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Any info on a new Space theme?

ArnoldosArnoldos PolandMember Posts: 11
It's been 7 years since the last Space theme was released, that is Galaxy Squad in 2013.
The only such long break in the Space lineup was between Life on Mars in 2001 and Mars Mission in 2007 and still that was only 6 years.
I know there is Space as a subtheme of City theme but it's not exactly the same.
I love Space theme and since I only recently got back to collecting Lego I'm really anxious to see it come back as well.

So, is there any info when it's coming back?
I expected that with The Lego Movie would come a renaissance of the classic Space, but so far I haven't seen any news.

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,257
    We are getting an orange classic spaceman this Fall in a book but that is the only thing on the horizon I'm aware of.
    KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,831
    With the extensive City space sets out right now, I wouldn’t expect anything for a couple years anyway. Maybe if Hidden Side goes away.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,007
    i think that lego think that the space theme slot is fulled by "City space set's"
    i like to point out that i Dont think that. i think we need a real space theme....
    "City space set's" in my eye's do not count.
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 27
    We got two big space themes last year, City and TLM2.  They just weren't Spaaaaceeey enough for most people on the forums to count them.
    klinton
  • ArnoldosArnoldos PolandMember Posts: 11
    Oh well, that sucks. Anyway, thanks for the info.
    I guess waiting a few more years won't hurt.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,448
    i think that lego think that the space theme slot is fulled by "City space set's"
    i like to point out that i Dont think that. i think we need a real space theme....
    "City space set's" in my eye's do not count.
    City Space is REAL space, at least as close as we will get in a set for kids. The IDEAS sets are more realistic still. 

    Instead of real, I think you mean more fantasy along the lines of Galaxy Squad, Alien Conquest, ... all the way back to Classic Space. 
    AstrobrickschrisalddinstluxmadforLEGO
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,749
    edited May 23
    I definitely count the recent City NASA-inspired sets as Space "with a capital S" sets. The aesthetic is more in line with current technology, but the idea is the same, what their purpose is.

    They are lacking in angled windscreens and swooping wings, but I can cope with that.
    klintonstluxMr_Cross
  • ArnoldosArnoldos PolandMember Posts: 11
    MaffyD said:
    I definitely count the recent City NASA-inspired sets as Space "with a capital S" sets. The aesthetic is more in line with current technology, but the idea is the same, what their purpose is.

    They are lacking in angled windscreens and swooping wings, but I can cope with that.

    There always was a realism focused space subtheme of Town/City theme and it always was differentiated from the fantasy based Space theme and I think that's the main point here. We haven't had a fantasy based Space theme for years.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,414
    Arnoldos said:
    MaffyD said:
    I definitely count the recent City NASA-inspired sets as Space "with a capital S" sets. The aesthetic is more in line with current technology, but the idea is the same, what their purpose is.

    They are lacking in angled windscreens and swooping wings, but I can cope with that.

    There always was a realism focused space subtheme of Town/City theme and it always was differentiated from the fantasy based Space theme and I think that's the main point here. We haven't had a fantasy based Space theme for years.
    Apart from Star Wars....
    klintonmadforLEGOMr_Cross
  • ArnoldosArnoldos PolandMember Posts: 11
    Arnoldos said:
    MaffyD said:
    I definitely count the recent City NASA-inspired sets as Space "with a capital S" sets. The aesthetic is more in line with current technology, but the idea is the same, what their purpose is.

    They are lacking in angled windscreens and swooping wings, but I can cope with that.

    There always was a realism focused space subtheme of Town/City theme and it always was differentiated from the fantasy based Space theme and I think that's the main point here. We haven't had a fantasy based Space theme for years.
    Apart from Star Wars....

    Yes, I'm not counting Star Wars as it's a franchised and overpriced theme.
    I do love Star Wars (or loved, before Disney took over), but Lego Star Wars never did appeal to me.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 969
    Arnoldos said:
    MaffyD said:
    I definitely count the recent City NASA-inspired sets as Space "with a capital S" sets. The aesthetic is more in line with current technology, but the idea is the same, what their purpose is.

    They are lacking in angled windscreens and swooping wings, but I can cope with that.

    There always was a realism focused space subtheme of Town/City theme and it always was differentiated from the fantasy based Space theme and I think that's the main point here. We haven't had a fantasy based Space theme for years.
    Apart from Star Wars....
    And Lego Movie 2...
    stluxMr_Cross
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,414
    edited May 23
    Arnoldos said:
    Arnoldos said:
    MaffyD said:
    I definitely count the recent City NASA-inspired sets as Space "with a capital S" sets. The aesthetic is more in line with current technology, but the idea is the same, what their purpose is.

    They are lacking in angled windscreens and swooping wings, but I can cope with that.

    There always was a realism focused space subtheme of Town/City theme and it always was differentiated from the fantasy based Space theme and I think that's the main point here. We haven't had a fantasy based Space theme for years.
    Apart from Star Wars....

    Yes, I'm not counting Star Wars as it's a franchised and overpriced theme.
    I do love Star Wars (or loved, before Disney took over), but Lego Star Wars never did appeal to me.
    Not sure why being franchised is a problem - if you like space ships then it's the most reliable source of sets and has been for ages. Overpriced I can certainly sympathise with, however.

    The truth is that if you look across all themes there's more 'Space' in the LEGO line-up than ever these days; I had a few Classic Space sets when I was a kid and loved them, but I can tell you that I'd have looked with wonderment and envy at the choice on offer today. The grass is always greener....
    Mr_Crossomnium
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,612
    Arnoldos said:
    MaffyD said:
    I definitely count the recent City NASA-inspired sets as Space "with a capital S" sets. The aesthetic is more in line with current technology, but the idea is the same, what their purpose is.

    They are lacking in angled windscreens and swooping wings, but I can cope with that.

    There always was a realism focused space subtheme of Town/City theme and it always was differentiated from the fantasy based Space theme and I think that's the main point here. We haven't had a fantasy based Space theme for years.
    Apart from Star Wars....

    Which I think many believe a classic space line is not going to be made. LEGO will not compete against its main license in SW. Yeah, they had the ideas sets, but that is not really counting. LEGO would rather sell you an overpriced and (many times) underwhelming (and often times a redo of an earlier) set for Star Wars than have to come up with a whole line of fantasy space themselves. Even if you would not really have to come up with a storyline for Classic Space LEGO probably thinks that they need to do this for every line that is made now unfortunately.
    Arnoldos
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,257
    We still need a Friend's in Space sub theme
    TheOriginalSimonBklintonMr_CrossKungFuKenny
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,447
    ^Seconded.
    Mr_Cross
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,831
    Friennnnnnnds innnnn Spaaaaaace!
    Mr_CrossKungFuKenny
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,448
    We've had Friends (City), Elves (fantasy Castle) and some TLM2 Systar (Space) so I wouldn't mind a minidoll based fantasy space theme.
    Mr_Cross560Heliport
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,909
    We did. General Mayhem and her space ball.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,405
    And #70849 Wyld-Mayhem Star Fighter! And #70828 Pop-Up Party Bus has rocket engines, so it's Space too. At least in my LEGO universe.
    klintonstlux
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