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Old 08-25-2014, 12:23 AM   #1
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1:72 Apollo 11 Review?

Just saw this video of a 1:72 Apollo 11 rocket made by Dragon. It stands just a little bit more than 5 feet tall. Now, if you know me, you know I'm a space nerd. Outer space just blows my mind. It's an endless, beautiful, deep black hole. It goes on and on on forever and that blows me away. I loved watching the shuttle launch from NASA liveTV. I remember STS-135 being launched when I was in 8th grade. My social studies teacher was also a nerd and thankfully I was in her class during the launch. That day, cla$ses ran longer due to testing. Since we had took her test the day before, it was 2 hours of "free time" And we watched coverage of it on the big screen. Now, that was a trill. It launched at about the one hour mark in her class, So I got to see just about everything. Being so young, I missed all the Apollo missions.

Has anybody seen, or bought this? It's $250, but again, it's 5 feet tall. That's $50.00 a foot, which sounds cheap for a 1:72 model.

Here's a link. Dragon Models 50388 - Saturn Rocket Display Model, NASA, Apollo 11, Launch July 16th, 1969: The Flying Mule

There's also a Saturn V Skylab 1 due next month. If anybody has any type of information on this, please let me know. This would such a great item to have.
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Re: 1:72 Apollo 11 Review?

Ditto. Would love to see a review by someone as I'm guilty of being a space buff too!
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Re: 1:72 Apollo 11 Review?

Dragon's Saturn V just fits into an Ikea Deltof cabinet.

There are also a few companies that offer increased detail on replacement parts as well (such as the engine bells and the command module cover).

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Re: 1:72 Apollo 11 Review?

That is just too freaking awesome. I'm sold.
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Re: 1:72 Apollo 11 Review?

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That is just too freaking awesome. I'm sold.
BTW, on for $209.95 with free shipping (Regular $279.99).

Labour Day Weekend sale at The Flying Mule.

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Re: 1:72 Apollo 11 Review?

Flying Mule is the only place that I can find it. $210 isn't bad for a 5 foot model.
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Re: 1:72 Apollo 11 Review?

I'm a space nerd too.......no space for this! " Domestic oppostion" would not allow this to fill an entire cabinet in the house! Great shame as it would compliment my Corgi Sea King helicopter Apollo 11 recovery model.
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