Random set of the day: Cyclone Defender

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Cyclone Defender

Cyclone Defender

©2007 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8100 Cyclone Defender, released in 2007. It's one of 18 Exo-Force sets produced that year. It contains 92 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$7.99/£4.99.

It's owned by 2361 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


 

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13 comments on this article

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By in United States,

The first (i think) random set of the day I own.

EDIT: Nope, second. Both Exo-Force.

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By in United States,

This was a cool set, and a big improvement on Ryo's previous similar-sized vehicle (Uplink). 2007 was the year Exo-Force first introduced bricks with ball joints and this set used them to great effect.

Ryo's main color for his uniform and mech changing to green was a bit of a surprise, but not one I particularly minded. However, the next wave he was back in an orange mech and the next year he was back in an orange uniform, so LEGO didn't really follow through on that change very consistently.

And how about them Exo-Codes? I think this was just the second time LEGO had used unique laser-engraved elements as unlock codes for online content, after the Rhotuka Spinners in 2005 Bionicle sets — like yesterday's Random Set of the Day, heyo! It's a tradition LEGO has carried on many times since, both across full product lines (Hero Factory 2012 and 2013) and in other more isolated instances (Technic Porsche, City High Speed Pursuit, LEGO Movie Rescue Reinforcements, etc).

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By in United Kingdom,

It's a shame the stickers from the 07 sets disintegrate over time. All my exo force sets from that year have it, though I suppose being a kid with them doesn't help lol. They really being back fond memories.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ahh Exo-force. I think with how Lego has massively improved with making mechs over the last few years, this would be a good range to bring back.... Though guessing Ninjago has the mech quota now.

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By in United States,

Ebay seller has this listed for an absurd $220.

The price gouging by Lego sellers never ceases to baffle me.

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By in Greece,

Back then I wouldn't think much of it but seeing it nowadays, it has a retro-cyberpunk feeling I quite like!

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By in United States,

I really loved the rubber hair pieces!

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By in United States,

What's up with the lack of articles recently?

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By in United States,

@Bustin only a 3000% markup! What a steal!

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By in United States,

Ninjago mechs still come with a range of references to EXO-Force, so they've become an engraved part of LEGO's mythos. I'd honestly expect that when Ninjago ends they'll bring this back to appease the oriental and mech fans, and given how the original BIONICLE went Ninjago's probably (and sadly) going to go soon!

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By in United States,

@KDNX

Funny thing - 8100 Cyclone Defender actually is the first random set of the day I own!

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By in Australia,

Meanwhile on Bricklink, an unopened one of these is like $20. Cheaper if you don't need the box.

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