Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

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'.

Comments

  • 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 UKMember Posts: 1,939
    Hmmm...there's a couple of sets here (http://www.brickset.com/browse/themes/?Theme=Star 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.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?

Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.