• "Space" set that best reflect its subtheme

    Compiled by Novelty. Updated 12 October 2009. Contains 31 sets.
    This is a collaborative list between Biggy and Novelty. Between us, we decided to pick out the best and most iconic set in each Space subtheme (and a few other space related subthemes) that best reflect the spirit of that particular subtheme.

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358: Rocket Base

1 review
Pieces
276
RRP
£2.95
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Notes
Released April 1973 in the UK.
Bricklist notes
Pre-classic Space.
We both agree that this rocket base pretty much sums up the best set before the advent of classic space proper. The other set 801 is an earlier set and didn't make an impression on either of us. This set clearly is the forerunner of what was to become the Space Theme and as such, it gets our pick.
Our community
198 own this set, 120 want it.

928: Space Cruiser And Moonbase

35 reviews
Pieces
338
Minifigs
4
Related sets
Same as 497-1
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Classic Space - White and Red era.
This is the most famous set of the new Space theme back in the late 70s and early 80s. There's nothing more iconic than this set for Classic Space. The space logo seemed to be the same as the box-shot of this set up till about 1982.
Our community
1093 own this set, 494 want it.

6950: Mobile Rocket Transport

8 reviews
Pieces
209
Minifigs
2
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Classic Space - Yellow era.
We decided to split up Classic space based on when new minifigs were introduced. The all yellow minifig was introduced with 2 sets in 1982 and this set captures what was interesting about space then - huge rockets!
Our community
1347 own this set, 435 want it.

6891: Gamma V Laser Craft

6 reviews
Pieces
144
Minifigs
2
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
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Classic Space - Black and Blue era.
The mid 80s saw the introduction of the blue and the black classic space minifig and it was difficult to pick a set for this era. We selected this set because it was the first detachable cockpit ship of the era. It also comes with a small blue robot/android, which was the "in" thing of the mid 80s.
Our community
1271 own this set, 365 want it.

6894: Invader

8 reviews
Pieces
164
Minifigs
2
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
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Blacktron.
There aren't too many Blacktron sets to choose from. The huge base had a little of everything and looked nice. The smallest set 6876 seems to have it all. However, we settled on this set, which comes not only with the standard black and yellow and trans red colour scheme, but is detachable and can be reconfigured/recombined. It also has the on-board storage capacity common to most Blacktron sets and has a tiny robot/android.
Our community
1786 own this set, 490 want it.

6886: Galactic Peace Keeper

11 reviews
Pieces
121
Minifigs
2
RRP
$12
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Notes
Also known as 'Space Police Hunter' (UK/AUS/F/B/NL)
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Space Police.
The space police introduced the modular prison and almost all sets had that feature. We chose this set as it is the most compact of all the sets with the feature, yet still looked great. The Space Police colours are all there in the set, including the large trans-red cockpit hood.
Our community
2204 own this set, 503 want it.

6923: Particle Ioniser

9 reviews
Pieces
203
Minifigs
2
RRP
$24
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Notes
Also known as 'Cosmicopter' (UK/AUS/F/B/NL)
Related sets
See also 6862-1
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M:tron.
Both of us missed out on this set, and perhaps that's why we agree that this set represents M:tron the best. The colour scheme of red with black and grey and neon yellow highlights is typical of the subtheme and it comes with the usual M:tron magnets and storage box, plenty of tools and a robot/android. This is one of the few choppers in the Space theme.
Our community
1785 own this set, 523 want it.

6981: Aerial Intruder

12 reviews
Pieces
267
Minifigs
2
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
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Blacktron II.
What set the Space Police II apart from the other themes was the jetpack/backpack and the detachable cockpits, which were interchangable with most of the ships. This set has both and is also pays homage to the set that made it to our Futuron slot.
Our community
1184 own this set, 545 want it.

6957: Solar Snooper

6 reviews
Pieces
255
Minifigs
3
RRP
$36
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
Space Police II.
The revamped Space Police had a larger prison which could be mounted on a vehicle, or "picked up" by the holes in its sides. This set has both those features built into both its vehicles.
Our community
1094 own this set, 566 want it.

6973: Deep Freeze Defender

28 reviews
Pieces
417
Minifigs
3
RRP
$45
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
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Ice Planet 2002.
This ship was splashed across many of Lego's promotional materials the year that the Ice Planet were introduced. It has all of the Ice Planet features - skis, the trans-orange saw blades and rockets with magnets. In addition, the ship is modular and can be reconfigured in a number of ways.
Our community
1775 own this set, 799 want it.

6939: Saucer Centurion

11 reviews
Pieces
222
Minifigs
2
RRP
$27
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Spyrius.
The Spyrius theme was about technology stealing and this set, with the dual cockpit, the robotic arm and the "getaway car" encapsulates the theme. It is also nicely designed in the red and black and trans blue Spyrius colours.
Our community
1604 own this set, 431 want it.

1789: Star Hawk II

11 reviews
Pieces
292
Minifigs
2
RRP
$27
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Notes
US only.
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Unitron.
Internationally, the monorail was more popular and it was shown on most of Lego's promotional materials. However, we decided that it was too generic of the Unitron theme, which consists of interchangable cockpits. This US-only set has the interchangable cockpit (which will fit on the monorail and the ground vehicle) and has an interesting bird of prey design.
Our community
513 own this set, 521 want it.

6339: Shuttle Launch Pad

14 reviews
Pieces
564
Minifigs
4
RRP
$66
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
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Launch Command. (Town subtheme)
There was a US-only shuttle launch pad for the Town theme a few years before this subtheme, and it served as the basis for this entire subtheme. Still, the main thrust of this Town subtheme was the Space Shuttle and this set - with the Space Shuttle on the launch pad was used extensively in all the promotional materials.
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1539 own this set, 951 want it.

6938: Scorpion Detector

4 reviews
Pieces
196
Minifigs
2
RRP
$24
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Same as 1737-1
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Exploriens.
The Exploriens were about discovery, with giant telescopes, holographic stickers and magnetic dual colour images that can be viewed under different "lenses" to give different pictures. This set has all those elements, and also includes the triangular "wing" piece that was introduced in the Exploriens subtheme.
Our community
768 own this set, 334 want it.

6900: Cyber Saucer

8 reviews
Pieces
114
Minifigs
1
RRP
$22
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Same as 6999-1
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UFO.
We picked an actual flying saucer to represent the UFO theme. We thought the smaller of the two saucers better represent the theme, than the larger saucer. This saucer had the new large quarter saucer piece, the first non-human space minifig and an actual spinning saucer feature.
Our community
1183 own this set, 353 want it.

2152: Robo Raptor

7 reviews
Pieces
221
Minifigs
1
RRP
$20
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Notes
US only.
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Robo Riders.
There were only a handful of sets for this theme and it wasn't promoted majorly internationally. US S@H uses two of these sets to promote the theme, and we choose this set as the best looking of the two.
Our community
615 own this set, 265 want it.

6907: Sonic Stinger

5 reviews
Pieces
96
Minifigs
1
RRP
$22
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Same as 6909-1
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Insectoids.
In a subtheme filled for sets that looked like giant insects, this set takes the cake. The huge transparent wings and bulbous eyes gives it a great look for the theme. It also comes with a battery powered light and sounds system, complete with insect sounds.
Our community
856 own this set, 260 want it.

6457: Astronaut Figure

5 reviews
Pieces
18
Minifigs
1
RRP
$2
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Space Port. (Town subtheme)
The Space shuttle of a few years earlier gave way to a more classic-space inspired town subtheme that was spaceport. The theme had new backpacks, golden visors and a futuristic looking spaceship. We picked this simple set to represent the subtheme due to its simplicity, although the buggy 6463 also gets a close nod for 2nd place.
Our community
806 own this set, 305 want it.

7190: Millennium Falcon

14 reviews
Pieces
663
Minifigs
6
RRP
$100
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in VP-10-1
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Star Wars Episode 4 - A New Hope.
We both agree that the Millenium Falcon fits the bill here. Choosing which though, is the tricky bit. Since this is Episode 4, the UCS version is eliminated. Likewise, the non-minifig scale versions (key chain, miniscale, mid-scale) were also elimiated. Which leaves us with 2 other version. We chose this version because it looks cleaner with the UFO saucer parts.
Our community
2146 own this set, 1636 want it.

7130: Snowspeeder

26 reviews
Pieces
215
Minifigs
3
RRP
$20
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back.
The episode is famous for its ice battle so we choose the snowspeeder as being representative of this movie, as well as being a famous vehicle in its own right. Again, we only limited the choice to minifig scale versions, and we choose the first one as that is the one with the better design and aesthetics.
Our community
5047 own this set, 1543 want it.

6210: Jabba's Sail Barge

48 reviews
Pieces
781
Minifigs
8
RRP
$74.99, £59.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Star Wars Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi.
There's no shortage of sets for this movie, from the X-wing in the swamp, to the Death Star. However, the one thing that captured most fan-boys was the image of Princess Leia in a golden bikini on a huge ship. Hence the selection of this set for this subtheme.
Our community
4144 own this set, 3118 want it.

7171: Mos Espa Podrace

18 reviews
Pieces
896
Minifigs
10
RRP
$90
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace.
The one thing that captured the imagination in this movie was a young Anakin Skywalker racing in these incredible vehicles. There are bigger and better designed sets in this subtheme (Gungan sub!), but the racers, in their wild and zany models best captures the movie.
Our community
2563 own this set, 1724 want it.

7315: Solar Explorer

7 reviews
Pieces
242
Minifigs
3
RRP
$35, £24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Life on Mars.
This subtheme seemed to be a merger of the Space Port Town subtheme and Aliens/Insectoids Space subtheme. We picked this set because it stood out the most, and was splashed on the forefront of Lego's promotional materials for the subtheme.
Our community
1039 own this set, 383 want it.

7163: Republic Gunship

47 reviews
Pieces
693
Minifigs
8
RRP
$90, £79.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Star Wars Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones.
This movie was mainly about battles and we felt that the Republic Gunship set, with it's battle theme fit the bill here. Note also the Republic Gunship is also used extensively in Clone Wars.
Our community
2638 own this set, 2554 want it.