Brick-built astronaut has lift-off on LEGO IDEAS

In the same month as we had a fleet of space-themed sets from the LEGO Group themselves, a brick-built astronaut has just floated their way over the 10,000 supporter mark.

LEGO Astronaut is the 57th set to make it to the first 2021 review. Built by creator legotruman, LEGO Astronaut is a tribute to all the engineers and astronauts at NASA and is based on a genuine spacesuit, specifically the NASA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU).

In real-life, the suit is most often used on missions to the International Space Station itself. Alongside the EMU, the set also includes the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), used by Bruce McCandless II on the first untethered spacewalk in history, and the more recent generation SAFER unit, the kit of modern-day astronauts around the world.

The set is made from 927 bricks and has 12 separate joints for poising, so you can recreate the iconic photo of McCandless II as he made history, on which the set was based. The set also has NASA prints and mission logos for extra detail.

The qualifying window for this round of LEGO Ideas will come to a close next week, so this brick-built astronaut has launched his mission just in time. Here’s the full list of projects in this round:

LEGO Astronaut
Fantasy Castle
Welcome to the Black Parade
Stadium Tour
LEGO DNA Double Helix Discovery
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chitty Flies Again!
Modular Expansion Pack
Medieval Marketplace
Winter Snow Globes
The Lisbon Tram
The Princess Bride: The Guilder Frontier
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Retro Arcade
Modular Portal Testing Chamber
Working Bowling Alley
LEGO Viking Longship
The Village Post Office
The Office
Succulent Garden
Ancient Greek Temple
SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy (BFR)
Steampunk Airship
VIA Rail Canada – The Canadian
Marine Life
A Map of Middle-earth
My LEGO Totoro
Jazz Quartet
The Trulli of Alberobello
The Polar Express
Train Bookends

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The King’s Castle
The Sewing Workshop
Forth Bridge
A Nice Day at the Farm
The Castle of Brickwood Forest
Baba Yaga
Claus Toys
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Paradise
NASA’s SLS & Artemis
LEGO bookends
Metroid: Samus Aran’s Gunship
Hyrule Castle (The Legend of Zelda)
The Karate Kid “Wax On, Wax Off”
Scania Next Generation S730 
4½-Litre 1927-31 Bentley ‘Blower’ 
Asterix and Obelix 
The Simpsons – The Krusty Burger
The House of Chocolate
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Castle of Lord Afol and the Black Knights
Among Us: The Skeld Detailed Map
The Office
The Shire

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