Building the LEGO International Space Station provides hours of fun by letting you recreate the eponymous extraordinary interstellar research vessel brick by brick. Once it’s finished, you’ll have a beautiful scaled-down display of the ISS thanks to this 864-piece set designed by LEGO fan Christoph Ruge. The replica celebrates the space station’s 20th year as well as the 10th anniversary of the LEGO Ideas line.
Packed with intricately detailed features, the set contains eight adjustable solar panels, a Canadarm2 robotic arm, two rotating joints, a buildable NASA space shuttle, three mini cargo space vehicles, two astronaut micro-figures, and a display stand. There’s also a 148-page booklet with build instructions, facts about the International Space Station and details about the designer and the Ideas line, which includes sets voted on and created by devout LEGO fans. Once completely built, the LEGO ISS replica is more than 7 inches tall, 12 inches long, and 19 inches wide. It’s a chance to reconnect to your childhood or build with someone special in your life today.