FANDOM

 
34,313 Pages

Rating-4-glossy
Futuron
Theme-futuron
Release years:

19871990

Main theme:

Space

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

Blacktron
Space Police I
M-Tron


Futuron was a subtheme of LEGO Space released between 1987 and 1990. The theme concerned a group of peaceful civilian space explorers that competed against the astronauts from Blacktron. Futuron astronauts largely reprised the colour scheme and logo of their predecessors from Classic Space. With more than 17 different sets, it was one of the larger Space factions.

Details

Theme-space

Futuron used the same logo as the Classic Space astronauts.

Taking over from Classic Space and inheriting its white-and-blue colour scheme, "Futuron" depicted an austere yet bustling settlement on the surface of a planetary body, probably Earth's moon. Its minifigures came in many colours (red, blue, yellow and black) similar to Classic Space, but all shared the same uniform — a zipper crossing from hip to shoulder with colour on top and white below — as well as light blue-tinted helmet visors. Instead of a main ship, the theme centered around the 6990 Monorail Transport System, which featured a battery-powered train system and some twenty linear feet of track.

The Minifigures of the first Space Police theme had the same torso pieces as black Futuron astronauts, but had different arms, legs and helmets.

Vehicles and Facilities

Futuron comprised two large ground-based installations, the Monorail Transport System, which was also the subtheme's biggest and most popular set, and a rocket launch base, but did not include many large spaceships. The biggest spacecraft was the Stardefender "200". Other notable ships include the Aero-Module and the Galactic Starship. All other spacecraft in the theme had less than 90 pieces. On the other hand, Futuron featured a relatively large number of ground vehicles, including four bigger trucks or rovers (Magma Carrier, Crater Crawler, Interplanetary Rover and the Lunar MPV vehicle) and a piloted walker robot.

Many Classic Space sets of the years 1987 and 1988, such as the Polaris-I Space Lab and the Sonar Transmitting Cruiser are often mistaken as Futuron sets, due to the similar colourscheme, but they still included the old astronaut Minifigures.

Space-1987

Several Futuron sets in a catalog from 1988; from left to right: 6830 Space Patroller, 6875 Hovercraft, 6990 Monorail Transport System (train and base), 6953 Cosmic Laser Launcher (on the left: 6987 Message-Intercept Base from Blacktron)

Notes

  • In LEGO Universe, one of the shirts that can be found from random enemy drops on Crux Prime is a black Futuron shirt. However, it is slightly different from the original, in having a black triangle in the lower left area of the back of the shirt, in the style of recent minifigure torsos with printing on the front and back.


Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
1616 Space Combi-Pack1616Space Combi-Pack120Blue Futuron Astronaut, Yellow Futuron Astronaut$10.001989
1620 Box1620Astro Dart35Yellow Futuron Astronaut (1) 1989
1621 Box1621Lunar MPV Vehicle102Blue Futuron Astronaut 1990
1974-21974Star Quest37Black Futuron Astronaut White Helmet 1989
5034-15034Replacement Light & Sound 1x2 Lighting Brick with Coloured Globes5 1987
50395039Monorail Stop/Reverse Switch for Space Track3 1989
50405040Monorail 9V Motor for Space Track1 1989
50415041Space Track Connector Lead 9V1 1989
6347 Monorail Accessory Track6347Monorail Accessory Track54 1991
6703 Space Minifigures6703Space Minifigures30Black Futuron Astronaut, Blue Futuron Astronaut, Red Futuron Astronaut, Yellow Futuron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut, Blacktron Astronaut$6.001988
6770 Futuron6770Lunar Transporter Patroller118Yellow Futuron Astronaut$26.751988
6780 Box6780XT Starship201Yellow Classic Spaceman 1986
6810 Box6810Laser Ranger36Black Futuron Astronaut$2.001989
6828 Box6828Twin-Winged Spoiler57Blue Futuron Astronaut€4.991988
6830 Box6830Space Patroller48Yellow Futuron Astronaut 1988
6848 Box6848Strategic Pursuer70Yellow Futuron Astronaut 1988
6850 Box6850Auxiliary Patroller42Yellow Futuron Astronaut 1989
6875 Box6875Hovercraft87Yellow Futuron Astronaut$7.751988
6884 Box6884Aero-Module101Blue Futuron Astronaut 1987
6885 Box6885Crater Crawler98Black Futuron Astronaut 1988
6893 Box6893Galactic Starship110Blue Futuron Astronaut, Yellow Futuron Astronaut 1987
6921 Box6921Monorail Accessory Track46$$34.951988
6925 Box6925Interplanetary Rover200Yellow Futuron Astronaut (2)$21.001988
6932 Box6932Stardefender "200"242Yellow Futuron Astronaut (2)$24.001987
6953 Box6953Cosmic Laser Launcher206Red Futuron Astronaut (2), Yellow Futuron Astronaut$33.001987
6990 Box6990Monorail Transport System715Blue Futuron Astronaut (2), Yellow Futuron Astronaut (3)$155.001987


Other appearances
Late Classic Space sets in Futuron colours

Minifigures

See also

External Links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.