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.
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.