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6986 Mission Commander is a Space Police I set released in 1989. It contains a large Space Police starship, a small truck, two Space Police I red-neon jail cells and two small spacecraft. It also contained two Space Police Officers and one Blacktron Astronaut.
Despite its enormous size, the spaceship offers little room inside due to the centre section housing a rack mechanism that opens the storage bay for the truck, doubling as the cockpit for the spaceship. When released, the small truck can be used to transport the jail cells. The top of the cockpit may open or close to insert or take out one minifigure. On either side of the cockpit is a pair of laser cannons. There are two more lasers on the front of the starship. Behind the cockpit section is a transparent-red area. This does not seem to have any particular purpose, however. This section is Black and Blue with a large amount of transparent-red.
The next section is the wings. They each carry a small spacecraft under the transparent-red parts, which can be lifted via an angle part. At the end of each wing is a laser cannon. The laser and the fin that it is attached to can be lifted, allowing another section of the wings to angle out, which in turn allows the landing section to be removed. Another feature of the wings section is the rack part. Their is a knob which can be turned, sliding open the cockpit. The TECHNIC Rack cannot move past a certain point due to a pair of slope parts. This section is mostly black with some blue and a bit of transparent-red appearing.
The landing section is connected to the wings via a pair of TECHNIC axles. The end of the TECHNIC Rack is inserted into this section. It uses many large parts to create a boxy-shape similar to a plus. It is covered with a large plate which can be lifted. Connected to the plate is the back of the section. On either side are a pair of plates which are used to slot in the Jail Cells. On top of these are lights. On top of the box section is a satellite dish. The landing section is mostly black and blue.
Lastly are the vehicles and jail cells. There are three vehicles: two spaceships and a rover. The rover is stored inside the cockpit and is where the ship is controlled from. It is blue and black and piloted by one astronaut. The rover can carry one Jail Cell on it's back. It also has a pair of lights and a laser. The two spaceships are identical. They are both stored on the wings, one on each. On the back of each ship is a pair of thrusters. They have no weaponry and can be piloted by one minifigure at a time. The Jail Cells are more complex than the vehicles. They are two in number. The colour scheme of the Jail Cells is a Blue and Black with some Transparent Red. On the back of the cells are windows. The top of the cells can be lifted via a hinge, and connected to the top are the jail bars. On either side of the Jail Cells are the Space Police I logo. On the backside of these cells are a pair of parts which allow them to slot into the ship or the smaller rover.
Like many other of Space's largest Starships, the Mission Commander comes with three minifigures. The minifigures included with this set are two Space Police officers and a Blacktron criminal. The Blacktron Criminal has the Standard Blacktron Shirt, Black Legs, Helmet, and Visor, and a Black Jetpack. The Space Police Officers are the same as Futuron astronauts except that their helmets have a transparent-red visor and that their suits are black, which is a rarity in Futuron.
The Mission Commander is the head of the Space Police I fleet. It carries smaller ships in their fleet, and transports Blacktron prisoners to their Space Isolation base.
- The Mission Commander is the largest Space Police I spacecraft.
- This was the first set that featured the rectangular radar piece seen above the box section.
- The Space Police II equivalent to this set was 6984 Galactic Mediator and the Space Police III equivalent was the 5974 Galactic Enforcer
- This is the only set in which Part 2466 is blue.
- This is one of two sets in which Part 2466 is transparent-red.
- This is the only set in which Part 2468 is black.
- This is the only set in which Part 2468 is transparent-red.
- This is the only set in which Part 2467 is blue.
- The Mission Commander was mentioned in The LEGO Book.
- Other Large Space Police Vehicles
- 6984 Galactic Mediator
- 6957 Solar Snooper
- 5979 Max Security Transport
- 5974 Galactic Enforcer
- 5983 Undercover Cruiser
|Space sets released in 1989|
1616 Space Combi-Pack | 1620 Astro Dart | 1974 Bonus Pack | 6781 SP-Striker | 6830 Space Patroller | 6831 Message Decoder | 6850 Auxiliary Patroller | 6886 Galactic Peace Keeper | 6895 Spy-Trak I | 6955 Space Lock-Up Isolation Base | 6986 Mission Commander
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