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That’s one small step for man, one giant (LEGO) established for mankind.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, LEGO has partnered with NASA for the creation of the LEGO Creator Expert of the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander.
In addition to the in the neighborhood of 1,100-piece set (1,087 total), LEGO also unveiled seven new LEGO CITYMars Exploration sets, which are inspired by NASA’s recently announced plans to return to the Moon as part of the Artemis program.
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In Greek mythology, Apollo and Artemis were the twin children of Zeus and Leto.
“We have a deep understanding of the ways in which play can have a lifelong impact, and we are the champions of the beauty and wonder of the exploration of the space through playful building for almost as long as the world of the celebration of the first moon landing,” said Michael McNally, senior director, brand relations, LEGO Systems, in a statement obtained by Fox News.
McNally continued: “There are countless stories of engineers, scientists, astronauts and roboticists who refer to their experiences building with LEGO bricks as the reason that they are doing in their current careers. We hope that our ongoing commitment to space-themed play materials will inspire future generations to help us to explore further.”
Citing a recent survey by The Harris Poll, LEGO said, there is an increased resurgence in the interest in space exploration among children. Seventy-five percent of AMERICAN parents who have a child between the ages of 5 and 12 say that their child is interested in space travel.
That number jumps even higher in other countries, coming in at 79 percent for the united kingdom, parents and an astonishing 93 percent of Chinese parents.
No LEGO set would not be complete without all the details and this is no different, capturing that ” true to the Eagle lunar lander.” It has separate climb and descent phases. The descent phase includes a gold landing pad and panel, opening camera, laser hatch and ladder, while the climb phase has a detailed interior.
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It is also possible to re-create the iconic first steps on the Moon, as if the whole is equipped with two mini-astronauts, fully decked out in space suits, craters, Moon, footprints and an AMERICAN flag. The set also includes a Apollo 11 Lunar Lander and nameplate for display purposes only.
The Lunar lander set is priced at $99.99 and will be sold only in Stores and LEGO shop.LEGO.com from the 1st of June.
The Danish toy maker has also said that it will work to raise awareness in the space exploration, offers weekly events in the stores focused on the exploration of Mars in July. For those who are interested, you can visit your nearest LEGO store or www.LEGO.com/stores for more details.
NASA’s Apollo 11 mission made history on July 20, 1969, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans walk on the Moon.
In June 2018, Aldrin told Fox News that in addition to a return to the Moon, he is pushing for humanity to expand its presence in the space, making Mars habitable for humans.
The 89-year-old former astronaut said that there may be opportunities to ideas put forward by tech luminaries such as Elon Musk (a friend of Aldrin’s), with including detonation of nuclear weapons as a way to “terraform” the Red Planet, or transforming Mars so it can support human life.
“Well, he is not the only one who is the pioneer of ideas,” Aldrin said during the interview. “He is a little more flowery with the things that he does, but there is also Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos, the last of whom I have great admiration for, and the slow steady way in which he was limiting himself to the moon industry who may be the same for thousands and millions of people.”
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