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Blacktron
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Release years:

19871988 (1989, 1990)

Main theme:

Space

Colour scheme:
solid:
transparent:
Concurrent faction(s):

Futuron, Space Police I, M-Tron

Blacktron was one of two factions of the Space theme (the other one being Futuron) and was introduced in 1987.

Details

The first unified and truly "themed" Space subtheme, Blacktron took to the stars in black with yellow trim, and red and yellow transparent pieces. (The odd man out was the Meteor Monitor, which was white and black with red transparents.) Blacktron minifigures wore black jumpsuits akin to today's military pilots, with white trim and opaque black visors. Stylish, sleek and intimidating, Blacktron was a major step up from the rather clunky design values of Classic Space. Blacktron is considered to be the "bad guys" of the two factions. It featured a large spacecraft, the Renegade, which set the tone for all future big ships by splitting into a number of smaller modules, including a storage bin for a small wheeled vehicle; these modules could be recombined not just with each other, but with modules from other vehicles in the set as well, specifically the Invader and Battrax. This modular interchangeability has been a staple of LEGO Space ever since.

For clarification, Blacktron is often referred to as Blacktron I, as LEGO released Blacktron II (or Blacktron Future Generation) in 1991. Though Blacktron officially ended in 1988, the 1875 Meteor Monitor was released in 1990. Considering Blacktron II's slightly altered colour scheme it could be viewed as being from between the "upgrade" era of Blacktron to Blacktron II.

Blacktron minifigures were also included as prisoners in sets of Space Police I.

Sets

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
1875 Box 1875  Meteor Monitor  29  Blacktron Astronaut     1990 
6703 Space Minifigures 6703  Space Minifigures  30  Black Futuron AstronautBlue Futuron AstronautRed Futuron AstronautYellow Futuron AstronautBlacktron AstronautBlacktron Astronaut   $6.00  1988 
6704-1 6704  Space Mini Figures  44  Blacktron AstronautBlacktron Future Generation Astronaut (2), Space Police I OfficerM-Tron Jetpack AstronautM-Tron Astronaut     1991 
6876 Box 6876  Alienator  82  Blacktron Astronaut     1988 
6894 Box 6894  Invader  156  Blacktron Astronaut   $14.25  1987 
6941 Box 6941  Battrax  276  Blacktron Astronaut     1987 
6954 Box 6954  Renegade  302  Blacktron AstronautBlacktron Astronaut   $29.99  1987 
6987 Box 6987  Message-Intercept Base  562  Blacktron Astronaut (5)     1988 
Pc90bc1 Pc90bc1  Blacktron Post Card       1990 
Space Police sets containing Blacktron minifigures
Other appearances

Minifigures

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