LEGO Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover CUUSOO

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover is the latest CUUSOO project to hit 10,000 votes built by Stephen Pakbaz.

Interest in this project was fueled by the current mission on Mars to investigate the past and current habitability of the Red Planet. On August 5, 2012, Curiosity Rover touched down at Gale Crater, near the equator.

Robots have been to Mars before but Curiosity is the first one which can take samples of the rocks and soil and send the information back to Earth.

This LEGO model has a fully articulated arm, deployable mast, and a working rocker-bogie suspension system that allows the rover to climb over large rocks and keep all six of its wheels on the ground.

We will have to wait now until the beginning of September for the Review process to begin which will also include all the other projects that reach 10,000 between now and September 2012. There is no licensing issue with this project, and with LEGO keen to build learning sets for children this project has a very good chance of going all the way.