LEGO collaborates with NASA on 864-piece international space station set
 

LEGO collaborates with NASA on 864-piece international space station set

LEGO has unveiled an official international space station kit. the iconic toymaker consulted with NASA on the 864-piece set which includes a scale model of the orbital platform and a miniature dockable space shuttle.

LEGO reveals 864-piece international space station with rotating solar panels

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the set measures over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide and is based on a concept from a LEGO fan. it contains 864 pieces and includes a brick-built NASA space shuttle with three mini cargo spacecrafts and two astronaut microfigures.

LEGO reveals 864-piece international space station with rotating solar panels

 

 

the realistic set features a posable canadarm2 and two rotating joints that coincide with eight adjustable solar panels, to replicate the complexity of the real space station that orbits the earth sixteen times a day. it also comes with a 148-page illustrated instruction booklet, packed with interesting facts and information about the international space station itself and the fan who created the original design for the set, christoph ruge.

LEGO reveals 864-piece international space station with rotating solar panels

 

 

ruge submitted the original design for the international space station set after submitting other various space model entries via the LEGO ideas platform. it offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the profits.

LEGO reveals 864-piece international space station with rotating solar panels

 

 

after three years, christoph’s design was selected through the special review to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of the LEGO ideas programme that has seen sets come to fans including the flintstones, steamboat willie and friends central perk in the last year alone. the new LEGO ideas international space station will be available to buy from stores and online at LEGO.com from february 1st.

LEGO collaborates with NASA on 864-piece international space station set

LEGO collaborates with NASA on 864-piece international space station set

 

 

project info

 

company: LEGO
name: international space station

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