The coolest feature for me was also the hardest for designer Steen Sig Andersen to implement: The spring-loaded landing gear (which make the shuttle tilt forward just like the real thing).

All in all a cool look into how a Lego model gets created. Seeing the completed set next to Kent during the interview also gives a good sense of scale and sturdiness—those 1,024 pieces really stack up into something quite large. [Brothers Brick]