LEGO Space Trivia Challenge

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NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

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LEGO began producing spacefaring sets during 1963 and the range has become extremely popular, encompassing multiple themes.

Our new LEGO trivia challenge is therefore focused upon Space and includes twenty questions. The first fifteen are multiple-choice questions and section two comprises five true or false questions.

You can choose to test your memory of LEGO Space or research the answers on Brickset. When you have answered every question, click submit and scroll back towards the top of the page to view your result.

Remember to read the questions carefully and good luck!

Let us know how you performed in the comments but please refrain from revealing the answers.

54 comments on this article

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By in Ireland,

Great quiz! I got 8 out of 15, which is good enough for me since I know barely anything about classic space.

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By in United Kingdom,

9/15 for me, I guessed the answers to themes I know very little about.

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By in Hungary,

14/15, 18/20 with bonus questions :)

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By in United States,

I got a shameful 8/15 on the first part, but 4/5 on the second.

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By in United States,

13/15 + all 5 of the bonus questions. I know very little of the really old space themes so most of that was just straight up luck.

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By in United States,

10/15 13/20
Not bad for guessing the 90’s era questions!
Happy 50th anniversary Apollo 11!

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By in Serbia,

10/15, 14/20 overall. Not bad.

Although I am getting suspicious at all these space-themed articles. I think something is coming and Brickset staff just can't tell us directly :)

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By in United States,

9/15, but 13/20 with the bonus questions.

I guess I know more than I thought about the Space themes, despite most of them being gone by 2000, when I was born ;)

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By in Netherlands,

6/15 and 9/20. Pretty bad this time, though I did know a lot of the answers for Space themes of the 2000's and 2010's because I remember them from looking at catalogues.

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By in United States,

^^^I'd guess the space themed articles are more in the spirit of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, though would be pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong!

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By in Russian Federation,

Never have I failed a test so spectacularly before. I didn't even know half of these subthemes existed!

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By in United Kingdom,

8/20 without researching the theme more isn't to bad, the space themes aren't my favourite other than star wars but I'm quite proud of my score..

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By in United Kingdom,

11/15 for the main section (helps that a lot of them were about 90s space, when I first started collecting, nostalgia always helps the memory), only 2/5 for bonus questions.

Getting question 4 wrong annoyed me for a couple reasons: 1st because I was thinking of the Blacktron 2 logo not the original one, and 2nd because that one isn't the shape I thought it was so I would have been wrong anyway XD

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By in United States,

17/20

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By in Germany,

13/20 - I'm fine with that. I owned only M-Tron and Ice Planet 2002 (I got that right) sets as a kid...

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By in United States,

14/20. There are a couple I shouldn't have missed, but I don't blame myself for not knowing much about AC or Mars Mission or the later stuff. Also, 7052 is "UFO Abduction," not "Alien Abduction."

My dark ages started shortly after Ice Planet and by the time I was out, Star Wars had taken over everything. I do get a kick out of AC though.

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By in Ireland,

5/15 +0/5 so like all my school reports keep reminding me "must try harder" ,great quiz and to see the correct info too .Thanks Guys

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By in Netherlands,

17/20 frenzy cost me one!

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By in Philippines,

13/15 plus 5/5 bonus but I have some feedback for one question which is:

Robots have appeared in several Space ranges but which was the first to include a robot consisting entirely of standard minifigure elements? *

While its not part of the category, Space police II does include a mini robot.
https://brickset.com/sets/1969-1/Mini-Robot

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By in United States,

17/20

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By in United Kingdom,

9/20

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By in Netherlands,

Ouch, I got only 12/15 from the first section and 4/5 from the bonus questions. 16/20 overall. Since I’m a 1970’s kid and own 99% of all Space sets, I should be ashamed of myself for not knowing more about this theme.... and I *am* ashamed of myself!

I guess it’s time for me to dig up the old Lego catalogs (plus rebuild all Space sets...) and study them hard (again)! LOL

About the comments on the space articles; it’s either because of the 50th Birthday of the Lunar Landing or because TLG is working on something, I agree. Though in my heart I hope it’s for both reasons. Fingers crossed?!

And of course a big Thank You to CapnRex101 for a wonderful trivia again! Thumbs up Brickset, you always brighten my day! :D

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By in United States,

Without looking anything up: 11/20

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By in United States,

10/15 and 4/5, 14/20. Tripped me up with the minifigure pack and the goldang Spyrius robot, and any question with a year in it.

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By in United States,

Nice, I got 10/20.

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By in United States,

Nice, I got 10/20.

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By in United States,

13/20...not too shabby. I haven’t paid attention to space in so long, I had to guess on the themes I didn’t own as a kid.

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By in United States,

Perfect score! Feels good, as I have been an aficionado of Lego Space in all of its incarnations from the 80s and 90s. A well-written quiz, though I did have a few AFOLs debate with me recently in my LUG about Space getting its official start in 1978 rather than 1979. I see then I was correct. This is the 40th anniversary of Lego in SPACE!

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By in Canada,

Got twelve. Embarrassed over some Blacktron wrongs.

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By in United States,

I was about to post a 19/20 score, pleasantly surprised it was so good, but I see I’ve been topped. Well done for a perfect result, @Lego Lord Majorca.

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By in United Kingdom,

@dy_enforcer: yeah its got a robot but its made of standard bricks not minifig elements. the question is looking for a robot who is a minifig not a robot who is bricks

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By in France,

19/20 (15/15 + 4/5) :D
All answers found here.

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By in Sweden,

19/20, thanks for a fun trivia challenge!

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By in Latvia,

15/20! I thought I will have 10 or less! Awesome trivia! Could you make a Ninjago quiz?

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By in United Kingdom,

15/20 After Classic Space my knowledge plummets so I'm happy with that!

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By in United Kingdom,

Without looking anything upI got a 9/15 on the first part, but 2/5 on the second.
thanks for a fun trivia challenge!

ps Could you make a Ninjago quiz?

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By in Netherlands,

I'm more than happy as a hardcore space fan with the score! 18/20 & 15/15

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By in United States,

Oof that last true or false question broke me.

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By in Belgium,

18/20 : I had to research most of them. (some I just guessed) But that proved to be very interesting and made me discover some sets I never would have looked at otherwise. Great stuff!!
Please more of these trivia challenges! It's cool to investigate and discover some more hidden treasures.

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By in United Kingdom,

Point of order: Just because red and white spacemen appeared in 1978 and the people packs containing yellow in 1979, does not necessarily mean they were separated by a whole year. The first sets appeared at the very end of 1978, so 'the first year of Classic Space' would spill well over into 1979.

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By in Netherlands,

18/20 without looking anything up.
I only tripped up on the minifigure pack question (I simply forgot what factions were present in that set) and the LoM alien names question because I'm a lego fan, not an astronomer! I simply didn't know which was not a star!

(EDIT: removed potential answers. Sorry, I didn't see the suggestion above :/)

That said knowing classic and modern original space theme lore is my pride and joy, as there is very little to go on. I always tried to peice together the underlying story told by the visual designs, information blurbs and other bits of information I could find.

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By in Netherlands,

And now, my view on how all the space themes fit together!

It started when power crystals are found all over the world: underground (Power Miners), in the arctic (City), volcanoes (City) and meteorites (Town Space Port). This helped develop the space ports from town, 2011 city and 2016 city to better look for energy crystals elsewhere. Case in point: the missing link of 2019 city space with mars mission! If you look closely, you can see the 90s town space logo looks similar to the city space logo. And that looks similar to the Classic Space logo. Which looks similar to the Mars Mission logo (different colours).

Meanwhile, humans went to Mars and found the martians, who were also mining power crystals from their own meteorites (Biodium). They seem to have gotten allong, although a faction of the martians was apparently anti-human, but were stopped by cooperation. Alien Conquest seems to have been the first time aliens visited earth. Earth was prepared however with the ADU. They are not spacefaring, so it seems this motivated humanity further to develop spacetravel technology.

Then a long time after, classic space happened. There seemed to be harmonious cooperation between the various factions (?), as new areas were explored quickly. The various factions eventually became Futuron, whilst one faction split off and became Blacktron. Due to this the first Space Police was established as an offshoot from Futuron.
In the next era, trade and research seem to predominate once again. M:Tron started mining and shipping neon materials, hence the neon colours in the 90s space themes. A future generation of Blackton appeared, spurring SPII's formation. Exploration continued to Krysto, where research rockets were launched. But this technology, along with future technologies from UFO (Cyber Saucer), Exploriens (The android design) and RoboForce (Mechs), was stolen by Spyrius. Futuron had a further branch-off with Unitron (Monorail tech) and Exploriens (The same colour scheme updated for the 90s). The exploriens went about researching distant systems with their telescopes and even found fossilized evidence for aliens. Soon after, the entire galaxy was attacked from a parallel dimension by the Zotaxians, the UFO (O probably stands for organization). A final player in the galactic scene were a refugee group of the Zotaxians, the Insectoids faction. Presumably the UFO involvement stirred them to action.

A long time later, the galaxy had changed. The war had long since passed, and a new Space Police kept order. But a shadowy organization had returned behind gangs like the Black Hole gang: Blacktron! (See Rench, and Smash'n Grab's and the Lunar Limo's colour schemes). The various nods to previous space themes in the sets and the animations establish this taking place later than the classic subthemes.
Mars Mission also seems to take place around this time. Aliens from a different system had crash-landed on Mars, and started a war for the energy crystals once again.
Finally, the Buggoid invasion from Galaxy Squad happened. Interestingly, Galaxy Squad seems to combine the classic space faction (now units) idea with the ADU, as they are now a spacefaring defense force. After that, Solomon Blaze established the Ultra Agents... and nothing. You could see the Exo-Suit and perhaps even Benny's Spaceship (3x) and Space Squad as a continuation, but it seems it has ended.

I really like the space themes. They were all so unique and brimming with personality. Star Wars feels so limited compared to the sheer diversity and creative vehicle designs that we had with Space. Hopefully we'll get something like Galaxy Squad someday: a theme that could stand alone, or be part of something bigger whilst upholding the creative spirit of lego.

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By in United States,

I got 12/15 or 15/20. Great quiz, very challenging unlike many out there! Thanks for making this, I would love to see more!

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By in United Kingdom,

I thought I'd do this without researching anything, and it's very apparent that my Space knowledge plummets when it coincides with my dark ages! 7/15, 12/20 was my final tally - Spyrius, Exploriens, Space Police, Blacktron II, Ice Planet, RoboForce, Life on Mars, Mars Mission, Space Police III, Galaxy Squad, Alien Conquest - all these are unfamiliar to me. Any correct answers from those are from pure guessing, or outside-context knowledge (I know a star when I hear it).

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By in Germany,

I did ok-ish.
I was born 1984 so I really had to guess with some of the vintage stuff. At least I know lots of stuff from my work at a LEGO shop on Bricklink. But identifying parts and knowing about sets are different things. ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Huh, 10 / 15 and 4 / 5. Not bad for being, like, 80% random guesses!

I knew for sure the packaging terrain one, the monorail one and the Ice Planet one, and I was fairly confident on the Life on Mars one... that theme is a nostalgic favourite of mine. Everything else was guesses, educated or otherwise.

The only one I'm mildly annoyed about getting wrong was the robot one; I had narrowed my answer down to two choices, then jumped for the wrong one out of those two xD;;

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By in United States,

This was fun! I certainly added some sets to my wanted list after going through this quiz.

Thank you!

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By in Ireland,

Turns out I know next to nothing about Lego Space...

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By in United States,

Holy Bleep! Going in cold I got a 19/20!!! The only one I missed was the Spyrius question.

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By in United Kingdom,

16/20 - quite pleased with that, though my answers took a noticeable nosedive on anything released after 1994...!

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By in United Kingdom,

7/15! and 5/5!!!!!!!!

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