Space is a science fiction-based theme featuring astronauts and spaceships, introduced in 1978. It is one of the most expansive themes in LEGO’s history, and contains over 300 individual sets (As of January 2012, there are 362 space sets and counting).
Set # 462-1: Rocket Launcher
A Classic Space set that contains a transporter erector launcher, consisting of a tractor unit and a trailer that carries a rocket. Also included are two Classic Space astronauts (one red and one white).
Set # 493-1: Space Command Center
I think my first piece of Space Lego. I can remember making this set hundreds of times as a kid.
Set # 497-1: Galaxy Explorer
A Classic Space set that contains a large spacecraft, a ground base with a landing pad and a small tower, a small space rover and four Classic Space astronauts (two red, two white).
The building of the ground base contains a control room and has a large dish antenna on the outside. The cockpit has enough room for two minifigures and can be accessed by tilting back its roof. The aft of the ship has a large cargo compartment with a loading ramp where the rover can be stored. So much fun in a 1979 set!!!
Set # 885-1: Space Scooter
This was one of the very first sets of LEGO Space – a small spacecraft piloted by a red Classic Space astronaut.
Set # 886-1: Space buggy
A Classic Space set that contains a space rover and a white Classic Space astronaut.
Set # 889-1: Radar Truck
Set has been made up from spare parts but in good condition and complete.
Set # 891-1: Two seater space scooter
The spacecraft is small, light grey and open-topped. It has two seats with steering wheels in front of them.
Set # 894-1: Mobile Signals Centre
A Classic Space set that contains a ground vehicle with a white Classic Space astronaut. In the back of the truck is a small chamber that contains a control monitor.
Set # 897-1: Mobile Rocket Launcher
A Classic Space set that contains a transporter erector launcher, consisting of a tractor unit and a trailer that carries a rocket. Also included are two Classic Space astronauts (red and white).
Set # 918-1: Space Transport
Space Transport is a Classic Space set. It was one of the very first sets of LEGO Space. The set contains a spacecraft piloted by a red Classic Space astronaut.
Set # 1557-1: Space Scooter
A Classic Space set released as part of 1507 Space Value Pack. It contains 25 pieces to build a small spacecraft piloted by a red Classic Space astronaut minifigure.
Set # 3014-1: Space Diver
A promotional set of the Japanese confectionary company Kabaya. It contains a small Ice Planet 2002 vehicle piloted by an astronaut.
Set # 6783-1: Sonar Transmitting Cruiser
The spaceship consists of several detachable sections: The cockpit section, two lab modules in the middle, and a small drive section at the aft. One of the labs has a 9V block with Light & Sound bricks at the top.
Set # 6801-1: Rocket Sled
This Classic Space line contains a small vehicle with a white Classic Space astronaut minifigure.
Set # 6822-1: Space Shuttle
A Classic Space set that contains a small floating vehicle and a bright red Classic Space astronaut minifigure.
Set # 6823-1: Surface Transport
Yellow Classic Space Astronaut on a wheeled ground vehicle.
Set # 6846-1: Tri-Star Voyager
The most distinctive feature of this set is that the pilot’s seat and main rocket engine are contained in a cockpit module that slides on a rail and can detach completely from the main body.
Set # 6848: Interplanetary Shuttle
A Classic Space set. It contains a spacecraft with a red Classic Space astronaut.
Set # 6850-1: Auxiliary Patroller
A Futuron set that contains a spacecraft with a Yellow Futuron Astronaut. This is one of the few smaller Futuron spacecraft that have a closed cockpit.
Set # 6851-1: Tri-Wheeled Tyrax
A Blacktron Future Generation set that contains a three-wheeled ground vehicle and one of the Blacktron Future Generation astronauts.
Set # 6870-1: Space Probe Launcher
A Classic Space set that contains a ground vehicle with an inclinable launcher for a small spacecraft on its back and a red Classic Space astronaut.
Set # 6880-1: Surface Explorer
A Classic Space release. I purchased this off eBay. In good condition and I still have the original box and instructions.
Set # 6970-1: Beta-1 Command Base
A really cool set with a spaceship that launches!!!A Classic Space set that contains a surface station with a short monorail track, a spacecraft, a rover and four Classic Space astronauts.
Set # 6980-1: Galaxy Commander
A Classic Space set that contains a large spaceship, a landing pad, two ground vehicles and five Classic Space astronauts (2 white, 2 yellow, 1 red).
The spaceship consists of two separable segments. The front section with two cockpits, and the aft section that contains a detachable lab module which is held in place by two clamps. The lab module can be opened by folding the roof to the side and is equipped with a dish antenna that can be collapsed to lie flat on the roof.
Set # 7311-1: Red Planet Cruiser
A Life on Mars themed set containing a martian, Altair. It is a moderately small set and contained seventy-three pieces. It also appears in the video game, LEGO Racers 2, on Mars as an obstacle in some races and challenges.