Random set of the day: Indy Storm

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Indy Storm

Indy Storm

©1999 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8445 Indy Storm, released in 1999. It's one of 33 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 446 pieces, and its retail price was US$40.

It's owned by 1034 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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8 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Basic, but still a decent interpretation of an Indy car using the ordinary Technic parts of the day.

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By in Australia,

^ Except for those odd wing pieces. Technic really seemed obsessed with using those in *everything* back around the turn of the century.

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By in Australia,

My first set coming out of my dark ages. Good set for the price although the steering had a terrible habit of disconnecting. The best thing about this set was that it convinced me to go and buy 8448!

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By in United Kingdom,

Weird... it looks very little like an indycar in 1999, but it accurately predicted the look of a modern car.

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By in United States,

A friend found this for me in a thrift store haul!

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By in Finland,

Quite random it is. I'm not sure if I've seen that one before.

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By in United Kingdom,

I had this. I once built up the bodywork to make look more F1 like. Sold it a few years back on ebay for about £60 :/

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By in Netherlands,

Holy racecar! I got this as a present for christmas when I was 7! They wanted to get an 'easier' set for me, but my dad was like 'eh, let's challenge him a little' and that they did.. although I got it up and running within the day!

I remember you could combine it with an electric motor I had, and it'd ride on its own! Back in those days, mind you, we didn't have remote controls or anything, so it was purely an ON/OFF button on the back of the car, and it couldn't steer without you actually having to turn the wheel.

I built it again for nostalgic reasons, only once, but I do recall how SATISFYING it is to open the back of the car, with that pneumatic piece. It'd slowly slide open and the kid in me sort of started to drool at the sight.

I'm not normally one who collects 'model' sets that aren't really meant for a lot of play or creative building, but this one will always have a special place in my heart.

It's not -that- interesting, but it looks really cool, and most importantly.. it made 7 year old me feel like a big boy.

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