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The exclusive Lego Ulysses Space Probe Set returns for VIP customers on May 17th!

Built exclusively for VIP members, the epic Lego space set will return on Tuesday (May 17), but you’ll have to act quickly if you want to try and redeem it. And there’s an extra space age gift for Lego fans who want to build their collection with a new purchase too.

The Lego Company has confirmed that it will re-release its Ulysses Solar Probe, which is exclusive to VIP members, who can redeem it for free if they have 1,800 VIP points, while shipments continue through the Lego Rewards Center. In the US and Canada, the set will be available at 9am ET (1400 GMT).

Lego originally released the Ulysses solar probe in April 2021 as a promotional item for VIP members, along with the new Space Shuttle Discovery set, which is still available today. You can check out our Lego Space Shuttle Discovery review to see what we think of this epic build. You can also see our selections of the best space Lego sets of all time and see what’s on sale with our best Lego deals.

The Lego VIP Rewards Program is free to sign up and allows customers to earn points for their purchases, which can later be redeemed for Lego products, gear or experiences.

The Lego Ulysses Solar Probe Set is a recreation of the real Ulysses solar satellite shown here after it was launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1994. (Image credit: NASA)

The Ulysses set is a miniature replica of the joint NASA-European Space Agency spacecraft that studied the Sun from 1994 to 2009. It consists of 239 parts and includes the Ulysses satellite, its inertial upper stage, and the Payload Auxiliary Module-S. The set was quickly snapped up by collectors last year, so get ready by 9:00 AM ET to try and win one for yourself.

If you live outside of the United States, here is a breakdown of the launch times for the Ulysses array of solar probes, according to The Brick Fan website.

  • Australia and New Zealand: May 17, 09:00 AEST / 11:00 NZST.
  • Korea: May 17 at 09:00 KST.
  • Europe: May 17, 09:00 CEST / 08:00 BST.
  • US and Canada: May 17 at 09:00 EST.

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This year, Lego released a series of new space sets in collaboration with NASA to celebrate the space agency’s Artemis 1 lunar mission. These sets include the Rocket Launch Center ($149.99), which includes the Lego version of NASA’s Space Launch Center; Lunar Research Base ($119.99), which represents life on the moon; Lunar Space Station ($79.99); Olivia’s Lego Friends Space Academy ($69.99), which includes a space shuttle and space camp center; the new Lego Creator 3-in-1 Space Shuttle Adventure ($39.99), which lets you build a shuttle, Saturn V lunar rocket, and mini lunar lander; and finally the Lego Duplo Space Shuttle mission ($19.99), which includes a shuttle, two astronauts, and a small rover.

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If you decide to buy any of these sets, Lego is also running another space promotion.

For a limited time, any purchases over $160 will qualify for a free Lego Cosmic Cardboard Adventures set featuring a young child’s Lego vision of a cardboard spaceship, a space-themed room, a robot teddy bear and a cat.

This Lego Cosmic Cardboard Adventures set is available for free with purchases over $160 between May 16 and May 30, 2022 while stocks last. (Image credit: Lego)

Any purchases over $90 will also qualify for a free Kids Amusement Park playset that includes a duck ring toss, a carnival hammer game and a banana boat ride.

This small Lego Children’s Amusement Park set is available for free with purchases over $90 from May 16 to May 30, 2022 while stocks last. (Image credit: Lego)

On Tuesday, Lego will also launch a new BrickLink Designer Program third round crowdfunding project to see which five projects out of nine applications receive 30,000 pre-orders for production. The project, which includes one set of Space Troopers, will begin at 1300 EST (1700 GMT).

If you’re looking for new custom Lego ideas and love sci-fi, we might be able to help you. Our guide to the best Lego Star Wars sets might have exactly the droids you’re looking for.

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