Lego’s Mars Rover Perseverance has 360-degree steering and a swinging arm

Lego’s final Mars Rover was a little simplistic (pdf) — so I’m glad to see that the brand new Lego Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance, simply introduced in the present day for $100, places a few of the actual rover’s engineering entrance and middle.

With the flick of a lever, the rover’s iconic six-wheel suspension spins a set of ball-tipped gears — to show 4 of its wheels inward so you possibly can spin your entire craft 360-degrees. You’ll be able to change backwards and forwards between that 360-degree mode and a standard driving mode, very like you possibly can see within the NASA JPL video right here.

There’s additionally pair of extra dials on the again to maneuver the pattern arm up, down, left and proper for play.

And, there’s an AR app if you happen to’d prefer to fake you’re gathering rock samples. Lego says it’ll additionally embrace “thrilling, instructional content material attending to know the real-life car and its mission on Mars,” in addition to a solution to view the native climate on the Crimson Planet.

Lego says the 1,132-piece set will ship June 1st. Listed below are a number of extra pics to tide you over.


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