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LEGO International Space Station Model Ready to Sail Into Space

LEGO International Space Station Model Ready to Sail Into Space
With awesome kits like the Saturn V rocket and the Apollo 11 lunar lander, LEGO continues to give space geeks reasons to bust out their wallets. Now, thanks to a great design concept submitted by a LEGO Ideas contributor, we’re about to get another sweet LEGO space model. Based on a design by Christophe Ruge (aka “XCLD”), this amazing LEGO creation lets you build a detailed model of the International Space Station. The 864-piece kit (set number 21321) includes the ISS’ working laboratory and living quarters at its center, surrounded by eight double solar panel arrays, each of which can be tilted.

Cosmos Kitchen Knives Let You Slice Through Space

Cosmos Kitchen Knives Let You Slice Through Space
Take a trip through space every time you chop onions or slice tomatoes. These awesome Cosmos kitchen knives will send you on a journey to the heavens as you brunoise, chiffonade, julienne, and macedoine your veggies. Chef’s Vision’s colorful knife set features vibrant images of outer space emblazoned onto durable stainless steel blades.
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Levitating Moon Lamp: See You on the Light Side of the Moon

Levitating Moon Lamp: See You on the Light Side of the Moon
There’s something about the cratered surface of our moon that gives it such a wonderful appearance as the sun reflects off of it in the night sky. Now you can experience that wonder every day – whether or not it’s cloudy outside – with this nifty Levitating Moon Desk Lamp. Unlike the actual moon, this one is illuminated from the inside out, but it still looks pretty awesome.

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Get your ass to Mars!” Now you can, each and every day with this awesome desk toy inspired by the dust storms on the red planet. Created by toy designer Dan Abramson, the Mars Dust Globe offers a truly unique take on the classic snow globe.

NASA x DoubleTree Cookies in Space: Houston, We Have a Snack

NASA x DoubleTree Cookies in Space: Houston, We Have a Snack
NASA, the International Space Station, and DoubleTree by Hilton made a giant leap for snacking in outer space by challenging engineers, astronauts, and bakers to build and test the first zero-gravity kitchen to cook cookies in space.

Astronaut and Lunar Lander Kids’ Costumes Win Halloween

Astronaut and Lunar Lander Kids’ Costumes Win Halloween
Between the endless candy, the artful pumpkin carving, the creepy music, the decorations, and the costumes, Halloween is the best of the holidays. There’s just so much more creativity in Halloween than most other holidays, especially when it comes to the costumes.

Gastronaut Kids’ Utensil: Spork, The Final Frontier

Gastronaut Kids’ Utensil: Spork, The Final Frontier
If you’ve got kids, you know how it can be hard to get them to eat when you want them to. Anything you can do to make meal time more fun and entertaining is likely to help.

This Space Cake Makes You a Devourer of Worlds

This Space Cake Makes You a Devourer of Worlds
Ground control to Betty Crocker, this space cake looks delicious. My God, it’s full of stars! Well, planets anyway. This colorful cake was made by an Imgur contributor going by the name “pedagiggle” for a kid’s party, and it’s a masterpiece of nerd baking. Its baker wanted to convey the idea of outer space inside the cake as well as the decorated outside.

Polaris Builds a Working Replica of an Apollo Lunar Rover

Polaris Builds a Working Replica of an Apollo Lunar Rover
There have been lots of cool things going on to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing, but this might just be the coolest. Off-road vehicle maker Polaris Industries created a virtually perfect replica of the original NASA Lunar Rover Vehicle (LRV), which first appeared on the moon in 1971. Polaris teamed up with the U.S.

NASA’s Astrobee Robots Are Floating Assistants for ISS Astronauts

NASA’s Astrobee Robots Are Floating Assistants for ISS Astronauts
Astrobees may sound like cyborg killer insects that invade Earth to make honey from our flesh, but they actually have an Earthly origin. They are robots created by humans to help astronauts in space. Astrobees are flying robots who will help astronauts with their missions.

Lockheed Martin Really Made a Space Perfume

Lockheed Martin Really Made a Space Perfume
We don’t really know space really smells like, but Lockheed Martin has taken a stab at it with their Vector Space Perfume. The aerospace and defense contractor announced the release of the fragrance on April 1 as an obvious April Fools’ Day prank. The supposedly fake perfume had an official commercial and everything, starring the company’s in-house astronaut Tony Antonelli, to promote it.

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son
I know that plenty of parents would like to send their kids to Mars, and if you’re gonna do that, do it right. Build them a rover to ride around in. Hell, just build them one to ride around on Earth.

NASA/ESA Space Study to Pay $19,000 for Laying on your Ass

NASA/ESA Space Study to Pay $19,000 for Laying on your Ass
NASA and the European Space Agency have teamed up on a study that aims to see if artificial gravity can help keep astronauts remain healthy on extended space missions, where bone and muscle loss can occur.

Floating Astronaut Light: I Want My MTV

Floating Astronaut Light: I Want My MTV
Who says your desk lamp has to be boring? You could get an old school brass lamp that says “I’m lame,” or you could get this lamp that has a moon base and a floating astronaut that glows.

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks
Do you love to look up at a dark night sky and see the stars? If you live in the big city like I do, that doesn’t happen that often, thanks to all the light pollution.

Constellation Lamp is Perfect for Indoor Astronomers

Constellation Lamp is Perfect for Indoor Astronomers
Do you like stars and constellations, but don’t like being outside at night? Or do you just live in the city, where light pollution makes it impossible to see them? Either way, you need this lamp, which is printed with patterns of well-known constellations. When you turn on the lamp, the perforated blue shade lets light shine through the constellations, and projects abstract patterns onto your walls.
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