After an early release at LEGOLAND Deutschland, the LEGO Group has officially announced LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. This new adult targeted set uses 1,087 pieces and will be priced at £84.99 in the UK or $99.99 in the USA. It will be released at shop.LEGO.com on June 1.
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Celebrate man’s first moon landing with this LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set—developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.
The descent stage comes with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. Finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate, this display model makes a great centerpiece for the home or office and provides a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.
“We have a deep understanding of the ways in which play can have lifelong impact, and we have been champions of the awe and wonder of space exploration through playful building for almost as long as the world’s celebration of the first moon landing,” said LEGO Senior Director, Brand Relations, Michael McNally.“There are countless stories of engineers, scientists, astronauts, and roboticists who point to their experiences with LEGO building as the reason they are engaged in their current careers. We hope that our ongoing commitment to space themed play materials will inspire future generations to help us continue exploring.”
LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander will be available from Thursday, June 1, at shop.LEGO.com.