Here’s another space-themed LEGO set to add to your collection if perchance it gets approved. Following the success of the SpaceX Falcon 9, we now have the Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini as the next LEGO Ideas product idea to hit the 10K fan support mark. Designed by LEGO fan Stevenhoward27, this qualifying entry pays tribute to NASA’s initial efforts of bringing astronauts into space, supporting the Apollo mission of preparing and enabling our first baby steps on the moon.
Similar to the official LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), the Project Gemini follows a modular representation of the transport’s re-entry module, a retrograde section, and an adapter equipment section. It also features two astronaut minifigures and a stand for display purposes. I like the inclusion of the official NASA Project Gemini logo at the base of the stand which gives it a premium, collectible feel.
If you recall, Steven is no stranger on space-inspired builds over on LEGO Ideas. He is credited for other winning entries in the platform such as the Starship Jordan Miller from the LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars Building Contest, and the Mammoth Rocket Ride from the LEGO Ideas Transform Your LEGO Bricks Into Wacky Bedrock Inventions Contest, where he bagged the Grand Prize.
The LEGO Ideas Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini is the 7th product idea to qualify for the First 2020 Review Stage which will commence sometime in May of this year. Here’s how Stevenhoward27 describes his fan submission.
Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini
We would not have gone to the moon if it weren’t for Project Gemini. Mercury was the first stepping stone and Apollo is what got us there, but Gemini was essential for learning on-orbit rendezvous, the first spacewalks, and other important experiments and tests before traveling to the moon.
Here is my build depicting Project Gemini at mini-fig scale! It includes a display stand with the Project Gemini patch, the reentry module with detachable rendezvous and recovery section and opening hatches, the adapter/retrograde section, and the adapter equipment section. There are two astronaut mini-figs with one that can be displayed on a space-walk as Ed White did on Gemini 4 with a Hand-Held Maneuvering Unit. There are 881 pieces that make up this set.
The Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini would be a great addition to the existing LEGO Nasa models and a good model for any space enthusiast.
Congratulations to Steven for a job well done and we wish him all the best during this year’s first LEGO Ideas Review Stage.