Best LEGO Space Police Sets

The Best LEGO Space Police Sets: Top Creations of Star Force

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We’re an insatiably curious and creative species. Mankind has dreamed of what lays among the stars for as long as we’ve been able to gaze up at them. The saying is, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” and humans have always sought to fill those voids.

There’s no more immense void than open space.

Who knows what we’ll find as we expand outwards from our planet? Maybe we’ll find new and precious resources. Maybe we’ll find other people out there among the vastness of the black? Maybe we’ll find whole new worlds full of things beyond our wildest dreams!

We can be assured of the things we’ll take with us. We’ll bring that spirit of a boundless curiosity that drives us away from the safety of Earth. We’ll bring our history and our cultures with us. While some properties imagine that we’ll have evolved beyond them, we have to face the possibility that we’ll bring the problems that plague our societies. Problems like desperation, poverty, and crime. That means we’ll need a group of people to deal with those potential problems.

Enter the Space Police!

In 1989, LEGO made the first of three “Space Police” subthemes. They’ve revisited it every decade or so and created a new addition to the line.

But with so many sets released, which one can be called the best?

For more information on LEGO Police Sets, be sure to follow this guide: Best LEGO Police Sets Guide: Building a Better Police Force

Bottom Line Up Front

Space Isolation Lockup has the right blend of tradition and innovation in its design. You can tell at a glance that it’s designed to be the police force of the future. It also comes with a good amount of bricks and minifigs for what it is.


How does one determine the top cop in such a vast space? I’m gonna use about five different factors to decide the Best LEGO Space Police Sets:

  • Width of Service: LEGO bricks are great because they let people build anything they can imagine. If a piece has more bricks that can be used for more than just the build it’s in, it’s gonna get a higher spot.
  • Technological Innovation: The sky isn’t even the limit of imagination here. If a set takes advantage of LEGO’s creativity, it will get placed higher on the list.
  • Prominent Livery: Creativity and Imagination are great. However, this list is about the Space Police. Police are best when they announce themselves. If something looks at a glance like it could be part of the Space Police, it’s gonna get rewarded for it.
  • Dedication to Value: I grew up poor, and I love a good deal. If a set offers a better deal, it’s gonna get a better place.
  • The Human Factor: It’s my list. If I decide to break my own rules because of a reason like Nostalgia, I can do that! 

With no further ado, let’s go on patrol among the stars.

21.) Rebel Hunter

Rebel Hunter LEGO Space Police set 6897
  • Year Released: 1992
  • Pieces Included: 140
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

“Rebel Hunter” is at the lowest end of this list for a few reasons. It’s a slight build, with pieces in all the wrong colors. It’s also just plain ugly when it’s put together. I had this set growing up and rarely used it because the pieces varied between shades of grey, black, and green.

That’s also all putting aside the fact that “Rebel Hunter” is just terrible branding, yet it still manages to be better than its alternate name. “Police Prisoner Patrol” is just not a great look, either.

So why did it make the list? Because I needed something to show the bad parts of this list.

20.) Galactic Peace Keeper

Galactic Peace Keeper LEGO Space Police set 6886
  • Year Released: 1989
  • Pieces Included: 121
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

This set is the predecessor of number twenty-one.

It has a similar number of pieces and minifigs. Both are built to hang on to prisoners as the LEGO minifigs dart about the cosmos, returning them to some intergalactic holding cell. It also has a similar layout and purpose within the worldbuilding of the Space Police. 

This one gets the higher spot because it’s in a better color scheme. The grey and green designs look like they could be in any science fiction setting. The red and blue, however, lend the earlier sets a more authentic look of police vehicles. 

19.) Gold Heist

Gold Heist LEGO Space Police set
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 205
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

This is from the third time LEGO made a Space Police subtheme. 

By now, police fashions had updated. Most departments had foregone the blue-and-red designs and the black-and-white color schemes. This is one of the most unique-looking builds on this list. It explains why the “car” and the officer look more militaristic. 

While the uniqueness makes it an attractive design, LEGO made it unique by making a lot of the pieces specific to this build. They aren’t beneficial to other creations. Also, it loses some points as the resource that the little alien has stolen is clearly gold. 

There are other options that the LEGO universe could come up with rather than gold. 

18.) Max Security Transport

Max Security Transport LEGO Space Police set
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 330
  • Minifigs Included: 3
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

Of course, space isn’t all a giant void. There are other planets in the back, full of all kinds of other worlds and life. The Space Police would absolutely need ground vehicles. 

The gigantic rover has absolutely huge, wide-tracked wheels built to handle the terrain, no matter what that is. It reminds me a lot of the MAKO from the Mass Effect series or the “Rumbler” Batmobile from The Dark Knight franchise. Since I’m a massive fan of both, I can honestly say this design is excellent. 

Unfortunately, this one shares a similar problem to the one above. The pieces involved in this build are very uncommon, and they won’t be helpful for anything else. However, it gets a boost over that one for having the coolest-looking prisoner-holding device so far. 

17.) Squidman Escape

Squidman Escape LEGO Space Police set
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 42
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

This is a much smaller build, with precisely two minifigs, only one of which is unique to this set. 

So why does this one get a higher place than some others on this list? 

Because it’s a lot of fun to play with! To be fair, it also has many more common pieces than the builds that are lower than this one on the list. (Which is sad because there are forty-two pieces in this one and hundreds of bricks in the others). It’s got elements of Judge Dredd in it. Now, that’s not the only science-fiction property that has rocket cycles, but the appearance of the minifig does lend it a very Judge Dredd-esque quality. 

16.) Freeze Ray Frenzy

Freeze Ray Frenzy LEGO Space Police set
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 80
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

Sometimes, the timing of LEGO releases is fascinating. 

Like how a very popular musical was released a year before this set. The most well-known and catchy song from that musical was titled “My Freeze Ray.” It’s just a thought, of course, but it is interesting. 

The design itself is comparatively simple. It’s got two rocket cycles to zoom around and chase one another. At first glance, they look like they’re made of unique pieces like the other designs. However, you find many very common bricks after you open the box. The most remarkable element is the large flame that emerges from the back of the police rocket cycle.  

15.) Raid VPR

Raid VPR LEGO Space Police set
  • Year Released: 2010
  • Pieces Included: 69
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

We’ve gotten back to the black-and-white color schemes with this design. 

It’s tiny, with about half unique and half standard pieces. It makes excellent use of transparent bricks. Green cones serve as laser emitters, while red and blue are siren lights. It might look like an itty-bitty fighter craft, but it is so much more than that.

While it is tiny on its own, it also attaches almost seamlessly to almost all the other black-and-white Space Police sets. It is, in reality, secretly a command module. Or, if you prefer (like I did,) the head of a Space Police Megazord!

14.) Mini Robot

Mini Robot LEGO Space Police set 1969

The Best LEGO Space Police Sets

  • Year Released: 1993
  • Pieces Included: 38
  • Minifigs Included: 1
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

We’re back in the second line of Space Police sets LEGO released.

Green and grey are the orders of the day here, both on the robot and on the included space police officer. It is one of the most miniature sets on this list. However, it makes it on here for a couple of reasons. 

It might be small, but it was reasonably priced for how small it was. It also lent itself to being an excellent introduction to the Space Police force. More than that, it also made very creative use of common and uncommon bricks. The two hands, for instance, are two halves of hinge pieces usually used for articulations. The eyes are ubiquitous hub pieces and transparent single-stud bricks. 

It also has an incredible amount of character, resembling a LEGO version of Johnny-5 of Short Circuit fame.  

13.) Spy Trak

Spy Trak LEGO Space Police set 6895
  • Year Released: 1989
  • Pieces Included: 148
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

I won’t lie. The blue-and-red of the first Space Police set is my favorite color scheme. It’s also the color scheme most attached to police in America. Growing up, I had far more of them than any of the others in my LEGO collection. 

The alternate name for this set was “Space Police Prowler,” and I prefer that one. It seems much more honest about what the set actually builds. The vehicle is low-slung, and the independently moving axles let it twist around, almost as if it were crawling. 

Also, spies don’t tend to have uses for laser cages OR livery that establish them as police.

Some of this can be forgiven because the eighties were just like that, but if this vehicle had used its alternate name, it would have been top five. 

12.) Lunar Limo

Lunar Limo LEGO Space Police
  • Year Released: 2010
  • Pieces Included: 391
  • Minifigs Included: 3
  • Rough Skill Level: Advanced

It’s well-known that heroes are only as good as their villains are sinister. 

For the Space Police to be heroic, they need a genuinely odious villain. This luxury limo is a masterclass in how to tell a villain’s story forensically. It tells us that the villain is rich and ostentatious. The long, black vehicle looks particularly luxurious, and the little purple embellishments are the perfect touch. 

Putting his minifig in a matching purple suit was a stroke of genius. His outfit is reminiscent of a science fiction version of 1930s gangland aesthetics. The fact that his cockpit doubles as a roving gun platform tells us that he’s vicious and bloodthirsty. It’s really something to see and makes a person instantly root for the Space Police to take this person down. 

11.) Mission Commander

Mission Commander LEGO Space Police set 6986
  • Year Released: 1989
  • Pieces Included: 478
  • Minifigs Included: 3
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

This is another one with an intriguing alternate name. “The Space Police Galactic Enforcer.” 

It’s a strange name that I really wish they’d stuck to. I wish they’d at least kept it in their back pockets and used it for a different LEGO set. 

It does make sense. The name could refer to the ship itself or the minifig in white. Or, it could be that “Galactic Enforcer” isn’t necessarily a great name for a vehicle from a fleet that’s supposed to be about safety rather than control. 

Either way, this is a great set! It creates a spaceship that’s reminiscent of other 80’s spaceship designs. It looks like a backward Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation

(It’s also got my favorite color scheme!) 

10.) Galactic Enforcer

Galactic Enforcer LEGO Space Police set
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 875
  • Minifigs Included: 7
  • Rough Skill Level: Advanced

Someone must have heard me! (Or I’m making this with the benefit of hindsight)

This is the opposite design philosophy of the earlier Galactic Enforcer but shares many characteristics. Whereas that one is smaller and designed to be sleek, this one is large and bulky. The older one has four smaller ones, while the newer model has four larger enclosures. They both have multiple cockpits and holding cells.

That’s all small potatoes compared to the most significant ways that the two models differ. Something to note is that they both reflect the science fiction designs of their respective eras. This newer model is designed to come apart into multiple smaller vessels. 

9.) Undercover Cruiser

Undercover Cruiser LEGO Space Police
  • Year Released: 2010
  • Pieces Included: 317
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

The thing about being a police officer is that, sometimes, to catch criminals, you have to act like one. 

That’s the design philosophy of this set. It’s one of the most unique Space Police collections ever created because it does not pay attention to the current design philosophy of science fiction ships. It’s also made up of many bricks that can be used for multiple designs. 

Very few bricks have evident police livery, as might be expected from an undercover vehicle. 

My question is, why are there any of them at all? It’s meant to be an undercover vehicle! Regardless, it seems to have fooled the henchman from the Lunar Limo set above. 

8.) Solar Snooper

Sets Solar Snooper LEGO Space Police set 6957
  • Year Released: 1992
  • Pieces Included: 255
  • Minifigs Included: 3
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

How about another potential Space Police Galactic Enforcer? 

The difference is that this is a ground-based vehicle rather than a spaceship for the most part. A portion of the design is meant to come apart and fly off on its own.

The modular flying portion is meant to be a short-range observational flyer. The idea is that it leaves, performs scouting missions, and then returns with valuable data. It’s a manned spy vehicle. Ironically, this vehicle would have been a better use of the name “Spy Trak” than the actual Spy Trak a few numbers ago. 

Or at least it certainly was when I played with it. 

7.) K-9 Bot

K-9 Bot LEGO Space Police
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 22
  • Minifigs Included: “1” (if you don’t count adorable dogs!)
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

This is absolutely the smallest set on this list. 

It clocks in at about half the size of the next smallest. It is tiny. But it still makes a decent number seven because it satisfies a few of the criteria of this list. It’s fun to build and play with, of course. The parts of the robotic dog provide a surprising amount of articulation to the build. The cyber snout of the dog can be swapped out with other transparent pieces of the same shape to change the dog’s mood!

It’s also a creative use of the concept and something that pays homage to an idea in policing today. Modern-day police forces use K-9 units, so it stands to reason that a futuristic police force would use robotic versions. 

I also won’t deny the dog is adorable, and it gets major points for that!

6.) SP Striker

SP Striker LEGO Space Police set 6781
  • Year Released: 1989
  • Pieces Included: 230
  • Minifigs Included: 2
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

This is the beginning of the Space Police. 

Or, at the very least, it’s one of the first sets that LEGO released in their line. It was also significant because it was a part of the “Light and Sound” set. The transparent red bricks in the center could be wired to light up with flashing lights. Depending on how the transistor brick was wired, the frequency and brightness of the lights could change. 

It wasn’t the most well-thought-out or constructed wiring toy ever created, but it was still powerful enough to give kids a basic idea and even get them interested in how it worked!

5.) Squidman’s Pitstop

Squidman's Pitstop LEGO Space Police
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 389
  • Minifigs Included: 4
  • Rough Skill Level: Beginner

Who doesn’t need a soda or a healthy snack now and again? 

Few businesses see as much repeat traffic as a convenience store, and there’s no reason to imagine that would change once we’d reached the stars. This set takes that comparatively simple concept and unleashes builders’ imaginations. 

The central building isn’t the star attraction here. The creative part is all in the vehicles that have stopped to patronize it. There are four of them, all of them in radically different designs.  

4.) Hyperspeed Pursuit

Hyperspeed Pursuit LEGO Space Police
  • Year Released: 2009
  • Pieces Included: 456
  • Minifigs Included: 3
  • Rough Skill Level: Advanced

There’s a middle point between land vehicles and spaceships that often gets overlooked. 

This design doesn’t do that. It imagines a vehicle capable of going into at least the lower orbit of a planet without necessarily going past the atmosphere. It’s not an airplane, a car, or a spaceship, but something in between. 

It’s an honest-to-goodness flying car! 

That’s a kind of futurism that we can all enjoy, even if, in this case, it’s clear that the two aliens the Space Police officer has pulled over won’t. Something even more surprising is how many standard bricks are used in this build! 

3.) Space Police Central

Space Police Central LEGO Space Police
  • Year Released: 2010
  • Pieces Included: 631
  • Minifigs Included: 5
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

When the shift is over, it’s nice to have something to return to. 

The name implies that this set is meant to be a Police Station for the Space Police. Unfortunately, it falls short of that task. It’s really more of a “Space Police Lockup.” The only facilities represented here are the large pods meant to hold prisoners and a shooting range that could double as short-range rocket cycles. 

There’s also a land vehicle meant to haul a prisoner pod and a rocket cycle of an alien intending to break his friend out of holding. Whose his friend? Well, it’s our old friend, the henchman from the Lunar Limo set! (The poor guy seems to be having a hard time!)

2.) Galactic Mediator

Galactic Mediator LEGO Space Police set 6984
  • Year Released: 1992
  • Pieces Included: 406
  • Minifigs Included: 3
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

This is one of my absolute favorite Space LEGO sets of all time. 

If I think of a Space LEGO set, this is the one that comes to mind. It has my least favorite color scheme (that nineties grey and green scheme that promised EXTREMEness) but with my favorite shape. The more shuttle-like form looks like a spaceship that could exist, making it a far more pragmatic and utilitarian design.

Do you know what police forces tend to like? Pragmatism and utilitarianism.  

Even the science-fiction improvements are more seamlessly integrated. The holding cells are in a place that makes sense, as are the laser weapons. The most awkward thing about it is the two cockpit hatches stacked on each other, and I’ll forgive that because it means LEGO gave us two potentially useful pieces instead of one that was only useful for this design. 

1.) Space Isolation Lockup

Space Isolation Lockup LEGO Space Police set 6955
  • Year Released: 1989
  • Pieces Included: 253
  • Minifigs Included: 3
  • Rough Skill Level: Moderate

This is one of my favorite science-fiction tropes and an excellent iteration. 

Sometimes, in sci-fi, a villain is just too dangerous to have anything but the utmost security. Whatever the black-suited minifig has done? The space police have deemed him worthy of being the only prisoner relegated to a highly-secured prison site. 

There’s one way into this facility, and one way out, through the hanger bay. There is one cell here, overseen at all times by a minifig. When he gets tired, his partner swaps out to relieve him of duty. 

This is the perfect union of all my criteria. It’s an imaginative use of the system without being completely silly. It has many bricks that can be used for this and almost any other design. It’s also impossible to see anything but a space police building when you look at it. 

However you cut it, this set is a star among the police of the stars. 


Space is a huge place; who knows what could happen if it went completely unregulated. Fortunately, the LEGOs of the Space Police will always ensure that crime has only the place that the builders give it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What was the first Space Police set released?

Answer: That would be the SP Striker (number six on the list), released in 1989.

Question: What was the last Space Police force set released?

Answer: Technically, that was the Raid VPR in Space Police 3 back in 2021.

Question: Is that the most recent one?

Answer: It was the last full set. A collectible minifig was released later in 2021.

Question: Is there any Space Police LEGO set currently available in retail shops?

Answer: Not as of the time of this writing, unfortunately.

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