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Lego takes us inside the design process of making an exact replica of the International Space Station, or ISS, in this interesting video.

The space station was a global effort by a number of countries to create an orbiting manned satellite. It’s been spinning around the planet since the late 90s and is mostly fuelled by it’s large set of solar panels. It’s absolutely huge and is over 300 feet wide. Recreating this as a Lego set would be a tough challenge, as it’s one of the most complicated replicas the guys from the company have ever had to make.

Lego Reveals How They Made A Exact Replica Of The International Space Station image of Lego

Lego often use their “ideas” page, where fans can submit ideas that could potentially be turned into real life Lego sets. The suggestion for the ISS had more than double the votes of the next most popular suggestion, so it was a no brainer for the guys to make it for real. It’s really cool to see the process behind how each model is built and find out how Lego design their toys to educate kids about science and tech.

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