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Lego Curiosity Rover in Action!

22 Dec 2013, 18:56 UTC
Lego Curiosity Rover in Action!
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Recently, Lego announced the Lego Curiosity rover kit will be in stores on Jan. 1st. 2014. For those who follow the Cuusoo fan project submission process, the Curiosity rover kit was a winning design submitted by a NASA/JPL engineer. Keep reading to learn more about the Lego Curiosity rover I built, and what might be […]

The Cuusoo Lego Curiosity kit in action. Image Credit: Ray Sanders
Recently, Lego announced the Lego Curiosity rover kit will be in stores on Jan. 1st. 2014. For those who follow the Cuusoo fan project submission process, the Curiosity rover kit was a winning design submitted by a NASA/JPL engineer.
Keep reading to learn more about the Lego Curiosity rover I built, and what might be different with the official kit.

My build was sourced from parts via rebirckable.com and Brick Owl. The plans I followed at available at: http://rebrickable.com/mocs/StephenPakbaz/mars-science-laboratory-curiosity-rover. After shipping from various part brokers around the world, I think I spent about $50 sourcing the parts to build the rover, which isn’t terribly bad, considering the official kit will sell for $39.99.
One thing I love about this build is that you can actually play with it! Some homebrew Lego kit builds ...

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