LEGO Ideas Creation: Blue Origin New Glenn Rocket, Launch Tower & Blue Moon Lander

Matthew Nolan, the original LEGO Ideas project creator of LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 21309 which became an official LEGO Ideas set has contacted us to let us know of his latest project. You can support it and find out more on LEGO Ideas.

LEGO Ideas Creation Description

Our modern space race has a dark horse, the sleek white New Glenn rocket from Blue Origin. Designed to carry people and payloads to Earth orbit, the Moon and beyond, its first launch is expected in 2021.

Like its pioneering astronaut namesake John Glenn, this two-stage vehicle is breaking new ground as we prepare to return to the Moon.

The lunar lander Blue Moon is included as payload, with its four mini rovers. Also included are a large rover, and satellite for deployment en route to the moon.

First stage

  • Seven BE-4 engines.
  • Four fullyactuating aerodynamic control fins.
  • Two wing-like strakes to provide lift and cross-range capability.
  • Six fully actuating landing legs.
  • 877 bricks and 22 decals.
  • Upper core diameter: 8 studs, 6,4cm or 2.5 inches.
  • Lower core diameter: 10 studs, 8cm or 3.14 inches.
  • Height: 59.5 studs, 47.6cm or 18.74 inches.
  • Wingspan: 20.5 studs, 16.4cm or 6.45 inches.

Second stage & Fairing

  • Two BE-3U engines.
  • Locking mechanism to attach to the first stage.
  • A fairing with payload capacity for three unique missions.
  • 316 bricks and 18 decals.
  • Diameter: 8 studs, 6,4cm or 2.5 inches.
  • Height: 77.5 studs, 62cm or 24.4 inches.
  • Wingspan: 15 studs, 12cm or 4.72 inches.

Payload

  • Blue Moon lunar lander, with fold out legs and four mini rovers
  • Large rover
  • Satellite
  • 76 bricks 15 decals

Launch Tower

  • Displays New Glenn realistically ready for launch at Cape Canaveral’s LC-36
  • At the top of the tower are rocket clamps, synchronize for release.
  • The tower is articulated at its base, so it can be presented vertical or leaning 15° backward for launch like its real life counterpart.
  • 1406 bricks.

Tower

  • Diameter: 8 studs, 6.4cm or 2.5 inches.
  • Height: 99 studs, 79.2cm or 31.10 inches.

Pad

  • Length: 28 studs, 22.4cm or 8.66 inches.
  • Width: 16 studs, 12.8cm or 5.03 inches.
  • Height: 3 studs, 2.4cm or 0.94 inch.

Optional Rocket Stand

  • Two colors, white or light bluish grey
  • 102 bricks.
  • Diameter: 26 studs, 20.8cm or 8.18 inches.
  • Height: 9.5 studs, 7.6cm or 2.99 inches.

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