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Lego launches ISS with rotating solar panels and tiny astronauts



The Lego ISS contains rotating solar panels.


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It took many years for NASA and its partners to assemble the International Space Station. You should be able to create the Lego version of the feat in a much shorter amount of time.

Lego announced on Tuesday that it would launch an 864-piece plastic brick version of the ISS on February 1

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The ISS set contains three cargo space ships, two astronaut microfigures and a tiny NASA space shuttle. The space shuttle is out of date at this time. So you have to build your own Soyuz, SpaceX Crew Dragon or Boeing Starliner to keep up with the times.

"The realistic set includes a movable Canadarm2 and two swivel joints that coincide with eight adjustable solar panels to replicate the complexity of the real space station orbiting the Earth sixteen times a day." Lego said in a publication.

The station is up to 19 inches (49 centimeters) wide when assembled.

The Lego ISS is part of a 10-year celebration for the Lego Ideas program in which fans submit their own designs for a voting process. Some of these designs are then selected for official production. The Lego ISS is based on a build by Fan Christoph Ruge.

The set will be available online at Lego.com and in Lego stores for $ 69.99. This is much cheaper than an actual trip to the ISS costs a space tourist .

Now all we need is a Lego Earth around which the ISS can orbit. Oh, look, there's one here.


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