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In 1978, {{LEGO}} first started producing space-themed playsets, and so what is today known as "Classic LEGO Space" was born. Stretching for a good decade from 1978 to 1988, this Toys/{{LEGO Theme|s}} was a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture type of adventure dealing with very simple exploration of the solar system, establishing moon bases and conducting research on the planets. The sets were known for their bright palettes; most craft and buildings were bright blue, with a small few instead being a bright grey.

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In 1978, {{LEGO}} Franchise/{{LEGO}} first started producing space-themed playsets, and so what is today known as "Classic LEGO Space" was born. Stretching for a good decade from 1978 to 1988, this Toys/{{LEGO Theme|s}} was a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture type of adventure dealing with very simple exploration of the solar system, establishing moon bases and conducting research on the planets. The sets were known for their bright palettes; most craft and buildings were bright blue, with a small few instead being a bright grey.


* TropeMaker: This was the first space-themed LEGO line (though there were a small few space sets before the themes kicked in). It was also one of the first LEGOThemes outside of towns and cities (the first Toys/ClassicLEGOCastle sets also debuted in 1978).

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* TropeMaker: This was the first space-themed LEGO line (though there were a small few space sets before the themes kicked in). It was also one of the first LEGOThemes Toys/LEGOThemes outside of towns and cities (the first Toys/ClassicLEGOCastle sets also debuted in 1978).


In 1978, {{LEGO}} first started producing space-themed playsets, and so what is today known as "Classic LEGO Space" was born. Stretching for a good decade from 1978 to 1988, this [[LEGOThemes LEGO theme]] was a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture type of adventure dealing with very simple exploration of the solar system, establishing moon bases and conducting research on the planets. The sets were known for their bright palettes; most craft and buildings were bright blue, with a small few instead being a bright grey.

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In 1978, {{LEGO}} first started producing space-themed playsets, and so what is today known as "Classic LEGO Space" was born. Stretching for a good decade from 1978 to 1988, this [[LEGOThemes LEGO theme]] Toys/{{LEGO Theme|s}} was a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture type of adventure dealing with very simple exploration of the solar system, establishing moon bases and conducting research on the planets. The sets were known for their bright palettes; most craft and buildings were bright blue, with a small few instead being a bright grey.



* TropeMaker: This was the first space-themed LEGO line (though there were a small few space sets before the themes kicked in). It was also one of the first LEGOThemes outside of towns and cities (the first ClassicLEGOCastle sets also debuted in 1978).

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* TropeMaker: This was the first space-themed LEGO line (though there were a small few space sets before the themes kicked in). It was also one of the first LEGOThemes outside of towns and cities (the first ClassicLEGOCastle Toys/ClassicLEGOCastle sets also debuted in 1978).


* LongRunner: Lasted for a decade, with the sets and the minifigures that came with them becoming iconic, resulting in them getting [[CallBack referenced several times]] in later space-themed Lego sets.


* {{Zeerust}}: The overall aesthetic, especially in the astronaut figures, is reminiscent of 1950s science-fiction (although some sets are quite angular and utilitarian as typical of 70's sci-fi - this was one year after StarWars after all).

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* {{Zeerust}}: The overall aesthetic, especially in the astronaut figures, is reminiscent of 1950s science-fiction (although some sets are quite angular and utilitarian as typical of 70's sci-fi - this was one year after StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' after all).


* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: This was before LEGO even designed visors for minifigure helmets.

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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: This was before The LEGO Group even designed visors for minifigure helmets.



* LongRunner: Lasted for a decade, with the sets and the minifigures that came with them becoming iconic, resulting in them getting referenced several times in later space-themed Lego sets.

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* LongRunner: Lasted for a decade, with the sets and the minifigures that came with them becoming iconic, resulting in them getting [[CallBack referenced several times times]] in later space-themed Lego sets.


* SpacePlane

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* SpacePlaneSpacePlane: A good 60% of the sets were either spaceships or small personal flyers.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: WordOfGod on the [[http://np.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/29w5q7/exo_suit_side_by_side_original_submission_vs/cip86pq?context=3 various space suit colours]]:
-->[T]he Red and White spacemen started as Cosmonauts and Astronauts. Later they became red pilots and white explorers, yellow were introduced as scientists, blue as security/soldiers, black as spies.


* RecycledInSpace: Quite a few sets were simply called things along the lines of "Space X" (eg Space Scooter, Space Buggy, Space Digger). Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4tMSd3QJY ''Behind The Bricks'' Featurette]]:
-->'''Benny, the 80s-something space guy:''' We've got, a space dog, space cat, space chair, space shelves, uh, I think there's some space food, ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM! We have astronaut milk, uh, sh-shelves, did I say shelves?


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* SpaceX: Quite a few sets were simply called things along the lines of "Space X" (eg Space Scooter, Space Buggy, Space Digger). Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4tMSd3QJY ''Behind The Bricks'' Featurette]]:
-->'''Benny, the 80s-something space guy:''' We've got, a space dog, space cat, space chair, space shelves, uh, I think there's some space food, ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM! We have astronaut milk, uh, sh-shelves, did I say shelves?


* RecycledInSpace: Quite a few sets were simply called things along the lines of "Space X" (eg Space Scooter, Space Buggy, Space Digger).
** Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4tMSd3QJY ''Behind The Bricks'' Featurette]]:

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* RecycledInSpace: Quite a few sets were simply called things along the lines of "Space X" (eg Space Scooter, Space Buggy, Space Digger).
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Digger). Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4tMSd3QJY ''Behind The Bricks'' Featurette]]:


* LongRunner

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* LongRunnerLongRunner: Lasted for a decade, with the sets and the minifigures that came with them becoming iconic, resulting in them getting referenced several times in later space-themed Lego sets.


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** Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4tMSd3QJY ''Behind The Bricks'' Featurette]]:
-->'''Benny, the 80s-something space guy:''' We've got, a space dog, space cat, space chair, space shelves, uh, I think there's some space food, ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM! We have astronaut milk, uh, sh-shelves, did I say shelves?


* FanSequel: Sort of. In recent years, "Neo-Classic Space" is a popular building trend in the LEGO community, devoted to taking the general bright aesthetic of classic Space and putting a more detailed modern twist on it.

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* FanSequel: Sort of. In recent years, "Neo-Classic Space" is a popular building trend in the LEGO community, devoted to taking the general bright aesthetic of classic Space and putting a more detailed modern twist on it.


In 1978, {{LEGO}} first started producing space-themed playsets, and so what is today known as "ClassicLEGOSpace" was born. Stretching for a good decade from 1978 to 1988, this [[LEGOThemes LEGO theme]] was a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture type of adventure dealing with very simple exploration of the solar system, establishing moon bases and conducting research on the planets. The sets were known for their bright palettes; most craft and buildings were bright blue, with a small few instead being a bright grey.

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In 1978, {{LEGO}} first started producing space-themed playsets, and so what is today known as "ClassicLEGOSpace" "Classic LEGO Space" was born. Stretching for a good decade from 1978 to 1988, this [[LEGOThemes LEGO theme]] was a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture type of adventure dealing with very simple exploration of the solar system, establishing moon bases and conducting research on the planets. The sets were known for their bright palettes; most craft and buildings were bright blue, with a small few instead being a bright grey.

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In 1978, {{LEGO}} first started producing space-themed playsets, and so what is today known as "ClassicLEGOSpace" was born. Stretching for a good decade from 1978 to 1988, this [[LEGOThemes LEGO theme]] was a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture type of adventure dealing with very simple exploration of the solar system, establishing moon bases and conducting research on the planets. The sets were known for their bright palettes; most craft and buildings were bright blue, with a small few instead being a bright grey.
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!!Tropes present in the Classic LEGO Space period:
* FanSequel: Sort of. In recent years, "Neo-Classic Space" is a popular building trend in the LEGO community, devoted to taking the general bright aesthetic of classic Space and putting a more detailed modern twist on it.
* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: This was before LEGO even designed visors for minifigure helmets.
* ISOStandardHumanSpaceship
* LongRunner
* RecycledInSpace: Quite a few sets were simply called things along the lines of "Space X" (eg Space Scooter, Space Buggy, Space Digger).
* SpacePlane
* SpaceStation
* SpacesuitsAreSCUBAGear
* StandardSciFiFleet
* TropeMaker: This was the first space-themed LEGO line (though there were a small few space sets before the themes kicked in). It was also one of the first LEGOThemes outside of towns and cities (the first ClassicLEGOCastle sets also debuted in 1978).
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* {{Zeerust}}: The overall aesthetic, especially in the astronaut figures, is reminiscent of 1950s science-fiction (although some sets are quite angular and utilitarian as typical of 70's sci-fi - this was one year after StarWars after all).
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