LEGO has unveiled an official international space station kit.
the iconic toymaker consulted with NASA on the 864-piece set which includes a scale model of the orbital platform and a miniature dockable space shuttle.
the set measures over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide and is based on a concept from a LEGO fan. it contains 864 pieces and includes a brick-built NASA space shuttle with three mini cargo spacecrafts and two astronaut microfigures.
the realistic set features a posable canadarm2 and two rotating joints that coincide with eight adjustable solar panels, to replicate the complexity of the real space station that orbits the earth sixteen times a day. it also comes with a 148-page illustrated instruction booklet, packed with interesting facts and information about the international space station itself and the fan who created the original design for the set, christoph ruge.
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