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Blacktron
Theme-blacktron
Release years:

19871988 (1989, 1990)

Main theme:

Space

Colour scheme:
solid:
transparent:
Concurrent faction(s):

Futuron, Space Police I, M-Tron

Blacktron was one of two factions of the Space theme (the other one being Futuron) and was introduced in 1987.

Details

The first unified and truly "themed" Space subtheme, Blacktron took to the stars in black with yellow trim, and red and yellow transparent pieces. (The odd man out was the Meteor Monitor, which was white and black with red transparents.) Blacktron minifigures wore black jumpsuits akin to today's military pilots, with white trim and opaque black visors. Stylish, sleek and intimidating, Blacktron was a major step up from the rather clunky design values of Classic Space. Blacktron is considered to be the "bad guys" of the two factions. It featured a large spacecraft, the Renegade, which set the tone for all future big ships by splitting into a number of smaller modules, including a storage bin for a small wheeled vehicle; these modules could be recombined not just with each other, but with modules from other vehicles in the set as well, specifically the Invader and Battrax. This modular interchangeability has been a staple of LEGO Space ever since.

For clarification, Blacktron is often referred to as Blacktron I, as LEGO released Blacktron II (or Blacktron Future Generation) in 1991. Though Blacktron officially ended in 1988, the 1875 Meteor Monitor was released in 1990. Considering Blacktron II's slightly altered colour scheme it could be viewed as being from between the "upgrade" era of Blacktron to Blacktron II.

Blacktron minifigures were also included as prisoners in sets of Space Police I.

Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
1875 Box1875Meteor Monitor29Blacktron Astronaut 1990
6703 Space Minifigures6703Space Minifigures30Black Futuron Astronaut, Blue Futuron Astronaut, Red Futuron Astronaut, Yellow Futuron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut$6.001988
6704-16704Space Mini Figures44Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Future Generation Astronaut (2), Space Police I Officer, M-Tron Jetpack Astronaut, M-Tron Astronaut 1991
6876 Box6876Alienator82Blacktron Astronaut 1988
6894 Box6894Invader156Blacktron Astronaut$14.251987
6941 Box6941Battrax276Blacktron Astronaut 1987
6954 Box6954Renegade302Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut$29.991987
6987 Box6987Message-Intercept Base562Blacktron Astronaut (5) 1988
Pc90bc1Pc90bc1Blacktron Post Card1 1990
Space Police sets containing Blacktron minifigures
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