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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]]''.
   
== Reception ==
 
Popular Blacktron vehicles include [http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6954 Renegade], [http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6894 Invader], [http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6941 Battrax] (all 1987) and [http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6876 Alienator] (1988). The base was [http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6987 Message Intercept Base] (1988).
 
 
== Sets ==
 
== Sets ==
 
* [[6894 Invader]] (1987)
 
* [[6894 Invader]] (1987)

Revision as of 07:48, February 27, 2012

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Blacktron
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Release years:

1987 - 1988 (1989, 1990)

Main theme:

Space

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

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.

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

Space Police sets containing Blacktron minifigures
Other appearances

Minifigures

Notes

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

Gallery

See also

Sources

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