Lego’s minifigure recreation of the Apollo 11 lunar landing comes with a moonscape. (Lego Photo)
That’s one giant heap of Lego bricks: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Lego Group is unveiling a 1,087-piece building set that recreates the mission’s Eagle lunar module.
The Lego Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander model, developed in cooperation with NASA, consists of an ascent stage with a detailed interior, plus a descent stage with a ladder and hatches that open.
Two astronaut minifigures are included in the kit, along with a depiction of the lunar surface complete with a crater, moon footprints and a U.S. flag.
In a news release, the company said the $99.99 set will be exclusively available at Lego stores and via the Lego Shop website beginning June 1.
The lunar lander set complements Lego’s 1,969-piece Saturn V rocket building kit, which was released in 2017. Lego also has produced a “Women of NASA” set of minifigures honoring four women pioneers of America’s space effort.
This isn’t the first lunar lander for Lego: A 457-piece version was released in 2003, and there was a 364-piece version released back in 1976 that looks like ...