To mark the 50th anniversary of an historical event that captivated the world, the LEGO Group today has released 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, a 1,087 piece building set developed in cooperation with NASA, to commemorate the Eagle lunar module which completed humanity’s first successful moon landing on July 16th, 1969.
The collectible 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander model is rich with details true to the Eagle lunar lander, including separate ascent and descent stages. The descent stage features gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior. Builders can recreate the first steps on the moon with two astronaut minifigures featuring NASA decoration and golden helmets, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, moon footprints and a United States flag. A celebration of human accomplishment, the building set includes an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate for display purposes.
Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.
This advanced LEGO® set features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with separate ascent and descent stages, plus a depiction of the lunar surface with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.
Descent stage features new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder.
Ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures.
Celebrate space exploration with this highly detailed display model.
Accessory elements include a brick-built video camera and laser reflector.
New-for-June-2019 decorated elements include an Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate and golden elements.
Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
If the official images don't entice you then check out the designer video below, in which LEGO Model Designer Lars Joe shares some insight into how the model was developed and shows off the set's functions, or the review by Brick Fanatics.
Also available is this retro patch, which is reminiscent of the very 80s fad of decorating jean jackets, is in the same style of those given away through LEGO Club membership. Those who are members of the VIP programme will receive one for free when they order 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (while stocks last).
If you are wondering how to get your lunar lander to its destination, LEGO has the exact vehicle you are looking for in their 21309 Saturn V set, which is still available ath LEGO retail stores and their online shopping site.
"That's one small step for a minifigure, one giant leap for minifigure-kind."
In addition to celebrating the history of space exploration, the LEGO Group aims to playfully engage the space explorers of tomorrow with seven new LEGO CITY Mars Exploration building sets inspired by NASA’s future missions to explore the Moon and Mars:
60227 Lunar Space Station – features three detachable, modular compartments that recreate life at a space station with kitchen, living area and research lab
60228 Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control – send astronauts via monorail to the multi-stage Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and prepare for launch by adding a mobile device and companion LEGO CITY Explorers app to simulate an interactive control panel
And on top of all of these reasons to get misty eyed about space, is that the Classic Space theme is now over 40 years old! LEGO has produced 19 subthemes under their Space banner, ranging from realistic depictions of space missions to alien adventures, and introduced Benny the Spaceman, a fan favorite, in The LEGO Movie in 2014 and 21312 Women Of NASA in 2017, and celebrated with 70841 Benny's Space Squad in 2019!