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Those of you who are still mourning the end of the space shuttle programme should take heart that while NASA is currently grounded, we in Europe still have the Right Stuff: According to the video blurb, the Lego shuttle (model 3367) launched from central Germany on 31 December last year, and hit a heady 35,000m (114,800ft) …

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To bold Lego...

where no-one has gone before.

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jai
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oh very well played sir!

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Hat well and truly doffed! :D

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Sir, you have my admiration for a pun well played.

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Why thank you. And the same back to you, all of you "well played" commentatorards. It took me a while to get it; nicely done.

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It wasn't until Patrick Stewart started the Next Generation with the same intro (in proper English), that I finally understood what "Bold Lego" actually meant!

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Thats to baldly go...

(Yes, coat time, but please not the red one!)

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To THE REGISTER

Can TRT's comment be officially recognised by The Register as the best comment of all time or something?

I mean, clearly it is. It should definitely have a badge or something.

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We need a league table for "most upvotes", or perhaps "most net upvotes".

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It's pretty good. Maybe we should have a poll to vote for the best comment of all time?

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Oddly enough, my two most up-voted comments have both been Trek related. I think that says a lot about the El Reg readership, and possibly indicates a new icon requirement.

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come on reg , give him a badge or something

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A league table for most downvotes would pretty good as well.

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I couldn't leave you with 144 upvotes, it seemed ... gross!

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Poll? nah, just a list showing, in order the top 10/20/50/100 voted comments for both up and down.

As the holder of a +46 I would hope I make the top 10, but accept I am not in the same league as TRT.

Kudo's to you sir.

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"Poll? nah, just a list showing, in order the top 10/20/50/100 voted comments for both up and down."

That

"As the holder of a +46"

It's +47 now heh. Yes, I am bored.

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rofl lol lmao i have given the only downvote!

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Yep, such as "Best of Craigslist"

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You did well enough the newspapers are stealing the phrase for a headline :)

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To be fair, I don't think I was the first to say that. It's so obvious, it must have been done before somewhere.

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"To be fair, I don't think I was the first to say that."

Cough, not even the first on the reg forums..

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1296148

Not that I begrudge you ;-) I was loathed to credit it to Chris Evans, and think it might even have been a listener who texted it in.

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What about the rocket??

If they can get the shuttle to orbit, can they get the Lego City Rocket (3366) to to the moon? I for one want to see them try.

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3368 even, that is the big one!

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Re: What about the rocket??

I would have been even more impressed if they had deployed one of these:

http://tinyurl.com/74vdm7e

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Re: What about the rocket??

I would have been worried if it was one of these...

http://www.gadgetreview.com/wp-content/gallery/lego-death-star/lego-death-star-2.jpg

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playmonaut

I think the Playmonaut would find conditions rather cramped on the lego shuttle, he's got to be at least 3 times the size of a normal legoperson!

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Re-entry

Did it fly like a brick ? and did it do what all Lego constructions do if you drop them from 5 inches ?

(and were the children upset after spending so long putting the model together?)

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Phew! So I wasn't the only one who thought it would fly...

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Risk of serious injury to cosmonaut...

"Our own heroic Playmonaut reckons he would have liked a piece of this mission".

Pft! Silliest thing I've heard all morning. How do fasten a Playmobil thing onto a lego thing? They're not compatible, are they?

Remember: Safety first!

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We want the descent video

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A total cop out (or kopp out in deference to the German legospacemeisters?)

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It will never descend...

It will fly away, free and unfettered, discover new worlds, strange dark planets under binary stars, off the shoulder of Orion...

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And think what the aliens might make of it?

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Temperatures

Can someone tell me what temperture do things get to when they are at the top of the atmosphere and have the sun shining full force on them?

What temperature does Lego melt at?

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Lego is made from ABS, so about 140 degrees maximum service temperature.

It's moulded at about 240 degrees.

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At the top of the atmosphere it is very cold, but if the sun is shining on you it could be around 150 degrees C.

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Now Wait For The Russians

How will it look when they launch a donkey into the heights of 35km ??

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Impressive

Nice video work with shuttle centre stage the whole time. Must have weighed a bit too...

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Hang on....

I think I saw the strings!

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I don't want to complain, but...

... would it have killed them to wait for a nicer day?

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Anyone know who the band was?

No, not the 2001 theme, the bit first

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No idea, but it was definitely one of those special psychoacoustic tracks.

It made me want to beat someone over the head with an iPad.

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Radical Face - the song's Welcome Home.

www.radicalface.com

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cheers

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I was going to say

What's with the happy clappy music? It sounded like the sort of thing people would sit around holding hands and singing during Scientology love-ins or something!

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Bit like the thunderbirds...

...I can still see the strings.

Amazing achievement, Glueckwunsch / Congrats!

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YouTube Ad Fail

"A Quicker Way To France! Book from £44 return, Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes!"

Thanks, I'll stick to the scheduled airline service.

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@ Tom Melly

Actually, I rather think it would have. Temperatures in central Germany were very frosty around the New Year, and this guy wasn't really suitably dressed for the season. Plus, really clear skies are somewhat rare in this part of the continent.

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Political bias

There has been some political bias in Germany against Playmobil people, since they are not manufactured in China.

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Ok we get it!

If you attach something to a weather balloon it goes up very high.

At least PARIS had a (kind of) point to it.

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