Official Announcement of 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

LEGO has officially announced the next set in the Creator Expert line to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing – 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. Coming in at 1087 pieces and available from June 1, 2019, this set looks out of this world (sorry, I had to).

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

The price has been set at US $99.99 / DE €89.99 / UK £84.99 / $159.99 AUD, and seems to be pretty reasonable.

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

There’s a high level of detail included, including separate ascent and descent stages (something that the Saturn V taught me), plus a very nice little chunk of the lunar surface, complete with astronaut footprints!

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

This would look excellent alongside the Saturn V, and if you’re a space fan, this is a must have. It comes with two astronaut minifigures, and some brand new gold elements.

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

While this is really supposed to be a display set, there’s still plenty of opportunities for play, to re-enact the lunar landing. It’s also great to see some interesting techniques used, with studs going in every direction.

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

You can read the full press release below, and check out some more images.

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
Ages 16+. 1087 pieces
 
US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 – DK 799DKK—$159.99 AUD
*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
 
Celebrate space exploration with the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander!
 
Celebrate man’s first moon landing with this LEGO® Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set—developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag. The descent stage comes with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. Finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate, this display model makes a great centerpiece for the home or office and provides a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.
 
· 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.

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