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LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance Coming!

The LEGO Group has unveiled today a new #42158 LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance model, a STEM space-themed product designed to encourage children to learn more about engineering.

Just two years ago, Perseverance landed on Mars and started its epic journey to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples from the mysterious red planet. This new LEGO Technic model of the rover allows builders aged 10+ to understand the awesome feats of engineering that make this vehicle so adept for Martian exploration and learn about how the rover’s features and functions work.

The LEGO Technic model features 360° steering and a movable arm, plus fully articulated suspension that lets the rover travel across uneven surfaces on all 6 wheels. And just like its real-life counterpart, the LEGO Technic model is joined by a replica mission companion Ingenuity Helicopter. The set comes with 1,132 pieces, and measurements are as follows: over 9 in. (23 cm) high, 12.5 in. (32 cm) long, and 9 in. (23 cm) wide

“Working on this model has been both challenging and exciting” said Luke Cragin, Designer at the LEGO Group. “I’ve always felt passionate about space, and the design process let me explore my interest as I recreated the incredible engineering developed by the pioneering team at NASA. We hope the model’s features and functions will help introduce young space lovers to the world of engineering and encourage them to reach for the stars in the future.”

The augmented reality app called Technic AR will give fans a holistic experience both physically and digitally. They will be able to discover exciting, educational content getting to know the real-life vehicle and its mission on Mars. Through the app, it’s also possible to pull an overview of the weather on Mars on demand or learn about the environment and the rover’s mission.

The #42158 LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance is going to be available from June 1st at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Prices are as follows: £84.99 / €89.99 / $99.99 / 899.0 CNY /1999.9 TRY / 39990.0 HUF / 129.99 CAD. For more information, visit the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Ian May 23, 2023, 8:10 PM

    I missed out on the Ideas Mars Rover, so this is great! Just FYI, the online shop says that set will be released in August but the press release says June.. So which one is it?

    • Feliz234 May 23, 2023, 9:54 PM

      I missed out too! But this is even better! 🚀

  • Daniel May 23, 2023, 10:28 PM

    Neat, I want to see how this works!

  • Master Builder May 23, 2023, 11:11 PM

    Interesting. I didn’t see this coming. But I suppose it makes sense given the popularity of the Ideas Mars Rover. And the Technic functions are a real upgrade it seems.

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