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21321-1 International Space Station

21321-1

International Space Station

International Space Station is LEGO set 21321-1. It has a score of 77. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 14 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 36.12% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Ideas.

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Average rating

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2020 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.08, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.46 / 5 → 89 / 100

True North Bricks Recommendation: meh 87 / 100 → 87 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: no 62 / 100 → 62 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop Recommendation: no 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Unscored reviews

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

HispaBrick Magazine Recommendation: meh

Bricksfanz Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: yes

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

Rebrickable Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 21321-1
Name: International Space Station
Parts: 864

Retail price (USD):
Original: 69.99
Inflation adjusted: 69.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.08
Inflation adjusted: 0.08

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Recommendation: meh 4.46 / 5 from 127 reviews

The value for the end result was well worth it. The build became monotonous at times but still enjoyable. Highly recommend. I hope LEGO comes out with more builds like this at similar prices. Cheers.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 127 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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True North Bricks

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Recommendation: meh 87 / 100 by Tom

In the end, the International Space Station is a solid set. Even buying it is at full price, you are getting a good value for both individual bricks, as well as build time. The set sits on a nice display stand and has multiple points of articulation that allow you to position it just right for your shelf. My main point of contention with the kit is the lack of Minifigures. Minifigures drive a lot of my purchasing choices when it comes to LEGO® sets. Including actual astronauts who have worked on the ISS as Minifigures to display on the base would have made this set much more appealing to me. As it is, the science geek in me still likes it. Additionally, I plan to keep it built and on display.

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Brickset

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Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: no 62 / 100

21321 International Space Station was reviewed in issue 66 of Blocks Magazine.

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Sariel's LEGO Workshop

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Recommendation: no 3 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: yes by Chris

It will come as no surprise at this point that I highly recommend this set. It's a fantastically designed LEGO model of one of mankind's most impressive achievements of the modern age, representing a true high-water mark of international cooperation. The model is sturdy despite representing something that was built in microgravity and has loads of great details, including at least five different spacecraft from Soyuz to the Space Shuttle (six if you assume at least one Progress capsule).

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The Brick Fan

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Recommendation: meh by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

It is a great display piece and it does look good next to some of the other LEGO Ideas space sets if you have them. The price for what you get is very reasonable and all the printed pieces are a giant plus.

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New Elementary

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Recommendation: meh by Elspeth De Montes

I think a lot of adult fans will love this set, it was designed by a dedicated fan designer and has been turned into a great LEGO representation of the ISS. I can also imagine this being used as an educational tool as even the most reluctant student will become more engaged with a class when LEGO is involved.

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HispaBrick Magazine

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Recommendation: meh by Jetro de Château

All in all, I must say this set is one big missed opportunity. Don't get me wrong. I really like it and it makes a nice addition to my other NASA models, but I have no idea of what it is I have built – at least not from anything LEGO has provided and I'm generally left somewhat bewildered.

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Bricksfanz

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Recommendation: meh by Adam White

If you were a fan of the Saturn V, this is the perfect set to accompany it. It certainly doesn't have the same imposing scale, but it has an impressive visual appeal.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes by Rob

It may not be one for play (every time you pick it up you'll move one of the poseable solar panels dotted all around it), nor one for those suffering from NASA fatigue in what has been a Space-heavy period for the LEGO Group, but as a detailed and accurate LEGO tribute to one of man's most important scientific ventures of the last two decades, there's nothing better. Be sure to not overlook this one, IDEAS sets tend not to hang around too long…

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JANGBRiCKS

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Recommendation: yes by Jang

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: meh by CapnRex101

LEGO has produced several excellent renditions of historic spacecraft recently and 21321 International Space Station is definitely an impressive addition to the collection. The model includes extensive detail and looks magnificent in relation to the original vessel, especially across the Integrated Truss Structure where the intricate ExPRESS logistics platforms and solar arrays are accurately located.

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Rebrickable

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Recommendation: meh by TobyMac

I love the model. But the build itself: just meh. The stages are very small, making it feel like your building a couple of simple sets in a row. The only challenge in the build is the sturdiness. It's tricky to apply the force needed to attach sections, but with a bit finesse you'll manage. In conclusion: Bit boring to build, but great to look at.

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