Although LEGO doesn’t have a dedicated space-related theme right now (besides Star Wars), they did release four fantastic NASA-inspired exploration sets this year in the LEGO City line. The sets offer a while crew of space explorers with newly designed gear, rowers, rockets, space stations, research centers, and more. Let’s take a look!
The #60348 LEGO City Lunar Roving Vehicle comes with twelve wheels for omnidirectional steering, two inspection arms, and room for three astronauts. (Watch the video-review below by JANGBRiCKS to see the wheels in action!)
The set also offers a meteorite with beautiful light-blue crystals inside. It’s also worth noting that the rover can connect to the airlock of the research base via its round door. This set comes with 275 pieces and retails $39.99. Available at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #60349 LEGO City Lunar Space Station comes with 500 pieces and features a science lab, a botany lab, a docking space capsule, and five astronauts.
In the video-review below, you can take a closer look at all the play-features of the set. The price is $79.99 and the set is available at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #60350 LEGO City Lunar Research Base comes with 786 pieces for the price of $119.99. It is packed with authentic details based on real space vehicles and equipment, including a lunar lander, VIPER rover, and a domed accommodation module with laboratories, garage, and airlock, plus six astronauts.
As mentioned above the airlock can connect to the rover, so it might be worth getting both sets. You can watch the video-review below for all the details, and check out the set at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #60351 LEGO City Rocket Launch Center is the largest in the newly released LEGO City Space collection and features a large launch tower and a rocket with room for two astronauts and a planet rover.
There’s also a detailed observation dome and launch control center, plus a service vehicle, drone, and six minifigures. The set comes with 1,010 pieces, retails for $149.99, and is available at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.
While I really liked the previous wave of LEGO City Space sets, I feel that this collection is even better because it’s more closely based on real-life space exploration. In other words, it offers some educational value while remaining playful. I also like the color scheme and the new design for the astronauts.
Unfortunately, LEGO City Space sets tend to be expensive, and these sets are no exception. As JANGBRiCKS mentions in his reviews, each set should have been about $20 less. However, I do feel that even at full price they offer good value, and both kids and adults would appreciate the building experience, parts selection, play features, and overall look and feel of the sets.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO City Space sets? Do you have any of them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below!
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