LEGO Releases Lunar Lander Module Set for Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary
Some of LEGO's most famous sets, like the Millennium Falcon and Hogwarts Castle, let builders recreate their favorite structures from pop culture in the real world. But the toy company also has some impressive sets based on real-life masterpieces of architecture and engineering. The latest product that falls in this vein, the LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander module, reimagines NASA's Apollo 11 mission as a 1087-piece kit.
The designers at LEGO designed this set in collaboration with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July. The interlocking brick model features many details from the original craft. The descent stage has gold panels, laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage comes with a detailed interior. When the two astronaut minifigures disembark, they can explore a lunar surface featuring footprints, a crater, and a United States flag.
LEGO has recreated famous spacecraft in the past. The Space Shuttle Discovery, the International Space Station, and a Mars Exploration Rover have all been sold as sets by the company. LEGO has even developed kits based on structures that haven't been built yet. In June, LEGO is releasing seven products inspired by future missions to Mars as part of its LEGO City Mars Exploration collection.
To add the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set to your LEGO collection for $100, look for it at LEGO stores and at the LEGO online shop starting June 1.