Rod the Builder's Apollo 11 LEGO challenge

We're building the LEGO set to celebrate historic day!

Join us today on ClickOnDetroit for a special live show on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's launch to the Moon!

Apollo 11 took the first humans to the Moon in 1969, launching on July 16 and landing on July 20.

To celebrate this historic day we are having some fun with LEGOs. LEGO says it takes about 3 hours to build the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set. It’s more than 1,000 pieces.

How will  Rod the Builder  stand up against a LEGO building expert?! Probably not too well ... so we have to see this!

Join us at 3 p.m. live here. (Also: Enter to Win 1 of 4 Lego Nasa Apollo 11 Lunar Lander sets!)

LEGO's NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set (

Here is NASA's mission overview for Apollo 11.

Apollo 11 Mission timeline:


July 16, 1969; 9:32 a.m. EDT
Launch Pad 39A
Saturn-V AS-506
High Bay 1
Mobile Launcher Platform-1
Firing Room 1


Altitude: 118.65 miles
Inclination: 32.521 degrees
Orbits: 30 revolutions
Duration: eight days, three hours, 18 min, 35 seconds
Distance: 953,054 miles
Lunar Location: Sea of Tranquility
Lunar Coordinates: .71 degrees north, 23.63 degrees east


July 24, 1969; 12:50 p.m. EDT
Pacific Ocean
Recovery Ship: USS Hornet

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