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LEGO Celebrates Apollo 50th Anniversary With New NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set

Celebrate space exploration with the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander! 

Celebrate man’s first moon landing with this LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set—developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. 

This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag. The descent stage comes with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts.

Finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate, this display model makes a great centerpiece for the home or office and provides a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.  

 

– Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.
– This advanced LEGO® set features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with separate ascent and descent stages, plus a depiction of the lunar surface with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.
– Descent stage features new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder.
– Ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures.
– Celebrate space exploration with this highly detailed display model.
– Accessory elements include a brick-built video camera and laser reflector.
– New-for-June-2019 decorated elements include an Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate and golden elements.
– Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.

The 1,087 piece set will be available on June 1, 2019 and retail for $99.99.

  

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LEGO To Release Women In NASA Set

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LEGO Ideas has announced the winner of the Second 2016 Review Stage and it is the Women of NASA.

In 2016, 10,000 supporters on the LEGO Ideas fan-created projects site backed a Women of NASA set. LEGO announced on Tuesday it will produce the set, which was proposed by Lego fan and science writer and editor Maia Weinstock.

The approval of the set comes on the heels of popular 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” which explores the contributions of black women to the space agency and the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in the early 1960s. Katherine Johnson, one of the scientists featured in the film, appears in the LEGO minifig set.

The project also includes computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, astronaut Sally Ride, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman and astronaut Mae Jemison.

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Weinstock’s vision for the set includes minifig representations of each woman and a group of vignettes that feature mini versions of the space shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope.

LEGO previously delved into the world of NASA with the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover set, which is now retired.

LEGO fans also threw their support behind a set of groundbreaking women scientists, which came out in 2014. That set has also been retired, so Lego enthusiasts will likely be excited about having a new group of women-scientists minifigs available.

The Women of NASA set is still awaiting final product design. Pricing and availability information should be revealed late this year or in early 2018.

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