LEGO Group Commemorates First Moon Landing With NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Building Set

BILLUND, Denmark (May 30, 2019) – To mark the 50th anniversary of
an historical event that captivated the world, the LEGO Group today announced LEGO® CREATOR™ Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, a 1,087 piece building set developed in cooperation with NASA, to commemorate the Eagle lunar module which completed humanity’s first successful moon landing. The set will be exclusively available at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com beginning June 1. Additionally, the company unveiled seven new LEGO CITY Mars Exploration sets inspired by NASA’s recently announced ambitions around the next frontier – to return to the Moon and ultimately send astronauts to Mars. The LEGO Group will also host hands-on space-themed activations and programming around the world beginning in June.
“We have a deep understanding of the ways in which play can have lifelong impact, and we have been champions of the awe and wonder of space exploration through playful building for almost as long as the world’s celebration of the first moon landing,” said Michael McNally, senior director, brand relations, LEGO Systems, Inc. “There are countless stories of engineers, scientists, astronauts, and roboticists who point to their experiences with LEGO building as the reason they are engaged in their current careers. We hope that our ongoing commitment to space – themed play materials will inspire future generations to help us continue exploring.”
It’s a perfect time tobuild upon today’s childrens’ curiosity about space, according to a recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of LEGO Group among parents regarding childrens’ interest in space exploration1. Among U.S. parents with a child ages five to 12, 75% say they have a child interested in space exploration. Seventy-nine percent of parents in the UK say they have a child interested in space exploration, and 93% of parents in China agree.

10266 – NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
1087 pieces | Ages 16+ | $99.99 USD | 139.99 CAD
Available June 1, 2019 

Historic Moment Commemorated in Exclusive LEGO Replica Model 
The collectible LEGO CREATOR Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander model is rich with details true to the Eagle lunar lander, including separate ascent and descent stages. The descent stage features gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior. Builders can recreate the first steps on the moon with two astronaut minifigures featuring NASA decoration and golden helmets, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, moon footprints and a United States flag. A celebration of human accomplishment, the building set includes an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate for display purposes.

  • Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets. 

  • This advanced LEGO® set features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with separate ascent and descent stages, plus a depiction of the lunar surface with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag. 

  • Descent stage features new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder. 
  • Ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures. 
  • Celebrate space exploration with this highly detailed display model. 
  • Accessory elements include a brick-built video camera and laser reflector. 
  • New-for-June-2019 decorated elements include an Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate and golden elements. 
  • Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep. 

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com
from
June 1, 2019

US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111

LEGO Stores around the world are planning activities to engage families in creative play designed to inspire their awareness and interest in space exploration. In North America, LEGO Stores will host Build & Play spaceship games from June 3 – 30. From July 1 – 30, LEGO Stores in North America will host weekly Build & Display prompts related to Mars exploration. In London, Berlin and Paris, larger scale events are planned July 23 – 26. For more information, visit www.LEGO.com/stores.

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