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Exploriens
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Release years:

19961997

Main theme:

Space

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

Spyrius, Unitron, UFO, Roboforce

Exploriens was a subtheme of LEGO Space and was introduced in the year 1996 and discontinued in 1997.

Description

Exploriens-logo

The logo of the Exploriens as seen on their vehicles and uniforms.

Returning to the clean white and transparent blue cockpits of Futuron (as well as their civilian role), Exploriens sets are known for their use of large, open structures and special image elements (e.g., as foil-holograph stickers for view screens). The Exploriens were searching, evidently, for fossils in the form of flat plates that contained triple images: one in white, for the naked eye; one in blue, for viewing under transparent red scanners; and one in red, for viewing under transparent blue scanners.

It was the second Space theme to include a robot Minifigure, and was also the second Space theme to include a female minifigure, a robot named Ann Droid. Popular Exploriens vehicles include 6938 Scorpion Detector and their largest spaceship, the 6982 Explorien Starship (both 1996). The base was 6958 Android Base (1996). A mini-base, 6899 Nebula Outpost (1996), was also included. The theme was only short-lived, with almost all of the themes sets and merchandise being released in only the single year, 1996. The only product released the following year (in 1997) was 1130 LEGO Explorien T-Shirt.

Background

The eponymous Exploriens were a group of civilian space explorers.

Sets

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
08544 08544  Rose Art Floor Puzzle, Exploriens         1996 
1737 Box 1737  Scorpion Detector  197  2 Exploriens   $20.00  1996 
1858-1-1- 1858  Droid Scout  21  Ann Droid     1996 
4103787 4103787  Exploriens Poster 1996       1996 
5129 Space Accesories 5129  Exploriens Accessories  25     $4.25  1996 
6815 Box 6815  Hovertron  28  Nova Hunter   $3.50  1996 
6854 Box 6854  Alien Fossilizer  51  1   $6.75  1996 
6856 Box 6856  Planetary Decoder  79  1   $7.99  1996 
6899 6899  Nebula Outpost  146  2   $15.00  1996 
6938 Box 6938  Scorpion Detector  197  Explorien x2   $24.00  1996 
6958 Box 6958  Android Base  267  3   $40.00  1996 
6982 Box 6982  Explorien Starship  652  ExplorienExplorienNova HunterAnn Droid   $79.99  1996 

Minfigures

Sp012
Sp008
Sp009
Sp010
Sp011
With breathing
apparatus
Without breathing
apparatus
Nova HunterAnn DroidAnn Droid
with helmet


Notes

  • In LEGO Racers, one of the race-tracks on the 1st and 4th circuits is an Exploriens one, named "Magma Moon Marathon", and the starter parts for building your car include Exploriens parts. Ann Droid and Nova Hunter are both CPU opponents.
  • In LEGO Universe, one of the kits exclusive to Crux Prime is the "Explorien Bot" kit, which consists of Ann Droid's legs, torso (with printings on both the front and back) and 1x1 round yellow transparent "light" hat that changes walking animations to a robotic style. The pants are awarded in a Crux Prime achievement.

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