We created our first 5 Best Space Lego Sets on Amazon list in 2018 and since then, a number of exciting new sets have been released. As a result, we are updating our list with a few of our old favorites and two or three new sets. All the sets we have included are currently available on the Amazon.com store.
The NASA Apollo Saturn V Lego set is a must-have for any space enthusiast. The set is made up of 1,969 pieces, yes the year its real-life counterpart blasted off and includes separate detachable stages with a third stage that features a lunar lander and lunar orbiter. Once complete, the model is an approximate 1:110 scale model of the Saturn V rocket and measures an impressive 100 centimeters. The NASA Apollo Saturn V Lego set was discontinued in June 2019. As a result, reseller prices on Amazon are starting to rise. So if you’re interested in grabbing one, now is the time.
The newest addition to the Lego space sets, the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set was released earlier this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Like the Apollo Saturn V set, the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set recreates its real-life counterpart in obsessive detail and includes two minifigures representing Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. The set is made up of 1,087 pieces and features a detachable lunar ascent vehicle and a commemorative base that mimics the surface of the Moon.
The only set on our list that isn’t a Lego recreation of something real, the Lunar Space Station is a 412-piece set that imagines a time in which humans are living and working in orbit around the Moon. The set was released in June 2019 and is still available from both Lego directly and Amazon resellers. Although it’s not a bastion of accuracy with a solar array that would be far too small to power the three modules, it is nonetheless a fun little addition to the world of space Lego.
In 2017, Lego released the Women of NASA set commemorating four pioneering women who shattered glass ceilings and made significant contributions to science. The four women commemorated in the set are Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Margaret Hamilton, and Nancy Grace Roman. In addition to minifigures of each woman, the set includes small builds of significant elements of each woman’s accomplishment. The set contains 231 pieces and although it was discontinued by Lego in June 2019, many Amazon resellers still have stock.
The NASA Curiosity Rover has been exploring Mars since it touched down on the surface of the Red Planet on August 6, 2012. The Lego NASA Mars Science Laboratory – Curiosity Rover set was released in 2014 as a winner of the Lego Ideas program which, creates popular fan-submitted set ideas. The set has since been discontinued. However, a few resellers on Amazon still have stock of the 295-piece set with a markup that is well above the original price, due largely to how long it has been since it was discontinued.
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