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Finally, a new Classic Space Set - Benny's Spaceship

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  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,901
    So, BOTH of these might be out in the next few weeks?
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Not sure how different the production set will be, but here's a shot of the spaceship off the Lego Movie set (currently open to the public at Legoland, CA).
    TXLegoguylittletoki
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    edited March 2014
    No doubt all of the signs/arrows and logos on the ship will be stickers? that was one good thing about vintage lego, everything was printed.

    Considering how much profit Lego are making these days you'd think theyd make an effort to try and produce more printed bricks :(

    speaking of space themes, i wonder what the next one will be? hopefully something better than GS
  • aplbomr79aplbomr79 Member Posts: 159
    Spaceship! Spaceship!

    Loved this seen in the movie!
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,874

    No doubt all of the signs/arrows and logos on the ship will be stickers? that was one good thing about vintage lego, everything was printed.

    Considering how much profit Lego are making these days you'd think theyd make an effort to try and produce more printed bricks :(

    speaking of space themes, i wonder what the next one will be? hopefully something better than GS

    The 2x4 slopes/roof tiles with classic space logos seem like they'll all be printed. The rest (excluding figure parts, of course) will probably all be stickered. Personally, I'm fine with that. I feel like a lot of the printing on a lot of older sets sometimes seems kind of wasteful in hindsight, unless those printed elements were being used across multiple sets, so things like the "LL929" designation that is only designed for this one ship would not make a whole lot of sense.

    To an extent, I've always considered stickers to be just another part of the building process. I used to entrust my dad to apply stickers for me, and I felt quite proud when I was old enough to apply them neatly by myself. I frequently hear accounts of stickers cracking or peeling with age, but I've never really experienced it myself except with those stickers I was foolish enough to try and remove after they were first applied. Needless to say, I don't consider stickers a sign of low quality like a lot of people do.

    On a side note, a June release date was listed for this and the other summer LEGO Movie sets at New York Toy Fair. But as as is almost always the case with "official" release dates like this, this set will probably start showing up a month or so before that. This timing means it will probably be out around the same time as the home media release of The LEGO Movie.
    mressin
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124
    Awesome! I was waiting for this! Surprised it wasn't released sooner, possibly kept it until the Movie was released to avoid spoilers. I do like the the boosters in particular, they are vintage, I do like a bit of nostalgic value!
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    Aanchir said:

    The 2x4 slopes/roof tiles with classic space logos seem like they'll all be printed. The rest (excluding figure parts, of course) will probably all be stickered.

    I'm still hoping that the empennage parts are printed, too. I love the Classic Space logo and there can't be enough parts printed with it.
    Aanchir said:

    I feel like a lot of the printing on a lot of older sets sometimes seems kind of wasteful in hindsight, unless those printed elements were being used across multiple sets, so things like the "LL929" designation that is only designed for this one ship would not make a whole lot of sense. [...]Needless to say, I don't consider stickers a sign of low quality like a lot of people do.

    That mirrors my thoughts exactly. I prefer prints only if they don't restrict use of that part too much. For example, many of the printed parts of the Cars sets, specifically those with the windscreen eyees, would be incredibly interesting parts without the print, and I would have preferred them to be stickers. (I understand how it is more kid-friendly to be printed, of course.) On the other hand, computer prints on a slope can always be re-used as computers, cash registers, etc.

    Having said that, I admit that the Classic Space logo prints probably belong into the first category.
  • Cosworth3dCosworth3d Member Posts: 42
    Cant wait to build this one !!
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,429
    Looks like a whole bunch of stickers to me. I hate stickers.
    dmg111
  • BRCBRC Member Posts: 125
    No news on this? Release date?
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,901
    I thought it was coming out in July, maybe?
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 166
    There was an alternate model of the Galaxy Explorer pictured in a Legoland Idea Book that looks very similar to Benny's Ship.

    http://www.brickpicker.com/images/set_images/brickpicker_set_6000_1.jpg
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 166
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,784
    I want it... If I can get it on sale.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    The official release date is June 1st. So these should start popping up soon. :)

    prevereTXLegoguy
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,901
    I'm sure those of the Unikitty cult are getting excited.
    BrickDancerTXLegoguyFurrysaurusklatu003
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,519
    ^ I didn't read your review because I don't read reviews. But, the video looks awesome. This will be a day one purchase for me.
  • alijoezacalijoezac UK, NottinghamMember Posts: 522
    edited May 2014
    ^^Great review, many thanks

    Does anyone know what the UK price will be please? If you pre-order from amazon.com it works out at $137 with shipping and duty which is about £82...

    Thanks,

    Michael
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Very wise, reviews can be Spoilers, Spoilers, SPOILERS!
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,520
    The minifigs are awesome.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    Great review @caperberry !!! Wasn't 100% sure,but now it's a def.buy! Curious to know the price for Europe.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,901
    More than fantastic!
  • adiemcadiemc UKMember Posts: 519
    Nice review @caperberry‌. It brought back memories of one of my first ever sets #918. A must buy for me.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,288
    @caperberry - Excellent review, many thanks for producing it. I am too young to feel the nostalgia of classic space, but simply as a set it looks absolutely superb.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,471
    Welp, that settles it. I am going to have to buy one. Great review!
  • The_Mad_VulcanThe_Mad_Vulcan SeattleMember Posts: 162
    Great read. One addition I'd like to see is a more in depth analysis of the classic sets that it references in the build, especially from somebody who is more familiar (owns them all) than I.

    Pretty stoked to get this. Can't wait to hear about people spotting it in stores.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 565
    That was a very nice review. I especially liked the quick video at the end showing off the functions. Definitely got me super-psyched to get this set soon, and I'm not even a Classic Space nut!
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    Great review @caperberry I love that the blue slopes are printed :D
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 511
    When, when, WHEN is it out?
  • AmbroiseAmbroise FranceMember Posts: 14
    Thank you for this very well done review!
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Thanks - glad you liked it guys!

    One addition I'd like to see is a more in depth analysis of the classic sets that it references in the build, especially from somebody who is more familiar (owns them all) than I.

    I really wanted to do that too, but I went into my dark age pretty soon after CS began so didn't trust my knowledge! And even so, I got a fact wrong in the article about 918, which I did own :O)
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    At first I was kind of like, "meh", but then I read your review @caperberry :o)

    Damn review! ;o)
    Jennicaperberry
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 145
    Great review and I'll be ordering it on day one, June is going to be an expensive month for children of the 80's with this and Ecto-1.
    FollowsCloselydougts
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,048
    ^ and children of the 70's :-)
    bluedragonFollowsCloselyRainstorm26
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 145
    Quite so! I was born in the 70's but not early enough to remember them!
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    "Children of the 80s" generally refers to people who had their formative childhood years in that decade, not that they were born in that decade. I was born in 1974 but am a prototypical child of the 80s. My wife was born in the 80s but is definitely a child of the 90s, etc
    madforLEGOBrickDancer
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    ^ Me too. I was born in 74, but I could tell you very little about that decade. My formative years would probably be 82-98. And I sometimes wish I could live my 20's over again... just so that I could have a little more fun and explore the world more.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited May 2014
    Off topic, but I feel somewhat bad for kids growing up over the past 15 years. The world is not as free of a place as it was pre-9/11. We live in fear of terrorism, failing economic systems, lack of jobs, mass shootings and the government inspecting our lives. But all of that is for another forum.
  • oceanangeloceanangel Member Posts: 149
    Yeah i think of myself as a 80s kid as well and still love watching the shows, stuff today just seems kinda bland in comparrision. I totally echo that comment about reliving my 20s as I always wish I'd gone to uni then but anyway I need this set, I thought it was an exclusive tho
  • arl100arl100 Member Posts: 35
    Interesting to see how this set has generated a newer interest in the old Space. I was born in the early 90's, so missed out on the Classic Space and the other good themes such as the Blacktrons etc. I remember getting #6982 when I was quite young, and still keep it to this day. I recently unearthed some Classic Space from 1984 I had inherited, kept and not built for years.

    Seeing as how modern Space wasn't a patch on the 80's and 90's sets, I recently got back into older Space (hence the #6987 'avatar'), which seemed more simple but better thought out. It will be interesting to see how Benny's Spaceship appears side-by-side with its 'inspiration' - the #6985 Cosmic Fleet Voyager.
  • alijoezacalijoezac UK, NottinghamMember Posts: 522
    £79.99 in the UK according to amazon
  • Kene1023Kene1023 Member Posts: 14
    Toys R Us today 5/19.
    99.00$ US.
    I saw the rest of the Lego Movie sets and the two train sets also.
    FollowsClosely
  • OmniusOmnius Member Posts: 52
    Out in the UK, sighted in TRU Teesside Park along with the police ship and construction mech - price was indeed £79.
  • sschmotzsschmotz Member Posts: 25
    The stickers on this set are not forgiving at all if you don't perfectly place them the first time. They are all clear, and I tried to lift one some to straighten it, and now it looks even worse. I'm kinda pissed now because it looks all jacked up. The stickers on all of the City and Star Wars sets can be lifted some and adjusted, but not these clear ones. Lesson learned.
  • alijoezacalijoezac UK, NottinghamMember Posts: 522
    Oh dear! Many thanks for the advice. Might be worth contacting LEGO customer services and asking for another set?
  • PoMoPinkPoMoPink UKMember Posts: 275
    Aw crap .... I wasn't gonna get this and now I need to for the Unikitty .....
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,769
    Yes, never try to lift a clear sticker and fyi the metallic ones are even worse and illustrate every minor movement made whist removing as creases - even they were never creased. They are far worse than the clear.
  • sschmotzsschmotz Member Posts: 25
    alijoezac said:

    Might be worth contacting LEGO customer services and asking for another set?

    Hmm, would they do that? Yeah, just lifting it and trying to adjust it left the sticker residue on the lego piece, now the once clear sticker is all foggy looking and no sticky left. The stickers I'm used to on the Star Wars sets aren't an issue when having to adjust.

  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    Just reserved the set from the Cardiff Brand Store. The guy who answered the phone (John) did an impression of Benny. XD

    SPACESHIP
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