Random set of the day: Mobile Satellite Up-Link

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Mobile Satellite Up-Link

Mobile Satellite Up-Link

©1991 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 1478 Mobile Satellite Up-Link, released in 1991. It's one of 13 Space sets produced that year. It contains 31 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 1525 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


20 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Transparent Yellow green elements?? Definitely. Sign me up.

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By in Australia,

M-tron!

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By in New Zealand,

Those tyres are the best!

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By in United States,

Another one of those value pack sets that I absolutely loved. M-Tron always brings a smile to my face.

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By in Venezuela,

Time to think with magnets! I'd love to get some M-Tron, as I've previously stated. It just speaks to me for whatever reason, despite the strong allure of Ice Planet 2002 (TRANS-NEON-ORANGE CHAINSAWS!)...
This vehicle is adorable, even when it doesn't have any of the stellar magnets (since you probably wouldn't need magnets to up-link with satellites while mobilising)... I like the hinge and the wheels are cool.

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By in United States,

#MTron4life #Moonwheels4thewin #80's-90'sSpacerules!!!

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By in United States,

Nice, now that's an obscure one! I got this guy as part of a 5-in-1 sampler, #1476, with a BT2, castle, town, and pirate set. As a space guy, this was actually the least impressive of the 5. Still, gotta love M:Tron!

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By in Turkey,

As much as I love the Classic Space, some designs do look crude, sorry to say.

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By in France,

Space theme was going into new colors, and to me, used to Classic ones, looked somehow strange and off. But I got one or two black and trans-yellow ones nonetheless.

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By in Belgium,

I like the M-tron theme! That might also have something to do with the fact it was released when I was a child and still into Lego at the time. Perhaps I wouldn't have liked it that much when it was released later.
Anyway, the magnets were awesome, although this set hasn't got any. This small set was not released in Europe. I own most of the M-tron sets now, but still this one is missing. Anyone care to send me one for free...? :-p

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By in United Kingdom,

ah, back when lego was allowed to put magnets in their sets. I kinda miss lego with magnets, they were fun

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By in United States,

This was right in my wheelhouse. As above, I got this as part of the 5-pack and felt I was the luckiest kid in the world. Love the color palate!

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By in Germany,

Not only transparent yellow green elements - they are epic yellow green fluorescence elements... take a black light... or just enjoy them glowing, when its getting dark and they use the small amount of remaining sunlight to still shine bright...

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By in United Kingdom,

Yuk! - nice wheels though

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By in Canada,

I wasn't into space as a kid, but themes like Blacktron and M-Tron make me wish I had been.

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By in United States,

My Mom got me this in a 5 pack waaay back when I was in college. She’s the best! MTron is awesome!

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By in United States,

M-Tron was great... A shame they haven't brought it back yet.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, what a coincidence. It was my birthday yesterday and got all the M-TRON sets as a present from my wife. Awesome

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By in United States,

Who wants to crack open an ice cold M-Cola with me?

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By in Germany,

Ah, the US exclusive. Wonder why I've never seen this before and I was a die hard M-Tron fanboy.

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