Random set of the day: Astronaut Figure

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Astronaut Figure

Astronaut Figure

©1999 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6457 Astronaut Figure, released in 1999. It's one of 63 Town sets produced that year. It contains 18 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$2.

It's owned by 1221 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


29 comments on this article

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By in United States,

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

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By in United States,

is this a polybag?

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By in United States,

I really like the astronaut minfigs of this era.

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By in United States,

That jet pack though...

Where have you been all my life.

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By in New Zealand,

This set has two awesome video reviews! Thank you Brickset. The little box is beautiful!

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By in United States,

It was sold in a small (small) box.

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By in Australia,

Yep, box it was. I have this one - one of my earliest sets! I had a couple of the other Town space sets that year and this went along nicely with them, and while my parents bought it and not me, I'm sure it was cheap.

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By in Singapore,

Wish they still sold cute little sets like these. Just the minifig with no extra filler like a satellite or spacecraft to increase the price.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ooh, that visor...

BLIIIIIING!!

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By in Singapore,

This is the one I remember. Not Classic Space, not modern-day LEGO City.

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By in Sweden,

This set brought me out of my dark ages. Well, nearly at least. It's been one of the first I bought after coming back to Lego. Mostly because it was really cheap (used) and I got fascinated by the golden helmet/visor. I have almost all Space Port sets now. Not the most important line to collect maybe...

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By in United Kingdom,

you have to admit that, thats a cute little jetpack, and a good use of the parts

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By in United Kingdom,

Make that ‘owned by 1222’ members.
I’ve realised this is in ours!

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By in Australia,

I loved this little guy.

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By in Netherlands,

That is indeed an Astronaut figure. Those visors look so cool.

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By in Hungary,

It's worth looking up the instructions. Even if it's squeezing blood from a stone they tried their best to include some kind of alt build with only 18 pieces.

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By in Australia,

I love this set, it kept me busy on a week-long family road trip, and became all sorts of different spaceships with only a handful of parts! This one survived the purge when I got rid of a lot of my childhood sets!

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By in United Kingdom,

Didn't have this set, but did get another of the small ones from this range, the Lunar Rover (6463). I mean, it's not exactly the pinnacle of Lego engineering, but it was a cool little theme to me...

Does anyone know, by the way, if the name 'Captain Jerry Walker' was official for this minifigure? Or was that just Lego Adventures Magazine making up names out of nowhere when canon didn't provide anything? :o

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By in United States,

I used these visors when I modded my Apollo 11 set.

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By in Netherlands,

Reminds me of the recent 2019 City Magazine Astronaut, but this chrome visor looks nicer.

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By in United States,

Only $2?!?!??!! WOW

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By in United States,

When you search the set number on google images the first picture is weird-looking fan art of this set.

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By in Germany,

To all the polybag comments:

While this came in a box, like (almost) all 1999 Space Port sets inside of the box was a little polybag with the set image printed on it :)

@BionicleJedi:

Yes 'Jerry Walker' is this guy's official name. The female astronaut from the same year was called 'Eena' (although oddly no surname is known) and the scientist with the white helmet is called 'Dr. Felix Combo'. Some of these names did also appear on various games of the early 2000's.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice to see some other people love Space Port too - I was so obsessed with that theme.

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By in United States,

@BionicleJedi @Atuin: In the U.S. the name given to this astronaut was Buzz Bailey, while the female astronaut was Hallie Comet.

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By in United States,

@McLegoBoy SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

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By in United Kingdom,

@Atuin - Oh cool, thanks for clarifying! Interesting fact, the UK Lego Adventures Magazine gave Ena's surname as Orbit - though if nowhere else used that, I can't vouch for how canon it is. It sounds like Lego, though, to make the name into a pun xD

I know the tech in the red shirt was named Don Small in the same comic, too.

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