Random set of the day: Rally 6-Wheeler

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Rally 6-Wheeler

Rally 6-Wheeler

©1990 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8830 Rally 6-Wheeler, released in 1990. It's one of 7 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 171 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 1138 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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16 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Ummm, well, this is a fine, "W-T-F is that?" Really, what is that supposed to be? It has steering, and....wheels. Lots of wheels. And (what I'm sure will get most defending it vehemently) a Technic figure! But talk about a random design! And this was 1990! Four years before the 8880 Super Car. The same year that gave us the 6989 Mega Core Magnetizer! Different theme, but considering how much Technic that set uses, this seems like a deliberate joke. Kid-me would've maybe built it once, puzzled over it, and then relegate it to the spare parts bin. See you in the funny papers, Rally 60-Wheeler!

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By in New Zealand,

Ha ha chill out. Kid-me thought this was a fun way to build a vehicle with four wheels that did steering, and didn't really care much beyond that.

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By in United States,

Oh don't be silly, it's obviously... I mean, it's clearly... well look at it, what else could it be but... um..

Hey, look, a maxi-fig! Remember those?? Oh man, brings me back!

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By in Netherlands,

The time when LEGO models were about building the bricks together and adding some functions to it since it was a Technic set. Not like now when it has to be realistically correct because otherwise the AFOL's don't get it.

Kids don't care how realistic it is. It has wheels, six even! And steering! And I put it together all by myself! And I'm only seven and the box says eight, how cool is that. And it now has a Technic figure, wow!(and yes, can we bring these back please).

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By in United Kingdom,

I had this set. I always thought it was based on the Haflinger 6x6. Not really a rally vehicle, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I got this set for free back in the day. There was a promotion with Technic sets where you collected the bar-codes from different sets and you could send off for a free set of your choice depending on how many "points" you'd collected (different bar-codes were worth various points).

I built it and enjoyed it, I think i still have the figure somewhere!

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By in Netherlands,

@Lego Lord Mayorca

You might be overthinking this. Kid-me had this and loved it, because it was a crazy offroad vehicle and that was enough.

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By in United States,

Oh, how I wish Lego would bring the Technic figs back...

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By in Australia,

... you're all going nuts over the 6 wheels, while I'm looking at the printed pieces and thinking, damn I hate stickers.

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By in United States,

I don't care if the vehicle is unknown; anything with a technic figure gets a thumbs up from me.

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By in United States,

If you had the six-wheeled Fisher-Price riding toy as a kid you might think this was awesome.

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By in Poland,

There was a time during the 1990's when I actually felt those technic figs were superior to standard minifigs. Very posable for their size, with better proportions. I was maybe overreacting because they were new to me at the time, but still, I think they should have never been gone in the first place.

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By in United States,

Ha, you dudes had no imagination. I used it to explore new planets. To this day I still love this set!

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By in United Kingdom,

I have this set and spent hours using the four-wheel steering to manoeuvre around obstacles. Loved it.

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By in Netherlands,

I have to agree with most here. This is a great set, and I think it's a bit short-sighted to complain about it just because it doesn't look like any real vehicle you happen to know. Who cares? Does every Lego set have to functionally resemble something that already exists? Lego would be quite boring if that was the case.

And besides, there actually do exist many 6-wheeled off-road vehicles that resemble this one in different ways. The fact that you've never seen any of them is not the fault of this set.

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By in Denmark,

Those figures.... memory lane. Had quite a few of those. One of them had skies I think.

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