Lego’s newest official NASA set is that this huge mannequin of area shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ]
The continued collaboration between Lego and NASA continues to thrill. Again in 2017, the Danish toymaker introduced out a extremely detailed Saturn V—a mannequin ably assembled in time lapse by Ars’ Eric Berger earlier than its launch. Two years later, Lego adopted up with the Apollo 11 lunar lander, and in 2020 it was the flip of the Worldwide Area Station. And earlier this April, Lego launched the most recent set to bear NASA’s well-known worm brand: area shuttle Discovery, because it was for 1990’s STS-31 mission. This was an vital mission, reaching the very best orbit for an area shuttle so far. Discovery put the Hubble area telescope into orbit, and its crew even captured the occasion on IMAX cameras introduced alongside for the experience.
Lego has made a variety of area shuttle units through the years, however none has been as detailed as this 2,354-piece set. The completed orbiter is a considerable 21.eight inches (55.46 cm) lengthy with a 13.6-inch (34.6 cm) wingspan, and it lends itself nicely to replica in Lego bricks at this scale; the area shuttle was lined in blocky tiles, in any case.
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