The LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander is a magnificent kit with 1,087 pieces, but what could make it even better? Turning it into a short film, complete with NASA sound effects. That’s exactly what aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth did. However, there were some modifications that needed to be made, starting with clearing out the ascent stage for a battery, and then adding a flight controller as well as some rotors. Read more for the video and additional pictures of the build.
The Saturn V AS-506 rocket launched Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, at 13:32:00 UTC. On July 19 at 17:21:50 UTC, Apollo 11 passed behind the Moon and fired its service propulsion engine to enter lunar orbit. At 12:52:00 UTC on July 20, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong entered Eagle, and began the final preparations for lunar descent. Technologies and techniques required for Apollo were developed by Project Gemini.