In 1979 LEGO introduced one of their most iconic lines under the title "Legoland Space". Featuring red and white spacemen, with a range of spaceships, rovers and moonbases, they were an instant hit, and are still fondly remembered by hundreds of thousands around the world.
The theme ran until 1987, with other colours of spacemen along with many memorable sets. It is now generally referred to as the "Classic Space" era by fans.
Neo Classic Space (sometimes also called Classic Space 2.0) is an attempt to recreate the excitement of those early years. LEGO fans around the world have built new models, borrowing the style and colour schemes of those early sets, but using newer parts and building techniques to add more detail and realism.
In 2007, UK fan Pete Reid started a collaborative project with a group of other builders. His idea was to assemble a huge display of Neo Classic Space models and display them at events in the UK. This culminated at the Great Western LEGO Show into a 5 metre long runway packed with ships and vehicles and was very well received.
Neoclassicspace.com was then set up as a place to display people's models and to keep track of what has been built. Although initially just Pete's UK-based group, it has expanded to take in as many Neo Classic Space styled models as possible.
March 2009 sees the 30th anniversary of Legoland Space, so to celebrate we are running a special event for the month of March. We've asked some fantastic LEGO builders from around the world to create commemerative models. Each day in March we plan to present a new model. The response so far has been amazing, and we have some fantastic models coming up during the month.
We've also had a great response from visitors to the site, and have been receiving lots of great emails. Thank you all for your feedback.
We hope you enjoy the site, and if it inspires you to build something, that's even better.