The latest LEGO Ideas project creation to reach 10 000 supporters is LEGO UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis. Congrats to Snelson42 for creating this awesome creation! Below is a description of the creation and you can find out more on LEGO Ideas.
Never before has The LEGO Group released a truly minifigure-scale Space Shuttle, even though most previous sets included minifigs. (As a LEGO space fan this admittedly bothers me somewhat.) That was the primary inspiration for my project; to close that gap in LEGO’s space themed sets and improve upon sets like 10231 Shuttle Expedition and 7470-1 Space Shuttle Discovery.
As a UCS-style set, detail and accuracy is key. Features include:
- Opening payload-bay doors.
- Retractable landing gear
- OMS (orbital maneuvering system) thrusters in the nose and aft section
- Robotic CANADARM to manipulate cargo
- Robust rotating display stand
- Adjustable elevons and rudder
- Detailed cockpit