After a lull in new 10-K supported submissions, LEGO Ideas is getting busy again. New additions to the Third 2021 Review Stage have surged. We at The Brick Show try to give each new product idea with 10,000 supporters the coverage they need. This latest aspiring set from The Half Blood Baron can be quite topical with regards to another Ideas product. The LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (92176) celebrated the American space program. This submission pays homage to the Apollo-Saturn’s Soviet/Russian counterpart, one that remains in active use today, with generational upgrades: Soyuz.
The Half Blood Baron’s Soyuz Rocket product description points out its reliable long-runner reputation in space flight. Its most recent iterations work to ferry astronauts/cosmonauts to and from the International Space Station (another Ideas set, 21321). Soyuz refers to both spacecraft and launch rocket, the latter with its distinctive first-stage blocks. All components fit together in mechanical precision. The set has the Soyuz craft in both stored and deployed forms, depending on builders’ display preference. Within the Third 2021 Review Stage, The Half Blood Baron’s Soyuz fits in well with the JWST. If it does pass review, then the Soyuz would look appropriate displayed beside the Apollo Saturn V. LEGO space geeks should dig this.