Lego to make a Mars Curiosity rover?

Lego to consider making a Curiosity model designed by a NASA engineer into a real product.
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A fan-built Lego Curiosity rover could be made into a real retail product.

The rover has recieved the requisite 10,000 votes of support on Cuusoo - the Lego community website which gives fan-made projects the chance to become real Lego sets.

The rover is now in Lego’s review process, which means the toy company will consider making it.

The Lego Curiosity rover is the work of user Perijove, a NASA mechanical engineer who worked on the Curiosity rover.

As part of the project, Perijove also made step-by-step instructions so fans could make their own Curiosity, and even made seven Curiosity kits with all the necessary blocks and the instructions included, to help out museums and organisations to help out with educational programmes. 

Since Cuusoo was launched, several projects have made it to retail, the most famous being Lego Minecraft.

Prior to Curiosity's successful landing on Mars, Mattel unveiled a Hot Wheels version of the NASA space probe.

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