Build Your Own LEGO Sputnik To Commemorate The Start Of The Space Race

Build Your Own LEGO Sputnik to Commemorate the Start of the Space Race

Fifty-six years ago today, humanity entered the Space Age as a 23-inch radio-pulsing metal sphere dubbed Sputnik 1 entered LEO. As it sped around the Earth at 29,000km/h, Sputnik set off a firestorm of envy from the Americans, which directly incited a Space Race that would last until a man was put on the moon.

Build Your Own LEGO Sputnik to Commemorate the Start of the Space Race

That little satellite that could has since been immortalised time and again in a variety of mediums, so, really, it was only a matter of time until it was cast in LEGO. Celebrate the day that we became more than a terrestrial species with this surprisingly simple plan from LEGO Space: Building the Future, which hopefully also includes a section on the Hubble — or at least the van from Space Balls.

Build Your Own LEGO Sputnik to Commemorate the Start of the Space Race

LEGO Space: Building the Future

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