These are the models that I have assembled right now. These are not stock photos; I took all these pictures myself, and superimposed them over photos from the Hubble.Â Thanks to Sarah for helping assemble most of these!
Space Supply Station
This is my first Lego set. It’s one of the bases from the original Classic space theme, circa 1983. Because it’s a base, and because it’s from the Classic theme, this is also the most valuable model in my collection. In mint condition, with all pieces, this set goes for as much as $320. The small “flying saucers” are very popular among Lego collectors. In addition, the moon terrain isn’t made any more.
Light & Sound XT
This model is large and flimsy and has a ridiculous amount of transparent pieces. It also has battery-operated lights and sirens. In addition, the cockpit detatches, as does the small science probe in the middle of the ship. Because it’s also from the Classic theme, and because it’s so big, this model is worth up to $100.
Lunar Patrol Craft
This set was given to me by my friend, Luke Stephanie. He was my best friend in Victoria before we moved. We moved the day of my birthday, so right before we left he gave this to me as a birthday present, but made me promise not to open it until I was in the US. When we entered the US, there was a border checkpoint with a fancy arch called the “Peace Arch.” We drove through the arch and parked on the US side of the border while the border patrol checked our car. Since we were technically on US soil, I decided to open my present. My mom warned me not to open the set in the car, because I’d lose a piece. I opened it anyway, and of course I lost a piece. Not only is this set from the classic theme, but it is in the original blue and grey color scheme (the color scheme later changed to white and blue as it transitioned to the Futuron theme). Also, it includes a small robot friend (not pictured). Because of its age and color scheme, this set can be worth up to $70 even though it is on the smallish side.
Galactic Peace Keeper
This was a mid-sized craft from the Space Police theme. Possibly my favorite theme because the colors were so great. The jail detaches, and is modular with all other Space Police sets. The coolest part are the hidden guns under the wings which fold out when needed. As cool as this set is, it’s a newer set, so it’s only worth around $40.
When I decided to recreate my old sets, this is the only set that was already intact. It was so cool, I never took it apart. It is from the Blacktron II theme. Personally I liked the color scheme better than Blacktron I; the black and white with neon yellow highlights is sleeker and more intimidating. But they ruined the minifig uniforms. Blacktron I had these fancy mechanical suits with intimidating black visors. (I always wondered how they were able to see with black visors. I assumed their mechanical suits included some sort of night vision equipment.) Nevertheless, this is a cool set, and a collector’s favorite. The wings adjust for flight mode or landing mode. Not only does the cockpit detatch, but it is modular with all other Blacktron II sets. Since it is a newer set, it is not worth more than around $40.
I used to have a small lego base that I had built myself, which I kept by my bed and occaisionally worked on. It was a fancy little base that was completely airtight, had two levels, its own lighting, and a hinged roof. When we moved a few months ago, Yelena begged me not to put it on display again. She explained that although she doesn’t mind Legos, she didn’t like my creation; it wasn’t as attractive as store-bought sets. Fair enough. I agreed not to put the base back on display, but I made her promise to let me buy a new set and put it on display. I started looking at Lego.com and on eBay, and discovered something interesting: not only does Lego not make space sets any more (except for Star Wars - bleh), but in fact the Lego Space phenomenon was unique to my childhood. The Classic theme began in 1978 and was the second theme Lego had ever done. The themes hit their peak in the early 90’s. After I stopped buying them (or I should say, after my mom stopped buying them for me), the sets went downhill and the series was canceled a few years later. I also realized that I recognized a lot of those old sets. When I discovered that I could download the building instructions from www.Lugnet.com, and especially after I realized that some of those old sets are worth quite a bit of money, I resolved to rebuild some of the old sets. I was amazed at how many pieces I still had, considering some of these sets are 20 years old! Oddly, I’m missing more pieces from the later sets. But I finally have a few of these beautiful sets on display over my desk, and I thought I should put them online too.
This is a list of all the Lego models I have owned. Only the ones pictured above are assembled, but I probably have the pieces to do most of the rest of them. If I do, this page will be updated. The links are to the Lugnet pages, where you can find all sorts of useful info, including assembly instructions for every set!