I was a big fan of early 90s Lego Space sets when I was a boy. It was a time of M-Trons, Blacktrons, Space Police, Ice Planet, and others. Unfortunately, Lego was very expensive compared to local wages back then so I didn't get many of them, let alone some big ones.
Much later, in 2008, I stumbled upon small Lego exhibition made by some local fans. There was a really huge M-Tron base and it got me thinking about buying few of those larger Space sets I wanted years ago. Well, after about two-month eBay shopping spree I had all M-Tron sets - together with about 60 others (and some individual parts orders from Bricklink). I became a nightmare for local post women with all these international packages coming nearly every other day. My best buy was probably Blacktron Message Intercept Base with original box for less than £20 from eBay UK.
These days I don't have time for Lego anymore, but hopefully this will change some day. And some larger building space would be nice too!
My latest creation is Ice Planet's Deep Freeze Defender rebuilt as a M-Tron ship. Unfortunately, it was quite damaged during moving to a different house so I'll have to do some repairs.
Check out my Brickshelf gallery and current set collection.
Instead of a big ship the theme centered around the which featured a battery-powered train system and some twenty linear feet of track. Some fans were also disappointed that aside from a proliferation of small 50-element-or-less vehicles seemed to be mostly a rehash Blacktron I on a set-by-set basis.. The new robots were very different from those of Classic Space with many different parts..Returning to the clean white and transparent blue cockpits of Futuron as well as their civilian role sets are known for their use of large open sometimes rickety structures and special image elements e.g. as foil-holograph stickers for view screens .
Even though the traditional Lego bricks were still present in these new sets they also had some finer details which enabled more multi-purpose space vehicles and smoother looking battleships…In the early space sets there were certain oddities such as the use of a steering wheel to drive the spacecraft and even though it lacks any on board pilot protection except that of the space suit it was still fancy enough to spark the imaginations of kids back then.
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