A few days ago LEGO dropped this tweet:
Landing soon… pic.twitter.com/6fTXlgjlyO
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) May 24, 2019
It prompted a great many rumors that, perhaps, there was an Apollo 11 anniversary set soon to be announced, and not just build up for the new City Space line coming out.
LEGO revealed today set 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, to go on sale June 1st! It is a Creator Expert set with 1087 pieces and will retail for $99.99 US. Among those parts are elements not produced in gold before and by the looks of it, a lot of neat building techniques to capture the Lunar Excursion Module’s unique shape.
If you can wait till the 5th to pick one up, you can also get this awesome rocket ride for free!
LEGO Shop @ Home’s product description
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.