Lego® Icons 10497 Galaxy Explorer

The Lego set Galaxy Explorer with the Lego number 10497 is part of the LEGO Icons theme and is recommended for ages 18+. Thus, the set is suitable especially for adults. The set was released in August of 2022. It contains 4 minifigures. The model consists of a total of 1254 parts and we estimate it takes you around 3 - 4 hours to build it. The set was designed by Carl Merriam, Mike Psiaki.
The set weighs around 1.758 kg in total. Its dimensions are 21.2 x 11 x 3.4 inch( 53.8 x 28 x 8.7 cm). The recommended retail price is £89.99.
The Part-Out-Value (POV) is the sum of all part prices paid on for this set. It is about £152.29.

Lego 10497 product data

Set Information

Set ID
Carl Merriam, Mike Psiaki
Building Time
3 - 4 hours
Age Range


Retiring Status
Retired (12/2023)

Price Information

Insiders Points (for purchase at Lego)
Part Out Value


1.758 kg
Packaging dimensions
21.2 x 11 x 3.4 in

Lego 10497 price trend


Minifigures from 10497 Galaxy Explorer

The Galaxy Explorer set includes 3 different minifigures, 2 of which are unique to this set. The combined value of the minifigures is £17.54, which is ~19% of the RRP of this set.
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Classic Space - Red with Air Tanks and Updated Helmet (Second Reissue)
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The LEGO Movie 2
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2 sets
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Classic Space Droid - Round Plate Base, Light Bluish Gray and Black
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Official Set Description for LEGO 10497 Galaxy Explorer

Join the celebrations to mark 90 years of LEGO® creations with this nostalgic building project for adults. This anniversary collectible edition of the Classic 497 LEGO Galaxy Explorer model (10497) retains all the joy of the 1979 set but on a bigger scale.

Explore a galaxy of details
Take your time crafting the features of this buildable model including the blended delta wing configuration of the original craft. The spaceship sits on 3 retractable landing legs and features opening rear doors and a retractable ramp to deploy the rover. The rear of the ship houses the rover compartment with extra tools and an extendable ramp. The cockpit opens to reveal the interior of the spaceship where there are seats for all 4 astronauts as well as a living quarters with 2 beds, computers and storage compartments.

Welcome to your zone
Spend quality time with a premium LEGO buildable model set for adults. It makes an immersive project for you or a great spaceship model gift idea for space enthusiasts.

  • Join the celebrations – Enjoy quality time crafting all the details of this LEGO® Galaxy Explorer (10497) model, launched to mark the 90th anniversary of LEGO creations
  • Inspired by the 1979 original – The spaceship retains the classic colour scheme and blended delta wing configuration of the original ship and stands on its 3 retractable landing legs
  • Astronaut figures – The spaceship comes complete with 4 astronauts and their robot helper
  • Authentic accessories – Accessories include a surface rover, plus a rover compartment with tools and an extendable ramp
  • Detailed interior – Open the cockpit to reveal the interior, where there are seats for all 4 astronauts as well as living quarters with 2 beds, computers and storage compartments
  • A gift for space lovers – Take time out for yourself or treat a loved one to mark any special anniversary or occasion with this spaceship gift idea
  • Dimensions – The model measures over 13 cm (5 in.) high, 52 cm (20.5 in.) long and 32 cm (12.5 in.) wide
  • A project for adults – This LEGO® set is part of a range of building sets designed for adult building fans who love stunning design, intricate details and elegant architecture
  • Quality materials – LEGO® building bricks are manufactured from high-quality materials. They’re consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time: it’s been that way since 1958
  • Safety ensured – With LEGO® pieces, safety and quality come first. That’s why they’re rigorously tested, so you can be sure that this model is robust

Building Instruction for LEGO 10497 Galaxy Explorer

LEGO 10497 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the LEGO Galaxy Explorer (10497) model?
The purpose of the LEGO Galaxy Explorer (10497) model is to celebrate 90 years of LEGO creations and provide an immersive building project for adults or a gift idea for space enthusiasts.
How does the spaceship in the set resemble the original 1979 version?
The spaceship in the set retains the classic color scheme and blended delta wing configuration of the original ship, giving it a nostalgic feel.
What does the LEGO Galaxy Explorer (10497) set include in terms of figures?
The LEGO Galaxy Explorer (10497) set includes 4 astronauts and their robot helper as figures.
What accessories are provided with the LEGO Galaxy Explorer (10497) set?
The set includes a surface rover, a rover compartment with tools, and an extendable ramp as part of its authentic accessories.
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