The moon landing by three American astronauts on 20th July 1969 has been etched as one of the many landmark achievements in human history. As you know, space is often called the “final frontier” and traveling to the stars has been the dreams of humankind since time immemorial. Now, with the advent of advanced technology, we can travel to the nearest heavenly bodies so prominent in our sky. While it may not be feasible for everyone to actually travel to the moon currently – we can very well commemorate the historic human feat with the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Lego set. This amazing creation by the foremost plastic brick play-set manufacturing company of the world is an accurate re-creation of the original space-faring vehicle used in the mission.
Some Information about Lego NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266 Set
This beautifully complex Lego play-set is part of the popular Creator Series intended for mature children and adult collectors. The pack carries a picture of the assembled set which looks quite life-like and compares to the original Apollo Lunar Lander in terms of details.
There are 1087 parts inside distributed among eight bags marked with numbers and another unmarked containing the bigger pieces. The detailed instruction manual provided along with the set is a treasure trove of information about the original Lunar Lander along with pictures and assembly guidelines. Also, there are 18 stickers inside for more details after the actual assembly is complete, notable among them are the iconic golden metallic stickers so prominent in the original space vehicle.
There are two astronaut mini-figures included – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the lucky ones to actually set foot on the lunar surface. They are wearing bulky spacesuits complete with golden headpieces closely resembling the original ones worn by them during landing.
The assembly process starts with a studded base which represents the lunar surface, which is suitably detailed with craters, rocks, footmarks and even indentations where the lunar module’s landing gear touches land. Then the landing module is assembled followed by the ascent module which is made by assembling three separate parts. Finally, the reaction thrusters and ascent thrusters are added to complete the set. The interiors are suitably detailed with stickers representing the different instrument panels. Once lighted up using custom-built lighting kit for Lego Creator Series after the play-set assembly is complete, the entire display is spectacular to behold.
Conquer the Moon with your own Lunar Lander set!
The NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Lego set is a masterpiece created by Lego designers and you will simply love its attention to minute details of the historic events. What’s more, the beauty of its intricate design can be significantly enhanced by installing professionally-made LED lighting kits. These are designed by electronic engineers who understand the design and build systems of complex Lego play-sets and tailor the externally-added illumination to highlight their prominent details.
The light kit for NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266 Lego set, for example, seamlessly fits into the brick layout and is invisible from outside. What’s more, the entire electrical assembly is quite safe for children and requires almost no technical knowledge for installation.
So, have loads of creative fun while assembling this iconic Lego re-creation and further enhance its overall appeal by using LED light kits to transform the Lunar Lander into a beautifully illuminated showpiece.