Build a miniature Lunar Module toy that really flies in under 5 minutes from scrap packing foam, 2 toothpicks, and white glue.

Step 1:

Use a hobby knife or box cutter to cut a roughly 1-inch cube of expanded polystyrene packing foam. Like the kind you find inside a box when you buy a small appliance like a TV or radio.
<p>try and make the apollo rocket ship</p>
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Your lunar module looks sad.
I guess with those triangular "eyes" and droopy "mouth" it could have the appearance of being sad. But perhaps it's just tired from the long flight to the Moon. If you a make happier version, please post me a pic!
Looks fun!
Thanks! The LEMs seem surprisingly stable over a 20 foot drop indoors. Might be fun to experiment with different sizes and try deploying them at higher altitudes from kites or model rockets (outdoors of course). Happy 40th Moon Landing Day!
Great 'ible for Moon Landing Day! This is very cool. I built some of your LEM landers in 2 minutes with a hot craft glue gun. We are now playing a moon landing game by dropping them off the stairs and trying to land in a Frisbee crater.

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