"Growing up in the late 1970's, early 1980's, my imagination was captured every time I glimpsed the old school LEGO space mini figures and sets. Regrettably, I was limited to seeing them on the shelf, or fleeting moments at friend's houses, as our family was unable to afford LEGO then.
This set does a wonderful job of capturing some of that old ascetic, updated for a modern age.
Pros: The space modules. I love, love, love the way that the modules can be combined. I think there's a possibility that a lot of the space sets can be interconnected. My son and I had a blast pretending to dock the mini shuttle with the space station.
I also adore the fact that most of this set uses old school parts. As I was building it, I knew right away that my kids and I can sit down and expand on this set with parts we already have.
While I'm not sure how this can be displayed, I think it's awesome that it can double for a Lunar or Mars base, and will go great with those sets.
I also want to address how awesome the figures are. The spacesuits look really cool, and the mini robot helper was a great touch! We even got an extra robot head, so we'll be building an extra little dude or dudette to assist the astronauts.
I'm looking forward picking up some more Space sets soon!"