lego life sized astronaut

LEGO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing by kicking off a month of events designed to pique kids’ interest surrounding space exploration. In addition to the slate of worldwide events, LEGO further commemorates man’s first Moon landing with a life-size model of an Apollo 11 lunar module pilot.

Inspired by the first humans to step on the Moon, the model showcases a replica of the space suits worn on the Moon in 1969. The figure features 10 different colors, as it was built from 30,000 LEGO bricks, the result of nearly 300 hours of designing and building.

LEGO will be debuting the life-size astronaut to the public during the Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum July 18 through July 20. For more on LEGO’s space initiative, follow here.

Not NYC, not LA.