Apollo–Soyuz Test Project ushers in a new era of détente

In July 1975, American Astronauts and Soviet Cosmonauts met in low Earth orbit, shook hands, exchanged gifts, and conducted joint scientific experiments as they docked their spacecraft together for over 40 hours. Luis Peña has recreated this historic spaceflight in LEGO, complete with an Astronaut conducted an EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity). Like the designers of the wonderful LEGO Saturn V set, Luis has overcome the inherent challenges of building conical and spherical shapes in LEGO, with the Apollo Command/Service Module in gray and the Soyuz 7K-TM in iconic sand green.

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project LEGO Model 1:32 scale

The Soyuz module in particular is worth a closer look, with complex, compound curves and lovely white stripes. The interior is large enough to hold two minifigure Cosmonauts.

Soyuz 7K-TM (Soyuz 19, ASTP, 1975) LEGO Model 1:32 scale, with interiors, holds 2 cosmonauts minifigures

Luis actually built the Apollo CSM a couple years ago for a series of LEGO Apollo creations, including a Lunar Module and Lunar Roving Vehicle or “moon rover”.

Apollo Program Moon Explorers

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