Sunday, March 1, 2009 Celebrates 30 Years of LEGO Space with 30 Models in 30 Days

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This press release was forwarded to me earlier today from Dr. Sinister, the (surprisingly cordial) evil overlord of Tabletown.

March 2009 sees the 30th anniversary of the original Classic Space sets from LEGO. Now, three decades on, it’s time for a celebration of spacey goodness

Neo-Classic Space is a reimagining of the LEGO Classic Space range, using modern building techniques and parts. More than just inspired by the Classic Space sets, Neo-Classic Space is an extrapolation of the line into the 21st century and beyond. We aim to follow a carefully thought standard, which we feel is in keeping with the original designs.

The culmination of a top-secret project planned over many months, will present a new model every day throughout March, many from builders you already know and love, some from new talent you may not have discovered.

This is only the beginning. It is time to retake space. We hope you'll come along for the ride!

While I'm not too into the use of "fleshie" minifigs from the licensed lines or the modifying of LEGO parts to make them into different colors, they seem to be necessary evils in making newer parts work well with the classic space theme (or at least the theme as it would appear 30 years into the future). Although I have featured this theme before, it's been a while and I feel bad about not featuring it more often. Even though I haven't been able to blog all of them, I am really excited about most of the ships and buildings I've seen built in this theme so far. They're off to a great start with this 30 models in 30 days project - here's the first model in the series (built by Nnenn):

There's an RSS feed for - so if you can afford a little more LEGO in your daily reading, you can subscribe for the spacey goodness.

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