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LEGO Ideas International Space Station

Step into your astronaut boots with the new LEGO Ideas International Space Station! Today, the LEGO Group announced the new LEGO Ideas International Space Station, packed with authentic details as part of its 10-year celebration of the LEGO Ideas program. Realize your own dreams of becoming an astronaut with the new LEGO Ideas International Space Station, available to buy from LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop from February 1st. Details below.

LEGO fan Christoph Ruge submitted the original design for the LEGO Ideas International Space Station set after submitting other various space model entries via the LEGO Ideas platform. LEGO Ideas offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the profits. After three years, Christoph’s design was selected through the special review to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of the LEGO Ideas program that has seen amazing sets come to fans including The Flintstones, Steamboat Willie, and Friends Central Perk in the last year alone.

Hasan Jensen, Engagement Manager at the LEGO Group, said: “To celebrate 10 years of crowdsourcing and collaboration between LEGO Ideas (called LEGO CUUSOO until 2014) and LEGO fans around the world, we decided to dive into the archives of LEGO Ideas projects that had gathered 10,000 supporters but hadn’t quite made it into production. We decided that one of these great ideas should have a second chance, so we thought we would turn the LEGO Ideas process upside down. This time we started the internal review and came up with four exciting projects that we thought showed the greatest potential – and then it was up to the LEGO Ideas community to decide which of the four would be made into LEGO Ideas set number 29. It was great fun to follow the fan vote and we were excited to be able to finally welcome the International Space Station into the LEGO Ideas family.”

Here is the official description of the set: Build and display this spectacular #21321 LEGO Ideas ISS (International Space Station). Packed with authentic ISS details, including a poseable Canadarm2 and 2 rotating joints that coincide with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, this 864-piece set is a wonderful gift idea for space enthusiasts, adult LEGO fans, or any experienced builder. This awesome LEGO spaceship model comes with a display stand, a buildable mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts, plus 2 astronaut micro-figures to create a striking centerpiece in any room. Illustrated instructions are included, plus a 148-page booklet with fascinating ISS facts, information about the LEGO fan who created this space model kit, and the LEGO designer. The infinitely diverse array of LEGO Ideas sets are all created by LEGO fans and voted for by LEGO fans. Inspired by real life, action heroes, iconic movies, popular TV series, or totally original concepts, there is something to delight all ages.

  • Challenge your construction skills with this #21321 LEGO Ideas ISS display model, featuring 2 rotating joints with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, poseable Canadarm2, and other authentic details to discover as you build.
  • This ISS model comes with a stand, 2 astronaut micro-figures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts to create a spectacular display and rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO projects.
  • Also includes a 148-page booklet featuring fascinating facts about the International Space Station, the spaceship model’s fan creator, the LEGO designer, and a celebration of the LEGO Ideas theme’s 10th anniversary.
  • A super treat for yourself, birthday present or holiday gift idea for space fans, adults aged 16+ or any experienced LEGO builder, this 882-piece set offers hours of creative fun, whether built solo or with friends.
  • This ISS (International Space Station) building kit for adults, measuring over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide, makes a beautiful display model that will catch the eye of every passerby.
  • This battery-free building set offers a stress-relieving, immersive, and fun creative experience. So zone out, find your building Zen, and enjoy some me-time constructing a wonderful display model!
  • Thinking of buying this International Space Station model for a newcomer to LEGO sets? No worries. It comes with step-by-step instructions so they can take on this challenging build with confidence.
  • Recommended for age 16+.

Here are a few more pictures of the set, showing it off from different angles. Just look at all those printed solar panels!

The #21321 LEGO Ideas International Space Station will be available at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop from February 1st 2020. Prices are as follows: US $69.99 – CA $99.99 – DE €69.99 – UK £64.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 549DKK (Euro pricing varies by country.) For more details, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

There have been several space exploration related sets released under the LEGO CUUSOO/LEGO Ideas platform. The list includes the #21101 LEGO CUUSOO Hayabusa from 2012, the #21104 LEGO Ideas NASA Mars Science Laboratory from 2014, the #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V from 2017, and the #21312 LEGO Ideas Women of NASA also from 2017. All of these sets are now retired, so it was perfect timing for another space set. And you can also check out other sets originally submitted by LEGO fans under the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas International Space Station set? Are you planning to add it to your collection? Do you have any of the other LEGO Ideas space sets? Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share your thought and discuss in the comment section below!

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{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Hippie-Hudson January 21, 2020, 12:41 PM

    I like it very much especially the scale, although I’m not sure how well it looks on display next to the Apollo lander and Saturn V- probably no issue but jeez I can’t keep up there’s so many sets I would like to own, I’m running out of money and worst of all, space to display these beauties.
    I need to buy a house just to display my LEGO!

  • Martin January 21, 2020, 1:48 PM

    Very nice set, but it looks fragile. But that’s an amazing array of printed tiles and panels!

    • admin January 21, 2020, 2:05 PM

      The core is actually quite sturdy. It’s the little greebly pieces that have a tendency to fall off. And once they do fall off, you have no idea where they came from. It’s indeed a very nice set, but cleaning it would be a nightmare. 🙄

  • James January 21, 2020, 1:50 PM

    Anyone else think this is a weird item in the official description?

    This battery-free building set offers a stress-relieving, immersive, and fun creative experience. So zone out, find your building Zen, and enjoy some me-time constructing a wonderful display model!

    • admin January 21, 2020, 1:58 PM

      Yeah, I know. And there was actually more that I removed before publishing. They have been adding weird stuff like this to all the new sets. Check the online shop descriptions for the 2020 sets for some real laughs. I was actually going to bring this up in the Ambassador Forum because these descriptions are a combination of cringy, creepy, and just plain bizarre. 🙄

      • Melanie January 21, 2020, 3:04 PM

        I noticed this too. It is a little cringe worthy. I think I saw an article about LEGO seeking out stressed out adults as a marketing ploy. Interesting.

        • Håkan Storsaeter January 21, 2020, 6:47 PM

          New Zensational Experience!

          • admin January 22, 2020, 12:57 AM

            Oh, dear… we can probably make a whole list of buzzwords for depressed Millennial. 😀

        • admin January 22, 2020, 12:55 AM

          Yeah, the buzzwords they are using are pretty depressing. But maybe that’s just where adults are at. Which is depressing in itself. 🙄

  • quinton January 21, 2020, 2:23 PM

    I like it. It looks very accurate. And I agree that those printed piecer are awesome/

  • Nofakebricks January 21, 2020, 2:37 PM

    I wonder what’s the playability like with this set. Or is it only for display?

    • admin January 22, 2020, 12:53 AM

      It’s pretty sturdy. Playing with it is kind of tough though. Greebly bits are all over the place. And once they fall off, you will have trouble remembering where they came from. 😀

  • Melanie January 21, 2020, 3:06 PM

    This is a must have for me. But I’ll need to make space for display. I’m running out of room! I envy those who have huge LEGO display areas.

    • admin January 22, 2020, 12:56 AM

      Someone was just mentioning on our Facebook page that they are planning to hang it from the ceiling. Not a bad idea. 😀

  • sammy January 22, 2020, 12:39 AM

    So epic! I love all the little details. It seems that like this set is full of detailing pieces.

  • Håkan January 25, 2020, 9:16 PM
    • admin January 25, 2020, 10:07 PM

      Ha! Very interesting! LEGO has been all over the place lately with small ventures like this. I guess they are testing to see which one sticks and becomes the next big idea.

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