Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

I've written previously about another nanoblock kit (T-Rex Skeleton) which was fairly large and complex to build. This time around I'm looking a kit that can be put together in as little as 30 minutes yet still looks great. I'm talking about the nanoblock Astronaut kit!

I put this kit together while having my morning coffee. It was fun to assemble and the end result was pretty neat.
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This kit is around 120 pieces, which is considered a small kit for nanoblock. Like all small kits it doesn't come in a box, it's just there in a plastic sleeve packaging. I actually think this is a neat way of distributing kits of this size. The bricks and instructions are all inside, essentially as a flat pack.

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I'm always amazed by the unusual shapes of bricks that nanoblock kits have. This one was no exception. The single piece bricks were especially interesting.
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So lets see the construction itself. The kit starts with building from the base of the torso section of the astronaut and builds up to the helmet.

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Once the torso and helmet are done the oxygen tanks are assembled and attached to the back.

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This is then followed by the legs.

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The final piece is the support structure that is made out of clear bricks.
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Here's a time lapse assembly video of the whole build...



After the build I had quite a few pieces left over, this was as expected according to the instructions.
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-i

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