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Everything Is Awesome About These New Lego Space Sets

Lego's New 'Avenjet Space Mission'
Lego's new "Avenjet Space Mission" is one of three newly released space-themed Lego play sets. (Image credit: The Lego Group)

Whether you love building model observatories or helping the Avengers save the universe, there's a Lego set that caters to your needs.

Recently, the brick-building giant released three new skywatching and space sets, which include a bunch of awesome features.

This Lego "Lakeside Lodge" set can also convert into a space observatory. (Image credit: The Lego Group)

You can find the first, an observatory, in Lego's "Lakeside Lodge" ($29.99), a 3-in-1 set. The lodge version includes a campfire, balcony, stove, table, moose, frog and minifigure. It can be rebuilt into an observatory or a small cabin.

The latest installation in the Lego "Friends" product line sees Olivia and her dog riding their SUV to an observatory. (Image credit: The Lego Group)

Fans of the Lego "Friends" line of products have a new addition as well: "Olivia's Exploration Car" ($14.99). Olivia and her robot, Zobo, plan to take their SUV to an observatory platform that is complete with a turning platform, telescope and sky map. The sky map even includes a magnifying glass for Olivia to get a better look at constellations when aiming the telescope.

Three Avengers take on Hyperion and Thanos in this new "Avenjet Space Mission" set from Lego. (Image credit: The Lego Group)

Or if superheroes are more your style, you can ride along on the Avengers' "Avenjet Space Mission" ($59.99). An Avenjet is a vertical takeoff and landing shuttle that Iron Man created for the superhero team's field missions, according to the Marvel Avengers Wiki.

The mission includes three Avengers (Captain Marvel, Captain America and Iron Man) pitted against Thanos and Hyperion. Comics Alliance points out that Hyperion is usually a good guy,"but there are a few versions of that guy floating around the multiverse, so you can never be too sure. I guess?"

The products are available from the Lego website as well as stores where Lego is usually sold.

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Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She is the author or co-author of several books on space exploration. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in Space Studies, and an M.Sc. from the same department. She also holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University in Canada, where she began her space-writing career in 2004. Besides writing, Elizabeth teaches communications at the university and community college level, and for government training schools. To see her latest projects, follow Elizabeth on Twitter at @howellspace.