Lego celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a new lunar set

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (July 20 specifically, for the actual date of the moon landing itself), and Lego is already preparing for a new Apollo 11 Eagle lunar set, developed together with NASA.


The set is not the first lunar lander of Lego – the company released one in 2003 in conjunction with the Discovery Channel – but the new model is much larger, more precise and offers more than twice as many pieces for a more interesting build.

In addition to more accurate gold pieces that match the real lander (instead of the brown ones used on the original), the new version also has a detailed interior for the ascent phase, half the lander. There is also a Lego base that is designed to look like the surface of the moon to accurately display the lander once it is mounted.

The new set should fit perfectly with Lego & # 39; s other important collaboration with NASA – the 2017 Saturn V rocket set, which itself contained a miniature Apollo lander that needed to be scaled with the huge, meter high rocket.

The NASA Apollo 11 lunar set contains 1,087 pieces and costs $ 99.99 when it goes on sale on June 1.

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