LEGO Classic Space fans, you’re in luck as Dark Horse Books have revealed a brand new book, titled LEGO Space: 1978-1992.
It will retail for US$49.99 and has a release date of 17 October 2023, making this the perfect Christmas present for Classic Space fans. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.
Written by Tim Johnson (of New Elementary fame), this new hardcover book aims to both chronicle the many sets that made up the original LEGO Space series and examine life in the late 20th Century through a distinctly LEGO-y lens.
“LEGO® Space sets have been firing my imagination since I was eight years old, and I’m so excited to work with Dark Horse and The LEGO Group to bring this beautiful book to fans.” when asked about what LEGO Classic Space fans can expect from it.
Perfect for LEGO fans of all ages, this oversized hardcover volume explores the latter half of the 20th century through the lens of LEGO Space—illuminating the brand’s own history alongside the popular culture and world events that helped to shape it.
This collection includes statistics and trivia for each set from across nearly two decades, fascinating insights of the LEGO Group as a company, and celebrations of the talented designers who helped to create each incredible model and their bricks, elements, and accessories.
LEGO Space: 1978-1992 will retail for US$49.99 and will be released on 18 October 2023, and you can pre-order it now from Amazon.com.
I’m really looking forward to this book, and am especially delighted that it’s a hardcover book, and am looking forward to all the glossy Classic Space goodness, and insights from LEGO. Tim Johnson is an excellent writer and curator of all things LEGO, and his perspective on Classic Space will be one not to miss out on.
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Robert Bergley says
It’s a shame that getting in bed with Star Wars put an end to the Space theme.
This would have been a good time to get a re-release of say the classic spaceman black or even a brand new color. Two in one year would’ve unexpected. We shall see.
Oh, yeah, it’s the same Dark Horse company famous for its comics and graphic novels. I wasn’t sure, at first.
Myself, I would probably put the ening point at 1996 with the Exploriens, which I consider the end of the Post-Classic “Tron Era”. After that, it was as if the design aestethics changed, and the crossovers between the themes stopped.
Otherwise, a bit expensive, and that mirrored throw-up preliminary cover looks a bit sloppy, but I’m still considering buying it.
Jay Ong says
I’m interested. I’ve really liked these LEGO Coffee cooks, and I love that this is hardcover too, hence the price/premium positioning.
It’ll be interesting if they fix the cover as quite a number of AFOLs have raised it
Nice! Hope they do a castle one, too.
Mike Montross says
this is overpriced
Lance Lambertus says
As a kid I had the Lego Space set with the monorail that was electric. Late 80s early 90s, wish I still had it and all the other Lego sets.
When I turned 40, my midlife crisis purchase was the Futuron Monorail (rather than the traditional motorcycle or sports car)
I do wonder how you can get 200 pages on one Lego theme. Will keep an eye on this once it comes to Amazon Australia. A book that chronicled every set sold would be amazing (though quite a vast undertaking). I would also be interested in books about Lego’s history. Most books I’ve seen focus on the good (success stories) and omit the bad (e.g. themes that didn’t sell well). Plus they’re usually incomplete. I’m yet to see a Lego book that mentions Slizer, for example.
Paul Castle says
Lavish photos of each and every set produced in that theme, chronicled year by year, including box art and group dioramas, I dearly hope. I shall wait to see with baited breath!
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Margie Senechal says
That’s exciting. Mission to Mars was my first compulsive buy that got me back into Legos. I loved the aliens in those sets.
Shame it doesn’t come with a new spaceman colour, would have been a perfect opportunity! Other than that it looks like a really good book