It’s the first large-scale space shuttle since 2011’s 10231 Shuttle Expedition, which was itself a mid-production update of 2010’s 10213 Shuttle Adventure. And it’s also the latest in a long line of recent collaborations between the LEGO Group and NASA, including 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V, 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, and 21321 International Space Station.
If you’ve been slowly but surely building up a real-world space exploration display, you won’t want to miss the chance to add the Discovery to it – nor the Hubble Space Telescope, which can be tucked away inside the shuttle’s payload bay, attached to the Remote Manipulator System robotic arm, or displayed separately.
That impressive mini-model has also helped 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery claim the record for the highest number of drum lacquered silver elements in a single set, making this one of the blingiest LEGO sets of all time.
You can order your copy of 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery right now (unless it’s already on back order or out of stock by the time you read this). Keep an eye on Brick Fanatics over the coming weeks, as we’ll be taking a deep dive into every aspect of the brand new 18+ set with its designer, Milan Madge.