TOYS: LEGO CUUSOO HAYABUSA SET
Space is hardly the final frontier for LEGO, but its star has rarely shined brighter than with its new Hayabusa set. The latest release from the toymaker’s CUUSOO program—which brings members’ ultimate fantasy brick builds to market—is an out-of-this-world replica of the first unmanned asteroid explorer. In a 2003 mission, this Japanese spacecraft went deep into space to successfully collect asteroid samples and return them safely to Earth—without a single person on board! Selected by more than 1,000 CUUSOO members from Japan as the most-demanded model, this build features cool solar panels, moving equipment, a satellite dish and gold elements. Includes a display stand with name labels, minifigure and detailed history booklet. $49.99, available at shop.lego.com.