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Lego’s latest space set is the International Space Station, complete with tiny space shuttle

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21 January 2020 / 15:42GMT

Should you want to realise your dreams of becoming an astronaut through the medium of plastic bricks, Lego has been good to you of late – there are loads of superb space-themed sets, such as NASA Apollo Saturn V and NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. But now you can take another small step for (a plastic) man with Lego Ideas International Space Station (£64.99, available 1 February). The result of a public vote to celebrate ten years of Lego Ideas, the set has 864 pieces, used to fashion a brick-built NASA space station. Mirroring the real thing’s complexity, the final 31cm long model has a posable Canadarm2 and two rotating joints that coincide with eight adjustable solar panels. There’s a display stand too, and – perhaps most importantly – a tiny space shuttle to whoosh through the air when no-one’s looking.

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