Close-Up of LEGO Enterprise
A close-up view of the LEGO replica of the space shuttle Enterprise. The toy model features retractable landing gear, and payload bay doors that can open and close.
LEGO Space Shuttle in Stratosphere
Raul Oaida launched the Lego model 3367 attached to a helium balloon from central Germany and it reached a maximum altitude of nearly 115,000 feet.
Astronaut Charles Camarda with Shuttle Enterprise LEGO Replica
Astronaut Charles Camarda admires the LEGO replica of the space shuttle Enterprise on July 26, 2013.
Master LEGO Builder Ed Diment with Space Shuttle Enterprise Model
LEGO "Master Builder" Ed Diment attaches the tail to his LEGO model of space shuttle Enterprise before its debut at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, July 26, 2013.
Limited Edition LEGO CUUSOO Hayabusa
The grand prize winner of the "Imagine our Future Beyond Earth" category will receive a limited edition LEGO CUUSOO Hayabusa signed by LEGO designer Melody Louise Caddick.
Lego in the Space Station
Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa floats with LEGO (DUPLO) bricks aboard the International Space Station in 2011. The toys are now set to come home to Earth in March 2013.
LEGO's Galaxy Squad
Galaxy Squad is a whole new line of LEGO building kits themed around an insect-based alien race.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
The Mindstorms EV3 set from LEGO offers impressive robot-bulding possibilities, inlcuding the giant and dragon shown here.
LEGO Space Jump
A still from the LEGO space jump video created by the Model Maker Faire to recreate skydiver Felix Baumgartner's epic feat, the world's highest skydive, of Oct. 14, 2012.
LEGO Mars Rover Curiosity
The LEGO CUUSOO web page for Stephen Pakbaz's Mars rover Curiosity model reflects it has "Achieved" 10,000 votes.
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