LEGO Unveils Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Along with Seven LEGO City Space Building Sets

LEGO today announced a new set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historical Eagle lunar module which completed mankind’s first successful moon landing 50 years ago. The 1,087 piece building set was built in cooperation with NASA to celebrate this achievement and will be exclusively available at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com beginning June 1.

NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266)
1087 pieces
$99.99 USD | 139.99 CAD

Celebrate man’s first moon landing with Creator Expert 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 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. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.

LEGO has a long history with Space play having launched its first set 40 years ago. Since then LEGO has introduced nineteen different LEGO Space subthemes from realistic depictions of space missions to alien adventures. “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,” said Michael McNally, senior director, brand relations, LEGO Systems, Inc.

In addition to the Lunar Lander the LEGO Group officially unveiled seven new LEGO CITY Space building sets based on NASA’s future missions to reach Mars. The sets build on the company’s 40-year history of inspiring space enthusiasts and future explorers with new space-based play materials. LEGO designers met frequently with the space agency during development to ensure sets mimic the real world details of the rockets, rovers and equipment that NASA may someday use.

Additional details of the seven sets below:

Satellite Service Mission (60224)
84 pieces
$9.99 USD

LEGO® City Satellite Service Mission spaceship features a shuttle with opening minifigure cockpit, raising flaps on the wings and room in the back for the satellite, plus a satellite with opening solar panels, Extra Vehicular Activity suit with golden visor, wrench and an astronaut minifigure.

Rover Testing Drive (60225)
202 pieces
$29.99 USD

The LEGO® City Rover Testing Drive features a rover with removable cockpit, new articulated grappling arm and removable solar panel generator. Also includes 2 minifigures (an astronaut and a ground crew technic), new geodes, a laptop, video camera, remote control, rock drill and a helmet with visor. Improve building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets.

Mars Research Shuttle (60226)
273 pieces
$39.99 USD

Mars Research Shuttle playset features a space shuttle toy with opening cockpit, 2 opening cargo doors and space inside for the storage drone, rover with new articulated grappling arm, laser and tilting solar panels, storage drone with opening compartment and a helidrone with spinning rotor blade and scanner, plus a Mars scenery build with secret symbol. Also includes 2 astronaut minifigures. Improve building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets.

Lunar Space Station (60227)
412 pieces
$59.99 USD

The Lunar Space Station set features 3 detachable modules with removable roofs: a living module with a treadmill, anti-gravity bed and TV screen, lab module with light brick and research tools, kitchen module with plants and a pizza oven, plus a central airlock compartment and a detachable satellite with folding solar panels and detachable shuttle with opening cockpit and storage space, plus 4 minifigures and a robot figure. The modules can be put together in different ways around and on the central airlock compartment. Improve building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets.

Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228)
837 pieces
$99.99 USD

The NASA-inspired toy rocket launch set features a modular, multi-stage rocket with cockpit, booster and payload storage modules, and a monorail system with stops at the rocket, research area and 2 cars with geode retrieval training and launch control tower. There’s also a launchpad with opening tower arms, rover with articulated, new grappling arm and launch control tower with detachable window section, fold-out function and a countdown function. Includes 6 minifigures: 2 astronauts, 2 scientists, Launch Director and a ground crew technician, plus a robot figure. Improve building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets.

Rocket Assembly & Transport (60229)
1055 pieces
$149.99 USD

The Rocket Assembly & Transport set features a large multi-stage rocket with opening 2-minifigure cockpit and rover payload module, launch control room with rotating satellite dish and a rocket assembly crane with winch. There’s a rover lab with rotating arm tool, opening doors and raising platform, plus a large crawler with track wheels and a tilting launch pad, truck with articulated grappling arm and flatbed, and a rover with extending arm and drill. Includes 7 minifigures: 2 astronauts, 2 ground crew technicians, a Launch Director, scientist and a lab mechanic, plus a robot figure.

People Pack – Space Research and Development (60230)
209 pieces
$39.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S. (exclusively at Target)

The LEGO City People Pack – Space Research & Development set includes a bunch of new minifigures in different jobs relating to space travel and exploration. This set also features a spinning G-force astronaut training machine with two seats, treadmill, rocky ground scene, drone with spinning rotor, plant growing pod, robot stand, computer stand and a test rocket with stand, plus 14 minifigures (7 astronauts, a reporter, camera operator, personal trainer, a drone engineer, rocket engineer, a mechanical engineer and a botanist) and a robot figure.

Finally LEGO Stores around the world will be hosting space themed activities. From June 3-30 LEGO Stores will host Build & Play spaceship games and from July 1-30, LEGO Stores in North America will host weekly Build & Display prompts related to Mars exploration. In London, Berlin and Paris, larger scale events are planned July 23-26. For more information, visit www.LEGO.com/stores.

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