This is the Lego Cubo Scout Drone, created by Milan Sekiz. This cute little drone is based on the 1980’s Blacktron theme. The black, yellow, and red colors are very striking. You can tell because of all the black, that this drone is up to some bad stuff. The design of this spaceship when folded up is a cube. With one corner featuring an ominous red window. A Lego light brick is placed inside to achieve the red light effect. The scout can unfold itself and open into a more traditional spaceship design. With two wings and engines. The whole this even comes with a stand, that holds the ship on its corner. It all fits together well, emphasizing the geometric design.
Lego has revealed the International Space Station (21321). This Lego Ideas set was originally submitted by Christophe Ruge. This is one of the larger offerings in the theme with 864 pieces. The complete set encompasses the ISS, Space Shuttle, Soyuz, SpaceX Dragon, Starliner, and a few more spacecraft. There are also two microfigure Astronauts ready to do science. One of the coolest features about the set is that there are no stickers, everything is printed. Including all of those solar panels. The whole Space Station will retail for $69.99/£64.99.
“For over 20 years, the International Space Station has welcomed cooperation from different nations to achieve common goals that benefit all mankind. The largest spacecraft ever built, it continues to unlock discoveries not possible on Earth—and push the boundaries of human space exploration further than ever before.”
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.