LEGO Icons 10497 – Galaxy Explorer Available For Preorder
LEGO has officially revealed LEGO Icons 10497 – Galaxy Explorer which is currently available for preorder and will be shipping August 1, 2022!
This awesome 90th anniversary set contains 1254 pieces (including 4 minifigures and a robot) and according to the product page it retains all the joy of the 1979 Galaxy Explorer set but on a bigger scale. The spaceship includes the blended delta wing configuration of the original and sits on 3 retractable landing legs. It also has opening rear doors and a retractable ramp to deploy the rover. Another noteworthy detail is that the cockpit opens to reveal the interior of the spaceship where there are seats for all 4 astronauts as well as a living quarters with 2 beds, computers and storage compartments. Once built the finished model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 20.5 in. (52 cm) long and 12.5 in. (32 cm) wide.
This looks to be an amazing 90th anniversary set for Classic Space fans and LEGO fans in general. I hope that we will see LEGO return more frequently to some of these classic set themes if these 90th anniversary sets do well. Make sure to order your copy of this set as soon as you can as I expect it will be very popular! Check out the links below to view LEGO Icons 10497 – Galaxy Explorer on LEGO.com and learn more about this upcoming set.