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NASA Apollo Saturn V

NASA Apollo Saturn V is LEGO set 21309-1. It has a score of 96. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 6 reviews, based on 9 scored reviews and 16 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 2.29% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2017, and it is categorised in Ideas.


average score

Thumbs up 67%


21309-1 NASA Apollo Saturn V

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Jay's Brick Blog 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

ttpm 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Brickset 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Brick Fanatics 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Shop 4.91 / 5 → 98 / 100 4.9 / 5 → 98 / 100

BricktasticBlog 97 / 100 → 97 / 100

Eurobricks 88 / 100 → 88 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Unscored reviews

HispaBrick Magazine


The Brothers Brick

Brickset News

New Elementary




Thumbs up 67%




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Average rating



This set is good compared to all other sets. Read more about the ratings distribution chart here.

Compared to other 2017 sets


Average score for 2017 is 84.1. This set has 96, which is better.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2017 is 0.23. PPP for this set is 0.06, which is better.

Set information

Set ID: 21309-1
Name: NASA Apollo Saturn V
Parts: 1969
Retail price (USD): 119.99
PPP (USD): 0.06

2017 Ideas


Jay's Brick Blog

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5 by Jay

This is one of those outstanding LEGO sets that absolutely delivers from every aspect – price, build experience, design, interactivity and just how damn good it looks on display.

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5

This is definitely one that will appeal to fans of space and exploration for play and display as well as those that enjoying testing their building skills. With such a big build, this set engages older kids in constructive play as well as some cognitive thinkings as they work to piece it together.

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5 from 17 reviews

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5 by Justin

I love everything about this set and I would anticipate that demand for it will continue to be significant as it will appeal to builders and collectors alike. I cannot give this any higher recommendation and I'm hoping that if you were in two minds about whether to purchase this set I may have just swayed you.

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Recommendation: meh average 4.91 / 5 from 516 reviews

Since this set was confirmed back last year I knew straight away that I needed this in my life. I had a stroke at a very young age so unlike most I build one handed which as you can imagine can be hard at times. Lego has played a huge part in getting my coordination back and regenerating brain cells over the years. It can be a struggle in places but the Saturn is a very robust structure. Bag 7 is by far my favourite as it isboth complex and simplistic at the same time. Trust me, when you get to it you will know what i mean. This set brought me together with my 7-year-old daughter when times get tough. I must admit I am not yet complete as i still have 1 bag to go but there is a reason for this. This is the first big set I have done with Felicity. She helped with bag 1 and 12 ( I skipped to the end so she could get involved in little bits) and just like when my grandad sat with my mum in 1969, I am going to complete this with my little lady by my side and create my own special memory.

This score from LEGO Shop is an aggregate of 516 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes average 4.9 / 5 from 906 reviews

This LEGO Apollo Saturn V is the biggest and imo the best Ideas set to date. Terrific detail and the completed rocket is over 3 feet tall! Can be displayed upright or horizontally on stands. Fun to build and beautiful to display! But... the retail price of this item is $119.99. It is a new release and very popular, sold out on Amazon and the LEGO site as soon as it was available. It should be in stock at the regular price again once they catch up to demand, so don't shell out extra money to these third party "marketplace" sellers unless you have money to burn and don't care about wasting it. And even then it's good idea to pass and not reward these sellers... they are the reason the set is out of stock, they buy them all up so they can turn around and gouge you! Cheers!

This score from is an aggregate of 906 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes good 97 / 100 by John

LEGO Ideas sets always score higher in my book for collectibility, as they're often unique. This set is no exception. If you're even remotely a fan of Classic Space or space in general, then this set is for you. It's an iconic set that I believe will live on for a long time to come. If you can get it now while the price is good, do so.

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Recommendation: meh average 88 / 100 by Bob De Quatre

I really, and I mean really, enjoyed building this set. I wasn't sure at first if I'll keep it assembled after the review, but now there's no doubt I'll display it somewhere at home. Truly one of the best Lego sets I've seen recently! If you're interested in space, you'll get this set. If not, you'll also get this set! There is a lot of things to learn during the build, and it makes a great display piece.

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Sariel's LEGO Workshop

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Recommendation: meh average 4 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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HispaBrick Magazine

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by hispabrick

Historical, educational, a showpiece… what more reasons do you need to get this set?

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by Jang

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The Brothers Brick

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by Caylin

The set will appeal on many levels: it's a solid build with excellent techniques. It's got a good selection of parts, and it's a scale model of the most iconic launch vehicle of the 20th century. The Saturn V deserves a place on any LEGO or Space fan's shelf. Plus, even if you just want it for the pieces, it's a bargain at just over $0.06 per part, roughly 40 percent lower than most LEGO sets average.

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Brickset News

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by CapnRex101

21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V could well be my favourite set! The model is of exceptional quality, with an authentic design for its entire height and some tremendous functions which offer considerable play value as well as numerous options for display. The construction is thoroughly enjoyable despite instances of repetition and I love the tiny astronaut microfigures included to show the sheer scale of this technological wonder.

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New Elementary

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by caperberry

Saturn V is amazing to build and has some fantastic techniques that are all hidden when the model is finished. The ease of separation of each stage to allow play is a testament to the skilled scaffolding underneath the outer covering of the model. I found myself thinking “Whhaaaaat, this is mad and brilliant...” as some of the techniques were so unexpected for me.

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at Brickfinder

A very well constructed set with a palatable price point that makes it a definite must-have for space fans. If there is one word to describe this LEGO set, it would be “huge”. It stands a full meter tall which would tower over any other model in your LEGO Space collection or any other collection for that matter.

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by Nathan

The size is pretty deceptive from photos. Knowing it's 1m tall doesn't really prepare you for the thickness and solidity of the whole rocket. The detachable stages and command/service modules are fantastic. The ability to extract the Lunar Module and dock it with the Service Module is neat, as is it's ability to separate it's ascent stage. The launch escape tower is the only slight annoyance making this kind of play a little cumbersome. I'm a huge space fan, so this set was an automatic must-have from the moment it was announced. Now I just have to figure out how to display such a huge model :)

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