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6959 Lunar Launch Site alternately named Spyrius Station Xenolith 6 in the UK is a Spyrius set released in 1994. It contains a moon (lunar) base with a small manned spacecraft, a rocket, a rover, two Spyrius astronauts and a robot Minifigure. This is the only base of the Spyrius faction. It has 274 pieces.
The base is built upon a raised baseplate, and consists of a control center (under the dome) and a launch tower, hidden inside the mountain. The rocket launcher is revealed by pulling the front half of the mountain away and tilting back the other half. When the mountain is closed, there is a launch pad for the small spacecraft in front of it. Inside the mountain is a rocket, which is hidden from view until the mountain is opened.
In addition to the base, the set comes with 2 vehicles. One is a land vehicle and the other is a spaceship. The land vehicle is black and red, with a trans-blue satellite dish in front. It is piloted by a Spyrius Astronaut. The spaceship is slightly larger, with a similar colour scheme. Its cockpit is trans-blue. It has twin propulsion systems and a trans-blue satellite dish in front.
In 1994, Spyrius became the villains of Space. They attacked Unitron ships and bases and sent out spies to steal data and technology from both Unitron and Ice Planet 2002. They came from a desolate, craggy moon with giant robots and spaceships, coloured red, black and transparent blue.
- Part 2552px2 appears in 3 sets.
- This is the only set in which Part 4591 is red.
- Part 4346px15 appears in 3 sets.
- Part 2446px14 appears in 4 sets.
- Part 168295 is a sticker unique to this set.
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|Space sets released in 1994|
|1704 Ice Enlarger | 1731 Snow Scooter | 6705 Space Explorers | 6835 Saucer Scout | 6889 Recon Robot | 6939 Saucer Centurion | 6949 Robo-Guardian | 6959 Lunar Launch Site | 6991 Monorail Transport Base | p94space Spyrius Poster | 992983 Spyrius Poster|
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