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7315 Solar Explorer is a Life on Mars set released in 2001. It is the largest Astronauts vehicle. It also acts as the Astronauts' base. The vehicle houses a small Mars rover and machinery. The Explorer also appears in the video game LEGO Racers 2 as the vehicle in which the player goes to Mars. The player takes and pilots the Explorer to Mars but, before landing, the Explorer hits an asteroid and crashes on Mars. On Mars Doc repairs the shuttle and asks the player to collect some fuel for the ship, in the form of energy crystals, as a bonus game. It appears docked in Sandy Bay and crashed on Mars.
This set is composed of modular sections connected by TECHNIC pins. These sections can be separated into a smaller shuttle, a shelter, a lander, and a rover. The modular system also allows combinations with other sets in the theme.
- Various instructions for the theme depict combinations of this set with 7312 T3-Trike, 7313 Red Planet Protector, 7314 Recon Mech RP, and 7316 Excavation Searcher.
- The solar explorer can be seen in LEGO Racers 2.
- In LEGO Racers 2 you arrive on Mars by the Solar Explorer but its hit by the meteor and crashes to the Mars surface.
|Space sets released in 2001|
|1195 Life on Mars Welcome | 3750 Life on Mars Accessories | 7300 Double Hover | 7301 Rover | 7302 Worker Robot | 7303 Jet Scooter | 7308 Double Hover | 7309 Rover | 7310 Mono Jet | 7311 Red Planet Cruiser | 7312 T3-Trike | 7313 Red Planet Protector | 7314 Recon-Mech RP | 7315 Solar Explorer | 7316 Excavation Searcher | 7317 Aero Tube Hangar | 7320 Vega | 7321 Mizar | 7322 Altair | 7323 Guard | 78777 Alien Discovery | Life on Mars 4-Pack | 4133635 Life On Mars Mini-Poster | 4133637 Life On Mars Mini-Poster | p01lom2 Life On Mars Mini-Poster | P2033 Life on Mars Pen Pack | pin10 Life on Mars Canopus Pin |
K7317 Life on Mars Set Collection
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