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6933 Ages 7- (not counted) Pcs © 1991
(from the catalog)
16 page manual. 1 model (10+10+15 steps). Small Danish/Swedish/Finish 1991 catalog (830580/830680) and Danish/Norwegian/Swedish/Finish 1991 LEGO service catalog (830980/831080). Price: paid ~220 DKK Per Element: N/A SET TYPE LEGO system / Space / Blacktron II SET DESCRIPTION It's a three module surface explorer/exploration ship. The base module has six wheels. The four front most has independent suspension and the two rear wheels are used for steering. The base propulsion unit controls the steering. The lab unit carries the ship propulsion units and fits on the top of the base. The cockpit/control module fits both on the front of the lab unit (flying and off-road driving) and low on the front of the base module (flat surface driving). The set is black with a little bit of white and the lab and cockpit modules has clear flourecent yellow windows and antennae. RATINGS (MUST-HAVE EXCELLENT VERY-GOOD GOOD FAIR POOR) Set: EXCELLENT Those suspension elements has really put my imagination to work. And the rest; a lot of very useful pieces. I'm not sure about the window frames embedded in octagonal plates, but they might be useful for some sort of air-lock. Models: MUST-HAVE The modules use just the right amount of elements. Not too bulky, not any misplaced special elements, just elegant. It looks like the cockpit modules for the various Blacktron II ships can be exchanged. I count that as a big plus. Playability: EXCELLENT It's a really SWOOOSH design. Flying around, off-road driving on my bed, take off from the base module and fly to a 'mountain top',... OVERALL IMPRESSION I've witten it above, but one more time; "I consider this set a must." (now I'll 'try to temper (my) enthusiasm.') I came home in the middle of the night (after seeing "Braveheart") and couldn't stay away from the pieces. And when I woke up, I started SWOOSH'ing with it again. I just can't believe that Blacktron are the bad guys. ELEMENTS Display Tray: - Two 6*6*2 clear florecent yellow hinged octagonal cones - One Blacktron II mini-fig - Six large black all-plastic wheels, appr. 6 knobs diameter Special/Unusual Elements: - 6*6*2 hinged octagonal domes - 1*2*2 suspension bricks - 1*4*3 window frames in 6 knobs wide octagonal plates with hinges. - Big all-plastic wheels (appr. 6 knobs diameter). - Wall element for octagonal tunnels. - 8*8 grated plate New: - 6*6*2 hinged octagonal domes - 1*2*2 suspension bricks - 1*4*3 window frames in 6 knobs wide octagonal plates with hinges. Non-Plastic Elements: - Springs built into the suspension bricks. SPECIAL FEATURES [x] Modular [x] Independent suspension SCALE/COMPATIBILITY Mini-fig scale. LIKES The steering and suspension. DISLIKES The box doesn't make much out of the suspension. The main cockpit position is too low for real off-road driving. ERRORS None. EXTRA ELEMENTS - One 1*1 light gray plate. - One 1*1 white plate. - One clear flourecent yellow face plate. - One white "diamond" (the piece that keeps pairs of 1*1 round plates together - not really an element). CONCLUSION This set is so great. I even feel I cheated the shop when I made them give me 20% off the price. If you see it, buy it.
I collect bricks, build out of those I have, and always wish for more bricks Usually the models get mixed up in the rest of the collection within days.
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I've just recently started buying other stuff than Town and Technic, but I did get a few space sets as a kid (well, as a younger kid).
Copyright Jacob Sparre Andersen, 1995.