LEGO recently launched its first two LEGO City Space sets, inspired by upcoming NASA missions. The rocket launch center and lunar research base are scheduled to be delivered to stores (overseas) on March 1, 2022. Just in time for the launch of the Artemis 1 mission planned between March and April.
“The LEGO City Space Playset includes feature-rich models inspired by real NASA machines, vehicles and spacecraft, as well as creative, open-ended play-inspired astronaut characters based on real space missions,” LEGO wrote on its website.
The LEGO City Rocket Center has a movable launch turret and a Space Launch System (SLS)-like rocket that will make its maiden flight in Artemis One. Just like the real vehicle, the rocket features a modern NASA logo (the “meatball”) while the classic logo is red (“worm”) and measures about 42 cm high and 11 cm wide.
The kit also includes an observation dome and a launch control center, as well as a service vehicle and a drone. The minifigures (figures) included in the set include a scientist, technician, and two astronauts, similar to the four LEGO educational minifigures that flew in the Orion capsule during Artemis I.
The Rocket Launch Center (Set #60351) has 1,010 pieces and sells for $149.99 (~R$835).