The new LEGO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover ($30) was designed by actual Curiosity Rover engineer, Stephen Pakbaz. This set is an excellent detailed version of the real mobile laboratory. It features 6-wheel suspension, a working articulated robotic arm, multiple camera sets, a display plate and a booklet that contains building instructions and background information about Mars exploration and the Curiosity Rover.
For the ultimate aspiring builder, the Mini Materials Ultimate Sample Kit ($80) offers a unique insight into the beauty and craft that goes into everyday building materials. Manufactured by a company that specializes in miniature construction, this fully packed sample kit comes complete with over twenty different items including a pallet of mini cinder blocks […]