LEGO announced that tomorrow (June 1st) a new 1,087-piece NASA Lunar Lander set will be available, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that touched down in the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969. It includes two astronaut minifigs (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin), complete with gold helmet faceplates. Other features include: a detailed ascent stage interior, opening hatch-equipped descent stage ladder, and a lunar baseplate decorated with a crater, moon footprints, and of course the US flag. Read more for a full video review and additional information.
The completed detail-accurate model stands 7” (20 cm) tall and measures 8” (22cm) wide as well as 7” (20cm) deep – just in case you want the perfect table to display this geeky set. It will be available for order beginning June 1, priced at $99.99.
“We have a deep understanding of the ways in which play can have lifelong impact, and we have been champions of the awe and wonder of space exploration through playful building for almost as long as the world’s celebration of the first moon landing. There are countless stories of engineers, scientists, astronauts, and roboticists who point to their experiences with LEGO building as the reason they are engaged in their current careers. We hope that our ongoing commitment to space-themed play materials will inspire future generations to help us continue exploring,” said Michael McNally, senior director, brand relations, LEGO Systems, Inc.