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Apollo 11 Gift Guide: Moon Landing Toys and Memorabilia to Celebrate

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Space fans around the world are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (opens in new tab) this month. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, four days after they launched on their historic mission. 

To help you celebrate the Apollo anniversary, Space.com has rounded up some of the coolest Apollo toys, gifts and accessories for "lunatics" looking for lunar landing memorabilia. Be sure to also check out our Apollo 11 books guide (opens in new tab) and our list of Apollo anniversary events.   

Related: Apollo 11 at 50: A Complete Guide to the Historic Moon Landing

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Lego Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V | $120 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

This 1,900-piece Lego set comes with everything you need to recreate a lunar landing: the Saturn V rocket, lunar lander and command/service module. It also includes stands so you can display your creation! See photos of the set here (opens in new tab).

 

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Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander | $100 from Lego (opens in new tab)

Lego teamed up with NASA to make this special Apollo anniversary building set. The 1,087-piece kit includes the "Eagle" lunar module that brought Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. Read the full story here (opens in new tab).
 

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Celestron Telescope Bundle | $60 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

For this special Apollo 50th anniversary bundle, Celestron's classic beginner telescope features a real photo of the moon. The 76-mm reflector telescope comes with two eyepieces, a moon-gazing guide and a commemorative Apollo 11 coin. 

 

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Apollo Mini Messenger Bag | $39 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

This messenger bag features a replica of the moon maps that NASA's Apollo astronauts used. Landing sites for all the Apollo missions as well as the lunar features are labeled on the maps. The bag is big enough to hold a 13-inch laptop.

 

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3D Apollo Model Kits | $25 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

Metal Earth, a company known for its tiny, shiny model kits, is offering a special combo of Apollo sets for the 50th anniversary. You can get the lunar and command modules as well as the Saturn V rocket for $25 on Amazon. 
 

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Apollo 11 Command Module Mug | $25 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

This collectible ceramic mug is modeled after the Apollo 11 command module, "Columbia." It features an astronaut in an Apollo spacesuit looking out the window. 
 

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Apollo 11 Commemorative Silver Dollar | $85 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

Even the U.S. Mint is getting in the Apollo spirit — the entity in charge of producing the nation's currency has created a special line of Apollo 11 50th anniversary coins. This silver dollar is $85 on Amazon, but there are six other types of Apollo anniversary coins in the collection ranging in price from $30 to $460. You can explore the entire collection here (opens in new tab)
 

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Oreo Marshmallow Moon Cookies (opens in new tab)

These limited edition Oreo Marshmallow Moon cookies have special moon-themed designs, and the packaging glows in the dark! This 10.7-ounce package is $8 on Amazon, but you can also find it in stores (opens in new tab). Read more about the cookies here (opens in new tab).
 

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Hanneke Weitering
Hanneke Weitering

Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.