Former NASA astronaut builds LEGO set in zero gravity

In a fun new video, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino builds a LEGO City Space set in zero gravity.

The LEGO Group has no shortage of fun stunts to try on the company’s YouTube channel. The latest sees former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino building 60226 Mars Research Shuttle in zero gravity, which is quite the impressive feat. Before he gets building though, viewers can enjoy the joy of LEGO bricks cascading in all directions.

To develop the new LEGO City Space sets – as well as LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (review) – the LEGO design team collaborated with the experts at NASA.

“For nearly 20 years, NASA and LEGO Group have collaborated on projects to inspire the next generation to imagine and build their future in space. Our latest efforts celebrate the incredible feats we achieved during Apollo 50 years ago, and now with our accelerated plans to go forward to the Moon, we will continue to inspire children to dream about what’s possible and to grow up to pursue STEM careers,” said NASA Associate Administrator for Communications, Bettina Inclán, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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