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1785-1: Crater Critters
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The build is 99% exact; I had to replace a hook on the blue-and-grey robot's arm (so there's one extra piece to connect it).

=MISSING PARTS=
1. https://rebrickable.com/parts/3127/hook-plate-modified-1-x-2-with-crane-hook-left/

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This set no. 1785 'Crater Critters' came out in 1995, and it was one of the largest-sized "Supplementary" models in the "Space" theme. The model was exclusive to North America and only featured in the Shop-At-Home Holiday '95 catalog (https://images.brickset.com/library/view/?f=catalogues/c95sahHoliday&p=37 ).

It was also a highly unusual "bricks-only" LEGO System set—virtually all such packages in the nineties were part of LEGO Basic (or short-lived '95-98 LEGO FreeStyle) lineup, not "System."

Crater Critters differed from all previous Classic Space humanoid robots, which were either minifig-sized or designed as large vessels with an astronaut's cockpit built-in. The 'Crater Critters' were, essentially, the first mid-sized unmanned robots. They both have similar construction: static bodies, two moving arms with manipulators, and rotating heads (mounted on 2x2 turntable plates).

The first robot is finished in blue, light gray, and black, with transparent neon green "eyes." A pair of 2x1 sloped bricks with generic keypad print forms the robot's "mouth," with two black antennas decorating the head. This robot flies with a tiny rocket engine attached to its back. With two degrees of freedom, the android's left arm has a hook (with a camera/scanner device mounted on top); the right hand is a two-fingered claw manipulator.

The second android is decorated with "Spyrius" decals and finished in black, red, and light gray. It drives on four wheels and has a more substantial rotating head, with independently-moving "eyes" and "ears" (4x4 inverted radar dishes). One of the robot's arms features a different, less functional manipulator: an awkward "palm" with independently-moving four fingers that can't grab anything.

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=SEE ALSO=

6951: Robot Command Center (1984) >> Classic Space
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/Z79a8grqv8w
by @e_maze

6750: Sonic Robot ('86) >> Classic Space
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/mWRaZ38g2pZ
by @MVi

6889: Recon Robot ('94) >> Spyrius
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/01w2rqXda8W
by @criker

2153: Robo Stalker ('97) >>Roboforce
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/r121krnrvlB

6703: Minifig Pack ('88)
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/X1k2q1en2E0
by @colendro

6704: Minifigure Pack ('91)
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/8xaDrJPzjB7

6705: Space Explorers ('94)
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/1XjdnVo4a8b
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