Lego builds life-size astronaut in celebration of Apollo 11 anniversary

The astronaut statue includes a reflection of the moon in the helmet.

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Lego staff put on the final touches.


A 6-foot, 3-inch Lego statue based on the first astronauts who stepped on the moon was unveiled Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969.

The statue, built by the toy company, replicates the astronaut suits worn during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The GIF below shows the final steps in its assembly.


The design includes a reflection of the moon in the astronaut's helmet. The statue will be on display for the National Air and Space Museum's Apollo 50 Festival in Washington, DC, from Thursday through Saturday.

Watch this: Apollo 11 moon landing highlights from CBS News