Thrills! Suspense! Plastic!
Prepare for Alien Conquest!
This was one of my favourite themes that LEGO has ever produced. The 50’s Sci-Fi movie throwback was right up my ally. The human vehicles were primarily blue and any theme that helps build up parts in a specific colour is always helpful, plus the designs were pretty cool overall with a couple of real stand-outs.
The big draw for me was the Alien side of this battle. With multiple flying saucer designs and of course the tripods. TRIPODS! I’m a huge fan of H.G. Wells’ War Of The Worlds and the inclusion of alien tripods was the coolest thing I’d seen in LEGO Since I’d gotten back into it. I watched an actual Sci-Fi double feature as I built these sets this afternoon. Starting with one of my favourites in the genre, The Day The Earth Stood Still and ending with the hilariously bad Plan 9 From Outer Space. I don’t care how bad a film is, if Bela Lugosi is in it, I’m in.
There have been some neat space themes since like Galaxy Squad and Space Police, but this will probably remain the peak for me.
I only wish I’d picked up a few more.