Pause Magazine's Lego Set Reference Guide - Space


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For many people, the Space theme holds a special place in the heart. It was, after all, the first theme other than Town. And it also came at a time when many young kids were looking to the skies, thanks mostly to Star Wars. The 497 Galaxy Explorer was even somewhat reminiscent of the big Imperial Star Destroyers. The Space System logo, pictured above, was proudly displayed on the space suits of orbiting mini-figures until 1990.

This first group of sets are the Generic or Unspecified sets - those which don't fall into a Space sub-theme. Following are the sets in the Blacktron, Futuron, Space Police, M:Tron, Blacktron Future Generation (aka Blacktron II), Space Police (aka Space Police II), Ice Planet 2002, Spyrius, Unitron, Exploriens, U.F.O., RoboForce and Insectoids sub-themes.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
442 - Space Shuttle 19k 79 35 / ? 1
452 - Mobile Tracking Station 23k 79 65 / ? 1
462 - Rocket Launcher 30k 78 60 / ? 2
483 - Alpha-1 Rocket Base 52k 79 170 / ? 3
487 - Space Cruiser 37k 78 155 / ? 2
493 - Space Command Center 56k 78 161 / ? 4
497 - Galaxy Explorer 78k 79 325 / ? 4
885 - Space Scooter N/A 79 20 / ? 1
886 - Space Buggy N/A 79 23 / ? 1
889 - Radar Truck N/A 79 25 / ? 1
918 - Space Transport 22k 78 85 / ? 1
1498 - Spy-Bot N/A 87 60 / ? 0
1557 - Space Scooter N/A 86 25 / ? 1
1558 - Mobile Command Trailer N/A 86 64 / ? 2
1580 - Lunar Scout N/A 86 67 / ? 1
1785 - Crater Critters N/A 95 143 / ? 0
1875 - Meteor Monitor N/A 90 29 / ? 1
1974 - Star Quest N/A 89 ? / ? 1
6701 - Space Mini-Figures 17k 83 29 / ? 6
6702 - Space Mini-Figures 14k 86 39 / ? 4
6703 - Space Mini-Figures 19k 88 30 / ? 6
6704 - Space Mini Figures 11k 91 36 / ? 6
6705 - Space Explorers 12k 94 34 / $6.75 5
6711 - LEGO Mini-Figures 18k 83 31 / ? 4
6750 - Light & Sound Sonic Robot 43k 87 85 / ? 2
6770 - Light & Sound Magma Carrier 50k 88 118 / ? 1
6780 - Light & Sound XT - Starship 55k 87 201 / ? 1
6783 - Sonar Transmitting Cruiser 42k 88 345 / ? 2
6801 - Rocket Sled 69k 81 21 / ? 1
6802 - Space Probe 12k 86 20 / ? 1
6803 - Space Patrol 9k 83 23 / ? 1
6804 - Surface Rover 9k 84 16 / ? 1
6805 - Astro Dasher 9k 85 26 / ? 1
6806 - Surface Hopper 14k 85 ? / ? 1
6808 - Galaxy Trekkor 11k 87 27 / ? 1
6809 - XT-5 And Droid 12k 88 37 / ? 1
6810 - Laser Ranger 21k 89 36 / ? 1
6820 - Starfire I 15k 86 32 / ? 1
6821 - Shovel Buggy 4k 80 23 / ? 1
6822 - Space Digger 13k 81 32 / ? 1
6823 - Surface Transport 9k 83 25 / ? 1
6824 - Space Dart-I 9k 84 43 / ? 1
6825 - Patrol Craft 75k 85 37 / ? 1
6826 - Crater Crawler 9k 85 26 / ? 1
6827 - Strata Scooter 12k 87 28 / ? 1
6828 - Twin-Winged Spoiler 17k 88 54 / ? 1
6841 - Mineral Detector 3k 80 34 / ? 1
6842 - Shuttle Craft 12k 81 44 / ? 1
6844 - Seismologic Vehicle 15k 84 40 / ? 1
6845 - Cosmic Charger 15k 86 48 / ? 1
6846 - Tri-Star Voyager 14k 84 66 / ? 1
6847 - Space Dozer 82k 85 47 / ? 1
6848 - Strategic Pursuer 16k 88 58 / ? 1
6848 - Interplanetary Shuttle 83k 85 50 / ? 1
6849 - Satellite Patroller 15k 87 39 / ? 1
6850 - Auxiliary Patroller 14k 89 42 / ? 1
6861 - X-1 Patrol Craft 12k 80 53 / ? 1
6870 - Space Probe Launcher 18k 81 52 / ? 1
6871 - Star-Patrol Launcher 17k 84 66 / ? 2
6872 - Lunar Patrol Craft 18k 86 85 / ? 1
6874 - Moonrover 13k 86 63 / ? 2
6875 - Hovercraft 19k 88 87 / ? 1
6880 - Surface Explorer 28k 82 80 / ? 1
6881 - Lunar Rocket Launcher 23k 84 94 / ? 1
6882 - Walking Astro Grappler 16k 85 86 / ? 1
6883 - Terrestrial Rover 19k 87 99 / ? 1
6884 - AERO-Module 24k 88 101 / ? 1
6890 - Cosmic Cruiser 25k 82 111 / ? 1
6891 - Gamma-V Laser Craft 18k 85 132 / ? 1
6892 - Modular Space Transport 25k 86 141 / ? 2
6901 - Mobile Lab 19k 80 123 / ? 2
6926 - Mobile Recovery Vehicle 22k 86 147 / ? 2
6927 - All-Terrain Vehicle 22k 81 167 / ? 2
6928 - Uranium Search Vehicle 24k 84 196 / ? 2
6929 - Starfleet Voyager 28k 81 243 / ? 1
6930 - Space Supply Station 32k 83 200 / ? 4
6931 - FX-Star Patroller 29k 85 218 / ? 1
6940 - Alien Moon Stalker 35k 86 259 / ? 2
6950 - Mobile Rocket Transport 34k 82 202 / ? 2
6951 - Robot Command Center 32k 84 278 / ? 3
6952 - Solar Power Transporter 32k 85 299 / ? 3
6970 - Beta-1 Command Base 49k 80 254 / ? 4
6971 - Intergalactic Command Base 59k 84 312 / ? 3
6972 - Polaris-I Space Lab 45k 87 386 / ? 3
6980 - Galaxy Commander 77k 83 427 / ? 5
6985 - Cosmic Fleet Voyager 74k 86 400 / ? 4

Many people will say that for sheer coolness, the original Blacktron sub-theme has no equal. Three of the sets (6954 Renegade, 6941 Battrax and 6894 Invader) were presented in the 1987 catalog, but without the Blacktron name or logo. Despite this, the boxes of the sets themselves did include the logo, making Blacktron not only the first Space sub-theme, but the first Legoland sub-theme ever. Two additional sets were added in 1988.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6876 - Alienator 24k 88 82 / ? 1
6894 - Invader 22k 87 156 / ? 1
6941 - Battrax 24k 87 276 / ? 1
6954 - Renegade 33k 87 302 / ? 2
6987 - Message-Intercept Base 52k 88 562 / ? 5

Although the first three Blacktron sets appeared in the 1987 catalog, Futuron was the first official Space sub-theme to have its name in a catalog. It debuted in 1988 with the flagship set being the 6990 Monorail Transport System. This was also the first of the three Lego monorails, the other two being the 6399 Airport Shuttle and the current 6991 Monorail Transport Base.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6830 - Space Patroller N/A 89 48 / ? 1
6885 - Crater Crawler 22k 88 98 / ? 1
6893 - Galatic Starship 32k 87 110 / ? 2
6921 - Monorail Accessory Track 5k 89 46 / ? 0
6925 - Interplanetary Rover 25k 88 200 / ? 2
6932 - Stardefender "200" 33k 88 242 / ? 2
6953 - Cosmic Laser Launcher 43k 88 193 / ? 3
6990 - Monorail Transport System 70k 88 715 / ? 5

Introduced in 1989, the original Space Police were the first sets to include adversaries to a sub-theme. In this case, the bad guys were Blacktron astronauts, who were held captive by the Space Police in the Space Lock-Up (why Lego trademarked Space Lock-Up is a mystery). This device was a little pod which held a nasty Blacktron person captive with red energy beams.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1969 - Mobile Security Robot N/A 93 31 / ? 1
6781 - SP-Striker 28k 89 234 / ? 2
6831 - Message Decoder 15k 89 32 / ? 1
6886 - Galactic Peace Keeper 15k 89 115 / ? 2
6895 - SPY-TRAK I 24k 89 143 / ? 2
6955 - Space-Lock-Up Isolation Base 29k 89 247 / ? 3
6986 - Mission Commander 38k 89 462 / ? 3

M:Tron blew into the galaxy in 1990 with the power of magnets. The 6989 Mega Core Magnetizer (later renamed Multi-Core Magnetizer), with its six giant wheels, is one of the largest and most sought-after Space System ground vehicles.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1478 - Mobile Satellite Uplink N/A 91 30 / ? 1
6811 - Pulsar Charger 11k 90 25 / ? 1
6833 - Beacon Tracer 16k 90 38 / ? 1
6862 - Secret Space Voyager N/A 90 300 / ? 3
6877 - Vector Detector 18k 90 59 / ? 1
6896 - Celestial Forager 23k 90 87 / ? 1
6923 - Particle Ionizer 28k 90 187 / ? 1
6956 - Stellar Recon Voyager 42k 90 221 / $42.00 2
6989 - Mega Core Magnetizer 45k 90 486 / ? 3

The Blacktron Future Generation logo included the words "Future Generation" in yellow letters underneath "Blacktron," but a suitable logo wasn't available for scanning (was Future Generation a play on Star Trek's Next Generation which, by 1991, had already started receiving critical acclaim?). Many Space afficionados despise Blacktron II simply because it was nothing like the original Blacktron (except, perhaps, for 6832 Super Nova II) which everybody loved so much. Still, the sub-theme did include some nice sets.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1462 - Galactic Scout N/A 92 22 / ? 1
1479 - Space Pod N/A 91 31 / ? 1
1887 - Blacktron Scooter N/A 92 29 / ? 1
6812 - Grid Trekkor 14k 91 23 / ? 1
6832 - Super Nova II 16k 91 40 / ? 1
6851 - Tri-Wheeled Tyrax 19k 91 36 / ? 1
6861 - Super Vehicle N/A 91 190 / ? 3
6878 - Sub Orbital Guardian 24k 91 64 / ? 1
6887 - Allied Avenger 28k 91 98 / ? 1
6933 - Spectral Starguider 29k 91 204 / $28.50 2
6981 - Aerial Intruder 31k 91 251 / ? 2
6988 - Alpha Centauri Outpost 53k 91 394 / $83.00 5

As with the original Space Police, 1992's Space Police II were the peacekeepers of the galaxy, enforcing the laws set forth by the Galactic Council (according to the 1992 catalog). This time, the adversaries were the Blacktron II folk, who, like their precursors, were no doubt up to no good. Space Police II included only three sets initially, but the size of both the 6984 Galactic Mediator and the 6957 Solar Snooper are impressive indeed.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6813 - Galactic Chief 10k 93 23 / ? 1
6852 - Sonar Security 14k 93 60 / $7.25 1
6897 - Rebel Hunter 20k 92 143 / $21.00 2
6957 - Solar Snooper 33k 92 249 / $42.00 3
6984 - Galactic Mediator 37k 92 394 / $64.00 3

Frosty eyebrows and moustaches were just…well…the tip of the iceberg in 1993's Ice Planet 2002 sub-theme. The 6973 Deep Freeze Defender and 6983 Ice Station Odyssey were the first Space System sets to include a woman mini-fig: The Ice Babe. Unfortunately, she's not available in the smaller sets, so you'll have to shell out probably $50+ to get one.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1704 - Ice Planet Satellite Plow N/A 94 55 / ? 1
1711 - Seaplane 80k 93 18 / ? 1
6814 - Ice Tunnelator 8k 93 24 / $3.25 1
6834 - Celestial Sled 11k 93 53 / $4.50 1
6879 - Blizzard Baron 19k 93 81 / $9.25 1
6898 - Ice-Sat V 23k 93 133 / $17.50 1
6973 - Deep Freeze Defender 32k 93 412 / $49.00 3
6983 - Ice Station Odyssey 38k 93 337 / $67.00 3

Shhhh! These guys have secrets! And cool weapons...and androids...and giant robots. Hmmm...it's a wonder more people didn't really take to the Spyrius sub-theme, introduced in 1994. The 6949 Robo-Guardian has got to be one of the tallest Space System sets around...and includes some nifty pieces to boot.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1714 - ? N/A 95 22 / ? 1
1843 - Spyrius Attacker N/A 96 ? / ? 1
6835 - Saucer Scout 10k 94 45 / $4.50 1
6889 - Recon Robot 16k 94 133 / $13.25 1
6939 - Saucer Centurion 18k 94 211 / $29.75 2
6949 - Robo-Guardian 23k 94 360 / $38.50 3
6959 - Lunar Launch Site 26k 94 274 / $47.50 3

This U.S.-only sub-theme was introduced for 1995 with only three sets. Apparently, 1793 Space Station Zenon has sold so poorly that it's already been discontinued for '96. It's too bad, because Zenon is a decent set, although it could've used another mini-fig and the small space ship should've included pieces which would've allowed it to dock with the Star Hawk II.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1787 - Crater Cruiser 20k 95 180 / $21.00 2
1789 - Star Hawk II 20k 95 288 / $33.00 2
1793 - Space Station Zenon 23k 95 340 / ? 3
6991 - Monorail Transport Base 73k 94 568 / $178.00 4

For 1996, Lego introduces another new sub-theme: The Exploriens. These space-bound information gatherers also bring with them some new elements, such as new antennae, a new android mini-fig, new wing pieces and more.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1737 - Scorpion Detector N/A 96 196 / $27.50 2
1858 - Exploriens Droid Scout 19k 96 21 / ? 1
6815 - Hovertron 9k 96 28 / $3.50 1
6854 - Alien Fossilizer 13k 96 51 / $6.75 1
6856 - Planetary Decoder 13k 96 79 / $8.75 1
6899 - Nebula Outpost 25k 96 156 / $16.50 2
6958 - Android Base 26k 96 267 / $44.00 3
6982 - Explorien Starship 57k 96 652 / $88.00 4

U.F.O.

U.F.O. is probably the most radical sub-theme Space has ever had. Big, 1/4-saucer sections (in different sizes) allow you to build real flying saucers! The helmets for the U.F.O. figs are decorated with a hideous creature's head. There's even a Fiber Optics System ship!

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
2543 - SHELL UFO Zipper 14k 98 ? / ? 1
6816 - Cyber Blaster 69k 97 19 / ? 1
6818 - Cyborg Scout 22k 97 35 / $3.50 1
6829 - Radon Rover 32k 97 52 / $6.75 1
6836 - V-Wing Fighter 28k 97 39 / $4.50 1
6915 - Warp Wing Fighter 60k 97 234 / $33.00 2
6975 - Alien Avenger 79k 97 361 / $66.00 4
6979 - Interstellar Starfighter 107k 97 289 / $88.00 3
6999 - Cyber Saucer 68k 97 113 / $19.99 1

RoboForce

RoboForce features mechs...two are sort of "humanoid" while the other two are more animalesque. These sets incorporate many hinges and some Technic elements to make them more action-oriented...

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
2151 - Robo Raider 44k 97 135 / $13.25 1
2152 - Robo Raptor 50k 97 220 / $22.00 1
2153 - Robo Stalker 68k 97 270 / $33.00 2
2154 - Robo Master 100k 97 362 / $44.00 2

Insectoids

The introduction of U.F.O. in 1997 only hinted at the hideous race of Insectoids to invade LEGOLand in 1998! These creepy aliens have bulbous helmets and craft shaped like all sorts of nasty crawling and flying critters.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6817 - Beta Buzzer 43k 98 ? / $3.99 1
6837 - Cosmic Creeper 45k 98 ? / $7.99 1
6903 - Bug Blaster 35k 98 ? / $2.99 1
6905 - Bi-Wing Blaster 48k 98 ? / $3.99 2
6909 - Sonic Stinger 40k 98 ? / $19.99 2
6919 - Planetary Prowler 49k 98 ? / $34.99 2
6969 - Celestial Stinger 60k 98 ? / $49.99 1
6977 - Arachnoid Star Base 122k 98 ? / $79.99 2

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