One of the most popular Lego Sets that have captured the imagination of millions of kids is the Lego Space Shuttle Sets. There have been a number of Lego Shuttle sets through the years a total of 8 different ones. Every one of the Lego Space Shuttle sets is unique, and the newest one of 2012 is no different, 10213, Shuttle Adventure.
This is a historical set that will fill the minds of children with imagination and scientific discovery as they explore the galaxy. It will also be the last year that Lego will be making a commemorative Lego set. So, this Lego set will be highly collectable in the coming years for collectors.
The Lego Shuttle Adventure comes in 1200 pieces with two separate astronaut figurines that can sit in the cockpit of the shuttle while it is in flight. It was created as a Lego designer exclusive because 2010 is the year that NASA is decommissioning the space shuttle and its future flights.
The Lego Shuttle Set is actual quite robust for what you are getting. The shuttle itself stands approximately 17.5 inches tall and 10 inches wide from wing tip to wing tip. It is packed careful along with retractable landing gear for a safe landing after a trip through the upper atmosphere. The shuttle cargo bay doors also open with the robotic arm for carefully placing those satellites into the proper orbit. It also has an opening cockpit where you can see the astronauts in action as they handle this 2 billion dollar space vehicle. The rocket boosters are detachable on either side giving it more authentic look and feel when it is taking off for orbit. The large yellow fuel tank can also drop away as the shuttle enters its final ascent into low earth orbit. The shuttle would not be complete without its gourd crew. It comes with a full complement of specialized personal, to make sure the shuttle is in top notch condition before it takes off. They are also there; if an emergency were to arise they are quick to respond.
This is a special shuttle design because the developers of this Lego shuttle placed a great deal of effort in the quality of detail that it provides. It shows from the playability with the space shuttle as well as the features and artistic quality that tries to capture every detail of the Shuttle.
The price is just right, however, it is recommended that this shuttle be for children ages 13 + Experience counts a lot when trying to build this shuttle and it may frustrate younger kids with just the shear amount of pieces that it has in is box. So, if, you have someone you know that would like a Lego shuttle that will soon be a collector’s addition then this is the one. It has the backing of NASA and the United States space command in its authenticity in becoming part of the great history of the United States Space Shuttle Program.