LEGO launches area shuttle Discovery and Hubble Area Telescope set

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(NEXSTAR) – Lego is marking the upcoming 40th anniversary of the area shuttle’s first mission with a collector’s set of the shuttle Discovery and the Hubble Area Telescope.

The set will go on sale April 1, forward of the April 12 anniversary of the primary shuttle mission. Whereas the shuttle was thought-about essentially the most complicated machine ever constructed on the time of that launch, this Lego set could have 2,354 items.

That features three stands to permit Discovery and Hubble to be displayed individually or along with the shuttle’s robotic arm pulling the telescope out of Discovery’s cargo bay.

The set shall be accessible at Lego shops and on lego.com and promote for $199.99.

“Translating this into LEGO was an thrilling problem,” Lego set designer Milan Madge, stated in a press release. “In the true automobile, each inch of area is utilized in ingenious methods. Typically, in a LEGO mannequin we are able to depend on the scale to accommodate the construction that holds the entire set collectively, however on the Discovery Area Shuttle we wanted to create a clean exterior and an inside able to holding the payload.”

Some sharp-eyed Lego followers suppose they’ve noticed an Easter Egg teasing a potential upcoming Lego product within the official video. The Brick Fan thinks the helmet seen within the background could also be a brand new LEGO Star Wars life-size helmet. Watch the clip above and determine for your self.

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