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LEGO Shuttle Expedition 10231

by LEGO

Price: $309.99 + $5.45 shipping
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  • Includes 3 minifigures: 1 male and 1 female astronaut as well as 1 service crew member
  • Separate the detachable fuel tank and booster rockets and deploy the satellite with unfolding antenna and solar cell panels; open the cargo compartment to reveal the crane that can hold the satellite
  • Features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit with seats for 2 astronauts and even a ground maintenance vehicle
  • Shuttle stands 17.5" (44cm) tall and measures 10" (25.5cm) from wing tip to wing tip and is ideal for building and display
  • 1,230 pieces
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 17.5 inches ; 4.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Andorra
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004ZWKWQQ
  • Item model number: 4657599
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 14 - 18 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,669 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Blast off on an outer space mission! Standing 17.5" (44cm) tall and 10" (25.5cm) from wing tip to wing tip, this detailed and realistic space shuttle is ready to count down and blast off on its next exciting mission into space! You can take off from the launch pad, separate the detachable fuel tank and booster rockets, and deploy the satellite with unfolding antenna and solar cell panels. Shuttle model features realistic engines, retractable landing gear, an opening cockpit with seats for 2 astronauts, opening cargo compartment with a crane that can hold the satellite and a ground maintenance vehicle. Includes 3 minifigures: 1 male and 1 female astronaut, as well as 1 service crew member.

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Both sets have very good playability.
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My son had a lot of fun putting it together by him self.
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This might be the best lego set I own.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By R. Ferguson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 14, 2011
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This is a partially redesigned version of set 10213 which Lego released in 2010. The set proved very popular, so after considering the feedback Lego received, they decided to redesign parts of it in order to make it a bit more durable for play. So 10231, released in the summer of 2011, is largely a strengthened 10213. The main changes are to the main fuel tank, landing gear, Canadarm, and cargo doors. Most of the changes are small, but the change to the main fuel tank is large, adding a long gray assembly between the SRBs and the main fuel tank. This makes the vehicle stronger but visually less realistic (if that is important to you).

If your child is a space enthusiast, this set really is a must. It is also a good deal considering the quantity and variety of parts included. Between this set and the other big space set this year, #3368 Space Center, both are very good, but the shuttle set is more intricate, a bit harder to build, and more historically significant. Both sets have very good playability. I would lean towards #3368 for younger builders, and #10231 for older builders.

As for the nuts and bolts, the landing gear retracts, the cargo doors open, you can access the cockpit and fit the two astronauts inside, you can separate the different parts of the rocket assembly (SRBs, main fuel tank), you can "launch" the satellite with the arm, and you have a modest launch pad for holding the entire package.

To get a really good sense of the product, look on Youtube for Lego's designer interview for set 10213 (keeping in mind there have been small changes to 10231). The set sells itself.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Carson A. Setlow on September 16, 2012
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Well, I bought this because I loved Legos as a kid & have been sick and grumpy all week. I was
as excited as Christmas morning when I opened it up on Saturday morning; the box was huge,
bigger than it looked in the Lego store at the mall. Inside the pieces were distributed between
a large number of stiff, crinkly clear plastic bags. I dumped a few of the smaller bags into some
bins (I'm way more organized than when I was little), left the larger bags closed until I needed
something out of them, and started building.

Hours passed. This set has probably three times the pieces of the most complex set I'd built before,
something like the Blacktron Alpha Centauri Outpost, and nearly five times the pieces of my favorite
set of all time, the amazing Blacktron Aerial Intruder. Saturday ended and I was halfway done!

The next morning I finished the orbiter, external tank, and baseplate/stand. My older sister built the
Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, and then we assembled the components into the launch stack.
It was a lot more work than I expected, several evenings' worth for a patient teenager who also
has homework and such. The finished product is beautiful and, well, accurate enough to the real
shuttle. It's a satisfying build, and though I expect a few bits and pieces will break off if I ever try
to play with it (particularly the somewhat flimsy vertical tail), hunting down scattered pieces and
reattaching them is part of the fun.

Just like the real space shuttles, this model isn't headed into orbit. I work in a physics department,
and I intend to display it in my office to show my love of space travel, space technology, and the
complex and ambitous story of human attempts to engineer reusable things.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 9, 2011
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I bought this for my husband as one of his birthday gifts since he loved Legos as a child. It is such fun and takes time to build but its still enjoyable even for an adult. It does have a lot of pieces and the manual is 2 books so it is time consuming but perfect now for the approaching winter months.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mizmom on December 27, 2012
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My son says he thinks that the solid booster rockets need more support. At the top of the booster rockets, they pop off too easily.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on October 16, 2012
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My 6 year old Child loved it and made an excellent piece for my office ... Incredible satisfied and I highly reccommended this product
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina Williams on September 29, 2012
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I've built LEGOs for the last 20 years of my life and this is by-far one of the best construction sets out there. When I was little I dreamt about owning the Lego Space Shuttle, and after reading some of the reviews on this particular set (compared with the 10213), and I agree that this is even better than that one (more accurate and some cool features). From the moment I opened the Amazon box, I was stunned...the packaging is huge and very pretty. ;) All of the bags are the standard lego bags, and the instructions are in two packets. Also, the stickers are pretty detailed as well.

I will say that Amazon had an amazing deal on several lego sets including this one, and I've never received a brand new lego set where each block was about $0.05 each (I paid $78.00 for this one). Since I was still looking to buy this over the last couple of weeks, the drop in price from $99.99 to $78.00 just made me commit faster.

Overall, I think this is a bargain set and perfect for any one over 12+ and will go great in any Lego set now and in the many years to come!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dennis R. Morien on August 24, 2012
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This is a great Lego to put together. It really looks great put together too. Very very nice and would highly recommend it for Lego fanatics!!!
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