Lego City 3367 – Space Shuttle

This space shuttle above everything is very realistic. Its design and some exterior details are definitely very good. The cockpit, the powerful engines, the big rear wings flaps and the slopping down position are the most visible aspects. Unfortunately, this set has only one mini-figure. I guess a second pilot would fit perfectly (not only in terms of playability but also according to the set’s price).

However, the interior could be better. Starting by the cockpit, it could be bigger in order to have a second pilot (many previous sets have it), and it could have more instruments, specially one or two piloting commands. Of course, the good old one red cup had to be present. I wonder what happens to the liquid in the space… In terms of playability the cockpit can be accessed removing the single front piece. Continue reading

A Space Shuttle made of Lego flew to Space

Lego has no limits, check this one: a Romanian Physicist, Raul Oaida and Steve Sammartino have decided to launch a space shuttle built with Lego Pieces, to space. In order to capture all the details, they have engaged a video camera. The launch took place on the last 31st of December.

The ship flew until thirty five kilometers of altitude and filmed the earth up from the skies. To do that experience, they had to get aerial traffic permission in Germany, the only country that was willing to accept it.

Lego Space Shuttle

The shuttle was recovered, after the flight, at a distance more than two hundred and forty kilometers from the place that it had been launched, through a GPS, in a remote area. Continue reading