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.
|Image||Item number||Set||Number of pieces||Minifigures||Price||Release|
|1875||Meteor Monitor||29||Blacktron Astronaut||1990|
|6703||Space Minifigures||30||Black Futuron Astronaut, Blue Futuron Astronaut, Red Futuron Astronaut, Yellow Futuron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut||$6.00||1988|
|6704||Space Mini Figures||44||Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Future Generation Astronaut (2), Space Police I Officer, M-Tron Jetpack Astronaut, M-Tron Astronaut||1991|
|6954||Renegade||302||Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut||$29.99||1987|
|6987||Message-Intercept Base||562||Blacktron Astronaut (5)||1988|
|Pc90bc1||Blacktron Post Card||1||1990|
- Space Police sets containing Blacktron minifigures
- 6781 SP-Striker (1989)
- 6886 Galactic Peace Keeper (1989)
- 6895 Spy-Trak I (1989)
- 6955 Space Lock-Up Isolation Base (1989)
- 6986 Mission Commander (1989)
- Other appearances
- A Blacktron torso could be found from random enemy drops on Crux Prime in the online game LEGO Universe.
- The Evil Mech from Minifigures Series 11 bears a Blacktron logo on its chest plate piece.
- Blacktron Fan is a The LEGO Movie minifigure.