Play the astronaut with LEGO NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266

by Nikita P.


LEGO has shown that recreating almost anything is no hassle. The LEGO Lunar Lander 10266 was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. This was one of the most historical events ever to occur and was a great achievement for the world at large. 


Although this is not the first time LEGO is releasing a Lunar Lander set, this one has many more pieces, is more precise and based on a historical event. With up to 1087 pieces, the set goes for $100 at any LEGO store and is suitable for ages 16 and older. 


This is by far one of the greatest collaborations LEGO has made with NASA as it gives a real-life depiction of the event, bringing back to memory the occurrences of the Apollo 11 mission. This was achieved through the recreation of the Eagle lunar module as well as crater, the U.S flag and even the footprints of the astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.  


LEGO Lunar Lander 10266


Features

While the set can be built to form a depiction of the Eagle lunar module measuring up to 7 inches high, 8 inches wide and 7 inches deep, it also features both the ascent and descent stages. One of the most precise details of the set is the minifigures representing the astronauts, with each wearing a spacesuit and a helmet. They also fit perfectly into the LEGO Spaceship.


Not only does the set depict the Eagle, but it also comprises the moon base. This makes it a complete replica of the historical event. The set also comes with accessory elements including a laser reflector, a video camera (brick built, of course) and an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate.


Although the astronauts are not assigned names and their heads are gold-colored, LEGO did a pretty good job at giving buyers something memorable to hold on to. The set is great as a centerpiece in your home or office. They also did not forget to incorporate the famous Lunar Lander ladder. With a more complicated build, LEGO builders around the world are sure to have a challenging but exciting experience with the LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266.


LEGO Lunar Lander 10266


Descent stage

The descent stage is detachable from the Eagle Lunar module and comes with laser hatches, an opening camera, landing pads and panels all covered in gold, as well as a ladder. In addition, the descent stage also has a figure of the plague that looks just like the real plague which comprises the Apollo 11 crew’s autographs, maps of the earth as well as the autograph of Richard Nixon who was the president of the United States at the time. 



Ascent stage

Similar to the descent stage, the ascent stage can also be separated and is a precise replica of the interior room with Armstrong and Aldrin, featuring lockers and other parts of the cabin the two astronauts were in.

LEGO Lunar Lander 10266

Conclusion

The LEGO Lunar Lander 10266 is not only a fun set to build but also holds great significance as a representation of history. Brighten up your own set with special LEGO lights from Game of Bricks. This will add a unique touch to your set and help you get the best out of building it. These special lights will make you see all the tiny details of the LEGO 10266 Lunar Lander has to offer.


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