LEGO 10231: Amazon Customer Reviews Lego Shuttle Expedition

Shuttle model features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, an opening cockpit with seats for two astronauts, and an opening cargo compartment with a removable satellite and crane. Includes two astronauts and service crew member with ground maintenance vehicle.

The wing flaps fold down and the cockpit cover is well secured; the bay doors tend to get stuck when closing them and the robot arm feels a bit loose and tends to flop when the satellite is attached. Both the tank and boosters are solid when complete and lock together and to the shuttle with a solid grip. It also included a color 24 step instruction sheet on how to install the pieces. Please give us an add-on launch pad with tower and a shuttle crawler/mover.The four pieces fit well together and sit nicely on the little launch pad. The shuttle has to be handled very deliberately otherwise parts will break free and you will have to halfway disassemble the rear of the shuttle. The kit comes with a stand for you to put the completed rocket in it. Only problem is that it does fall apart easily if you’re not careful. As noted in the pictures, the box is damaged and has a rip across the front. That being said, all of the bags are completely sealed and the set is unbuilt and brand new.

The space shuttle has retractable landing gear and a cockpit that opens up to let its passengers in. There are two seats for the astronaut minifigures. The two solid booster rockets and orange external fuel tank detach from the space shuttle for a smooth take off into the atmosphere. Open the payload bay cargo compartment to find the mobile crane, which can hold up both the ground maintenance vehicle and the satellite. The satellite carries solar cell panels and an unfolding antenna. This set and all of its exciting features can give you endless hours of fun and adventure. Every brick in the box can provide endless building possibilities. Each of them comes with a space helmet, and they are supported by their one service crew member, who wears a blue cap. The step by step instructions are brightly colored and has additional ideas for creations that can be built with this set. Also included is the gray launch pad, which serves as a base plate for the shuttle to stand on when not in use. It can be a great addition to a collection or a fun model to have on its own. From front to back, the whole thing is amazing. Some specifically cool parts are the landing gear, the cockpit, the cargo doors and the triple boosters at the back. Overall it’s a great set with a solid build and looks awesome on my desk since fully constructed it can stand upright on the bookshelf. Is an advanced model to have fun for the entire family or lego fan need to have. Is the same lego shuttle 10213 with new improvements to keep the parts hard and together specially in the rocket tank. It’s really easy to put together because there are 2 numbered bags and you go from the 1st bag (which is mainly the mainframe of the shuttle and then the “cockpit”) to the 2nd bag which is the back, etc of the shuttle. The little astronaut minifig has 2 different helmets, the one on the box and then a clear visor one. The instructions are the clearest i’ve ever seen. The delivery was actually earlier than expected so that was a plus. He said “awsome” and that really is the right word.

You can also be equipped with an antenna and solar panels. Open the cockpit, or place astronaut mini figure 2 body in a sheet, shuttle in pursuit of realism can also open and close the cargo portion of the movable crane with. In addition to the two astronauts body, ground maintenance vehicle and mini figure of service crew is attached.

So 10231, released in the summer of 2011, is largely a strengthened 10213. It is also a good deal considering the quantity and variety of parts included. In the dark, looking at the manual it is hard to tell light grey from dark grey and dark grey from black. This set is almost identical to the earlier set. Building the two holding tanks is a bit redundant, but overall the build is great. Especially when you think about building a piece of history. Having this set is a great way to continue the memory. It is very realistic, has opening bay doors and some astronauts, one male, one female. Unfortunately, they aren’t too scale with the shuttle. But, to make the shuttle to scale with a minifig it would have been too big, in my opinion. She has worked on it off and on for the past week and a half, and finally finished today!

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Even though she is not an experienced builder, she had no trouble working on it alone. She was a little frustrated that the sections weren’t divided/numbered in bags (like her sister’s set), but managed anyway. The finished products are so impressive and gives them a true feeling of accomplishment.

You can take off from the launch pad, separate the detachable fuel tank and booster rockets, and deploy the satellite with unfolding antenna and solar cell panels. Includes 3 minifigures: 1 male and 1 female astronaut, as well as 1 service crew member. Shuttle model features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, an opening cockpit with seats for 2 astronauts, opening cargo compartment with a crane that can hold the satellite and a ground maintenance vehicle. Includes 3 minifigures 1 male and 1 female astronaut, as well as 1 service crew member. It contains 392 pieces to construct a space shuttle with an external tank and booster rockets, a lauch pad with launch tower and a small transport vehicle. It includes three minifigures: an astronaut and two technicians.

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