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.