Random set of the day: Jet Scooter

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Jet Scooter

Jet Scooter

©2001 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 1415 Jet Scooter, released in 2001. It's one of 24 Space sets produced that year. It contains 24 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 168 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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14 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Hmmm, this was during my dark ages, but I don't think I've ever looked at any lego set for the first time and immediately thought "nope, don't need that" more than I do right now.

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By in United States,

The aliens from this line were awesome. I still have my Altair somewhere.

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By in Slovenia,

Loveliest little creatures ever in minifig scale. Aren't their faces adorable?
My LUG is just constructing big space diorama for our autmn event and guess 20+ of this guys will be local tribe on a planet. Aero tubes...do you remember this set with big air pump to send Martians arround? Playability was awsome, lots of strange colors used. not classic space but refreshing theme for sure worth to be remembered.

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By in Slovakia,

This set (and 3 others) was also available in box. Not just in polybag.

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By in Australia,

Yeah, I gotta disagree, I thought the Martian minifigs were just so ... odd. I think I skipped all of this line except for the big red mecha, and only because it was a big red mecha.

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By in Australia,

Hm, this theme seemed kind of terrible.

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By in United States,

What's with the hate for this theme? It's one small set out of all the bigger, better ones. I didn't have every set, in fact, I wish I had more of the Alien stuff than the human stuff, but I loved every set I had in Life on Mars. Sand colors, chrome blue, those gray wheels, and the aliens were far superior to the Mars Mission guys six years later. There's more to like about the theme than half of you seem to be giving it credit.

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By in United Kingdom,

I always assumed they were some kind of cyborg. Living heads fused onto battle droid bodies. The result of some kind of hideous experiment gone wrong. No wonder they hated humanity

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By in Australia,

^ Or maybe Martians just have weird tastes in fashion. An orange tank-top over skintight black leggings? I'm not gonna judge. But I don't disagree, I didn't like these guys at all. There wasn't even a storyline IIRC to give them any context. And the worst thing is, they were still better than Mars Mission a few years later.

Lego had some odd ideas in the early 00s.

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By in United States,

I've always wanted to get some of those little Martians, but they tend to be pricey and I have other things to collect. A shame, but someday I'll snag some!

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By in United States,

LoM was a funny theme--I get what they were going for but it never quite clicked, and it suffered from juniorization in places. I recently picked up the shuttle, #7315. It's actually a pretty cool set, though not without its flaws. I still prefer LoM over the later Mars Mission sets.

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By in United States,

I know I'm in a minority, but I thought Life on Mars was really great. It tried so many new things - first space subtheme to explicitly be peaceful, first space subtheme with two factions, sets with modular sections, an expandable base, a brand new pump system, new aliens, new colors. It was topical too - Mars was all the rage in the late 90s and early 2000s. I know it wasn't perfect, but it strived to do new things and I admire it a lot. As a kid, it was the only theme where I got every single set. It'll always have a special place in my heart.

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By in United States,

If I remember correctly, a lot of the story exposition for this theme came from serialized comic strips in the Lego magazine. It was underdeveloped for sure. I always thought this theme was or could have been one of the greats, especially with the cool mechs.

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By in Australia,

^ No question, the mechs were cool. I remember Lego started to get into the mech game more and more as the 00s progressed, and the Life on Mars mechs (like I said upthread, the red one was a thing of beauty) were a good step forward.

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