LEGO unveils Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Moon landing [News]

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, LEGO today unveiled the Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. The set features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module along with a brick-built lunar surface and crater, minifigure footprints and a U.S. flag.

The set was developed in partnership with NASA and contains 1,087 pieces with two astronaut minifigures, and launches this weekend starting June 1st for US $99.99 | CAN 139.99 | UK £84.99.

No event in human history has quite captured the simultaneous wonder of the world like the Moon landing did on in 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon, after being launched by a Saturn V rocket from Earth several days earlier.

As we approach the 50th anniversary of that momentous occasion, LEGO is launching the Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, developed in cooperation with NASA. The set comes with the golden decent stage, a grey ascent stage, a brick-built lunar surface and two astronaut minifigures.

The descent stage of the Eagle Lunar Lander features metallic gold landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for two astronauts. The two sections separate in a similar fashion to the original lander.

The brick-built lunar surface features a crater, minifigure footprints, a U.S. flag as well as a printed nameplate tile similar to those made for the LEGO Architecture product line.

Two minifigure astronauts are included in the set with metallic gold printed visors. The space suits appear to be identical and do not mention either Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin, though the torsos do feature the NASA logo beneath the helmet/oxygen tank piece.

This isn’t the first time the Lunar Lander has been created in LEGO Form. The first was 565 Moon Landing from 1976, followed by 7468 Saturn V Moon Mission and 10029 Lunar Lander from 2003.

LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander contains 1,087 pieces with two astronaut minifigures, and will be available starting June 1st for US $99.99 | CAN 139.99 | UK £84.99. An expanded photo gallery including video as well as the press release from LEGO are included below.


LEGO Creator Expert 10266 – NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

1,087 pieces | Ages 16+ | US $99.99 | CAN 139.99 | UK £84.99
Available June 1, 2019

Celebrate space exploration with the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander!

Celebrate man’s first moon landing with this LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set—developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag. The descent stage comes with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. Finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate, this display model makes a great centerpiece for the home or office and provides a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.

  • Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.
  • This advanced LEGO set features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with separate ascent and descent stages, plus a depiction of the lunar surface with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.
  • Descent stage features new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder.
  • Ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures.
  • Celebrate space exploration with this highly detailed display model.
  • Accessory elements include a brick-built video camera and laser reflector.
  • New-for-June-2019 decorated elements include an Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate and golden elements.
  • Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.

8 comments on “LEGO unveils Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Moon landing [News]

  1. Greg Dlx

    Beautiful set, I just find it a bit expensive compared to the SaturnV but then SaturnV was amazing value!

  2. Felicia Barker

    ‘This isn’t the first time the Lunar Lander has been created in LEGO Form. The first was 565 Moon Landing from 1976, followed by 7468 Saturn V Moon Mission and 10029 Lunar Lander from 2003.’

    And the Saturn V ideas set, of course.

  3. The Anonymous Hutt

    I am very happy to see the American flag in this set. Thank you Lego for remembering history correctly.

  4. Stefan

    This looks great. it reminds me of one of my first model kits I built way back when – That same lunar lander from Revell. A stunning kit.

  5. Brian H.

    Love this classy thing they are doing with some of their product shots. I wanted to make a mini scene with Benny’s Space squad maybe I’ll work them in to things.

  6. Fox Ellis

    I do wish they had named the minifigures Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and/or Michael Collins. These aren’t just some random “astronauts.” These are American heroes. They were the first men to the moon. They deserve the same recognition that Lego gave to the women of NASA.

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