Random set of the day: Dwarves' Mine

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Dwarves' Mine

Dwarves' Mine

©2007 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7036 Dwarves' Mine, released in 2007. It's one of 8 Castle sets produced that year. It contains 575 pieces and 7 minifigs, and its retail price was US$59.99/£41.09.

It's owned by 3962 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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38 comments on this article

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By in United States,

This is #1 set I wanted the most as a kid and never got. I begged for it every birthday and Christmas for nearly five years and never got it. I still haven't gotten around to it and that's a shame, it's such a fun model!

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By in United Kingdom,

One of the best LEGO sets ever produced in my opinion.

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By in Australia,

I did like it when Castle started introducing the trolls, dwarves and other fantasy elements.

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By in United States,

I’m holding out hope Lego will release a new fantasy castle line sometime soon. These sets were all so great, and really filled that LOtR fix most of us AFOLs assumed would never get filled by actual LOtR sets.

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By in United States,

^^^A check shows a new one is $130 on Bricklink and cheapest 100% complete used is $90+$10 shipping on ebay.

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By in Australia,

This was one of the sets that awoke me from my dark ages. Funny that this set comes up now- I'm about to expand the dwarf mine complex with the new roller coaster.

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By in United States,

Oh my gosh, I ogled over this in the catalogs... such an awesome set, those mine-carts are such cute and effective builds!

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By in Australia,

Actually, one question about this set/ were the axe blades supposed to be metallic? Mine came with plain brown blades which seemed odd.

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By in United States,

I LOVED this set. I had it on display for awhile. I loved all the little features and the minifigs were great. The rail system with the mine carts, the pulley, ah...just about everything was so much fun to play with.
I took it off display but had it on for a few years. Think I dig it out and give it some life again.

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By in Japan,

This was one of the first sets I've bought soon after I get out from my Dark Ages (1994~2007).
I'm looking forward when LEGO will bring back those traditional Castle themes...

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By in United Kingdom,

"Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!"

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By in United States,

I can’t remember now why I bought this set. I’ve neber been a big Castle guy but something about it must’ve caugh my eye.

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By in United Kingdom,

This was one of the sets that brought me out of my dark age. Still got it on display. Somehow I doubt that the rrp was £41.09 though!

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By in Netherlands,

Yess, this is my favourite playset. I broke it of and rebuild it at least 2 times. I think that I also have build at least 4 different other scenarios from the pieces of this set.

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By in New Zealand,

We need another one of these.

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By in France,

I didn't knew there had had a fantasy theme before TLOR. This mine, those armed dwarves, goblins and so look very nice. It's right the kind of set I would have dreamed to have as a child along my two knights castles. Such great battles and adventures with all this stuff. It looks very good.

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By in Belgium,

After buying #7326 Rise of the Sphinx as first 'new' (it had been released a few years earlier) set for the kids I found this one in some store for about €30 so picked it up on a whim and I was right to do so, the children loved it (they still do but to assemble it again will require some parts digging)!
@Kynareth, I also noticed the box and parts list showed metallic copper axe blades but the set had regular brown ones, I wrote customer support asking if this was intentional and they sent me the metallic axe blades, they would have sent the metallic copper helmet too but sadly that was already out of production :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

Outstanding set - I wish I had this. I feel this is Castle done right - great bad guys and nice variety of allies. I wish it had lasted longer.

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By in United Kingdom,

@bananaworld

Nooo… that's the SECOND verse

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By in Canada,

@Kynareth My set came with what I'd call metaliic copper Axe blades and pearl copper swords despite Bricklink treatring them as the same colour. I bought mine when it first came out and the blades are still metallic. If you bought the set used perhaps the person replaced the metallic blades with brown (I didn't even know they came in this colour).

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By in Canada,

Fantasy Era, my favourite Castle theme; even better than LotR/Hobbit

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By in United States,

I was never into castle, but I always wanted this set. I hope we get another theme like this in the near future.

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By in United States,

Heck yeah, such a great set, a masterpiece in distilling a pretty complex idea into a retail package.

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By in Australia,

Thanks Shaase, I did buy mine new and sealed online, but it had been off the shelves for some time. I can't think of any reason why 'wooden' axe heads would ever have been moulded, so it must just be a production glitch.

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By in Finland,

So, you have returned to taunt me once again, Dwarves Mine...
Just like MataNui2009, I always dreamed about this set as a child but never had a chance to get my hands on. I even tried to make it myself on several occasions.

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By in Canada,

I have this set! My kids love it!

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By in Canada,

Fantasy Era was under appreciated at the time, yet looked back on in reverence. This was such a critical set for me. As mentioned above, it definitely filled that LOTR itch which we assumed wasn’t ever going to be filled, and helped relaunch my passion for LEGO Castle. This was a truly innovative theme in the Castle line, and well inside my Top 10 favorite sets of all time.

Not so patiently awaiting the day TLG returns to Castle and innovation such as this.

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By in United Kingdom,

Loved this theme and this set specifically. I was really into Lord of the Rings and fantasy stuff when this came out and it was the closest thing to it. Unfortunately did not get hold of anything except the cheap sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

I still have the minifigs and bigfig from this set in my display collection.

It's a shame Fantasy Era never got round to doing elves. I'd be thrilled if LEGO revived FE with new sets but suspect that they consider HP/Fantastic Beasts as addressing the demand for fantasy and therefore won't as long as they have a HP/FB licence.

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By in United States,

The erroneous reddish brown axeheads are selling for 4x as much as the copper ones on Bricklink.

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By in United States,

One... what a shock to see that this set came out ELEVEN years ago! I still remember giving it a glance in the Lego catalog at the time and being impressed by it, although I never got it. Still crazy to think 11 years have passed since then.

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By in United States,

I have this set, and this is one of the best play features in any set to date, it’s interactive and looks amazing!

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By in Denmark,

Oh a castle seasonal calendar this Christmas would be so welcome!

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By in United States,

Such an awesome set! One of the best castle sets ever

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By in United States,

Bring some of this enchantment back LEGO. Nexo Knights just wasn't cutting it.

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By in Germany,

FE was a Dark Ages destroyer for so many!

Me also :o)

Loved this set, even though the mechanics of the mine made no sense.

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By in United States,

“I am a dwarf and i’m digging a hole... diggy diggy hole, diggy diggy hole...”

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By in United Kingdom,

Love this set. Loved building it, love having little sieges and battles in it

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