Day 3 of Galaxy exploring: The Finished Products

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So now you have seen the build of the 1979 version and the 2022 versions let's have a closer look at the finished products.

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Lego has done an amazing job of updating this set, upsizing it but keeping the basic spirit the same

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There are updates all of the place - the first is a the basic structure the new one has this amazing heft to it, a sort of double skin with a great tiles edge

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Otherwise let's see the rear, updated rockets, a much better locking mechanism for the rear, rather than a single tile holding it together and of course that iconic white arrow and speaker

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The spacemen (or spacepeople I don't know) get an upgraded interior, and all four of them get seats which is nice for them.

from this
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to this
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Impressively the cabin is actually now angled as well, and the transparent cockpits are actually able to be seen through

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Rocket technology has also come a long way

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The cool thing about this set was always that there was a cargo area where the little buggy lived. the old set was pretty cool in that it had a ramp which folded down

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The new one has a big old ramp which extends out and then retracts into the body and logically it has a airlock between the cargo area and the cabin (so sensiable)

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Which of course brings us to the actual buggy's - even this is bigger and better

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and finally some arty shots of the new Spaceship - she's a beauty

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Very nice. It is hard to come to an over all conclusion of which I like best. I think the 1979 buggy, with it's front end cannisters was cool. I also like the grill under the speakers of the original but the updated cockpit is positively beautiful.

I am surprised they didn't try to recreate that grill - that piece got a lot of use in my youth, maybe it wasn't as important to anyone else.

After I commented earlier I sat discussing it with my 11 yr old. I said I was not crazy about all the smooth pieces because I felt it defeated the original design. He said he liked the smooth pieces. Oh well maybe a combo choice to accommodate both tastes. 😁