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#1 HouseBuilder328

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

I've only lived in apartments and not had enough space until recently in this house.  I've always wanted to create an area with space exploration models, such as the space shuttle, etc.   Does anyone know any good websites with detailed looking space models.  I came across this site recently and looked decent:

 

https://www.thespace...com/models.html

 

 

How about the Soyuz model?  I wanted the Russian Soyuz model because this spacecraft is still operational today and we pay Russia $70 million per seat on this thing!  I didn't know if this one was any good since you have to build it, but seems detailed and it's already painted:

 

https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B076CKW9N6


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:39 PM

I love space models.  Those shown in the link are top quality and a bit pricey.  I always wanted a set of models from Mercury missions through to the Space Shuttle.

I have a small Apollo Saturn 5 and Shuttle but on the look out for Gemini and Mercury craft.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:41 PM

Inexpensive but look good when you get them together.

 

http://www.fascinations.com/aviation


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:57 PM

SpaceX has a model of the Falcon heavy on their website.

 

https://shop.spacex....ktop-model.html


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 05:03 PM

https://brickset.com...266-1/{D2C-set}

 

https://brickset.com...Apollo-Saturn-V

 

https://brickset.com...ttle-Expedition

 

https://brickset.com...1/Women-of-NASA

 

https://brickset.com...Curiosity-Rover


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#6 HouseBuilder328

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:04 PM

 

 

I love the Space Shuttle LEGO but that set is retired, so they are going for a premium on the secondary market.  I spent a lot of money a long time ago on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lego so trying to not do that again.   That's how I found the other space shuttle model.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:33 PM

I had all of the Revell plastic spacecraft models when I was a kid. Also had a subscription to a service that sent you science booklets every month and a plastic model every two months or so. I had a an Apollo Lunar Module, Command Module, Saturn V, a Gemini capsule, and a Mercury capsule. IIRC it was The Science Service or something like that. I still remember anxiously waiting for my next kit to arrive.

 

Wish I could find those kits today. I thought there might be something this year due to the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.



#8 HouseBuilder328

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:41 AM

On my search for a detailed model of the B2 Bomber, I came across this very detailed Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier, if anyone is interested.   

 

https://www.etsy.com...AyABEgKqSfD_BwE

 

I ordered a B2 model from this same guy.



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 08:59 AM

I just built the Lunar Lander kit and it looks great. I have the Saturn V in the box and will start that one soon. My wife and I are huge fans of LEGO.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:14 PM

A follow-up to this question.   These are from thespaceshop.com.  The Soyuz rocket is from Amazon, had to build that, but no painting and minimal glue required.  Mostly snaps into place.

 

 

 

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