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Offline tikkitakki

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LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:13:55 PM »
https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/1-blog/post/137

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Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
The wait is over! After a year in development we're incredibly proud to unveil and present the first official images of the LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V designed by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen (
saabfan) and Valérie Roche (whatsuptoday)
You'll be able to find the 1 meter high (approximately 1:110 scale) icon of space exploration in stores from the 1st of June, 2017 for a recommended retail price of just USD 119.99 / EURO 119.99 / GBP 109.99. With 1969 LEGO elements the 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V rockets its way into LEGO Ideas history as the tallest LEGO Ideas set, as well as the one containing most elements.


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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 08:35:47 PM »
1969 pieces.  That can't be a coincidence!  :)
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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 06:50:45 AM »
1969 pieces.  That can't be a coincidence!  :)
They should have used the Unix time code for the launch time.

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 10:09:30 AM »
1969 pieces.  That can't be a coincidence!  :)
They should have used the Unix time code for the launch time.
That would be an ... interesting ... number of pieces. (0, in Unix internal timestamps, is Jan 1, 1970, 00:00 UTC).

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 10:53:40 AM »
Twos complement I presume.

Offline grmcdorman

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 01:18:32 PM »
Indeed. The ANSI C `time_t` type, which can contain a Unix timestamp (and will on Linux and Unix), is usually a signed integer. Whether it's 32-bit or 64-bit depends on your compiler; older ones will have it 32-bit (which leads to the 2038 problem).

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 07:47:57 AM »
Some details:
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-042817a-lego-nasa-apollo-saturn-v.html

One of the reviews - see comments at the bottom:
https://brickset.com/article/27956/review-21309-nasa-apollo-saturn-v

And sorry to other Kiwis, it will knock us back the rather stupid price of NZ$199.99 instead of a more sensible $200.00, and can be ordered direct from Lego (NZ):
https://shop.lego.com/en-NZ/LEGO-NASA-Apollo-Saturn-V-21309

It's hard to figure why it's so much dearer than US$120 in the States - our exchange rate should make it around NZ$175.


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Offline Allan F

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 08:42:04 AM »
1969 pieces.  That can't be a coincidence!  :)

It isn't.
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Offline Northern Lurker

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2017, 03:16:57 PM »
Thanks for the tip Tikkitakki, just ordered mine :)

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 09:06:48 PM »
I got mine.  There's a Lego store nearby.  I also got a Yellow Submarine set.

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 03:36:51 AM »
That would be an ... interesting ... number of pieces. (0, in Unix internal timestamps, is Jan 1, 1970, 00:00 UTC).
It was January 1, 1970 at 00:00:00 UTC. The epoch moves every time a leap second is added to the UTC time scale.

Using UTC instead of TAI (GPS didn't yet exist) was a major mistake. Don't get me started...

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 10:37:35 AM »
Oh dear I went and bought one for my Grandson, build project for us both.
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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 12:53:27 PM »
That would be an ... interesting ... number of pieces. (0, in Unix internal timestamps, is Jan 1, 1970, 00:00 UTC).
It was January 1, 1970 at 00:00:00 UTC. The epoch moves every time a leap second is added to the UTC time scale.

Using UTC instead of TAI (GPS didn't yet exist) was a major mistake. Don't get me started...

Never thought of that; but of course it would.

Time/date manipulation, on computers, is harder than most people - including all too many developers - realize, especially as as soon as time changes enter the picture (you aren't even safe in a single time zone, if that zone has daylight savings - or ever changed in the past).

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Re: LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 01:47:12 PM »
Delightful video, thanks for sharing  :)

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