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Which Space sets do you think were inspired by films?

StormsworderStormsworder Member Posts: 107
edited May 2012 in Everything else LEGO
It's tempting to say Star Wars. Those three wedge-shaped spaceships from the late 1970s, for example. And Alien Moon Stalker/Thunderfoot Launcher. Although vehicles on legs have actualy been an image which dates back to the 1950s when some engineer built a four-legged 'walking truck'.


  • joeejoee Member Posts: 42
    The 8891 desinger's idea book has a exosuit very similar to Ripley's in Aliens. The head of the Robot from set 1498 looks very similar to Johny 5 from Short Circuit.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    Hmmm...there's a couple of sets here ( Wars) which seem VERY familiar from some movie or another, but I just couldn't say why.... :P
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    The Alien Conquest tripod is similar to the one in "War of the Worlds".
  • StormsworderStormsworder Member Posts: 107
    I would say it's possible the red colour scheme of M-Tron was inspired by Red Dwarf (which came out only a year or two before M-Tron), but I'm not sure if Red Dwarf was all that well known outside the UK back then.
  • StormsworderStormsworder Member Posts: 107
    6891 was called "Dark Star" in the UK. So the name at least might have been inspired by the film.
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