Stargazers Can Construct the NASA Mars Rover in New LEGO Set

LEGO Mars Rover

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Millions of miles away from the Earth, the NASA Mars Rover Perseverance is collecting essential data that will help astronauts one day visit the Red Planet. For those that want to feel connected to this amazing piece of engineering, there is now a LEGO set that can help you recreate it on a smaller scale.

By assembling 1,132 LEGO bricks you can bring the rover to life in all its glory. The finished piece measures 9 inches tall and has 360-degree steering and a moveable arm. Additionally, like its real-life inspiration, the toy model can traverse uneven terrain with its six wheels and suspension. This allows for all sorts of imaginative play.

Makers can also download the Technic AR app for more information about Perseverance and its expeditions on Mars. It even shows what the weather is like on Earth's neighboring planet. “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,” Luke Cragin, design at LEGO, says. “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 Mars Rover Perseverance set will be available for purchase through the LEGO website for $99.99 starting August 1, 2023.

LEGO is releasing a new set based on the NASA Mars Rover Perseverance.

LEGO Mars Rover

By assembling 1,132 pieces you can recreate the rover.

LEGO Mars Rover

It was designed to spark children's interest in engineering and science.

LEGO Mars Rover

The set will be available for purchase for $99.99 starting August 1, 2023.

LEGO Mars Rover

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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