LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander joins 7 new sets depicting NASA’s future

Chris Burns - May 30, 2019, 10:09 am CDT
LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander joins 7 new sets depicting NASA’s future

The LEGO Group announced a whole bunch of new outer space sets this morning, all of which were inspired by NASA. The entire collection for this season includes seven LEGO CITY Space sets and a single LEGO CREATOR Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. This is one of the biggest single blasts of space sets from LEGO in a single season since the start of LEGO Space theme sets 40 years ago!

The LEGO CREATOR Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander is a tight 1,087 pieces large and commemorates the Eagle lunar module. This set shows mankind’s first successful human-piloted landing on our moon 50 years ago. Look closely and you’ll see square (LEGO foot shape) footprints left on the lunar surface.

Above you’ll see this set up close with a few images of the craft and the astronauts. You’ll find a few unique pieces too – look at that gold shine! According to LEGO, new pieces include “new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder.”

You’ll find a lunar surface with crater, the U.S. flag, and the Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate (also new for June 2019). The entire set measures in at 7-inches (20 cm) high, 8-inches (22cm) wide and 7-inches (20cm) deep. This set will cost approximately $100 and it’ll be available June 1st, 2019.

Also in the mix are seven LEGO City Space sets all available June 1st globally and June 23rd in the USA. Much like most themed releases, there’s a size set for all price points. 60224 – Satellite Service Mission is just 84 pieces large and costs $10. The set 60225 – Rover Testing Drive is 202 pieces large and costs around $30.

The next-biggest set is 60226 – Mars Research Shuttle at 273 pieces and a price of around $40. The set 60227 – Lunar Space Station is 412 pieces and around $60. Set 60228 – Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control will cost you around $100 and is 837 pieces large.

One of the most expansive Space sets released in recent seasons is 60229 – Rocket Assembly & Transport at 1055 pieces. That’ll be around $150 – and you’ll find some new-for-June-2019 geode pieces (you’ll find these in a few of the other new Space sets, too.)

Finally there’s the set I don’t think I’ll be able to resist: 60230 – People Pack – Space Research and Development. This set has a specific focus on the minifigures – 209 pieces, around $40, 14 LEGO City minifigures: 7 astronauts, a reporter, camera operator, personal trainer, a drone engineer, rocket engineer, a mechanical engineer and a botanist plus a robot figure.

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