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NASA was a Polylong(1a) type constructional system of NASA space rockets/vehicles which originated in China. They were manufactured for Thumbs Up (UK) Ltd., part of the Magnum Brands Group. They were sold (probably) in the 2010s and early 2020s.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Made in China for Thumbs Up (UK) Ltd., part of the Magnum Brands Group

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for POLYLONG [1a] (Ref:PLY1a)

System Type
2004 to in production in 2022 and continuing
Boss Type
push fit
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
25 (see comment *1)
No. of Parts in System
50 (approximately)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.2 (see comment *2)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: pan (crosshead)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Bright Zinc plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.5(see comment *3)

Various Sets (see separate list) from one or more unknown Chinese makers. Most parts as Eitech/Construction but some others. *1 Mod.1 & finer for Motor/Gear Unit.. *2 Square holes in some RCEE sets. *3 6.1 & 7.4 also reported.

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Photos of a NASA Lunar Lander set
(Added 02/07/2022)

Photos of a NASA Mars Rover set
(Added 02/07/2022)

Photos of a NASA Rocket set
(Added 02/07/2022)

Photos of a NASA Space Shuttle set
(Added 02/07/2022)