Saturday, March 21, 2009

Nostalgia is the death of my money.


I looked at these when they first came out - the Mars Mission Lego sets - and although I thought they were cool, I didn't see myself buying them because they weren't Classic Space.

Well, with the new Space Police (check out Parry Game Preserve in February for some great coverage!) coming out June-ish this year, I checked those over as well. Cool, but just not enough. Or so I thought. In one of the sets, there is, included, a small Lego statue of the classic Spaceman.
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So I did some research...Lego had the classic Space logo as part of the Mars Mission logo, but I didn't catch it, which surprises me, because I catch stuff like that usually. Or maybe I did catch it, but thought the figures didn't have the symbol.

But they do. And there are stickers of the symbol, making this an official continuation or reboot of the classic line. So now I am in, trying to find 10 more of these sets from a year or two back, long gone from shelves but still relatively affordable. Ah well - at least they look cool and have been fun builds, so far.

4 comments:

Roy Whitford said...

While you're at it, you might want to consider the Lego Factory "Star Justice" set that Chris "Admiral" Gibbons designed. The whole thing is based on a Classic Space aesthetic, and the logo is a deliberate nod to the older sets...

John K. said...

I have looked at it a few times. Looks like it is currently sold out at Lego.com...there is a Lego store nearby that I might have to make a trip to. (I actually do want to go there, just afraid of spending money there).

Roy Whitford said...

If you make MOCs at all, stay away from the bins. Forget that they even exist. Your wallet will thank you.

theboglin said...

I think the Toys 'R' Us I worked at for the Holidays had a few of the bigger Mars Mission sets on clearence when I was there Friday. Which ones are you looking for?