Light My Bricks: LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V  21309 Lighting Kit

Part 1

The following page is the instructions for the Light My Bricks LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) LED light kit Part 1. 
To access Part 2 please click here

To ensure a trouble-free installation of your light kit, please read and follow each step carefully.

If you run into any issues, please refer to the online troubleshooting guide.

This user guide is also available to download in PDF format here.

Please note: This page lists instructions for the LED light kit only. If you are wishing to purchase the Light My Bricks LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) LED light kit , please click on the below link to view the product page

Package contents:

11x White 30cm Bit Lights
3x Flicker Effects Board
2x 6-Port Expansion Boards
2x 5cm Connecting Cables
3x Flat Battery Packs
(Each battery pack requires 2x CR2032 Batteries)

LEGO Pieces:

6x Trans Orange Round Plate 1x1

Important Things To Note:

Laying cables in between and underneath bricks

Cables can fit in between and underneath LEGO® bricks, plates, and tiles providing they are laid correctly between the LEGO® studs. Do NOT forcefully join LEGO® together around cables; instead ensure they are laying comfortably in between each stud.

CAUTION: Forcing LEGO® to connect over a cable can result in damaging the cable and light.

Connecting cables to Expansion Boards

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports of Expansion Boards. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the expansion board facing up, look for the soldered “=” symbol on the left side of the port. The connector side with the wires exposed should be facing toward the soldered “=” symbol as you insert into the port. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it.

Connecting cables to Strip Lights

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports on the Strip Lights. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the Strip Light facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires is exposed is facing down.

Installing Bit Lights under LEGO

When installing Bit Lights under LEGO pieces, ensure they are placed the correct way up (Yellow LED component exposed). You can either place them directly on top of LEGO studs or in between studs.

OK, Let’s Begin!

1.) We will install lights to the bottom rocket first. Start by disconnecting the bottom jet sections followed by the tail pieces as per below:

2.) Using the LEGO Removal tool, disconnect the following wall section from the bottom as shown below


Carefully press down at the following position to allow you to completely pull this section out.

3.) Repeat previous step to remove the wall section to the right

4.) Remove the section in the middle by lifting out sections using your finger as well as using the LEGO removal tool

5.) Use the LEGO Removal tool to disconnect the following sections to then allow us to remove the internal white wall section as well as the red pieces above and underneath

6.) Take the 5 jet sections and starting with one, disconnect the bottom half then take a White 30cm Bit Light and thread the connector side of the cable down through the centre of the top of the jet (trans orange piece). Thread it all the way through until the Bit Light is right up against the edge of the trans orange piece.


Slightly bend the Bit Light on a 90 degree angle so that it sits flat, then secure it in place by connecting one of the provided Trans Orange Round Plate 1x1 over the top


Reconnect the top half of the jet section back to the bottom half ensuring the cable from the Bit Light is tucked neatly underneath the dark grey bars.


7.)
Repeat previous step to install White 30cm Bit Lights to the other four Jet sections using more of the provided Trans Orange Round Plate 1x1

8.) Reconnect the bottom three jet sections back to the base of the rocket starting with the one in the centre. Ensure the cable from each jet light is laid toward the top centre as shown below:


9.)
Take the wall section closest to the bottom and then reconnect this to the ship starting with the top part.


10.)
Reconnect the Jet section that connects to the bottom of the wall section we just reconnected ensuring all cables are neatly laid towards the centre.

Flip the rocket over and then reconnect the remaining wall section by first reconnecting the top part then reconnect the remaining Jet section.

11.) Take 1x Flicker Effects Board and connect the two shortest Bit Light Cables to the OUT ports (There are 3 OUT ports in total).

12.) Take remaining three Bit Light cables and connect them to a 6-Port Expansion Board


13.)
Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect one end to the 6-port Expansion Board and connect the other end to the remaining OUT port on the Flicker Effects Board.


14.)
Take a Flat Battery Pack and insert 2x CR2032 Batteries to it and then connect the battery pack cable to the IN Port on the Flicker Effects Board

Turn the Battery Pack on and confirm all lights and effects are working OK


15.)  Eliminate excess cabling by grouping all the cables and twisting them around each other. Tuck everything in to the open middle section.


Reconnect remaining sections of the Rocket.


To turn On and OFF the lights, simply detach the middle section to access the Battery Pack.

This completes Part 1 of the installation of the Light My Bricks Saturn V Lighting Kit. To proceed to Part 2 please click Here