The Lego Philae Lander Module Has Landed On A Comet

MolochBaal's Lego Philae Module

The Rosetta spacecraft’s lander, Philae, successfully landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (NYTimes). This history making touchdown was the result of a 10 year journey across 6.4 billion kilometers. A lot of attention was focused on the landers harpoons which did not properly fire. For now the lander has dug into the comet surface with some smaller screws. Currently the comet is 510 million kilometers (317 million miles) and traveling at 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles). As a tribute to this epic event MolochBaal has quickly built a Lego Philae lander module. This mini lander looks great, and uses many common Lego pieces. Meaning we can all make our own, now it just needs an in scale comet to land on.

MolochBaal's Lego Philae Module Detail

Check out the Lego Philae Lander Module, designed by MolochBaal over on Flickr: