Saturn V

Stem Moon Shot – Museum of Flight

It’s day five here for us as we continue with Stem Moon Shot at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.Saturn V

The first stage of the rocket is nearly complete, and all our wonderful volunteers are powering through the sections with all the young people that have signed up for the event! 

The amount of young people coming through and asking such inquisitive questions is quite astounding, everyone seems fascinated by the scale of the project and they can then relate this to the mammoth task that the Apollo Project was trying to achieve.

As I write this, Scott has just place the second section on to the Rocket, giving it some impressive height, and we aren’t even half way yet!! We are still motoring on, and the sections are being built thick and fast now, and I cannot stress enough how awesome everyone here at The Museum of Flight has been, all the Volunteers from MoF and Boeing, and all the members of Seattle Lego Users Group!!

If you have been down and got involved with the build, thank you, and don’t forget to tag your pictures with #StemMoonShot and #IdeaBrickWorks

 

Brick Sorting

STEM Moon Shot @ Museum of Flight

We’ve arrived at Seattle’s Museum of Flight and have begun the sorting of the 119,000 or so LEGO bricks required for the event, where we will be building a second Saturn V rocket!

Brick Sorting

This event in conjunction with The Museum of Flight, is part of the museums celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The build of the Saturn V commences on Friday morning with the aim to finish on Sunday afternoon and young people from the age of 7 – 17 are invited to register with the museum to participate in the build of the rocket. You can sign up by heading over to the museums website or clicking here.

The 11.5ft rocket has been redesigned since it’s initial outing where a few subtle changes have been made to bring it closer to the original Saturn V rocket.

You can follow the progress of the team over the course of the week through our social media channels, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.