Go far and beyond, and spend 30 minutes or so assembling this ingenious mechanical space vehicle.
The six wheel arrangement of the model is cleverly inter-connected to provide better maneuvering: this astronaut’s little helper can ride around and over small obstacles to deliver important samples to the base. The roof of the Mars Buggy opens to accommodate small cargo. If you want to use it in your office space, the Buggy can keep and deliver small stationery items such as paperclips, erasers, sharpeners, etc. On the right side of the rover’s cabin you will find a camera that will keep track of the Martian environment. And solar panels on either sides of the roof won’t let the energy of your Mars Buggy run dry. On its front side, the rover proudly carries an image of Mars, the distant planet it is designed to roam.
NASA plans to launch humanity’s first expedition to Mars in 2050. Enterprising and ambitious Elon Musk wants to start his own Mars space mission in 2025. The time is right to get ready to conquer the red planet with your own Mars Buggy!
Model Size: 3.5 x 2.4 x 2.7 in
Number of parts: 95
Assembly Time: 30 minutes
Recommended Age: 14+
Notes from Alex -
A relatively easy build, about 20 minutes. It's more intricate than I would have expected. The wheel mechanics are interesting, and the ability to open the top to stash little treasures is neat.