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6980 Galaxy Commander is a Classic Space set released in 1983. It contains a large spaceship, a landing pad, two ground vehicles and five Classic Space astronauts (2 white, 2 yellow, 1 red). It has 427 pieces.
The spaceship consists of two separable segments. The front section with two cockpits, and the aft section that contains a detachable lab module which is held in place by two clamps. Just as in 6929 Starfleet Voyager, the cockpits have transparent blue windshields at their bottom. The lab module can be opened by folding the roof to the side and is equipped with a dish antenna that can be collapsed to lie flat on the roof.
One of the ground vehicles is a typical rover that carries a metal detector. The other is equipped with a hose.
- This was the first LEGO spacecraft with twin cockpits. It was also the largest Space set at that time.
- The only other spaceship set that contained a baseplate with landing pad print was 928 Galaxy Explorer (and its US variant). But the particular baseplate that was included here was only available in this set and 9355 DACTA Space Theme Set.
- The Galaxy Commander resembles the 7644 MX-81 Hypersonic Operations Aircraft from the Mars Mission theme.
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