Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review: Lego 70816 Benny's Spaceship

Do you want to build a spaceship?
It'll be colored blue and gray
I just cannot wait anymore
To open up the box
Let's finish this today!

I've actually completed building this set 2 weeks ago but haven't had time to post this. Building this set brings back memories of all the old classic space sets I've built long ago. Wave of nostalgia when I poured out those blue, grey and yellow bricks!

Lego 70816 Benny's Spaceship

I admit I didn't follow the instructions sequence when building this. In fact, I went straight for pack #5. Why #5? Because it contains Astro Kitty (Unikitty in blue spacesuit) and Benny!
Blue space bricks

The sticker sheet.  I'd prefer printed bricks to stickers. Guess blank bricks can easily be used for other MOC builds.
70816's sticker sheet

In the movie, it took Benny about 7 secs to build this spaceship. I'm not a master builder, so I'm taking a considerably longer time LOL!
Do you want to build a spaceship?

The mechanism to open/close the wings to deploy the overwing missiles.
Wings mechanism

The completed spaceship! It is much bigger than I expected. Still, the finished build is sturdy. Real sleek design with just the right amount of kibble. You just want to pick it up and swoosh around the house on space adventures!
Benny's Spaceship

Unfortunately, this set does not include baseplates; I'm using those from other Classic Space sets.

Benny's Spaceship

I am so glad LEGO released Benny's Spaceship from the movie. It was such a joy seeing the Classic Space logo on the new blue bricks. Hopefully there is chance of new series of Classic Space sets? I certainly hope so!

Bonus pic: Lego spaceships from 1979, 1983, 1986 & 2014!
Classic Spaceships 
928 / 497 Galaxy Explorer (1979)
6980 Galaxy Commander (1983)
6985 Cosmic Fleet Voyager (1986)
70816 Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (2014)



Brothermidnight said...

This is a cool nostalgia inducing set! I would love to see to old spacemen make a come back.

Unknown said...

If this set sells well they just might (I hope!)

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