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

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  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Picked up Benny's ship from the Milton Keynes Brand Store yesterday; they had the mech & drop ship too.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,288
    @Wil348‌ - I am not sure I have ever seen somebody so excited for a set! I have been checking back on this thread every so often and keep reading your comments asking whether the set has been released, or when it is going to be :o)

    I am sure you will think it well worth the wait though!
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240

    @Wil348‌ - I am not sure I have ever seen somebody so excited for a set! I have been checking back on this thread every so often and keep reading your comments asking whether the set has been released, or when it is going to be :o)

    I am sure you will think it well worth the wait though!

    The moment I saw that they were releasing a neo-classic space set, I knew that I needed it. ;)

    It includes Benny as well, and I never got the Sea Cow.
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    Haven't built it yet, but theres a model on display in Westfield London and all the pieces seem to be printed.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    The only printed Classic Space logos are on the 2X4 slopes. Everything else (except the control panels) are apparently stickers.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,901
    Actually, I think the blue tails are printed as well.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,519
    ^ Nope, the slopes are printed and tails are stickered. I bought it today and built it with my youngest. She thinks it's really cool.
  • sschmotzsschmotz Member Posts: 25
    I've contacted LEGO via email to see if they will replace my sticker sheet. I'm frustrated with these clear stickers. Wish they would've just printed them and charged more.
    Cosworth3d
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    From those who already own the set, I was just wondering, how many bags are there, and how full are they? Could I fit them I to a rucksack with ease? Reason being, I'm on holiday in the UK and I'm getting the set from the Cardiff store, and I need to get it back on the plane (albeit without the box).
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,519
    There are 7 parts bags and 1 bag of instructions with the sticker sheet. I suppose you could put everything in a back pack, depending on how big it is. But I think the instructions with the cardboard will be the hardest part as it is stiff. Throw away the cardboard if you like.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    It's a big backpack, so I shouldn't really have much of a problem then.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited May 2014
    I was a little surprised how small the box is for a $100 set. As a space fan this set should be more interesting to me, but strangely it is not. It's a little too "funky" and I guess I'm a bit bored with Lego spaceships in general. Lego should have released this in the first wave. For many people, Benny is the highlight of the movie.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    I got the set yesterday, and I love it! Well worth the wait. Sadly, I had to take it apart to pack it into my bag as I'm on holiday at the moment.

    Overall, my favourite set of this year. Great job, designers!
  • westendtedwestendted Member Posts: 4
    Got this (and Ghostbusters) yesterday evening from Westfield Stratford and it was the last Spaceship that they had in stock (plenty of Ecto-1's) so if you're planning on heading there give them a call to check if they've have had new stock. They did say that they had started selling them early as the store in Leeds had mistakenly put them on sale.
  • Cosworth3dCosworth3d Member Posts: 42
    I will picking this one up in Milton Keynes with the Mini Cooper !!
  • MojoestMojoest UKMember Posts: 474
    edited June 2014
    ^ The Cooper isn't available until July the 18th (well as VIP early access then) :-(
  • BRCBRC Member Posts: 125
    No sign of this set in Australia.
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 166
    I built mine over the weekend. I got very nostalgic for the classic space sets. The colors are spot on, the logos, the parts. I was very happy and the ship turns out to be pretty cool after the fact. If I would ask for anything, it would be for a regular helmet without the "cracked" appearance.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,907
    ^ Buy #41509 and you get two!
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited June 2014
    ^ Not the same. Also I don't believe that any of the classic space, blue spacemen used the thinner chin strap that was prone to cracking. Blue spacemen were going for $25 a pop on ebay last time I checked. If one is looking for the original Benny and also a cool space base then the Polaris-1 #6972 is a great set. It can be had for less than $80 on ebay and you get three blue spacemen.
  • Cosworth3dCosworth3d Member Posts: 42
    Mojoest said:

    ^ The Cooper isn't available until July the 18th (well as VIP early access then) :-(

    I will be arround in the first weekend of august so spot on i hope
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    I gotta say - to me this set is perfectly crafted nostalgia. When I first saw this set, I turned to my wife and said "That is EXACTLY what I built when I was a kid." Sure there were nuances to the builds, but basic ideas, wings, colors, thrusters, dishes, risers (whatever you call them) are all there. TLG knows what it is doing. :)

    The main difference is that I kept building until it fell apart. Like Bart, I was a creative but undisciplined builder. :)

    I will eventually get this, but can't justify the $$$ yet.
    chuckp
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited June 2014
    Natebw said:

    perfectly crafted nostalgia

    Could not have said it any better. While the set looks a little out of place compared to existing classic sets, the "over-the-top" styling probably looks a lot like the ships many of us built as kids. I wonder how may of the "hey, I used to build ships like that" crowd will be converted to AFOL's with this set?
    NatebwFollowsCloselybobabricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,907
    mathew said:

    ^ Not the same. Also I don't believe that any of the classic space, blue spacemen used the thinner chin strap that was prone to cracking. Blue spacemen were going for $25 a pop on ebay last time I checked.

    The reissued classic space ones from 2009 came with the standard helmet rather than the old style, and I reckon if Lego had provided a non broken helmet for this set, they would have gone with that one again.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,874
    CCC said:

    mathew said:

    ^ Not the same. Also I don't believe that any of the classic space, blue spacemen used the thinner chin strap that was prone to cracking. Blue spacemen were going for $25 a pop on ebay last time I checked.

    The reissued classic space ones from 2009 came with the standard helmet rather than the old style, and I reckon if Lego had provided a non broken helmet for this set, they would have gone with that one again.
    Well, I don't know about that. Since it's a movie tie-in and the movie character's design is very distinctive, I can see them introducing a new helmet that more closely resembled the classic space helmet if his helmet in the movie weren't broken. The same way Emmet's hair closely resembles the classic male LEGO hair, but he got a brand-new part to reflect the distinctiveness of the movie character's design.

    The thicker chin strap might not have been as prone to cracking as the earlier thinner ones, but it's possible that it still would not meet today's standards for minifigure headgear. Its chin strap is still much thinner than the chin strap on part 2446, judging from this pic. That doesn't, however, mean that the LEGO Group could not introduce a new helmet with an even thicker chin strap which still closely resembled the "classic" ones.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 981
    Just finished building this set. I must admit, of the summer Lego movie sets I was more interested in the Dropship #70815. I've now built both and I LOVE them for different reasons. The Spaceship is huge and I think is a great price even at RRP. It was such a fun build with some great surprises. I bought it at Tesco to get the 1000 club card points that I'll use at a later date and it's one of the few sets that I buy at RRP. Well worth the money. The minifigures are also great.

    With regards to the Supersecret police Dropship (#70815), this is a fun build and I'm tempted to get a few to have an army of them. The only let down is the minifigure selection. I think for the price it would have been nice to get some Movie exclusive minifigures. Batman, ninja and Jonny thunder are ok but you can get them in other sets or cheap on ebay. May be they should have included the Green lantern?!
    prevere
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,901
    Green Lantern would have been killer for that set. It would have disappeared from shelves faster than Lord Business could fire his Kragle cannon.
    rollabar
  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 280
    Johnny Thunder is nostalgia to me, as a JT set was the first System set I owned.
    bobabricks
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    @cody6268 That set actually got me into buying more of the Johnny Thunder sets. They are just such classic adventure sets and I have always loved them :)
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,124
    So is the consensus that this set mimics well/poorly the classic space sets of ye old times? I feel like with a few adjustments this could look like a set out of the 80's just as easily. Thoughts?
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    @piratemania7 I was also hoping for something more classic like but I think this is as good as they could do without using discontinued parts and they needed to add some modern play features so it would appeal to kids. This set does have really nice easter eggs in it though like the "Lego Land 929" on the side of the cockpit to carry on the 92- series and the classic robots under the radar dish.
  • BRCBRC Member Posts: 125
    Any Aussies seen this available locally? I can't find it anywhere. I saw it on holiday in Hong Kong but couldn't get it home.
  • DantosDantos Member Posts: 35
    edited July 2014
    I've actually seen both Benny's Spaceship *and* the Sea Cow at the Smyth's Toystore (plus I'm sure it can be ordered from them online, possibly at a discounted price at sometime in the future, or along with vouchers which they sometimes do). Smyth's also sells the Pet Shop set which I got at a 10% discount.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Shhhhhh...don't TLG hear you say the words "discount" and "Pet Shop" in the same sentence. They will come down on Smyth's like a ton of bricks (pardon the pun)!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Don't forget its the UK - so no problem discounting any of the 'exclusives', the LEGO shops will even do it themselves. ;-)
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    This was originally going to be a pass for me. I loved the movie, but wasn't really into any of the sets. I don't have the youth ties to Classic Space either. I'm not sure if I got caught up in the excitement from this set and the upcoming Exo suit or what, but I found myself looking it over at a local retailer and decided to make it my vacation build.

    I can honestly say building the spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP was the most fun I have had since coming back to Lego. I enjoyed it so much more than the themes I normally collect. The part selection is great - I actually feel like I got my money's worth even though I paid retail and the pace of the build was perfect for me. Nothing seemed to repetitive and it was just fun seeing it come together. I couldn't get it built fast enough so I could swoosh it around the room and launch missles at the cat. I felt like I was nine years old again! So there it is, something that wasn't even on my radar ended up being one of my all time favorites. I highly recommend this one to any of you who are still on the fence.
  • purple_hazepurple_haze Member Posts: 95
    I wasn't going to bother with any of the Lego Movie sets - you've got to draw the line somewhere, right.....? But then I saw the Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP and the desperate longing to return to my youth took over, I had to have it, it'd look great next to my classic space sets.
    Well I finally got my hands on it last week and I was not disappointed, I managed to get it for around £60 and for the first time in ages I feel like I have got a good deal on a Lego set, to be honest after building it I would've happily paid full RRP for it, lots of useful parts and a thoroughly enjoyable build. Printed pieces instead of stickers would as usual be nice though.
    It does look great next to the old classic sets too, although If Lego had introduced a couple of new colours like Yellowed Light Grey and Yellowed Blue it would fit in better!!!
    Overall an excellent set and one that everyone with even the smallest interest in Classic Space should have in their collection.
    cobblers
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 145
    I've just broken and ordered it from Amazon at 20% off, I was trying to be strong but I failed!
  • sschmotzsschmotz Member Posts: 25
    Has anyone seen or built a base for this like the 10134 and other older Star Wars UCS sets? Id love to be able to display mine at an angle.
  • BRCBRC Member Posts: 125
    I'm getting this soon! Can't wait.
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