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What is a Planetary Decoder? What does it decode? How does it work?

According to various lego catalogs of 1996 (the set's release year), it's referring to the main play feature of the set : The two transparent red and blue dishes at the front of the craft can be used ...
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

It looks like LEGO did not intend to make Shuttle attachable to ISS despite the statement. At least not with a stud-on-stud connection like the set is designed right now. As seen in picture below, ...
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

It just so happens that I have this set and have come up with a way to attach it without adding pieces: All this requires is to move the two second-to-back float pads, take off the fez piece from the ...
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Is the LEGO Space theme discontinued?

At this time, there has been no announcement of a scheduled unlicensed LEGO Space theme. LEGO is not going to make an announcement that "We forever and ever retired LEGO Space, and it will never-ever ...
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Can you identify this LEGO space set?

It's not a Star Wars set, it's most of the main part from "70704 Vermin Vaporizer" from the Galaxy Squad theme. The word "pressure" on the green tile hints that it's not Star Wars, as that would ...
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Classic Space part? near-triangle with 2x6 on one end and 1x2 on the other and a lot of empty space between

This is Part #30036: Wedge, Plate 8 x 6 x 2/3 with Grille In White it appears in two Exploriens sets 6856: Planetary Decoder and 6982: Explorien Starship
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Is this translucent blue ramp-like brick from an old Space Explorer set?

No. It's older than that. This element has been in 9 sets, in trans-dark blue (as pictured) it has been in 4: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=4228&colorID=14&in=A that bricklink ...
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Saturn V set from the 60s?

It's hard to answer this definitively without a picture identifying the exact parts you have, but this sounds a lot like the set Rocket Base (358-1) from 1973: That was one of the first space ...
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Identify a space LEGO set from incomplete model

These are 6849-1: Satellite Patroller 6808-1: Galaxy Trekkor
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

I use these pieces. The same size as the docking in the set, but two anti-stud attachments.
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Space Shuttle 10231 Stability on base

According to Brickset there were indeed stability problems with set #10213, which was originally intended to be a strictly display piece for the 16+ age group. As a response, the 10213 was retired, ...
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What went in the orange cylinders from Mars Mission?

I'd assume from the partslist this guy is in the tube: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?M=mm001
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Is the LEGO Space theme discontinued?

Although the stand-alone, unlicensed Space theme technically remains discontinued, LEGO has recently released an unlicensed Space sub-theme under their City theme. While these builds seem to be more "...
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Where did "LL 928" and "LL 929" come from?

928 was the original set number of the Galaxy Explorer - so the numbering of that one is following the LEGO tradition of using the set number. As Joubarc points out, at that time the sets were ...
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Help identify large white wheels

What you have there is a 6118 Wheel Hard Plastic Small (22mm D. x 24mm), and this wheel is pretty common, it features in 39 sets, but luckily for you only in 4 sets in the color White. These sets are: ...
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Help identify this 70s or 80s lego space set

The brick with the space logo is from either set 452/894 or set 6901. The buggy is technic set 1972. Information from Bricklink search.
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Help identifying space-themed sets

Couple of observations: Neither of these pictures shows complete sets The parts you show in each picture most likely do not all come from the same set From what I can see, you have the following ...
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

I have this set and didn’t need any additional parts to attach the space shuttle.
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Alternate builds for classic space sets

It looks like someone has 'reverse engineered' them from the box images in this eurobricks thread. Hope that helped.
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Is the LEGO Space theme discontinued?

According to this advert Lego are running on Facebook they are still making "Lego Space" so it can't be discontinued.
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Help identifying space-themed sets

Top Left 7659-1 - Imperial Landing Craft Top right seems to be two sets 7930-1 - Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship and 7877-1 - Naboo Starfighter
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