It’s the 1st of August which means price increases (boooo!), but also a whole bunch of new LEGO sets released (yay!), and probably the most exciting release for a lot of Classic Space fans is the return of the almighty 10497 Galaxy Explorer!
Check out all the new August releases for a guide of what’s being released!
Now that it’s the 1st of August, I am now permitted to share the instructions for the alternate builds for 10497 Galaxy Explorer – you can not only assemble the remake of the classic 497/928 Galaxy Explorer, but also have the options of building updated versions of 924 Space Cruiser, and 918 One Man Spaceship!
You can access instructions for both models (courtesy of The LEGO Group) via this Google Drive folder or the LEGO Instructions portal, so if you’ve already got 10497 Galaxy Explorer in your hands, or are eagerly awaiting for the postman to show up with it, here’s your chance to choose which Classic Space icon you can build on your first try.
For a closer look at the 2 different 10497 Galaxy Explorer Alternate builds, check out this post where I built both versions.
In case you missed it, be sure to also check out my reviews of 1 August releases that I’ve shared in recent weeks!
- Review: LEGO 10497 Galaxy Explorer (2022)
- Review: LEGO 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle
- Review: LEGO 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum (2022)
- Review: 10306 Atari 2600
- Review: 40521 Mini Disney The Haunted Mansion
- Review: 40574 LEGO Brand Store (2022)
- Review: LEGO 40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Brickheadz (2022)
Are you picking up any of the August sets? Let me know what you ordered in the comments!
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Interesting! Makes me wonder if there will be official alternate builds of Lion Knights Castle. I understand if you can’t even ADDRESS my comment, but based on this post, I’ll be sure to keep an even closer eye on your blog around the time that the set comes out 🙂
Mine arrive today. Can’t wait to build it this weekend. I remember wanting the original kit so bad as a kid… big kid in me is excited to finally get to build it.