LEGO has revealed several new space-themed sets as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission -- which saw astronauts from the United States of America successfully land and walk on the moon -- draws near.
The NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set retails for $99.99 USD/$139.99 CAD and will release June 1. The set consists of 1087 pieces and measures 7" tall, 8" wide and 7" deep. The set features two astronaut minifigures, separate ascent and descent stages, a depiction of the lunar surface, footprints and a U.S. flag.
“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,” Senior Director Brand Relations Michael McNally said in a statement. “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.”
LEGO also announced seven new LEGO City Space sets inspired by NASA's plans for future trips to the Moon and Mars. The collections will be available in North America on June 23. You can find the descriptions and prices for those sets, along with pictures for those City Space sets and the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander below.
• 0224 Satellite Service Mission [$9.99 USD/$13.99 CAD]– build a shuttle with opening minifigure cockpit, plus a satellite with opening solar panels• 60225 Rover Testing Drive [$29.99 USD/$39.99 CAD] – explore the Mars Rover and accompanying equipment including laptop, video camera, remote control and rock drill• 60230 People Pack - Space Research and Development [$39.99 USD/$49.99 CAD] – celebrate all the professions that make space exploration possible with 14 minifigures including astronauts, a botanist, a personal trainer, a drone engineer and more.• 60226 Mars Research Shuttle [$39.99 USD/$49.99 CAD] – blast to Mars and recover geodes, load them into a storage drone and send to the shuttle’s cargo bay• 60227 Lunar Space Station [$59.99 USD/$79.99 CAD] – features three detachable, modular compartments that recreate life at a space station with kitchen, living area and research lab• 60228 Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control [$99.99 USD/$139.99 CAD] – send astronauts via monorail to the multi-stage Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and prepare for launch by adding a mobile device and companion LEGO CITY Explorers app to simulate an interactive control panel• 60229 Rocket Assembly & Transport [$149.99 USD/$199.99 CAD] – prepare a rocket for launch with this assembly frame building with crane, transport crawler, multi-stage rocket and rover lab