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LEGO brick space shuttle Enterprise lands at New York City museum

The New York City home of space shuttle Enterprise has a new model of the prototype orbiter made completely out of LEGO toy bricks.

On Friday (July 26), Ed Diment, a LEGO "Master Builder," was at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum to reveal his latest creation, a 1/35th scale LEGO replica of space shuttle Enterprise.

"It's a fully detailed model," Diment told collectSPACE. "It has working landing gear that comes out [including] doors that open so you can pull the landing gear in and out. The flaps, the elevons on the end of the wings, operate. And the payload bay doors open and close, so you can put a payload inside if you wanted to."

Diment designed and built the model based on photos and drawings using about 16,000 of the toy bricks.

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In addition to building a 1:35 scale LEGO model of space shuttle Enterprise, LEGO "Master Builder" Ed Diment is also overseeing the assembly of a mural-sized mosaic at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum this weekend, using thousands of LEGO bricks to recreate a photo of the orbiter.

The image, which was taken in 2012, shows Enterprise, flying atop NASA's 747 carrier aircraft, as it soared over Central Park. (Photo: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum)

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