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With this model you can build and understand what is an eukariyoric cell and how it works.
In this LEGO model you can find all the main elements present in the real animal cell.
Animal cells are eukaryotic cells that contain a nucleus and other organelles. These organelles are immersed in a liquid called cytoplasm (in light yellow in the model) and bounded by plasma membrane (light brown).
Typically, the nucleus (purple) is the most prominent organelle in a cell when viewed through a microscope. Its inner core called nucleolus (dark purple) houses the cell’s DNA, the molecule that brings life. The nucleus is surrounded by the endoplasmic reticulum (blue, light blue) where the ribosomes (red) synthetize the proteins.
Mitochondria (orange) are often called the “powerhouses” or “energy factories” of a cell because they are the primary site of metabolic respiration in eukaryotes.
Vesicles (white) are membrane-bound sacs that function in storage and transport.
The centrioles (yellow) are two structures that lie perpendicular to eachother and are used during cellular replication.
The lysosomes (green) are sometimes called the cell’s “garbage disposal”. Enzymes within the lysosomes aid the breakdown of proteins, polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and even "worn-out" organelles.
Finally the cilia (light brown) are elongated parts of cellular membrane used to interact with the environment, walk and swim, like tiny legs.
The set includes:
- Smooth endoplasmic reticulum
- Rough endoplasmic reticulum
- Golgi body
Number of pieces: 360
Dimensions: 14cm x 24cm x 10cm (6in x 9in x 4in)
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