Since my childhood days I always had an affinity on darker things. My favourite Minifigure was wearing black, the Dragon Knights were so much cooler than the Lion Knights and when Blacktron invaded Lego Space, I was so excited by these guys and their black space-suits. They were just super-cool and super-menacing, even if I liked the look of the space-police vehicles more!
The second wave sadly toned down the blackness. Especially on the outfits, but at least the ship design improved. Anyway. We have seen the fast space cruiser Andromeda, time to meet their nemesis:
Menacing, isn’t she? Astrid is a notorious space ace, fencing master and master criminal. She is perhaps the most cultivated space pirate in the known universe. Therefore, her approach is a more stealthy and elegant one than most of her colleagues, who she tends to look down at because of the brute-force tactics they employ. With her cloaked space fighter, she is not only a highly mobile, but also a highly evasive opponent.
I wanted a sleek and aggressive look for the ship. My main inspiration came probably from the Wing Commander series (precisely the Salthi from the first game) and from vintage sports cars (less obviously, I know, but look at the sloped back!). Something that breathes speed and danger.
In Part 2 we will take a closer look at her subordinates and their ship(s). Blacktron is on the rise!