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The Complete Lego Blacktron II Collector's Guide

Jason Ponic works in the exciting world of Hollywood film and television by day and writes by night.

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Future Generation

For my 6th birthday, I received a gift from my dad. It was my very first Lego set, a Blacktron II set called Supernova II. It was a tiny set, only about fourteen or so pieces, but it became an avid part of my playtime. Ironically I would never own another Blacktron set. The series was discontinued only a short time later. But it set the stage for a Lego obsession that would last the duration of my life.

Officially called Blacktron Future Generation, Blacktron 2 was a continuation of the original Blacktron I series released in the 80s with updated graphics, color scheme and specialized pieces. Blacktron 2 became iconic for it's black/white design and neon green transparent trim. With over twice as many sets as its predecessor, Blacktron 2 defined many a 90s kid's Lego experience.

Set Condition Key

All Lego sets can fit into one of two categories. This key will define the condition of the sets included in this hub.

Unopened Condition: Any set that is still in its factory sealed box

Assembled Condition: Any set that has been assembled, complete or incomplete, and is being sold as an assembled unit or partially assembled unit.


Blacktron defends against their enemy, M-Tron.

Blacktron defends against their enemy, M-Tron.

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6812 - Grid Trekkor

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $10.00
Assembled: $2.49 - $5.00

A tiny rover vehicle complete with a minifig sporting the Blacktron II Rocket Pack attachment.

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6832 - Super Nova II

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $10.00 - $20.00
Assembled: $6.50

My one and only Blacktron set. The Super Nova II had an open cockpit, side rails to protect the pilot, a rocket pack, central computer and articulating wings. Pieces of this set lie buried in the family's lego collection.

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6851 - Tri-Wheel Tyrax

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $15.00
Assembled: $10.00

A three wheeled all terrain scout vehicle armed with one minifig and a pair of lasers. This set is rather rare today, especially in its unopened condition.

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6851 - Super Vehicle

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value:
Assembled: $40.00 - $50.00

The Super Vehicle was a super set that required parts from three of the Blacktron sets in order to complete.

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6878 - Sub Orbital Guardian

Released: 1991
Original Price: $9.99

Current Value
Unopened: $20.00 - $25.00
Assembled: $7.50 - $14.50

The Sub Orbital Guardian was a walker set with twin satellite disk scanners, quad laser array and a minifig equipped with the rocket pack.

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6887 - Allied Avenger

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $15.00 - $20.00
Assembled: $9.00 - $10.00

Also known as Blacktron: Octopod, the Avenger had a unique fully enclosed cockpit , X-Wing inspired s-foil wing design and even a tail fin.

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6933 - Spectral Starguider

Released: 1991
Original Price: $25.00

Current Value
Unopened: $30.00 - $85.00
Assembled: $20.00 - $60.00

This six wheeled all-terrain vehicle sported two cockpits, a satellite dish and hinged wheel axis that can be steered by the top turret.

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6981 - Aerial Intruder

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $30.00 - $55.00
Assembled: $20.00 - $40.00

The largest of all Blacktron II vehicles, this twin cockpit triple crew member spacecraft had a rover that could be deployed from it's cargo bay.

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6988 - Alpha Centauri Outpost

Released: 1991
Original Price: $80.00

Current Value
Unopened: $81.00 - $206.00
Assembled: $26.00 - $100.00

The epic centerpiece of the Blacktron II series. With additional runway plates, the base could be expanded to include docking space for every ship in the series. The base also had electric lights that flashed.


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1479 - Double Scout

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $25.00
Assembled: $3.41 - $16.60

A tiny craft, with two pilots. A perfect booster set for any Blacktron craft.

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1462 - Galactic Scout

Released: 1992
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $40.00
Assembled: $10.00 - $20.00

A tiny scout ship for recon and intelligence gathering, this ship had articulating wings despite being small.

1887 - Rocket Detector

Released: 1992
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $20.00 - $25.00
Assembled: $6.00 - $16.00

The final set released under the Blacktron Future Generation series.

Comments

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on February 04, 2013:

That lego because its not a part of any 'themed' series is worth about $20.00 unopened.

scott on February 04, 2013:

what is my unopened lego minio-building nset #1905-1 copywrite 1982

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on January 20, 2013:

Thanks for the suggestion!

Geekdom on January 20, 2013:

Thanks for the memories. I loved these toys.

Also glad to see you started using the group feature. :)