7 Best Lego Space Sets

by Last Updated: Sep 14, 2023All Legos, Featured

In this article, I will list and review 7 Lego models that fit within the universe category. I will mention one Lego Technic set, one Lego Creator Expert set, two Lego Ideas models, two Lego City kits, and one Lego Creator 3 in 1 set for kids. The first four sets on this list are ideal for adults as well. Also, please note that I will not mention any Star Wars Lego building kits in this article, even if they could fit within the space category as well because they have many starship models. If you want to see those too, check out the other article that I have dedicated particularly to Lego Star Wars sets.

Now, let’s start with my reviews:

1. Lego Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance 42158


Lego Technic NASA Mars Rover


Have you ever dreamed of travelling to Mars? With this LEGO set, kids aged 10+ can experience some of the functions of NASA Mars Rover Perseverance and its helicopter Ingenuity. The main features include the articulated suspension that makes it possible to move across uneven surfaces, 360° steering, movable arms, and some scientific instruments, cameras, and antennae. The set comes with 1132 pieces and the instructions can be followed in the LEGO Builder app, enabling you to rotate or zoom in the model. To learn and explore even more about the space mission, you can use the AR app. So, if you have a kid interested in space, science, and technology, this would be the right gift.

2. Lego Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266


Lego NASA Apollo 11


The second one on my list is a detailed replica of the Apollo 11 lunar lander that landed on the Moon 50 years ago. The model also includes a stand that represents the lunar surface with craters and footprints, a US flag, and two astronaut minifigures with golden helmets and NASA decoration. The vehicle model includes golden elements and a lander nameplate too.

The dimensions of the final model are: 8″ (22 cm) wide, 7″ (20 cm) high, and 7″ (20 cm) deep. Overall, this is a really nice Lego building kit that I would be proud to have in my own Lego collection. Especially because it is something special and different from all the other most common Lego kits that are available today.

3. Lego Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 92176


Lego NASA Saturn V Rocket


The third one on this list is a NASA space rocket. And what is special about this model is that it was not designed by Lego designers, but by a Lego enthusiast who submitted his Lego concept through the Lego website and Lego fans voted for it, and finally, it was chosen for production by Lego. If you would like to see another interesting Lego Ideas project, check out my review of the Lego Ideas Dinosaur Fossils 21320 set (it is a very nice Lego kit that includes skeletons of three dinosaurs).

The main features of this rocket model include rocket engine details, removable second rocket stage, and first rocket stage that includes engine details. It also includes 3 stands using which you can display the model horizontally. This set is pretty big with 1,969 pieces and the final model is 39 inches (1 meter) high. If you or your kids like rockets, this would be an ideal purchase for them.

4. Lego Ideas International Space Station 21321


Lego Ideas ISS


Next one, we have another Lego Ideas space set but this time it’s not a rocket. Instead, it is a model of the ISS (International Space Station). This Lego set also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Lego Ideas. The model includes a display stand, two astronaut microfigures, three mini spacecrafts, and a small NASA space shuttle. The ISS model is 12″ (31 cm) long, 7″ (20 cm) high, and 19″ (49 cm) wide. It would surely be a nice and eye-catching display model on your work desk or a shelf, especially if you like the universe. And since this is a 16+ Lego set, it is great for adults too.

5. Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control 60228


Lego City Space Rocket


This is another nice rocket Lego model and this one is ideal for smaller kids as well (that are 7 years old or older). The building kit includes a launch control tower, a monorail system, payload and booster storage modules, and a research area that includes geode retrieval training too. It also comes with 6 minifigures; 2 scientists, 2 astronauts, a ground crew technician, a launch director, and a robot figure. The rocket standing is 16 inches (42 cm) high. The whole package consists of 837 pieces. Overall, this set could be a nice Christmas or birthday gift for your kids.

6. Lego City Rocket Assembly & Transport 60229


Lego City Rocket Transport


Now I will mention yet another Lego rocket set. This NASA-inspired rocket launch set will provide lots of entertainment for your kids and will keep them busy building Lego. The main features include a raising platform, opening doors, a crawler that has track wheels, a truck with a grappling arm, a rover with extending drill and arm, and a rocket assembly crane. It also comes with 7 Lego City minifigures; a launch director, 2 ground crew technicians, 2 astronauts, a lab mechanic, a robot figure, and a scientist. The whole set consists of 1,054 pieces and is recommended for kids at least 7 years old. The rocket is 16 inches (43 cm) long.

7. Lego Creator Shuttle Transporter 31091


Lego Shuttle Transporter Set


Start the space mission on the ground – build this amazing truck with a space shuttle. Although the building kit includes just 341 bricks, you can construct a perfectly detailed truck with roof-mounted horns, huge wheels, and exhaust stacks. The truck is made in red color and the space shuttle is in the traditional white color scheme.

I really like this building kit as you can build 3 different models from this kit. I would recommend it mainly for small children as they will enjoy lots of fun and as it is easy to build.

So, there you have it. 7 nice Lego sets from the space theme. Whether you are an adult who is fascinated by space and Lego as well, or you are looking for a gift for a young space enthusiast, I believe you will find my list helpful. The choice depends on how old the is person for whom you are buying a Lego. If I were to choose something for myself from this list (I’m an adult in my 30-ties), I would hesitate between the first and the second one sets. I like both very much, so it would be a difficult choice.


Author: Andrej

Lego enthusiast, big Lego Technic fan. I have been blogging about Lego since 2017, when I started this blog. When I’m not writing an article for this blog or building a Lego set, I’m probably riding my bike. You can find out more about me here.

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