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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, Ph.D., is a contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she tackles topics like spaceflight, diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc (opens in new tab). in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Her latest book, NASA Leadership Moments, 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.