DC, hasthe original Lunar Lander and I was able to take a photo of the mini LunarLander that came with the Ceter five set took a photo of that in front ofthe Big Linter Lander, which is awesome great photo it's on my answergram. Youcan go school, go through Manstagram and find that if you want to so I canof redeen myself and I was able to get a cool Liko NASA photo like that in DC.It was really cool to go there because it was still pretty. It was like acouple weeks after the anniversary, but it was still you know the fiftenthanniversary year of the Lunar Lander, so that's really cool, so this set alsoother fun fact. There's a lot of fun, facts, Bot, the tide and five. For meand the said itself, it's forty notes, thirty nine inches long, which makes itthe second tallest Lego set ever the only leg. I said that is taller in thisone is thei, think the two thousand and seven thousand ND eight Eiffel Tower,which was forty two inches. So this is the second tallest Lego set ever has anamazing peace count. I think it's as seriously one of the greatest Lego setsever made it's one of my prize possessions. I absolutely adore thisset and it's still available. You can still find this set in stores. If youhad the chance go, get this set. You'll have so much fun building it. It istruly a marvelous set now later that year in two THOUANDA and seventeen lecoreleases set, they called women of NASA. This was a twenty five dollar set. Nowthis has a little bit different. The bill of the set weren't anythingextraordinary had very small mini, builds tore's a small little build ofthe Hubble telescope, a smell little special little build and there is kindof like a lad, build the head like a chalk board and some books and papers.It wasn't super interesting. The builds were kind of just display stands. Thepoint of this set was to honor some of the most famous and infilential womenin NASA's history. This is amazing to me this is progressive and awesome byLego as a company. I think it's awesome that young girls can get a set of someof these women who aren't really talked about as much Ou know compared to theNeel Armstrongs, the Gus grissams, the Allan Shepherds of the world, like thewomen, did so many influential things for NASA as an administration, and it'ssuper cool that Lego recreated them in this set ters kind of go over the womenthat were included with this set. You got four many figures. The first one ismay Jimison and goodle fun fact about May Jimisand. She this upcoming may isgoing to be the commincement speaker at High Point University, which is myalmamate, which is really cool, and I hopefully maybe well be able to go tothat graduation and see if I can get her to autograph the Women Ofe NASA boxor something that would be super cool. Remember Git to her to hold a legofigure ticket picture. That's probably not going to happen! That's just alittle pipe you in mind, but fun fact up, may Jimason an mad IMI and thereason she is an influential person and Nassa she's, the first ever black womanin space. That's amazing! That's awesome what an accomplishment so socool! You also got Margaret Hamilton in this set and she was a very famoussoftware en gineer fornassa additional Wy got Nancy G, Rome, Roman, who iskind of been given this nickname the title of the mother of Hubble. TheHubble is a space telescope that takes some very detailed pictures of space.There's a really cool, little mini documentary about a narrated by Lenardecaprio about the Hubble space. Helles COPE! It's a very cool achievement inthe history of Nassa, lovehubble and...

Margareg. Roman is one of the biggestand most of influential people ind. Getting the Hubble Space Telescopelaunched off the ground an then finally, probably the most famous woman inNASA's history is sally ride who simpl tist has a title as the first womanever in space, and it's awesome that we got her and Lego figure form and nowkin offiishing up the lego ideas segment of this episode. We can jumpforward to two thousand and twenty the reason I'm recording this episode rightnow and that is the brand new Lego International Space Station. We alreadymentioned the old version of this set. The new version has seven hundred morepieces, its Seventyar. It is still microscale. My review is up on Youtubeand instagame. If you want to check that out, it's a great set. It looksgreat, it's humogous tons of cool printed pieces, it's a great thing and,of course, innational space station is not just NASA half of the spacial ationas run by Russia. There are other countries like Japan, Canada and Europethat also send their ashronauts up there. It's a monumentoust achievement.It's super important to just science, a general all the researches space andall that stuff. It is one of the most influential things science has evercreated. That's Owtom to have a big version of it. Ind Lego for greatdisplay, Peece, great ideas, peace and look. I know a lot of people are kindof complaining that Lego ideas. Dos Too many space sets because there's likeonly a handful lego idea, set and there's four of them having based offspace and nexof stuff. So that's something I do kind of agree with to anextent. Although I love this stuff because look I love Nassa. I lovescience fiction, like some of my favorite movies, all time, obviouslystar wars, but movies like intersteller. I love that film more recently at Astra,that was a great kind of NASA base movie and then movies that are actuallybased off o real events and NASA like the right stuff apollo. Thirteen firstman, I love these NASA films was the one that came hidden figures that wasonther great one NASA and all the stuff like Nassa is real life space travel.It's like real life, science fiction, it's not science fiction, because it'sactually real. So I love Nessa, I'm kind of predisposed to love theseNASASETS and I'm always going to be really excited when a new NASA set isreleased. So I love these Nata sets and that's why I think Lego should justofficially make NASA a theme and they should release a bunch of Neta stuffevery year, because they're making tons of Nessa stuff each year. But it's notits own theme, and I wish they kind of- would make a bigger theme for ness orjust commint, to having at least one necess Sard of the year on the regularcreator, expert line kind of like a crear expert. You know which was alobster building and always does a different car every year. I would loveto see that from Lego and NASA speaking of Creator experts and NASA last yearto commemorate the Fifteth innerversary of the moon, landing Lego. Remade, theLunar Lander- this was a much bigger set than the original version, morethan twice as many pieces, and it went from forty doars to Wan. A hundreddollars had one thousand and eighty two pieces. It had two figures again. Thefigures were kind of generic looking figures. They weren't actually superaccurate and didn't really look like Neil Armstrong and buzz aldron, whichis kind of sad. But, unlike the FFOR mentioned original linnerlander saidthis one had gold pieces, s t looked so much more accurate. The pieces were nottan, they were gold, they were shiny and they were beautiful. This is afantastic model, a great set that looks fantastic next to the Sidorn five andI'm sure the ISS and women of NASA will look great next to them as well. Legois really building a nice catalog of highly detailed nasasets here in themodern era and they're all great and...

...finally, last year we actually got aLego city line. Now, Lego city has done these space sets. I did the spacesomething once every four or five years. However, the space subthing in twotozen and nineteen was not like it's been in the past, and the reason forthat is the space. Something was actually kind of branded by NASA. Thebox that had Nazalocos and these vehicles were based off conceptualdesigns by NASA. So they had conceptual like you know, transports space,shuttles, rovers and rockets. Now they don't have official Nassa logos oranything on them. So I'm not going to spend too much time talking about it,but it is worth mentioning that these city sets this past summer wereactually kind of NASA based, which is pretty interesting, and they definitelycommitted to this space. Something really well and made some really coolsets that I think, were more interesting than the city space setsthey had made in the past. I think it was really cool that they were actuallyloosely based off some NASA conceptual arts and designs. So there you have itthat is Legonasa and all the things that pretain to Lego Nassa. It's not anofficial theme, but I wanted to do this episode because the release of theInternational Space Station. What do you think about Lego Nassa if you're inYoutube, tellmin the comments below or Messagemen instagram? Tell me yourthoughts and thank you so much for making brick ology a part of your day.I really appreciate that you ere listening, hopefully the rain. All thebackground noise wasn't too bad. I had no other option but to record right now.I just need to improve, be patient with me. It's just my third episode. I stillthink I'm doing a pretty good job, but I promise it's going to get better inthe future and thank you so much for listening to brick. Ology this week,iill be back next Friday with a new episode that episode that was supposedto come out last week go finally come out next week. This is Lego. Lee Thre,Urd, ND, nine Lei parm from brick, Ollogy Sugnand, God I'll see you guyslater Piec Out Babye.

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