UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis Reaches 10 000 Supporters
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