A LEGO version of the International Space Station is being released 4 weeks ago

A LEGO version of the International Space Station is being released

864 pieces for you to put together.

A new International Space Station has been launched but you won't find this one orbiting the earth, instead you'll have the opportunity to offer it pride of place in your home.

Yes, the model station is LEGO's newest set and is due to be released in February this year.

The set came out of a competition LEGO held last year for the 10th anniversary of its Ideas program which allows fans to submit concepts they'd like to see the company produce.

It's made up of 864 pieces, celebrating the science station’s 20 plus years in operation and features miniature versions of ISS parts that LEGO says have been verified for authenticity by NASA experts.

LEGO International Space Station

Don't be fooled into thinking this is for kids, it's priced €69.99 and is backed up by the recommended age for assembly of 16+.

Measuring over 20cm high, 31cm long and 49cm wide, the station also comes with a 148-page illustrated instruction booklet, packed with interesting facts and information about the International Space Station itself as well as information about the LEGO fan who created the original design for the set.