The 50 th anniversary of You-Know-What is showing up and LEGO is participating the event. The much-beloved business has actually launched a reproduction of the Apollo 11 Eagle Lunar Lander. The brand-new lander belongs to LEGO’s Developer Professional collection.

LEGO partnered with NASA on this effort, and the design boasts many reasonable touches.

It was July 20 th 1969 when the Eagle Lunar Lander brought astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface area of the Moon, making them the very first people to stroll there. 10 others strolled on the Moon, all American astronauts, however Armstrong and Aldrin had the honor of remaining in the very first objective to land there, with Armstrong setting the very first human feet on the Moon. This LEGO set is a homage to those 2 astronauts, in addition to Michael Collins and all of the NASA workers who made the objective possible.

Buzz Aldrin Looks at Harmony Base throughout the Apollo 11 moonwalk in an image taken by Neil Armstrong. Credit: NASA

The copy for the lander states, “Commemorate area expedition with this extremely comprehensive screen design.” This is not truly a toy for kids. It’s more of a collector’s product that area lovers can utilize to embellish their den, workplace, or whatever other area they like.

The ascent and descent modules separate from each other. Image Credit: LEGO
The climb and descent modules different from each other. Image Credit: LEGO

The set includes a descent and a climb module that can separate from each other, 2 astronauts, a lunar surface area, and naturally an American flag. The descent module has 2 opening bays, and a MESA (Modularized Devices Stowage Assembly) decreasing platform including a LEGO TELEVISION cam that was utilized to telecast Armstrong’s initial steps on the Moon.

Neil, or is it Buzz, hard at work inside the Eagle. Image Credit: LEGO
Neil, or is it Buzz, hard at work inside the Eagle. Image Credit: LEGO

The second of the 2 opening bays represents EASER (Early Apollo Scientific Experiment Bundle) with a deployable representation of the LRR (Laser Ranging Retroreflector.) The LRR was the only instrument the Apollo 11 astronauts left on the surface area of the Moon, and it’s still in usage today. The LRR is comprised of 100 mirrors that are utilized to determine the range from the Earth to the Moon.

Neil and Buzz with the American flag and the Laser Rangefinding Retroreflector (LRR.) Both the flag and LRR are still there. Image Credit: LEGO
Neil and Buzz with the American flag and the Laser Rangefinding Retroreflector (LRR.) Both the flag and LRR are still there. Image Credit: LEGO

The Eagle lander included a plaque with illustrations of the Earth’s Eastern and Western hemispheres, and the LEGO lander consists of that plaque also.

The plaque with drawings of the Earth's hemispheres. Left Image Credit: LEGO. Right Image Credit: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=517980
The plaque with illustrations of the Earth’s hemispheres. Left Image Credit: LEGO. Right Image Credit: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=517980

This isn’t the very first Apollo 11 lander made by LEGO. There’s one from 1975 and one from 2003 also. LEGO has actually likewise produced other NASA themed sets, consisting of the Saturn V Rocket, (which likewise consists of an Eagle lander), a Ladies of NASA set, a NASA-inspired Rocket Assembly and Transportation set, a Deep Area Rocket and Release Control set, and a Lunar Spaceport Station, to name a few.

This celebratory Eagle lander set will be a popular product, and LEGO appears to understand this. On the purchasing page, it plainly states “Limitation:2.”

If you desire one in time for the approaching anniversary, you much better go all out.