LEGO 90th anniversary 10497 Galaxy Explorer announced

It’s not just Castle that is coming back as part of the LEGO Group’s 90th anniversary celebration, as tje company has also unveiled 10497 Galaxy Explorer at LEGO CON.

During the LEGO CON livestream on YouTube, the LEGO Group has revealed 10497 Galaxy Explorer, a Classic Space set that reimagines 497 Galaxy Explorer as something, bigger, better? and thoroughly more modern. It’s part of the special selection of models that are being launched for the company’s 90th anniversary. 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle has also been announced.

Blocks magazine celebrates 90 years of LEGO in a special edition magazineget yours now to hear from the designers who actually worked on LEGO Space back in the day, plus interviews and features that span the full history of the LEGO Group.

10497 Galaxy Explorer set information

Price$99.99 / £89.99 / € 99.99
Age recommendation18+
Piece count1,246
Release dateAugust 1 (pre-order open now)
Where can I buy it?

Here’s what the official LEGO product description says:

This spaceship is a special LEGO 90th anniversary edition of the Classic 497 LEGO Galaxy Explorer first released in 1979.  The new model still retains the classic colour scheme and blended delta wing configuration of the original ship and stands on its three retractable landing legs. Space and LEGO fans will enjoy galactic adventures with features, including four astronaut figures, a robot helper, living compartments for all, and an extendable ramp that can deploy the rover.

The LEGO Group

What’s really awesome is that four Classic Space astronaut minifigures are included and all four can fit inside the cockpit at the same time!

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