space toysWhether your kids love to collect space rocks, watch alien movies, or they aspire to be an astronaut, the LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle will encourage them to reach for the stars.

This 273-piece set is designed for kids ages 5 and up and features several build opportunities for an out-of-this-world play experience. It features a space shuttle with an opening cockpit, two opening cargo doors, and a roomy interior kids can use to store the included storage drone.

The playset also includes a rover with an articulated grappling arm, laser, and tilting solar panels. Plus it’s got a helidrone with a spinning rotor blade and a scanner to read a secret symbol discovered on Mars. There are two astronaut mini-figures and a Mars scenery build with a hidden symbol, too.

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The space-themed toy comes with Instructions Plus, available in the Lego Life app. Instructions Plus is an easy-to-use, intuitive building instruction guide. It lets kids zoom, rotate, and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. It also guides younger builders through the building process to foster a greater sense of independence and achievement.

The idea of the playset encourages conversations about space, science, and galaxy exploration. Whether it is to introduce the concept of the cosmos or to foster a love of space flight, the LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle will provide hours of creativity in both the build and the play. To provide more play possibilities, you may also want to consider the LEGO Space Research and Development people pack (sold separately, but a perfect compliment to this set). It comes with accessories and minifigures in different jobs relating to space travel and exploration.

Whether a collector or a kid, the LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle set is a great way to create an atmosphere of fun and learning.