Lego’s Mars Rover Perseverance Is Ready to Explore Your Messy Desk

The Lego Mars Rover Perseverance with the Ingenuity helicopter hovering next to it against a white background.

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As With the real thing currently exploring another planet that’s an average of 140 million miles from Earth, Lego has designed a new set that offers space geeks a more accessible way to explore the planet’s design and capabilities Mars Rover Perseverance and his buddy who Ingenuity Helicopter.

Two years ago, Lego delivered a similar love letter to space exploration with an intricately detailed replica made from 2,354 plastic bricks Discovery of the Space Shuttlewhich In its cargo hold was a replica of the Hubble Space Telescope. This model focused on accurately replicating the Space Shuttle’s aerodynamic design through the use of standard Lego bricks, but the new Perseverance model is built using Lego’s Technic components instead. so it can replicate some of the rover’s actual capabilities. However, the exposed gears and other technical components that remain visible serve to make the resulting model look even more accurate.

A side view of the Lego Mars Rover Perseverance model with the Ingenuity helicopter landed right next to it.

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It took engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory about four years to actually build the Mars Rover Perseverance, but at 1,132 pieces, the Lego version is a relatively small Technic model and shouldn’t take more than a couple of nights to complete is done. When fully assembled, the Lego Mars Rover Perseverance not only features a posable arm with a tool at the end for collecting samples, but also It also features adjustable “360° steering”, articulated suspension on all six wheels for easy maneuvering on your disastrous, dirty desk, and a recreation of the Ingenuity helicopter – although it doesn’t fly alone.

A child uses the Technic AR mobile app to explore the real-world capabilities of the Mars Rover Perseverance.

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Lego’s version of the Mars Rover Perseverance is entirely based on fantasy, but when the model is scanned with the Technic AR mobile app, it appears to come to life through augmented reality on a smartphone or tablet screen, while providing additional information about “the Real”. -Vehicle of life and its mission on Mars” and even what the weather on the red planet is like at the moment.

The front and back of the Lego Mars Rover Perseverance model packaging.

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The Lego Mars Rover Perseverance will be available starting June 1 for $100.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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