It’s launch day at the LEGO® City Spaceport. Load the satellite into the space shuttle and use the powerful, mobile launchpad to slowly maneuver it to the launch site. Then deliver the astronauts with the service vehicle and get strapped in as countdown commences, 3… 2… 1… liftoff! Feel the power as the main engines ignite and send the shuttle hurtling into space. Eject the external fuel tank and rocket boosters and then open the cargo bay doors ready to launch the satellite! It’s another successful mission for the LEGO City Spaceport! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: a scientist, 2 service personnel and 2 astronauts.
- Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: a scientist, 2 service personnel and 2 astronauts
- Features a space shuttle, mobile launchpad, satellite, countdown display, antenna and a service vehicle
- Space shuttle features a detachable external fuel tank, 2 detachable rocket boosters, opening cargo bay doors and a foldout loading arm
- Mobile launchpad features driver’s cab and a beacon
- Accessories include 2 helmets, mug and a wrench
- Operate the mobile launchpad!
- Transportthe astronauts to the spacecraft!
- Launch the space shuttle!
- Eject the external fuel tank and boosters!
- Open the cargo bay doors
- Place the satellite into orbit!
- Space shuttle measures over 4” (12cm) high, 10” (27cm) long, and 7” (19cm) wide
- External fuel tank measures over 1” (4cm) high, 11” (28cm) long, and 1” (4cm) wide
- Each rocket booster measures over 10” (26cm) long, and under 1” (2cm) wide and 1” (2cm) high
- Mobile launchpad measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide
- Service car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 3” (9cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
- August 28th, 2015Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0A good set with some flawsI would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SonI bought this set for my 4-year old son. I hesitated a lot before buying it, mainly because of the cost-per-piece factor and the aesthetics. I was trained as an aerospace engineer and at the first look the set didn't resemble the real space shuttle enough. But eventually I made up my mind because my son is so into space shuttle and it would be a good educational tool to teach him the ascending process and mission cycle of the shuttle. It took the 4-year old about five or six hours to build the whole thing, with some occasional help from me. I was delightfully surprised by how good the completed set looks. Everything looks pretty sleek, the shuttle, the main fuel tank, the solid fuel boosters, and even the transporter (although a far cry from the real thing). It immediately became my son's favorite set and he has spent lots of time playing with it. The price-per-piece is really misleading. This set has so many large custom pieces. The fuel tank alone is made of eight large semi-cylindrical pieces that you probably won't find in any other set. The cockpit, the large wings, etc., are all unique to the shuttle series (it shares the cockpit piece with the smaller utility shuttle, which I also bought). No wonder it appears to be expensive, but I think it's worth of every penny. The flaw is the weak structure of the fuel tank and boosters. Being long tubular shape, they have to be broken up into three segments each, and the connection can easily become loose and crack open. Although each rocket has a spine of extra long axle to hold all the pieces together, the cracking still happens from time to time. Ironically this is a problem with the real world space shuttle too, infamously the o-ring leakage that led to the Challenger accident... The other issue is the ball-shaped clip that snaps the shuttle to the fuel tank. My son has played with it for less than a week and I already noticed a bent in it. Soon I will need to buy replacement part for it. The shuttle itself, on the other hand, is built quite solid and fun to play with. Another minor complaint is the proportion is a little bit off. In reality the fuel tank and boosters are much taller than the shuttle. But in this set the boosters are the same height as the shuttle and the fuel tank is just a notch taller. Maybe in the near future I'll buy extra pieces to make them taller myself. Overall I recommend this set to anybody who is a shuttle fan. My son really loves it and so do I. I hope, or I dream LEGO will make a series for the famous launch vehicles, from Saturn V-Apollo to Falcon 9-Dragon... LEGO, do you hear me? Can you please make it happen, please? :DPlay ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 6 hrsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Spaceport
- June 1st, 2015Average rating3out of 5 stars3.0Not of the quality of previous Space Shuttlechuck58 |The Lego Space Shuttle from 5 years ago was a very well designed and detailed set. I have it on display. The cargo bay has a satellite that pivots old. It stands about a foot tall. This set looks like a poor attempt to remake the set at a lower cost. For $120 I would pass on this one. It looks like it is worth closer to $69.004 June 2015Jordan - Core Product Specialist, Consumer ServicesI am sorry this set did not meet your expectations. Since this set just released our designers are eager for feedback and I have already shared this with them.Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Was this helpful?35Spaceport
- August 17th, 2016Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Perfect for keeping your child busyEsther |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SonGot this set as a reward for my son to pass the swimming lesson ( after five attempts for the same level). We both were very happy to spend time to build then wait at the swimming pool.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Build Time: 5 hrsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Spaceport
- August 18th, 2015Average rating2out of 5 stars2.0Not impressiveRobby24 |Purchased for: SelfThe Space Centre (3368) from 2011 was absolutely fantastic, I loved it. This one, very disappointed. The value for a start isn't great: £70 for 586 pieces. I know there are a few big pieces but still. The Deep Sea Operations Base is also £70 and has 907 pieces, so obviously that's better value.
Response from LEGO SHOP19 August 2015Jordan - Core Product Specialist, Core Product SpecialistIt really is too bad that the price per piece methodology is being used for such a great set and I hope that you still give it a chance. There are many factors that go into the price of a set and you will see that the detail, stability and durability of this set will ease your mind.Play ExperienceAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Value for MoneyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Was this helpful?25Spaceport