It took 30 years and over $100 billion to develop and construct the International Space Station (ISS). Now, you could achieve the same feat in just a couple of weeks, but on a much smaller scale.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of permanent human presence aboard the ISS, LEGO has teamed up with NASA to create an 864-piece version of the ISS which is scheduled to be released in early February 2020. The idea and design to create a mini ISS came from long time LEGO fan Christoph Ruge from Germany as part of Lego celebrating 10 years of collaborating with LEGO fans through LEGO Ideas
According to LEGO, the ISS model includes a space shuttle, two astronaut micro-figures, three mini cargo spacecraft, and a whopping 148-page instruction booklet filled with facts about the ISS itself, along with information about the LEGO fan who created this space model kit and its LEGO designer.
According to a LEGO press release, “The realistic set features a posable Canadarm2 and two rotating joints that coincide with eight adjustable solar panels, to replicate the out-of-this-world complexity of the real space station.”
Dimensions for the ISS model read as follows.
49cm wide and will go on sale for $69.99 (around R1,021).
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