Anyone with an interest in space exploration will love the chance to add the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Lego Set 10283 to their LEGO collection. The Discovery Shuttle is still iconic more than 30 years after its launch in 1990. The craft made history and allowed for major advancements in our understanding of space. So, what better model to immortalise in LEGO bricks?
This set brings you two iconic space LEGO sets in one.
The model of the Discovery Shuttle is a beautiful addition to any NASA-themed collection because of the care that went into the design. It immediately looks cool and ready for adventure when posed in a take-off position on a desk. The shuttle is 54cm long, which is the ideal size to capture the scale of the shuttle and to allow room for all the important features and mechanisms.
This is actually a bit of a 2-in-1 product because you get the Hubble Telescope as a secondary build alongside the shuttle. This little model is a perfect miniature of the real thing and something that space enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy looking at and learning about. This is why the extra informational plate for the telescope is such a nice addition. You can build the lens at the front, the hinged aperture door, and the all-important solar panels to keep it running.
This extra model also leads to the more interactive side of this build. There will be plenty of adults that just want to build the models and display them in their full glory on the compatible display stands. However, the folding model of the telescope fits into the payload bay of the shuttle. Therefore, you can show kids how the telescope was launched using the robotic arm. There are also other interactive elements, such as the landing gear and internal cockpit, which should engage younger players further.
This complex build is engaging and educational whatever your age.
As you might expect from such a complex and “grown-up” concept, this is a complicated 18+ build that will require a lot of love and care. There are 2354 pieces in total to create the two intricate models. This is one for the NASA-nerds that are keen to put in the time to not only create this perfect replica, but to learn about the process and the purpose of the real thing. This NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Lego Set 10283 is, therefore, one of the best NASA large LEGO sets yet.