There's a Lego Ideas International Space Station set incoming

James Marshall
January 21, 2020

Yesterday Disney teased the Lego International Space Station would be revealed later today, and it seems it's good on keeping those promises. The LEGO Ideas International Space Station, however, has taken a journey worthy of a celebration. The 864-piece set shrinks the football-field-long space station to the size of desktop display, while still preserving details such as its rotating solar arrays and robotic arm.

LEGO has just announced the final design of the fan-voted 21321 IDEAS International Space Station. There's also a posable Canadarm2, and eight adjustable solar panels that are all meant to replicate the complexity of operating the real ISS as it orbits the Earth.

There have been some other rumours and leaks that the set would be on sale in February.

In addition, a display stand means that builders can proudly display it in any room once complete and celebrate the achievements of the five global space agencies that brought the incredible real-life ISS to life and have enabled humans to live in space for 20 years.

Image 3 of 3The Lego International Space Station measures 7 inches high (20 cm), 12 inches long (31 cm) and 19 inches wide (49 cm).

As mentioned before the set will arrive on 1st February, and like all Lego Ideas sets it will be available to buy from your nearest Lego store or the Lego website. The set is recommended for builders 16 years of age or older. Oh and it comes with three cargo ships that look a lot like Soyuz capsules and a miniature space shuttle, which are nice little additions.

£65 puts it at the cheapest end of the fancy Lego space set pricing range, considering the Saturn V and Apollo 11 Lander cost £110 and £85 respectively.

After three years, Christoph's design was selected through the special review to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of the LEGO Ideas programme that has seen fantastic sets come to fans including The Flintstones, Steamboat Willie and Friends Central Perk in the last year alone. (See that awesome Women of NASA set from 2017 as just one example.) Lego fan Christoph Ruge submitted his ISS proposal more than three years ago, but it resurfaced thanks to Lego revisiting popular ideas that hadn't been produced as a way of celebrating Ideas turning 10. It qualified for a review by the Lego team, but was rejected in 2015.

Lego's press release had the box included.

The real International Space Station was first established with the launch and berthing of the first Russian and USA components in orbit in December 1988. The first time, in 2003, was in the form of a Discovery Channel-branded 162 brick set that reproduced the space station in its still-under-construction configuration.

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