This lone Blacktron I LEGO minifigure (sp001) materialised in 1987, appearing in six themed sets and later in a Space Police I set.
According to lore, the Blacktron were space pirates, always stealing technology from Futuron and M:Tron whilst trying to outsmart the Space Police, his trusty
steed droid in toe.
This figure predates non-standard facial expressions by a few years so under that black helmet he’s modest little face is awkwardly smiling away. This Blacktron I pilot came with a all-black tools and accessories including helmet, visor, gloved hands, tanks, and leg assembly.
With his visor down, this Blacktron is one intimidating guy (insofar as minifigs can be intimidating!). His two-tone colour scheme is simple but striking. Unlike his Blacktron II brothers, I wouldn’t want to run into this guy down a dark, LEGO, alleyway.
The Not So Good
His good-guy face is a drawback but given his age, this is unavoidable. It is a shame that LEGO did not release other minifigure variations in this slick, dark theme.
Added to the Hall of Minifigures