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Super-size Lego city spacecraft lands at the science museum

Published on: 16th September 2015

Crafted by a team of Lego City Space Master Builders in association with the UK Space Agency, the Soyuz Capsule build is now in situ at the Science Museum.

Lego-480Modelled on the spacecraft that British ESA astronaut Tim Peake will launch into space later this year, the replica took 650 hours to build using 160,000 Lego bricks.

Soyuz is a spacecraft that was designed for the Soviet space programme in the 1960s and remains in service today. The Lego build is based on the Soyuz Capsule Orbital module that provides accommodation for the crew during their mission.

Two thirds the size of the real capsule, the detailed design spans 7m by 2.5m and includes a sit in section for young visitors to the attraction.

The model spacecraft will be on display at the Science Museum until March 2016, close to the Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age exhibition.

For more information visit www.principia.org.uk.

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