Hello everyone!

As it's been 36 years since it was first introduced, I've decided to write a blog about the history of LEGO Space, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

LEGO Space was first introduced way back in 1978, and is one of the most expensive themes in LEGO history.

Classic Space (1978 - 1987)

The first LEGO Space sets were described as ' a leap forward in LEGO design', but sadly, by today's standards, are very primitive. In earlier stages, the space sets were only ships and basic wheeeled vehicles. But, as their designs improved, and things like the pattern of ground buggies, walking robots, spaceships, and bases were developed.

Some of the sets included:

•The Mobile Tracking Station

•The Rocket Launcher

•The Space Command Center

•The Galaxy Explorer

•The Light and Sound XT Starship

•The Shuttle Craft

•Lunar Rocket Launcher

Futuron (1987 - 1990)

Futuron was origninally a 'subtheme' of LEGO Space that lasted from 1987 to 1990. The theme consisted of civilian space explorers, that fought against the astroouts from Blacktron.

Some of the sets from that era included:

•The Space Patroller

•The Hovercraft

•The Crater Crawler

•The Cosmic Laser Launcher

Blacktron (1987-1988)

Blacktron was originally one of the two factions of space theme that was first introduced way back in 1987. Blacktron was basically a step up from the designs of classic space.

Blacktron is often referred to as Blacktron 1, as LEGO later released Blakctron 2 (otherwise known as Blacktron Future Generation) in 1991.

Some of the sets included:

•The Alienator

•The Message Intercept-Base

•The Renegade

Space Police (1989)

In 1989, LEGO made an interesting storyline decision. LEGO decided to declare Blacktron as the ‘bad guys’ of space, fighting against them and defending the civilian Futuron from was a group of tremendously brave individuals, the Space Police! This LEGO theme marks the beginning of LEGO Space’s greatest period of success, and is possibly the most well loved themes of the collection. Some of the sets included:

•The SP Striker •The Message Decoder •The Space Lock-up isolation base •The Mission Commander

M:Tron (1990-1991)

M:Tron took over the “civilian” role of the Futuron Space races. M:Tron was also the first Space theme to have all its sets as vehicles. Some of the sets in the theme included:

•The Beacon Tracer •The Secret Space Voyager •The Mega Core Magnetizer

Blacktron Future Generation (1991-1992)

Back in 1991, Blacktron had a serious makeover: black and white trim, neon green canopies, and also new, rather sleek uniforms. Some of the sets included:

•The Galactic Scout •The Rocket Detector •The Spectral Starguider •The Aerial Intruder

Part 2 coming soon! :)

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