LEGO launches the discovery of the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope
(NEXSTAR) – Lego marks the next 40e anniversary of the first Space Shuttle mission with a collection set of the Shuttle Discovery and the Hubble Space Telescope.
The set will go on sale on April 1, before the April 12 anniversary of the shuttle’s first mission. While the shuttle was considered the most complex machine ever built at the time of this launch, this Lego set will be 2354 pieces.
This includes three brackets to allow Discovery and Hubble to be displayed separately or with the shuttle robot arm pulling the telescope out of Discovery’s cargo bay.
The set will be available in Lego stores and on lego.com and will sell for $ 199.99.
“Translating this into LEGO has been an exciting challenge,” Lego set designer Milan Madge said in a statement. “In the real vehicle, every inch of space is used in an ingenious way. Typically in a LEGO model we can rely on size to accommodate the structure that holds the whole thing together, but on Space Shuttle Discovery we had to create a smooth exterior and an interior that could hold the payload.
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