Brick Fanatics brings you the definitive guide to this year’s Christmas shopping with our LEGO gift guide for space fans.
If you’ve got a space-loving LEGO fan in your life, then look no further than this gift guide for that perfect Christmas gift. Outer space interests many builders across the world, young and old. This gift guide will provide you with the very best LEGO space sets across a price range as wide as the universe itself.
Dive in below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our Christmas 2020 gift lists.
For the budding astronaut:
Price: £24.99 / $39.99 / €29.23 Pieces: 273 Available: Now
If you know a young builder wanting to step among the stars, then look no further than this LEGO CITY shuttle. With three minifigures, a shuttle and a host of side builds, there’s plenty of possibility for play.
Inspired by NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, this set offers potential for play and learning for your little builders. Recreate space missions with the included rover, drone and shuttle builds. The drone even features a working scanner and the dual-moulded rock formation elements might impress older builders.
For the future planet explorer:
Price: £44.99 / $39.99 / €48.73 Pieces: 510 Available: Now
The LEGO Creator theme has had some standout models in recent years, and 31107 Space Rover Explorer is no exception. This unique model presents a fun, fantastical version of planetary exploration with an included alien.
The 3-in-1 set comes with three possible builds, all themed to the idea of space travel and exploration. First is a space rover, with six wheels and an interior space for the included minifigure. Next is a space base with research lab and crane. Finally, there’s a space flyer with a sleek design to search the atmosphere for alien life.
For the space agency fan:
Price: £64.99 / $69.99 / €68.23 Pieces: 864 Available: Now
For older fans with an interest in the real-life history of space exploration, the LEGO Group offers more than a few models based on real-world achievements. One of these incredible sets is 21321 International Space Station.
This microscale model is part of LEGO Ideas, a theme that has given us plenty of NASA sets. The International Space Station is the latest in this partnership, just like how the station itself is a partnership between five space agencies. Older fans will love the details and display value for this model, with rotating joints and two included microfigures.
For the space history lover:
Price: £84.99 / $99.99 / €87.72 Pieces: 1,085 Available: Now
Continuing the theme of real-life space exploration and achievement, what better gift for a space lover is there than a celebration of such a historic moment? 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander captures the iconic moment that man first set foot on the moon, with details that any fan will love.
This model includes a stunning recreation of the original lunar lander, with the gold elements highlighting the achievement of the mission. Included in this set are many little details from the trip, including the classic American flag, footprints on the moon’s surface and the option to separate the stages for different displays.
For the ultimate LEGO and space lover:
92176 Apollo Saturn V
Price: £109.99 / $119.99 / €116.97 Pieces: 1,969 Available: Now
No other model could finish this list. The original LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V was so popular when it first released in 2017 that it has now been re-released as set 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V. The two models are almost identical, making this a perfect gift for a fan who may have missed out on it the first time.
The huge model not only pairs well with the previous entry on this list, but can quite literally stand on its own at a metre high. The model includes display stands, micro dioramas of key points of the iconic mission, and stages for optional display. This model is undoubtedly the ultimate gift for any LEGO and space lover.
Remember to check out the rest of our Christmas 2020 gift lists, and watch out for more very soon:
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