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


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

Blacktron minifigures were also included as prisoners in sets of Space Police I. Later Space villains such as Rench and Evil Mech have designs derived from the original Blacktron Astronaut.


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
1875 Meteor Monitor1875Meteor Monitor29Blacktron Astronaut 1990
6703 Space Minifigures6703Space Minifigures30Black Futuron Astronaut, Blue Futuron Astronaut, Red Futuron Astronaut, Yellow Futuron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut (x2)$6.001988
6704 Space Mini Figures6704Space Mini Figures44Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Future Generation Astronaut (x2), Space Police I Officer, M-Tron Jetpack Astronaut, M-Tron Astronaut 1991
6876 Alienator6876Alienator82Blacktron Astronaut 1988
6894 Invader6894Invader156Blacktron Astronaut, Robot$14.251987
6941 Battrax6941Battrax276Blacktron Astronaut 1987
6954 Renegade6954Renegade302Blacktron Astronaut (x2)$29.991987
6987 Message Intercept Base6987Message-Intercept Base562Blacktron Astronaut (x5) 1988
Pc90bc1Pc90bc1Blacktron Post Card1 1990


Key Chains[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
KC45KC45Blacktron I Key Chain1 1988


  • A Blacktron torso could be found from random enemy drops on Crux Prime in the online game LEGO Universe.


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