Off to Space and Beyond!
Do you know someone who dreams of going into space? Maybe you do!
Well, very real efforts are being made to get regular folks into space. Building kits relating to the actual NASA space program can be a lot of fun!
Kids love space, and they love space toys. Here we have LEGO space coloring pages free and downloadable.
The LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle 60226 Space Shuttle Toy Building Kit with Mars Rover and Astronaut Minifigures is the top of the line.
This set includes two Lego City Mars astronaut mini-figures and lots of other fascinating features.
The Lego City Mars kit is intended for children ages 5+.
Lego City Mars Research Shuttle is the perfect vehicle for exploring another planet. It is intended for ages 5+.
Inspired by real-life NASA missions, the LEGO® City 60226 Mars Research Shuttle playset has all sorts of little bonuses and is easy to build.
What better way to explore Mars than in your own personal research shuttle?
The research shuttle is over 3-inch (9cm) high, 9-inch (23cm) long and 8-inch (21cm) wide. It includes 273 pieces.
LEGO City Rover Testing Drive 60225 Building Kit offers a very reasonably priced Mars rover toy.
This set includes two Lego City mini-figures, an astronaut and a ground crew engineer. This Rover Testing Drive kit is intended for ages 5+.
Lunar Space Station 60227 is a Space Station Building Set with Toy Shuttle, Detachable Satellite and Astronaut Minifigures.
A large set that includes 412 pieces, the Lego City Space Lunar Space Station allows you to build a lunar space with three separate modules.
With two Lego City astronaut mini-figures and two space station crew member mini-figures, the Lunar Space Station is an ambitious look at how life could proceed on the Moon.
The Lego City Lunar Space Station is intended for ages 6+.
The included shuttle measures over 1-inch (4cm) high, 4-inch (12cm) long and 4-inch (12cm) wide. The Satellite measures over 1-inch (3cm) high, 1-inch (5cm) long and 6-inch (17cm) wide.
Included are separate kitchen, living, and lab modules. The central airlock is over 2-inch (7cm) high, over 4-inch (11cm) long and 6-inch (17cm) wide.
LEGO City Space Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control 60228 is a massive kit that should provide endless hours of fun.
This Model Rocket Building Kit with Toy Monorail, Control Tower and Astronaut Minifigures has an impressive 837 pieces.
This is a multi-stage rocket and opening launch control tower
Standing, the rocket measures over 16-inch (42cm) high, 4-inch (11cm) wide and 2-inch (6cm) deep. The Launch Control when closed measures over 7-inch (18cm) high, 5-inch (13cm) wide and 5-inch (13cm) deep. The Launchpad with closed tower arms measures over 9-inch (24cm) high, 4-inch (12cm) wide and 4-inch (12cm) deep. Finally, the Monorail track measures over 3-inch (8cm) high,14-inch (36cm) long and 18-inch (47cm) wide
The great thing about Lego kits is that they can be added to previous kits to make a spectacular panorama.
Currently priced at around $100, this Deep Space set would be the centerpiece of any holiday or birthday.
The Lego City Space Port kit is designed for ages 6-12.
A very detailed set, the City Space Port kit has 586 pieces and includes the shuttle parts, fuel tank, rocket boosters, and launchpad.
Does space still get you excited? If it does, imagine what a child thinks.
So many kids want to grow up to be astronauts.
The Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V is an incredible set with 1,900 pieces.
Building the Saturn V from its pieces should take quite some effort. However, when it is done, it is a full meter (yard) high and can be put on display to show your interest in the real space program. Also included are three mini-figures, the lunar lander, and a lunar orbiter.
The Lego Space Shuttle Explorer is reasonably priced. It has the pieces to make a great replica of the space shuttle, including a working payload bay and a robotic arm.
The Lego Space Shuttle Explorer kit also includes a moon station and rover and has 285 pieces. Intended for ages 7-12.
The Lego NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover set has 295 pieces and is a collector's dream.
The Curiosity Rover set is intended for ages 10 and up.
Curiosity Rover has 6-wheel suspension, robotic arms, and multiple cameras.
Designed by an actual Curiosity engineer, the Lego Curiosity set is retired, but can still be found here and there.
As with many retired Lego sets, these tend to increase in value with time, particularly if they are in mint condition.