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Lego Maniacs' Guide: Reviews: Town : Launch Command : Moon Walker

[Purchase Lego at Amazon.com] 6516 - Moon Walker

Rating: 2 Stars
Pros: The astronaut is pretty cool
Cons: Visor is distracting; a major shortage of regular bricks for alternate models
Contents: 29 pieces including 1 mini-fig
Price: Discontinued
Reviewed: 17-Jun-1998
Reviewed by: G. M.

6516 1969 was the year that sent a man to the moon.
1995 was the year that sent a mini-fig to the moon -- complete with his own moon walker!
The small one-man vehicle is capable of doing an amazing sixty miles an hour in 1/6th of Earth's gravity! The brave traveler is equipped to handle the most dangerous of environments including the upcoming event that he doesn't yet know of: being abducted into a strange black and yellow craft!

Launch Command: this subtheme was the start of joining together themes -- Town and Space. It would also later inspire Divers and maybe it even led to the Time Cruisers. Even if it didn't lead to all of these, it still had some great sets like the Moon Walker.

The Moon Walker is a small four-wheeled craft that is supposed to be sent to the moon, but it will not fit into my Launch Command Space Shuttle even if I take the arm and satellite out. Oh well, it is still fun to abduct.

The main body of the vehicle is white with grey and blue highlights. The cockpit is just big enough for the mini-fig astronaut and includes a steering wheel and small 1x2 computer tile. The mini-fig also has a grey space blaster with antennae that measure magnetic fields. Mounted on the front is a single headlamp. In the back is an antenna with a blue radar dish. That is about all there is to the set besides the four small wheels.

The mini-fig is wearing a white space suit with some computer stuff and Launch Command logo on it. He also has a white air tank and helmet. The visor of the helmet I am not too crazy about. It is about twice as large as normal visors and it is gold. I can never figure out which way it is supposed to attach to the helmet and the gold draws the attention away from the vehicle.

The alternate models are not too thrilling either. They are just more variations of a moon going vehicle. The set is okay if you like Launch Command or are a Town completist but I won't say that it is a must-have. The main model is pretty good but needs some work on the amount of regular bricks (which is almost none at all.)

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