Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I don't know what kind of city the Lego City takes place in, but it's got a space program. I picked up this set a while ago, like last year I think, but I've only now gotten around to opening it. It's a lot more badass than I thought it would be. I'd say it's well worth the $30 it's going for nowadays, although I got it on clearance so it was more like $25. The shuttle is very substantial and a solid bit of Lego engineering. I also love that the bay doors open to reveal a mechanical arm that can hold onto the satellite. And you can pull off the nose-piece to reveal a chair for the astronaut to sit in.
And I even like how the astronaut has raybans, a smirk, and two space helmets. One based on the classic Lego space helmet and one based on the Atlantis diving helmets.