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|Title = Blacktron
 
|Title = Blacktron
 
|Image=Theme-blacktron.gif
 
|Image=Theme-blacktron.gif
|Years= [[1987]] - [[1988]] (1989, 1990)
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|Years= [[1987]][[1988]] (1989, 1990)
 
|Main theme=[[Space]]
 
|Main theme=[[Space]]
 
|Colorscheme={{Colorscheme/Blacktron}}
 
|Colorscheme={{Colorscheme/Blacktron}}
 
|Concurrent factions= [[Futuron]], [[Space Police I]], [[M-Tron]]
 
|Concurrent factions= [[Futuron]], [[Space Police I]], [[M-Tron]]
 
}}
 
}}
'''Blacktron''' was one of the first two factions of the ''[[Space]]'' theme (the other one being ''[[Futuron]]'') and was introduced in [[1987]].
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'''Blacktron''' was one of two factions of the ''[[Space]]'' theme (the other one being ''[[Futuron]]'') and was introduced in [[1987]].
   
 
== Details ==
 
== Details ==
The first unified and truly "themed" space race, ''Blacktron'' took to the stars in black with yellow trim, and red and yellow transparent pieces. (The odd man out was the [http://guide.lugnet.com/set/1875 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 [[6954 Renegade|Renegade]], which set the tone for many 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 [[6894 Invader|Invader]] and [[6941 Battrax|Battrax]]. This modular interchangeability was been a staple of LEGO Space for many years.
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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 [[1875 Meteor Monitor|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 [[6954 Renegade|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 [[6894 Invader|Invader]] and [[6941 Battrax|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 color scheme it could be viewed as being from between the "upgrade" era of ''Blacktron'' to ''Blacktron II''.
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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]]''.
 
Blacktron minifigures were also included as prisoners in sets of ''[[Space Police I]]''.
   
== Sets ==
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== Sets ==
* [[6894 Invader]] (1987)
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{{ThemeTable/renovations
* [[6941 Battrax]] (1987)
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|1875 Meteor Monitor
* [[6954 Renegade]] (1987)
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|6703 Space Minifigures
* [[6876 Alienator]] (1988)
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|6704 Space Mini Figures
* [[6987 Message-Intercept Base]] (1988)
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|6876 Alienator
* [[1875 Meteor Monitor]] (1990)
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|6894 Invader
* [[pc90bc1 Blacktron Post Card]] (LEGO Builders Club Exclusive) [[1990]]
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|6941 Battrax
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|6954 Renegade
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|6987 Message-Intercept Base
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|Pc90bc1 Blacktron Post Card
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}}
 
;Space Police sets containing Blacktron minifigures
 
;Space Police sets containing Blacktron minifigures
 
* [[6781 SP-Striker]] (1989)
 
* [[6781 SP-Striker]] (1989)
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;Other appearances
 
;Other appearances
* [[6703 Space Mini-Figures]] (1988), included two Blacktron minifigures
 
* [[6704 Space Mini Figures]] (1991), included one Blacktron minifigure
 
 
* [[KC45 Blacktron I Key Chain]] (?), a key chain of a [[Blacktron Astronaut]]
 
* [[KC45 Blacktron I Key Chain]] (?), a key chain of a [[Blacktron Astronaut]]
 
== Minifigures ==
 
{{MinifigureGallery
 
|img1=Sp001.jpg
 
|txt1=[[Blacktron Astronaut]]
 
}}
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* A Blacktron torso can be found from random enemy drops on Crux Prime in the online game LEGO Universe.
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* A Blacktron torso could be found from random enemy drops on Crux Prime in the online game LEGO Universe.
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*The [[Evil Mech]] from [[Minifigures Series 11]] bears a Blacktron logo on its chest plate piece.
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*[[Blacktron Fan]] is a [[The LEGO Movie (Theme)|The LEGO Movie]] minifigure.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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Blacktron Theme Proto.png|A prototype of the Blacktron theme from 1985.
 
Blacktron Theme Proto.png|A prototype of the Blacktron theme from 1985.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Blacktron Future Generation]]
 
* [[Blacktron Future Generation]]
 
* [[Space Police I]]
 
* [[Space Police I]]
== Sources ==
 
* [http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=330050&hl=Time+Cruisers BZPower Forums]
 
 
 
   
 
{{De|Blacktron}}
 
{{De|Blacktron}}

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Blacktron
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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
Other appearances

Notes

Gallery

See also

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