Stephen Pakbaz‘s MSL Curiosity Rover project on LEGO CUUSOO hit 10,000 supporters 10 months ago, but today LEGO is announcing that Curiosity will become the next new LEGO set through the CUUSOO program. (This is Stephen’s project photo. I expect the final product may be slightly different. We’ll share the official product photos when we Continue reading →
LEGO Curiosity models on The Brothers Brick
NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars Science Laboratory mission landed the Curiosity rover on Mars in August 2012. Ever since (and even before, leading up to the landing via “sky crane”), the world has been enamored with our robotic pal up on the Red Planet. LEGO geeks are no different, building lovely LEGO rovers to roam a bricky martian landscape.
Having immersed myself quite deeply in both the recent news from Mars and as a judge of the Real World Starfighter Contest, I felt compelled to do a bit of building to scratch that space itch. I’d already built Stephen Pakbaz’s Curiosity, so just had to build Sojourner (landed 1997) and Opportunity (landed 2004 and Continue reading →
UPDATE (June 14, 2013): LEGO MSL Curiosity Rover is go for launch! ——— Back on August 5th when I first highlighted the excellent Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover project by Stephen Pakbaz (Perijove) on LEGO CUUSOO, the project had been online for about eight months and had accumulated about 1,300 votes. In a sign that Continue reading →
We’re generally not as quick to blog Technic and MINDSTORMS models here, so with apologies to our readers who’ve already seen this (but in the interest of completeness): Will Gorman and Doug Moran recently built a fairly functional version of the Mars Curiosity Rover, with four of six working wheels, robotic arm, and mast. According Continue reading →
UPDATE (June 14, 2013): Stephen’s LEGO Curiosity Rover will be the next LEGO CUUSOO set! ——— The Brothers Brick has featured the Mars Rover Curiosity CUUSOO project before as one of the more original and stand out projects on LEGO CUUSOO right now. But here is a surprising factoid, the creator of this model, Stephen Continue reading →
I’m watching live coverage of the descent and landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover, thinking that we should note the occasion here on our little LEGO blog down on Earth as well. We featured Tim Goddard’s LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover a couple weeks ago. I found this great photo by Kooberz: Alex points us to Continue reading →
Tim Goddard has built an excellent model of NASA’s rover, Curiosity. The details on the rover itself are incredible and the martian landscape jumps right out at you!