The last few months have been huge in terms of announcements for LEGO® space themed sets. To start it all off, last May we heard about the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set. Subsequently, the City theme Mars Exploration sets followed in June. Now, less than a year later, the LEGO® Group takes us into orbit again with the latest offering from Ideas. Today, we official learn of the International Space Station (21321). I used the term “officially” since the announcement came already last summer that the ISS would become a set, we just did not know when. Additionally, I received a pre-release copy of this set not long ago in order to review. I have been eagerly waiting for today’s embargo to pass in order to share that with you as well. You can click here to swing over my International Space Station set review.
Since I have the review focusing on my opinion regarding the ISS set, here we will stick more to the official details and images of the kit. The ISS came to life through the LEGO® Ideas platform. It was the brainchild of fan Christoph Ruge. He spent over three years designing the model and achieved the 10,000 votes required in order for the LEGO® Group to consider making his vision into an actual set. Sadly, the project did not pass the review phase. However, a second life breathed into the design as the 10th anniversary of LEGO® Ideas rolled around. Past sets got a second chance and put to a fan vote. This time, Ruge was triumphant, and his vision of the ISS became reality.
The International Space Station releases February 1, 2020 for $99.99 CAD.
The final product measures 20 cm (7”) high, 31 cm (12”) long, and 49 cm (19”) wide. Additionally, it features numerous details inspired by the real ISS, including eight adjustable solar panels, Canadarm2, a NASA space shuttle, buildable mini-cargo spacecraft, and micro-figure astronauts. In terms of specifics, fans can expect:
- NAME: International Space Station
- SET #: 21321
- THEME: Ideas
- COST: $99.99 CAD, $69.99 US, £99, approx. €59.99-69.99
- BRICK COUNT: 864
- MINIFIGURES: None (includes three micro figurines)
- RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2020
What are your thoughts on the International Space Station (21321)? Want to know what I think? Check out my pre-release review by clicking here.
Until next time,
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