Toy, Block Set, Space Shuttle


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This "Space Shuttle" construction set includes building bricks designed to allow the user to create a version of a Space Shuttle orbiter. The final vehicle that can be assembled has the official NASA emblem as well as the United States flag and the name, "Discovery."

The set includes pieces modeled on the looks and dimensions of another well-known building brick plaything as well as a multipiece figure. The label indicates that these pieces can be integrated with other construction block toys.

Toys like this set represent the many ways that children could learn about the Space Shuttle Program through play.

Valerie Neal donated the toy to the Museum in 2008.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Gift of Valerie Neal.

Country of Origin



Plastic, cardboard


3-D: 30.5 x 22.9 x 5.1cm (12 x 9 x 2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


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