I have been waiting for this set to come out since it appeared on the LEGO Ideas website a few years ago, and – oh boy – it was worth the wait! I built it in a bit less than six hours over the weekend; the assembly was a lot of fun, and it showcased a set of interesting techniques. The final model is fully functional (except for the part where it flies to the Moon): all the stages can be properly separated, the LM fits nicely inside the fairing, etc. It is simply gorgeous. Just look at it:
Watching Hidden Figures was a perfect match for the evening after the assembly.