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New Lego Lunar Lander

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Lego's NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set (#10266) and the separate ascent and descent stages

Lego’s NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set (#10266) and the separate ascent and descent stages(Credit: Lego)

Almost 50 years to the day since Neil Armstrong uttered the immortal words “the Eagle has landed” Lego will launch its Creator Expert set of the Eagle Lunar Module to celebrate the anniversary. Developed in cooperation with NASA, the set comes with mini astronaut figures and a Moon-surface diorama stage complete with craters, footprints, a flag and even a replica of the plaque Armstrong and Aldrin left behind on the surface.

Lego has labelled this set the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, which, while describing what it did, isn’t technically the correct name. These craft were originally designated as Lunar Excursion Modules (LEMs). By the time Apollo 11 came around, the name was simplified to Lunar Modules (LM – but still pronounced as Lem).

The descent stage of the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set

This isn’t the first lunar landing set from Lego, the company has released a number of sets on this theme including #367 Space Module with Astronauts (1975), #565 Moon landing (1976) and #10029 Lunar Lander (Discovery series) released in 2003. But this upcoming set looks to be the first to specifically mention the Apollo 11 mission and of course, none to date are anywhere as detailed.

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