Random set of the day: Dune Buggy

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Dune Buggy

Dune Buggy

©1993 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8818 Dune Buggy, released in 1993. It's one of 8 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 120 pieces, and its retail price was US$13.25.

It's owned by 1516 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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9 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I really miss the small Technic sets like this. 10-15 USD sets like this were all over the place but now you need to settle for an ugly truck every few years if you want a functional small Technic set.

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By in Australia,

Aww. Can we go back to Aquazone?

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By in United States,

I got this one a couple of years ago but it was never complete, still a fun little set, it looked cool and had a piston in the back, which gave it a neat sound :)

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By in United States,

I have to admit even the smaller TECHNIC sets really have a lot of detail to them.

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By in United States,

I like the use of those T-like half beams on the bottom model. They add a surprising amount of texture!

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By in United States,

There were so many of these random little Technic dune buggy/go-kart sets. I had 3 of'em, but never this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

I own this one!

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By in United States,

OH MY GOODNESS! First random set that I have.

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By in United States,

@david.m77: $13.25 25 years ago equates to over $20 today. In just the past few years, Technic has given us #42032, #42045, #42057,and #42071 at the $20 price point. I'd consider all of those "functional".

It's fine not to like the cheapest Technic sets from recent years like the hook loader. It's true that they don't have a lot of complex functions. But understand that $13 to $15 today amounts to less than $9 back in 1993. A fairer early 90s comparison to the hook loader would be sets like #8808 and #8826, which were slightly more expensive but with even LESS building and functionality than the hook loader.

LEGO can do a lot of things to please kids and AFOLs, but they can't make the value of the dollar go back to where it was in the early 90s.

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