Although we’ve seen a glimpse of it already, LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance (42158). Releasing on June 1, the set has 1,132 pieces and retails for $99.99. The set makes use of the LEGO Technic AR Augmented Reality app to enhance the building experience.
Update: The Rover is now on the LEGO Shop and it looks like North America will be getting it in August while the UK and Europe will get it next month.
Building The Engineers Of Tomorrow: Space Themed LEGO® Technic™ Set Will Encourage Fans to Shoot For The Stars
• LEGO® Technic™ unveils NASA Mars Rover Perseverance model with companion Ingenuity Helicopter
• STEM and space themed product to encourage children to learn more about engineering
• LEGO Technic AR Augmented Reality app gives a holistic experience both physically and digitally
BILLUND, DENMARK – May 23, 2023, 10:00 CEST: The LEGO Group has unveiled a new LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance (42158) model, a STEM space themed product designed to encourage children to learn more about engineering.
Just two years ago, Perseverance landed on Mars and started its epic journey to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples from the mysterious red planet. This new LEGO Technic model of the rover allows builders aged 10+ to understand the awesome feats of engineering that make this vehicle so adept to Martian exploration and learn about how the rover’s features and functions work.
The LEGO Technic model features 360° steering and a movable arm, plus fully articulated suspension that lets the rover travel across uneven surfaces on all 6 wheels. And just like its real-life counterpart, the LEGO Technic model is joined by a replica mission companion Ingenuity Helicopter.
“Working on this model has been both challenging and exciting” said Luke Cragin, Designer at the LEGO Group. “I’ve always felt passionate about space, and the design process let me explore my interest as I recreated the incredible engineering developed by the pioneering team at NASA. We hope the model’s features and functions will help introduce young space lovers to the world of engineering and encourage them to reach for the stars in the future.”
The augmented reality app called Technic AR will give fans a holistic experience both physically and digitally. They will be able to discover exciting, educational content getting to know the real-life vehicle and its mission on Mars. Through the app it’s also possible to pull an overview of the weather on Mars on demand or learn about the environment and the rover’s mission.
The LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance is available from June 1st, 2023, on www.LEGO.com and in LEGO stores.
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