To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, LEGO is teaming up with NASA for some great new sets. The new sets were developed in cooperation with NASA, and will bring fans an all-new set based on the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, as well as new LEGO City Sets inspired by NASA’s future plans for Mars exploration!
The Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set will feature over 1,080 pieces, as well as two Astronaut LEGO Minifigures. When fully constructed, the display will include a LEGO Lunar Lander, a moon themed display base with name plate, and two Astronauts raising the USA flag on the lunar surface. The “descent stage” includes panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder. While the “ascent stage” of the Lander seperates into three pieces, revealing detailed interior. The The set is priced at $99.99, with a release date set for June 1st, 2019.
There will be a total of seven LEGO City Mars Exploration Sets. Each set is inspired by NASA’s plans to one day travel to and explore Mars. Sets include a Space Station, a Research Shuttle, a Deep Space Rocket and Launch Pad, a Rocket Assembly and Transport, a LEGO Minifigure People Pack, a Satellite Service Mission with Shuttle, and a Rover Testing Drive set. These range from small sets with under 100 pieces, to massive displays featuring over 1,050 pieces.
Our friends at LEGO sent over multiple press releases, and a ton of great official photos. You can check those all out after the jump.