In honor of 90 years of LEGO, your favorite brick company has released some iconic themed kits that are bigger than ever. We are talking about a remake of the original spaceship Galaxy Explorer from 1979 and a huge medieval castle of 4514 pieces.
Both new LEGO sets go straight to nostalgia, offering designs that fans will love. They are part of the popular range of LEGO Icons and will surely be a hit on your LEGO shelf. First is the remake of the Galaxy Explorer, then we will share a few details about the castle of the Knights of the Lions.
LEGO Galaxy Explorer spaceship
First it is a favorite of the fans and, of course, we are talking about the Galaxy Explorer spacecraft. The iconic 1979 Galaxy Explorer kit is back and bigger than ever. In fact, it is almost twice the size of the original, being 20.5 inches long, 12.5 inches wide and about 5 inches high. I don’t know about you, but this is the perfect size for my showcase.
As expected, the new LEGO Galaxy Explorer comes with four astronaut minifigures, a 4-wheeled auxiliary rover and all sorts of other nostalgic parts. Any astronaut can fit in the spacecraft’s cockpit, or you can pick one up at the back and find a tool compartment at the back of the spacecraft.
Although there are four places for the four astronauts, you will also find living quarters with two beds, a computer, storage bins and more for the entire crew. Obviously, they will have to sleep while wandering in space. The ship sits on three retractable landing legs and, like most LEGO kits lately, has opening doors, a tailgate, a retractable rover ramp and more.
The bigger, better, nostalgic Galaxy Explorer has 1,246 bricks and should delight every fan when it appears on the shelves for $ 99 from August 1. Get yours from the link below.
LEGO Lion Knights Castle
As every LEGO fan knows, castle constructions are some of the best and most satisfying. Unfortunately, LEGO hasn’t released a fantastic castle kit in a long time, but that’s about to change. The all-new LEGO Lion Knights’ Castle has 4,514 pieces, combining different castle themes that we all loved from the past.
Not only will you spend hours making this giant castle inspired by buildings from the past, but you will also be able to enjoy 22 minifigures. We are talking about a king, queen, magician, archers, castle dwellers and a whole group of minifigures to place around the castle, as in the city market.
As you build this epic castle, you will notice all sorts of secret hiding places for forest people, dungeons for drunks in the city and special passages behind the shutters like any good medieval castle. We also like that LEGO has made the drawbridge of the castle, the gate, the water wheels of the mill and others all movable.
So, raise this drawbridge, let the horses and oxen in, and place archers on all the pillars to keep everyone safe. This sophisticated new castle is over 14 inches high, 17 ″ wide and 12 ″ deep when closed, and is even bigger once you open everything.
The new LEGO Lion Knights Castle will be available from August 8 for $ 399 from the link below.