Review of LEGO set 6933

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.

Reviewer Information

Review Written:
1995.10.14
By:
Jacob Sparre Andersen (jacob@sparre-andersen.dk)
Age:
23
Favorite Theme:
My own creations

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.

Have a look at my LEGO on the Web at http://lego.sparre-andersen.dk/

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.