Adam Savage is back with another episode of Youtube series “Tested.” Adam, Norm, and Will work together to build the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V, a massive model that’s beautifully designed and structurally impressive. The real-life Saturn V is the mega rocket–it’s 363 feet tall and weighs over 6.5 million pounds–that took astronauts to the Moon in 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission.
The LEGO Saturn V is a set that’s equally as huge as its real life counterpart, relative to normal LEGO sets, as it has exactly 1,969 pieces and is a meter tall. It also comes with microfigure astronauts, the Eagle Lunar Lander and Orbiter, and a booklet about the mission as well as the LEGO fan designers behind the original Ideas build. The attention to detail is all over this set. According to Nerdist:
In the video, Savage, Norman Chan, and Will Smith utilize knolling in their build process, which means they first laid out all of the LEGO pieces by type and color. It’s hard to say if this made for a quicker overall build, especially considering the pieces already come in numbered plastic bags, but there must be a lot of gratification in knolling.
Check out the video below: