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Talk about the ultimate office art. LEGO just unveiled their enormous tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It’s a life-sized (6’3″) astronaut made by LEGO Master Builders with 30,000 bricks over the course of 300 hours. Built as a 3D replica of the famous photograph taken by Neil Armstrong of fellow crewmember Buzz Aldrin standing on the Moon, no aspect was ignored including exact pose of Aldrin, the contours and shadows of the suit itself, the American flag shoulder patch, and the brilliant reflection on the helmet’s visor depicting Armstrong and the lunar module. The LEGO Astronaut will be on display in our nation’s capital this weekend at the Apollo 50 Festival.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”