Build Your Own GPS IIF Satellite — with LEGOs

February 22, 2013  - By

So, you thought GPS satellites were only built by government contractors with millions of dollars? Think again.

A California company that specializes in LEGO kits of space vehicles is offering a GPS IIF satellite kit. The kit, which sells for $45, includes 142 LEGO Bricks, instructions, and a display stand. Once constructed, the model measures 21 1/4-inches from the tip of one solar array to the other, is 2 3/4-inches wide, and 4 1/4 inches tall.

OK, it’s not space worthy. Or the right size. And it doesn’t produce any signals. But the wings rotate!

The company, Space Satellite Models, also offers LEGO models of other Department of Defense and NASA satellites.

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