When the new Emmet and Benny’s ‘Build and Fix Workshop (set 70821) came out a couple of weeks ago, I immediately bought a copy, along with Benny’s Space Squad because, spaceship! Spacship! SPACESHIP! In a previous video, I showed you my reMOC of 918 One Man Spaceship, the smallest ship from the old Classic Space theme. Since then, I have been thinking about doing the same for 924, Space Transporter.
I’ve waited over 35 years for this to happen! YES! I have finally got the Holy Grail of sets for Classic Space fans, Galaxy Explorer (928) [also known as Space Cruiser & Moonbase, depending if you are in the UK or US].
I never owned this one as a child, it was always that set which was out of reach that I used to pour over the catalogue page and imagine what it would be like if I got it. Well now I know!
One of the hardest parts to get in good condition is the aerial element on top of the moonbase – thankfully this one is all in one piece and no bent tines. As you can see, Benny is already in on the act and directing the operation.
The astronauts are smiling and happy dudes – and who can blame them when they are at the helm of such an awesome machine?
This is a noisy old photo taken with my phone, but here are all my Classic Space sets together on some Moon baseplates of varying colour.
Benny was also keen to show off his ship with these venerable oldies too. They make a grand display.
I was very pleased to recently re-acquire a Classic Space set which I had as a kid, but sold as I went into my Dark Ages – the Space Transporter (924). It was in very good condition, with decent prints on the minifig torsos and all the pieces in order. It came ready built, with some home-printed instructions, but to be honest I’m not that bothered about the box or the instructions – I just want the bricks!
And even better – I got it in a double lot with the Holy Grail of Classic Space – 928 Galaxy Explorer!