Random set of the day: Lobster Strike

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Lobster Strike

Lobster Strike

©2007 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7772 Lobster Strike, released in 2007. It's one of 7 Aqua Raiders sets produced that year. It contains 223 pieces and 2 minifigs, and its retail price was US$19.99/£14.99.

It's owned by 1997 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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19 comments on this article

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By in United States,

The one and only Aqua Raiders set I never bought. Would be nice to have it for the sake of completion.

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By in Australia,

I love underwater-themed lines (if I had to pick, the original Aquazone would easily make the top five. Maybe top three) ... and I really liked this line for the giant crazy sea monsters, which I thought were pretty great. I actually think 7772 is the weakest one (mostly for the submarine, which is flimsy and had a wide-open cockpit), whereas the other subs (particularly 7774) were brilliant.

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By in Poland,

This theme was just like the Mars mission - it looks great, but design choices sucks - this set was knew of its fragility and open cockpit...

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By in Netherlands,

I really liked this theme, but what a shame that it was never released in the Netherlands. At least... I didn't see any sets in any store.

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By in United States,

I got this set for half off and I still feel like it was to much.

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By in Norway,

I loved this set back in the day, I still have the lobster!

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By in Netherlands,

Never seen this set. That lobster looks pretty sweet!

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By in United Kingdom,

I loved the aqua raiders theme and this was one of my favourite sets as a kid. That lobster remains one of my favourite brick built animals of all time!

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By in United States,

I don't remember seeing this set before but it looks really good for the price.

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By in United States,

I'm 95% sure I had this at some point. I don't want to mark it down in the database untill I know for sure, though.

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By in United States,

This was a fun design. Loved the dark red and dark blue mottled patterns on the lobster. I agree with those who say it was more fragile than we'd typically expect today, though. Aqua Raiders did not quite fire up my imagination as much as the even more fantasy-heavy Atlantis theme, but the big brick-built creatures were a pretty big step at the time.

On another note, I'm glad box art has switched back to being actual photographs for most larger sets. The CGI set images on the boxes of the Aqua Raiders sets were kind of bleh. Granted, even set images that do still use CGI (like Star Wars constraction sets or Nexo Knights battle suits) show how much the LEGO Group's renders have improved since then.

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By in United States,

PINCHYYYY

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By in United States,

I have this set and all other Aqua Raiders sets but the shipwreck. For some reason I remember a commercial called the giant lobster "the giant scoopster" when the narrator horribly mispronounced it.

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By in Denmark,

My heart is melting!

This theme got me out of the dark ages. First I wanted to add the sets in my aquarium, but after buying the first set my love for Lego rekindeled and I was lost. Got the entire range, went on to pirates, Prince of Persia, Atlantis, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings...! :-)

Love the large realistic sea-creatires. Love the colourtheme of the best designed divers ever.

Actually I miss the days one could buy the entire range in 6 sets. Completist feeling is nice.

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By in United States,

I collected some of these sets for the great parts they had. As a kid I know I would’ve loved these as toys, though. But neither of my kids has ever been interested in the more modern submarine themes. In fact, they’re not really big fans of boats. I’m not sure why. They love swimming and being in the water.

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By in United States,

Aqua Raiders always looked so cool back in the day. I never managed to grab any of them, but I did manage to get a few of the (better colored!) Atlantis sets. Giant creatures are always awesome in LEGO, and with things like Ninjago and Wizarding World we're continuing to get them. From memory, the giant squid from this line was probably the best, I'd love to get my hands on it some day.

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By in United Kingdom,

Aqua Raiders is one of my favourite themes to this day, and this is the only set of the theme I don't own. The giant brick-built sea creatures were a huge highlight for me - it's a shame they've never tried that approach to enemy factions in sci-fi/fantasy themes again. Nowadays, enemy lineups usually consist entirely of minifigures in vehicles. I think brick-built creatures like this are great, and could pose an interesting threat in a space theme, for example.

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By in United States,

@peterlmorris: That kinda surprises me considering how good LEGO has gotten at making boats! I was never a huge fan of boats specifically, but plenty of boat sets like https://brickset.com/sets/41015-1/, https://brickset.com/sets/41073-1/, https://brickset.com/sets/41317-1/, https://brickset.com/sets/70173-1/, https://brickset.com/sets/70618-1/, https://brickset.com/sets/70623-1/ have wound up on my wish list due to their sheer uniqueness and wow factor.

Oh jeez… hope in 20 years I'm not going to be going on about how much I miss boat and dragon sets the way AFOLs from generations before me go on about trains! :P

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