Visit the ‘LEGO© Pick a Brick’ website (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Pick-A-Brick-ByTheme). In the ‘Advanced Search’ box found on the left hand side of the page, enter each of the ‘Element ID’ numbers found on the ‘GPM LEGO© Model - Parts List’ (or copy and paste from the spreadsheet) and click the arrow. After each entry make sure to click the orange ‘Add to Bag’ button and adjust to the appropriate quantity. LEGO© part numbers change periodically, and all parts may not be available at all times. This can be a challenge when attempting to order specific bricks to construct the GPM model. If you cannot find the piece by number, try searching by description. Also note that rows highlighted (in red) are bricks that were unavailable on the LEGO© Pick a Brick website as of 5/23/2014. You may try varying the color of the piece to obtain a complete set. Sometimes these unavailable pieces can be obtained via the ‘Missing Parts’ link on the LEGO© website.
Pre-sorted kits may be purchased from the youth engineering program Mountaineer Area Robotics, whose members originally designed the LEGO© model of the GPM Core Observatory. For more information visit http://www.marsfirst.org/gpmmms/
Download the building guide and follow the instructions to construct your model.
NOTE: Only one connector peg (Element ID 4211807) appears in the LEGO© Digital Designer file, but two should be used in the final physical model to prevent the propulsion module from rotating (see building guide steps 1 & 9).
NASA GPM / Mountaineer Area Robotics