LEGO Benny's Spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP Movie
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The other nice thing about this element is that Blue 1X3 arches without printing are rare anyway, having only appeared in one set in 1989. Review summary: Tester is happy with inclusion of 5 minifigures and loves that the ship has an 80s design but is built in a modern way with modern bits.
Yellow parts from this set late last year), their design ID and color are identical to the ones in 2010's Lunar Limo (5984). Sporting the approximate livery of the early 'Blue Era' Classic Space sets, and the ringed planet CS logo, the ship might be considered a spiritual successor to the exalted 497/928 Galaxy Explorer: regarded by many as one of the finest LEGO sets of all time. Highlights of this selection for me are the four black inverted bows, new to me but in several sets since last year; the gun with clip, which features in several Movie sets; and the Piece of Resistance, new here in (I think) pearl dark grey Flat Silver.I expect Benny will be sought-after, at least because he only appears in this and the Sea Cow - the two most expensive sets in the range. None of this was enough to keep me from building this entire spaceship, though, and I must say that it was worth it. There are little robots to deploy, single-fig fighter/scouts to detach and fly away, rotating radar dish, and an internal lab. One wing on each is folded up and they then clip into place on either wing of the main craft, perfectly completing its shape. This is an excellent time to comment on the stickers, which are present I think more for the Classic Space reference than because they add to the model; you can compare to the set without stickers here or here.
Some mention that they're easy to follow, while others say that they are very complicated and take a lot of time to put together. To cut down on the length of the review, I've chosen to show the build process via a series of thumbnail images, with a few larger pictures to highlight interesting techniques.Compared to Benny’s ship, it’s rather tiny, but it got enough attention that it’s not merely a throw-away model. The small windows on the side speeders are just not quite the right color for that part: It's much more useful in Trans-Smoke or Trans-Red. I'm not so keen on the blue plate on the base of the middle engine; this is blue to ensure all the 2x8 plates in the set are the same colour.
The trans-yellow canopies are stickered to produce what I suppose is a Head-Up Display; note that the 82/28 printed display tile is mounted upside down in the '28' position, for no particular reason that I can fathom. It had been wrecked by the time he got back to the city (after terrifying all adults with the prospect that minifigures are capable of moving on their own). Only one blue Classic Spaceman ever came in a set of that color, and it was a rather stationary base. This is also used to attach the jet engines to the blue tails in the final module; it forms a very strong attachment. LEGO, LEGOS, LEGOLAND, TECHNIC, and the LEGO logo are registered trademarks of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this site.It arrived as a box of bits, all jumbled up and in none of the numbered bags big sets tend to come in straight from the factory these days: 70816 Bennys Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! The advertised piece count is 940, which seems surprisingly low but there are a lot of very large elements in there. Note the manoeuvring thrusters - a prerequisite of any Classic Space vessel; though here they have the 'green-for-starboard, red-for-port' lights configuration of aircraft, real or LEGO (these days, at least). Even in the 90s, this design was shared mostly by a handful of impulse sets — 6984 Galactic Mediator from 2002 was the last flagship set to embrace this design. SNOT brackets hold the wings in place firmly, and a special mention goes to the SNOT-mounted 1x4 bows, attached cleverly via a headlight brick and a 1x1 brick with side stud.
As someone who came out of his dark ages after the Neo Classic Space guidelines were set, can someone please explain what is so important about fleshy heads in NCS? In Addition, LEGO Did not introduce the intact version of Benny's helmet until 2019 within the set 70841 Benny's Space Squad. Certainly, the 'LL929' decals are part of the set's charm, and the white stripe along the sides of the cockpit looks smart, even if it isn't completely essential. I don’t remember Wildstyle changing into a different outfit for the spaceship scene, but it’s pretty cool seeing the graffiti style applied to a classic space uniform, and it gets us her hood piece in blue.
Note that, unlike her black outfit as it appears in the Super Cycle Chase 2, she does not have a printed arm, and there is a black mark on the torso neck, suggesting she's Made in Denmark. The numbered stickers you see above, things like latch, and unfortunately, the classic space logo on the back wings, are all stickers. This was a memorableÂ part of the movie that’s relived in the set, even if there are a few unique parts to it here.