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Last chance! Lego International Space Station soars with 25% Prime Day discount

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For Amazon Prime Day, save 25% on this Lego set portraying the International Space Station. (Image credit: The LEGO Group)

There are just hours left to snag a beautiful Lego space station set for 25% off during Prime Day.

The International Space Station Lego set is on sale right now at Target for $52.49 (opens in new tab). (Note that this price applies to "frustration-free" packaging, meaning a version that puts build elements into plastic bags.) 

Make sure to take advantage of this incredible deal now, as it's the best of the season and almost expired. Now is the perfect time to celebrate NASA's incredible feats with this 864-piece set, which includes a nearly 150-piece guidebook including facts on the real-life International Space Station (ISS).

NASA scored big news in coverage Wednesday (July 12) after leading sharing spectacular new deep space pictures from the James Webb Space Telescope. Know that astronauts are also celebrating Webb's historic image release, so success on the telescope reflects well on the space station, too.

This display model is no mere echo of the real thing, however. It comes packed with incredible detail, including cargo ships, astronauts and the Canadarm robotic arm.

The Lego-style ISS is the perfect complement to other real-life space vehicles that Lego released in recent years, including the Apollo 11 lunar lander, the Saturn V moon rocket and the space shuttle.  

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Lego International Space Station$69.99 $52.49 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $18 or 25% off this iconic Lego set that features the real-life International Space Station. Besides the highly detailed orbital complex, you'll also get astronauts, a mini space shuttle and the robotic Canadarm.

In case stock disappears, unit availability pending, the set also is available to buy (without the sale price) at Amazon (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab).

The first thing to realize about this set is how good the design is. It successfully shrinks from the size of a football field to something that will fit comfortably on a bookshelf, or a moderate-sized desk. Even with the incredible miniaturizing feat, you still get attention to detail, such as the rotating solar arrays.

Building is rather intuitive and modular on this behemoth of a set, which is 864 pieces. The solar panels glow in the light thanks to stick-on elements that look similar to the real-life Earth-orbiting outpost. An included mount will keep your set secure when you want to set it on display.

The multi-hour build is optimized for adults who have grown up with the real-life adventures of the ISS, which launched its first elements to orbit in 1998 and is expanding quickly into commercial space today. 

After benefiting from this Prime Day discount, you can enjoy a set that includes no less than three cargo vehicles (one that appears to resemble the Dragon from SpaceX, and another closer to the Russian Progress vehicle.) Two minifigurine astronauts are also included, although they seem to be sporting lunar spacesuits similar to the spaceflyers included in the Lego Saturn V set.

This set is sure to disappear quickly from Target given its popularity in the space community, so make sure to pick up the Lego International Space Station now. It's a great addition to any space fan's kit and will serve as a stunning centerpiece, no matter in which of your rooms the space station orbits. 

Be sure to check out Space.com's Prime Day Space Deals, or our guide to the Best Lego sets.

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Elizabeth Howell
Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she also tackles topics like diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, three space shuttle missions in Florida, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Her latest book, Leadership Moments from NASA, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday.