The very popular and long sold out LEGO CUUSOO set the #21104 LEGO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover is now back in stock at the Online LEGO Shop! This set was released in January of this year, but sold out so fast a lot of LEGO fans who wanted it weren’t able to get one. So now is your second chance! 🙂
As far as LEGO CUUSOO sets go, I would say that this is one of the best, and most functional one. It was designed by real Curiosity Rover engineer Stephen Pakbaz, and features a 6-wheel rocker-bogie suspension, articulated robotic arm and multiple camera sets. The model also comes with a high-quality booklet with building instructions and information about the history of Mars exploration and the Curiosity Rover, plus a display plate complete with LEGO brick Martian rocks – perfect for testing out the rover’s go-anywhere suspension. The Rover measures over 3” (10cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide, and the robotic arm extends over 2” (7cm). A really nice set indeed! 😀
You can read more about the LEGO Curiosity Rover and its interesting history and details in our previous post; LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover Coming Soon! Also, check out the video below where Chad Collins from Your Creative Friends interviews Stephen about his LEGO Curiosity Rover design. Stephen also talks about working on the real Curiosity Rover, and shows off his LEGO studio with many more interesting LEGO models.
As I have mentioned, the LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover is available again at the Online LEGO Shop, so if you are interested in this set I would suggest you get it before it sells out again.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover? Are you one of the fortunate few who has the set already? How do you like the suspension system and other details? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉
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