LEGO has just revealed the final design and box art of the newest LEGO CUUSOO set, the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21004). The set contains 295 pieces and will be available for sale on January 1st on Shop@Home for $29.99.
This LEGO version of the highly advanced mobile laboratory features lots of great details, such as 6-wheel rocker-bogie suspension, articulated robotic arm and multiple camera sets, plus a display plate complete with LEGO brick Martian rocks – perfect for testing out the rover’s go-anywhere suspension! Similar to other LEGO CUUSOO sets, the building instruction booklet also includes background information about the fan builder, the history of Mars exploration, and the real Curiosity Rover.
The creator of the LEGO CUUSOO project and the Mechanical Engineer who worked on the real Curiosity Rover, Stephen Pakbaz, has done a review of the set on the CUUSOO Blog.