To celebrate Amazon Prime Day, soar into orbit for 25% less on a beautiful Lego space station set.
The International Space Station Lego set is on sale right now at Amazon for $52.49 (opens in new tab). (Note that this price applies to “frustration-free” packaging, meaning a version that puts build elements into plastic bags.)
This space station set, at its best price of the season, accurately and beautifully portrays the real-life International Space Station (ISS) that we write about so often here at Space.com.
This display model is no mere echo of the real thing, however. It comes packed with incredible detail, including cargo ships, astronauts and the Canadarm robotic arm.
The Lego-style ISS is the perfect complement to other real-life space vehicles that Lego released in recent years, including the Apollo 11 lunar lander, the Saturn V moon rocket and the space shuttle.
The first thing to realize about this set is how good the design is. It successfully shrinks from the size of a football field to something that will fit comfortably on a bookshelf, or a moderate-sized desk. Even with the incredible miniaturizing feat, you still get attention to detail, such as the rotating solar arrays.
Building is rather intuitive and modular on this behemoth of a set, which is 864 pieces. The solar panels glow in the light thanks to stick-on elements that look similar to the real-life Earth-orbiting outpost. An included mount will keep your set secure when you want to set it on display.
The multi-hour build is optimized for adults who have grown up with the real-life adventures of the ISS, which launched its first elements to orbit in 1998 and is expanding quickly into commercial space today.
After benefiting from this Prime Day discount, you can enjoy a set that includes no less than three cargo vehicles (one that appears to resemble the Dragon from SpaceX, and another closer to the Russian Progress vehicle.) Two minifigurine astronauts are also included, although they seem to be sporting lunar spacesuits similar to the spaceflyers included in the Lego Saturn V set.
This set is sure to disappear quickly from Amazon given its popularity in the space community, so make sure to pick up the Lego International Space Station now. It’s a great addition to any space fan’s kit and will serve as a stunning centerpiece, no matter in which of your rooms the space station orbits.
Be sure to check out Space.com’s Prime Day Space Deals, or our guide to the Best Lego sets.