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Futuron
Theme-futuron
Release years:

19871990

Main theme:

Space

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

Blacktron
Space Police I
M-Tron


Futuron was a subtheme of LEGO Space released between 1987 and 1990. The theme concerned a group of peaceful civilian space explorers that competed against the astronauts from Blacktron. Futuron astronauts largely reprised the colour scheme and logo of their predecessors from Classic Space. With more than 17 different sets, it was one of the larger Space factions.

Details

Theme-space
Futuron used the same logo as the Classic Space astronauts.

Taking over from Classic Space and inheriting its white-and-blue colour scheme, "Futuron" depicted an austere yet bustling settlement on the surface of a planetary body, probably Earth's moon. Its minifigures came in many colours (red, blue, yellow and black) similar to Classic Space, but all shared the same uniform — a zipper crossing from hip to shoulder with colour on top and white below — as well as light blue-tinted helmet visors. Instead of a main ship, the theme centered around the 6990 Monorail Transport System, which featured a battery-powered train system and some twenty linear feet of track.

The Minifigures of the first Space Police theme had the same torso pieces as black Futuron astronauts, but had different arms, legs and helmets.

Vehicles and Facilities

Futuron comprised two large ground-based installations, the Monorail Transport System, which was also the subtheme's biggest and most popular set, and a rocket launch base, but did not include many large spaceships. The biggest spacecraft was the Stardefender "200". Other notable ships include the Aero-Module and the Galactic Starship. All other spacecraft in the theme had less than 90 pieces. On the other hand, Futuron featured a relatively large number of ground vehicles, including four bigger trucks or rovers (Magma Carrier, Crater Crawler, Interplanetary Rover and the Lunar MPV vehicle) and a piloted walker robot.

Many Classic Space sets of the years 1987 and 1988, such as the Polaris-I Space Lab and the Sonar Transmitting Cruiser are often mistaken as Futuron sets, due to the similar colourscheme, but they still included the old astronaut Minifigures.

Space-1987
Several Futuron sets in a catalog from 1988; from left to right: 6830 Space Patroller, 6875 Hovercraft, 6990 Monorail Transport System (train and base), 6953 Cosmic Laser Launcher (on the left: 6987 Message-Intercept Base from Blacktron)

Notes

  • In LEGO Universe, one of the shirts that can be found from random enemy drops on Crux Prime is a black Futuron shirt. However, it is slightly different from the original, in having a black triangle in the lower left area of the back of the shirt, in the style of recent minifigure torsos with printing on the front and back.


Sets

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
1616 Space Combi-Pack 1616  Space Combi-Pack  120  Blue Futuron AstronautYellow Futuron Astronaut   $10.00  1989 
1620 Box 1620  Astro Dart  35  Yellow Futuron Astronaut(1)     1989 
1621 Box 1621  Lunar MPV Vehicle  102  Blue Futuron Astronaut     1990 
1974-2 1974  Star Quest  37  Black Futuron Astronaut White Helmet     1989 
5034-1 5034  Replacement Light & Sound 1x2 Lighting Brick with Coloured Globes       1987 
5039 5039  Monorail Stop/Reverse Switch for Space Track       1989 
5040 5040  Monorail 9V Motor for Space Track       1989 
5041 5041  Space Track Connector Lead 9V       1989 
6347 Monorail Accessory Track 6347  Monorail Accessory Track  54       1991 
6703 Space Minifigures 6703  Space Minifigures  30  Black Futuron AstronautBlue Futuron AstronautRed Futuron AstronautYellow Futuron AstronautBlacktron AstronautBlacktron Astronaut   $6.00  1988 
6770 Futuron 6770  Lunar Transporter Patroller  118  Yellow Futuron Astronaut   $26.75  1988 
6780 Box 6780  XT Starship  201  Yellow Classic Spaceman     1986 
6810 Box 6810  Laser Ranger  36  Black Futuron Astronaut   $2.00  1989 
6828 Box 6828  Twin-Winged Spoiler  57  Blue Futuron Astronaut   €4.99  1988 
6830 Box 6830  Space Patroller  48  Yellow Futuron Astronaut     1988 
6848 Box 6848  Strategic Pursuer  70  Yellow Futuron Astronaut     1988 
6850 Box 6850  Auxiliary Patroller  42  Yellow Futuron Astronaut     1989 
6875 Box 6875  Hovercraft  87  Yellow Futuron Astronaut   $7.75  1988 
6884 Box 6884  Aero-Module  101  Blue Futuron Astronaut     1987 
6885 Box 6885  Crater Crawler  98  Black Futuron Astronaut     1988 
6893 Box 6893  Galactic Starship  110  Blue Futuron AstronautYellow Futuron Astronaut     1987 
6921 Box 6921  Monorail Accessory Track  46     $$34.95  1988 
6925 Box 6925  Interplanetary Rover  200  Yellow Futuron Astronaut (2)   $21.00  1988 
6932 Box 6932  Stardefender "200"  242  Yellow Futuron Astronaut (2)   $24.00  1987 
6953 Box 6953  Cosmic Laser Launcher  206  Red Futuron Astronaut (2), Yellow Futuron Astronaut   $33.00  1987 
6990 Box 6990  Monorail Transport System  715  Blue Futuron Astronaut (2), Yellow Futuron Astronaut (3)   $155.00  1987 
Other appearances
Late Classic Space sets in Futuron colours

Minifigures


See also

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