Playmobil Is Going to Mars with Epic New Red Planet Sets!

When humans land on the Red Planet, they're going to need to take a lot of equipment with them. 

Playmobil has released six amazing new playsets to help young space fans imagine a mission to Mars, including a rocket to get there, a space station to live in, a couple of rovers to explore the planet's surface and even a robot that can look happy or angry. 

The new sets will be released May 1 and are recommended for children ages 6 and older. Check them out in the slideshow below!

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: