Published on May 7, 2019LEGO CLASSIC SPACE493 Space Command CenterReleased 1978, @189 pcsPhoto Source: Private CollectionVideo link in profilephotos and video by edl.mediaThis is LEGO model 493 “Space Command Center” from the original Space Collection. Research shows this was released in two versions, one in 1978 and the other in 1979 as model 926 “Command Centre”. One version came with the “flatplate” (a flat gray base plate with no molded crater) and curved bricks to create two craters, and one with the “craterplate” or molded crater base plate (and no curved crater bricks). There are two known versions of the 493 instructions, one with the craterplate and one with the flatplate. Both versions are showcased in this video, though most of the photos are of the flatplate version. Both versions are included this private collection consisting of every LEGO Space model between 1978 and 1981. The collection was limited to this period because of the simplicity and style. After this period more complex pieces and additional color combinations were introduced as the line continues to evolve. Most of this collection was purchased at the time each kit was released. The remaining kits were purchased more recently to complete the collection.This is a great kit with four spacemen, a video vehicle with camera and classic computer monitor, a second buggy type vehicle, and the base itself with five computer monitors, one computer panel, two “planet” graphic pieces, two swiveling seats, and a very unique graphic piece on the inside back wall of a “floating astronaut” doing a spacewalk to work on a satellite. Other fun details include a large and a small dish (radar/satellite), two red service lights on the roof, yellow transparent roof panels and windows, a small single antenna, and two larger spoked antennas that are very rare to find unbroken or undamaged. Craters complete the kit; the craterplate version with the molded crater, and the flatplate version with the round bricks that form two craters - more classic LEGO attention to detail.The majority of research is done at brickset.com, brinklink.com, and eBay.com.Enjoy! #1978 . The JHS VCR is now the Space Commander. **VCR Re-case Option is Below** The Space Commander brings you the spacey sounds of vintage chorus and reverb with a powerful clean boost on board.. LEGO CLASSIC SPACE 493 Space Command Center Released 1978, @189 pcs Photo Source: Private Collection Video link in profile photos and video by edl.media This is LEGO model 493 “Space Command .