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== 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 [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 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]]''.
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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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