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Space Police III is a LEGO Space theme that began in 2009 and lasted until 2010. It is the successor to Space Police I and II.

This theme was never, in actuality, named Space Police III - it is merely labeled Space Police, though this is the third reboot of the overall theme. This theme included more minifigure head parts for aliens than the previous themes like the head pieces of Kranxx, Jawson and Squidman and sets generally included at least one alien minifigure and one officer minifigure.

The theme replaced Mars Mission and in 2011, the theme was replaced with Alien Conquest.


The main characters in the theme are the Space Police trying to capture the alien criminals. Many of the sets featured an animation on demonstrating the set. Criminals include the Black Hole Gang (consisting of Kranxx, Snake, the Skull Twins, Slizer, Frenzy and Squidman) So far, there have been 6 police logs showcasing different crimes being committed, to tie in with the sets. Each of the sets feature logos or insignias of previous LEGO Space themes, such as Spyrius, Blacktron, and Classic Space, as a shoutout to the history of LEGO Space. Similar to Space Police II, several Space Police III sets contain modular containment pods for criminals. These pods, aside from minor colour shifts, are all identical from set to set, and can be interchanged between sets. They all feature a "blow away" target which, when hit by a weapon mounted on an Alien Criminal vehicle, would blow open the top hatch of the pod and free the prisoner.

2010 introduced five new sets, 5981 Raid VPR, 5982 Smash 'n' Grab, 5983 Undercover Cruiser, 5984 Lunar Limo, and 5985 Space Police Central.

In 2010 there was a contest requesting readers to build a space vehicle to catch Brick Daddy, Craniac, and Jawson. It was featured at the end of the second 2010 Space Police comic.





Video game only minifigures

Clutch Powers only minifigures


List of Sets[]

Wave 1[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
5969-box5969Squidman Escape42Squidman, Space Police III Officer$5.99 / €5.99May 30, 2009 (US) / June 4, 2009 (UK)
5970-box5970Freeze Ray Frenzy80Kranxx, Space Police III Officer$9.99 / €10.99May 30, 2009 (US) / June 4, 2009 (UK)
5971 box5971Gold Heist205Frenzy, Space Police III Officer$19.99 / €20.99May 30, 2009 (US) / June 9, 2009 (UK)
5972 box5972Space Truck Getaway282Snake, Space Police III Officer$29.99 / €31.99May 30, 2009 (US) / June 4, 2009 (UK)
5973 HyperspeedPursuit A5973Hyperspeed Pursuit456Skull Twin (Two), Space Police III Officer$49.99 / €52.99July 1, 2009 (US) / June 4, 2009 (UK)
5974 box5974Galactic Enforcer825Kranxx, Slizer, Space Police III Officer (Three), Space Police Robot, Statue$99.99 / €94.99August 2009
5979 box (HQ)5979Max Security Transport333Slizer, Snake, Space Police III Officer$39.99 / €39.99August 3, 2009 (US) / August 5, 2009 (UK) (Limited Edition)
5980 box (HQ)5980Squidman's Pitstop389Space Police III Officer, Squidman, Skull Twin, Snake, Mouse$49.99July 24, 2009 (US) / August 5, 2009 (limited Edition)

Wave 2[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
516ZRdPCFlL SL500 5981Raid VPR69Rench, Space Police Commando$9.99 / €9.99December 4, 2009 (US) / December 31, 2009 (UK)
5982-25982Smash 'n' Grab188Space Police Commando, Squidtron$19.99 / €19.99December 4, 2009 (US) / December 31, 2009 (UK)
S 5983-1 15983Undercover Cruiser317Space Police Commando, Jawson$28.99 / €29.992010
S 5984-1 15984Lunar Limo391Space Police Commando, Jawson, Brick Daddy$39.99 / €39.992010
Space Police Central5985Space Police Central630Space Police Commando, Space Police Chief, Jawson, Craniac, X99 Robot$79.99 / €69.99May 2010


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
8399 K9 Bot8399K-9 Bot22Space Police III Officer$3.49June 28, 2009 (US) / June 3, 2009 (UK)
8400 box8400Space Speeder14Snake$3.49June 28, 2009 (US) / June 3, 2009 (UK)
Lego28533002853300Space Police Collection87410$88.912009

Prototypes for Space Police III[]


  • Beginning in May of 2009, there was a short stop-motion Teaser Trailer up on Later, it was discovered that there is a series of short stop-motion videos, each showcasing the different criminals, coming to us starting with Interrogation to promote the upcoming line. These can currently be viewed by taking the link below.




  • The Black Hole Gang shows most of the criminals in all sets excluding Brick Daddy, Craniac, Squidtron, Jawson, and Rench. (all of the 2010 criminals)
  • All the 2009 sets seem to take place outside of what it looks like a city inside an artificial atmosphere, while the 2010 sets shows villains inside the city.
  • There is a reference to this theme in the set 71741 Ninjago City Gardens. On the top part of the building, there is a poster featuring a Space Police officer, Rench and few Space Police vehicles (3 vehicles from set 5981 Raid VPR and the vehicle from 5983 Undercover Cruiser)

See also[]