In cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), LEGO has developed a miniature version of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander in honor of the 50th anniversary of man’s first moon landing.
Called LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, the 1087-piece building set features a pint-sized model of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module, including a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with a crater, footprints, and a U.S. flag.
The playset is divided into two separate stages: the ascent stage and the descent stage. The ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures, which are included in the set. The descent stage, on the other hand, is made more realistic with gold-colored landing pads and panels, an opening camera, laser hatches, and a ladder.
Measuring over 7 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 7 inches deep, this collectible model makes a great centerpiece for home or office and gives a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia.
The $99.99 set will be exclusively available at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com starting June 1st.
In addition to the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set, LEGO has also unveiled 7 new LEGO City Space building sets inspired by NASA’s recently announced ambitions around the next frontier to return to the Moon and ultimately send astronauts to Mars.
#1 LEGO City Space Satellite Service Mission
This 84-piece set features a shuttle with a minifigure cockpit, flapping wings, and space in the back for a satellite with opening solar panels. This $9.99 playset also includes an astronaut minifigure in Extra Vehicular Activity suit with golden visor and a wrench accessory.
#2 LEGO City Space Rover Testing Drive
Explore the lunar surface with this 202-piece playset that features a rover with a removable cockpit, an articulated grappling arm, a tilting, removable solar panel generator, and large all-terrain wheels. With a price tag of $29.99, this set also comes with an astronaut and a ground crew technician minifigures. Completing the set are the 2 geodes, a rover pilot helmet with blue visor, technician’s hard hat, remote control, laptop, rock drill, and a video camera with buildable stand.
#3 LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle
The main component of this 273-piece set is a space research shuttle with opening cockpit, 2 large opening doors, and a space inside for a storage drone. In addition to the storage drone, this $39.99 toy also features a Mars rover with articulated grappling arm; laser and tilting solar panels; a heli-drone with spinning rotor blade and a scanner to read a secret symbol discovered on Mars. There are also 2 astronaut minifigures included in the set.
#4 LEGO City Space Lunar Space Station
This 412-piece space station toy set features 3 detachable modules with removable roofs: a living module with a treadmill, anti-gravity bed, and TV screen; a lab module with light brick and research tools; and a kitchen module with plants and a pizza oven. These 3 modules can be put together in different ways around and on the central airlock compartment.
This $59.99 set also includes a detachable satellite with folding solar panels; a detachable space shuttle with cargo space and an opening cockpit; 2 astronauts and 2 crewmembers minifigures; and a robot figure.
#5 LEGO City Space Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control
This 837-piece playset features a multi-stage rocket with booster, payload storage, and 2-minifigure cockpit modules. It also includes a rover with an articulated grappling arm; a space telescope with folding solar panels and a magnifying glass; and a monorail system with multi-stop track and 2 cars.
This $99.99 playset also comes with an opening launch control tower with large screens inside for countdown and monitoring of the rocket. It also includes 6 minifigures: 2 astronauts, 2 scientists, a launch director, and a ground crew technician.
#6 LEGO City Space Rocket Assembly & Transport
Let your kids do some roleplaying with this extensive 1055-piece building set that features a huge multi-stage rocket, a large rocket transport crawler, a tilting rocket cradle support, a rover transport truck with articulated grappling arm, and a rover with extending arm and drill bit.
This $149.99 playset also includes a rocket assembly frame building with crane; a rover lab; a raising platform and rotating arm tool; a toy launch control room, and more.
The minifigures included in this set are 2 astronauts, 2 ground crew technicians, a launch director, a scientist, and a lab mechanic.
#7 LEGO City Space People Pack – Space Research and Development
This 209-piece set includes 14 minifigures: 7 astronauts, a reporter, a camera operator, a personal trainer, a drone engineer, a rocket engineer, a mechanical engineer, and a botanist. This $39.99 set also includes a spinning G-force training machine, 2 beds, a treadmill, a drone with spinning rotor, a growing pod with plant, a robot stand, a rocky ground scene, a computer stand with screen, and a test rocket with a stand.
All these LEGO City Space sets will be available globally on June 1st and in North America beginning June 23rd.
As part of LEGO’s campaign to inspire awareness and interest in space exploration, LEGO Stores in North America will also host Build & Play spaceship games from June 3rd-30th, and Build & Display prompts related to Mars exploration from July 1st-30th. There are also planned larger scale events in London, Berlin, and Paris from July 23rd-26th.