2023 is looking even better for LEGO Classic Space fans

We’ve already discussed how 2023 is looking good for Classic Space fans – now with another model – but 2022 wasn’t too bad either. 

With the reveal of 40580 Blacktron Cruiser, 2023 is looking even better for those with nostalgia for the days of the LEGO Group’s Classic Space range. It joins the ranks of a new brown astronaut with a blue baby astronaut in 71037 Series 24 as well as a purple helmet in 80111 Lunar New Year Parade to complete that colour of astronaut too. 

Combine those with the return of Blacktron and there’s a lot to look forward to in 2023. However, 2022 wasn’t exactly quiet for Classic Space, especially with the 90th anniversary of the company.

The highlight of the Classic Space selection in 2022 is undoubtedly 10497 Galaxy Explorer, but the year’s collection also features a mini model in 11021 90 Years of Play, a reference in 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures, the Space creature in 71032 Series 22 and more. 


It’s evident that the LEGO Group is aware of the demand for more Classic Space and the upcoming release of 40580 Blacktron Cruiser suggests that there’s no sign of the constant references to the iconic LEGO theme stopping soon. 

However, whether we will see more dedicated Classic Space models rather than Collectible Minifigures and references has yet to be seen beyond 10497 Galaxy Explorer and 40580 Blacktron Cruiser. Despite the uncertainty, few retired LEGO themes have received such abundant offerings so long after their end and early 2023 at the least is going to be an exciting and nostalgic time for Classic Space enthusiasts.

10497 Galaxy Explorer is available now for £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 and should pair perfectly with 40580 Blacktron Cruiser. Official information regarding the latter’s release and its threshold has not yet been confirmed. 

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One thought on “2023 is looking even better for LEGO Classic Space fans

  • 29/12/2022 at 13:00

    triforce? isnt that copyright infringement tho? i’m 99% sure nintendo said there wont be the legend of zelda sets so why are lego using the triforce now? also not even on a zelda set


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