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Exploriens
Theme-exploriens
Release years:

19961997

Main theme:

Space

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

Spyrius, Unitron, UFO, Roboforce

Exploriens was a subtheme of Space introduced in 1996 and discontinued in 1997.

Description

Exploriens-logo

The logo of the Exploriens as seen on their vehicles and uniforms.

Returning to the clean white and transparent blue cockpits of Futuron (as well as their civilian role), Exploriens sets are known for their use of large, open structures and special image elements (e.g., foil-holograph stickers for view screens). The Exploriens searched for fossils in the form of flat plates that contained triple images: one in white, for the naked eye; one in blue, for viewing under transparent red scanners; and one in red, for viewing under transparent blue scanners.

Exploriens was the second Space theme to include a robot Minifigure, and was also the second Space theme to include a female minifigure, a robot named Ann Droid. Popular Exploriens vehicles include 6938 Scorpion Detector and their largest spaceship, the 6982 Explorien Starship. The base was 6958 Android Base (1996). A mini-base, 6899 Nebula Outpost, was also included. The theme was short-lived, with almost all of the sets and merchandise being released in 1996. The only product released the following year was 1130 LEGO Explorien T-Shirt.

Background

The eponymous Exploriens were a group of civilian space explorers.

Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
0854408544Rose Art Floor Puzzle, Exploriens  1996
1737 Box1737Scorpion Detector1972 Exploriens$20.001996
1858-1-1-1858Droid Scout21Ann Droid 1996
41037874103787Exploriens Poster 19961 1996
5129 Space Accesories5129Exploriens Accessories25$4.251996
6815 Box6815Hovertron28Nova Hunter$3.501996
6854 Box6854Alien Fossilizer511$6.751996
6856 Box6856Planetary Decoder791$7.991996
68996899Nebula Outpost1462$15.001996
6938 Box6938Scorpion Detector197Explorien x2$24.001996
6958 Box6958Android Base2673$40.001996
6982 Box6982Explorien Starship652Explorien, Explorien, Nova Hunter, Ann Droid$79.991996


Minfigures

Sp012
Sp008
Sp009
Sp010
Sp011
With breathing
apparatus
Without breathing
apparatus
Nova HunterAnn DroidAnn Droid
with helmet

Notes

  • In LEGO Racers, one of the racetracks on the 1st and 4th circuits is an Exploriens-themed track named "Magma Moon Marathon", and the starter parts for building the player's car include Exploriens parts. Ann Droid and Nova Hunter are both CPU opponents.
  • In LEGO Universe, one of the kits exclusive to Crux Prime is the "Explorien Bot" kit, which consists of Ann Droid's legs, torso (with printings on both the front and back) and 1x1 round yellow transparent "light" hat that changes walking animations to a robotic style. The pants are awarded in a Crux Prime achievement.

See also

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