LEGO Blasts Off With the NASA Artemis Space Launch System and Milky Way Galaxy Models

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LEGO Blasts Off With the NASA Artemis Space Launch System and Milky Way Galaxy Models

LEGO has liftoff with two of its newest space-themed sets — the NASA Artemis Space Launch System and The Milky Way Galaxy.

Inspired by NASA’s real Artemis Space Launch System, the LEGO Icons interpretation utilizes 3,601 pieces and stands at a mighty 28 inches. The accurate replica highlights the real launch systems, a detachable multistage rocket complete with two solid-fuel boosters and separating rock stages, rocket support with crew bridge and a model of the Orion module with foldout solar panels. A final touch is added with the printed plaque detailing the launch.

Similarly, LEGO’s Milky Way Galaxy set is built with 3,091 layered bricks and pieces, delivering a 3D effect, and measures at 16 inches high and a width of 26 inches. The build pays homage to some of the Milky Way’s most popular creations such as Trappist-1, The Pleiades, The Crab Nebula and The Pillars of Creation, and even includes as “You Are Here” sign pointed at the earth’s placement — truly showcasing just how vast the galaxy is.

Check out the models above. The LEGO NASA Artemis Space Launch System and The Milky Way Galaxy are both available starting May 18 via the official LEGO webstore, priced at $259 USD and $199 USD, respectively.

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