Science lovers and space heads, and all of those who are ready to explore, will be thrilled to learn that NASA and LEGO have unveiled the Space Shuttle Discovery kit, complete with the Hubble Space Telescope, which was launched during the agency’s STS-31 mission in 1990.

The build is complete by combining a total of 2,354 pieces, measuring a 1:70 ratio in size compared to the shuttle. The set highlights NASA’s Dr. Kathy Sullivan — the first American woman to walk in space — and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight.

Standing at over 8.5 inches tall, 21 inches long and 13.5 inches wide, the shuttle features authentic details with opening payload bay doors, retractable landing gear, an opening cockpit and five crew member seats in their correct placement. Meanwhile, the telescope arrives with movable solar panels and a hatch door, plus gold foil solar arrays with a realistic design.

Take a look at the set below. NASA and LEGO’s Space Shuttle Discovery kit is priced at approximately $200 and will be available on the LEGO webstore starting April 1.

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