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Random set of the day: Xtreme Tower

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Xtreme Tower

Xtreme Tower

©2002 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6740 Xtreme Tower, released in 2002. It's one of 10 Island Xtreme Stunts sets produced that year. It contains 330 pieces and 6 minifigs, and its retail price was US$50/£39.99.

It's owned by 740 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


This article has been posted automatically. Its purpose is to increase awareness of database content and encourage discussion about old sets.

11 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I remember getting a smaller set from this line as a kid, set 6734. At the time I thought that it was just a cool set, and I asked for one after I saw my cousin's copy. As I started to become a more involved LEGO fan, I realized who Pepper was and his importance to the LEGO brand. This was long after the retirement of this theme, and I felt very lucky to have chosen that set when it was still available. Thanks Brickset, for reminding me of LEGO Island and my childhood!

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By in United States,

Looking at this early 2000s set I realize how little sense they used to make.

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By in Australia,

Were early 2000s Lego sets good? Computer says no.

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By in Australia,

I think Lego Island was the first computer game I ever played.

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By in Poland,

Personaly I find this set simply fun and zany in good way!
ALso it had some really neat ideas build on the back of instructions!

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By in Australia,

No, the early 00s period was Lego at its weirdest and worst.

I never really understood any of these Extreme Island sets (was there a corresponding computer game?), but I did like the sets. I got the impression that the general theme was extreme sports in a tropical holiday location (I didn't really get who Pepper was, or the deal with the Brickster villain). I liked the seaplane set, and there was a lifeguard tower that I thought was utterly fantastic.

I remember one day in a store, I *almost* bought the Extreme Tower set. I could've easily used the set in my Lego City as a tourist centre/viewing tower, but I think it would've taken too much to fix the set (make the tower better and more secure) so I passed on it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another theme I'm not familiar with. These Random set articles are pretty interesting, if only as a starting point to look into themes/sets that I'd never heard of. So far I don't think I've added many to my want list though!

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By in United States,

I have this set. I missed out on the original release, as I was into Star Wars at the time (I have most early 2000s sets), but I was lucky enough to get the set from my cousin. (He also got Star Wars sets. He now has a droid army in his apartment.

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By in Germany,

This series actually followed a trend that began in 2001 to turn LEGO game titles (back then released as LEGO Media and later Software) into actual sets.
Themes included here are Alpha Team (game 2000, sets 2001),
Racers (game 1999, sets 2001, the Xalax Racers variant, not the Drome Racers that became the later Racers line from 2004-2009),
to a lesser extent Creator (the first sets released as 'Creator' in 2001 used the exact same logo as the 1998 computer game)
and finally LEGO Island X-Treme Stunts (based upon the very first LEGO video game released in 1997 and it's follow-ups LEGO Island 2 (2001) and LEGO Island X-Treme Stunts (2002), which was very closely related to the actual sets).
There were also other themes that got games released for them the same year they were released like Rock Raiders, Knights' Kingdom I and 'Race' (AKA Create'n'Race, which got the game 'Stunt Rally' in 2000).
The thing all these themes have in common is that they had a defined storyline and named characters way long before Ninjago and even slightly before Bionicle :)

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By in United States,

This is what City would be without the police presence.

And yet another set with a helicopter. It's a pretty decent looking build though.

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