If you haven’t heard of it, LEGO CUUSOO allows the community to design LEGO sets and models, popular sets can be “supported” and eventually produced for sale.
As scientists, we all dream of one-day plying our children with scientific toys, so to get us started, here are eight fantastic little LEGO CUUSOO sets currently looking for support:
Female Minifigure Set
So strictly speaking this one isn’t just for scientists; more for the promotion of women in roles often portrayed as male. That said, half the models available through this set portray women in science, including an astronomer, an astronaut, and a chemist; as well as a geologist, and an engineer.
This set not only encourages little scientists, but women in science.
Space Shuttle Launch Complex
This huge model of the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, includes the shuttle crawler transporter, the complete launch tower, and various vehicles.
Apollo 11 Lunar Mission
This set includes a landing module, command module, and a lunar rover.
A small LEGO model bases on the 1977, NASA Voyager Spacecraft. Voyager is currently the farthest from Earth manmade artefact in the solar system, currently being used to explore the very edge of the solar system.
The model includes the main antenna, the energy source, and various scientific instruments.
This is a small (minifugure size) model of the Mars Rover.
Hubble Space Telescope
This is a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990.
Posable 22″ Skeleton
For the budding anatomists out there, this LEGO design is a fully posable, entirely anatomically correct skeleton.
Organic Chemistry Set
For the more serious LEGO scientists; perhaps you’ve been trying to model your favourite protein but can’t quite manage it with standard LEGO blocks? This set aims to provide a more cost-effective alternative to the traditional chemical model building set.