Random set of the day: Recon Robot

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Recon Robot

Recon Robot

©1994 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6889 Recon Robot, released in 1994. It's one of 10 Space sets produced that year. It contains 135 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$12.

It's owned by 3414 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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17 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Yeah! This was one of my favorite sets as a kid! Though that was in part because I thought it was called the Wreckin' Robot. I still think the flexible arms made this a pretty cool set.

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By in United States,

Classic! Spyrius was one of the best Yellowverse space themes!

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By in Australia,

Just gonna say it. I love love LOVE the Spyrius theme, and it's mostly because of the two giant robots. Twelve-year-old me thought they were just the *coolest* sets ever. I loved the big one, but this one was more in my price range. I still have them both.

Actually, as a kid, I'd often have the '93 green dragon (from the Dragon Knights castle sets) duking it out with the Spyrius robots in the middle of my Lego city. Twelve-year-old me was hardcore.

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By in United States,

Spyrius was probably THE 90s Space theme (though Ice Planet 2002 was a pretty damn close second) because it had a little of everything: a base, some spaceships, and some extremely cool ground vehicles in the form of the Robo-Guardian and the Recon Robot. I drooled endlessly over the Robo-Guardian, so I kind of ignored the Recon Robot for years until I got both it and the Robo-Guardian in a garage sale haul in 2001. With both in hand, I was able to appreciate the Recon Robot for its awesome arm articulation (The Slizers/Throwbots were still five years away, but 1994 just barely touched the world of ball joints with #8880 Super Car) and for the fact that a lower price point than the much-larger Guardian, one would get most of the same wicked features. Lots of wheels to roll on? Check. Compartment in the back for a Spyrius spy? Check. Front storage box for secret data sticks? Check. And you could still have this bad boy roll up on the Unitron Monorail Transport Base to do some serious damage to those tracks and put those free-loading cyborg space hippies on red alert! Now, where is that Spy Droid when you need it? Haha, so much fun play possibilities with this set and the whole Spyrius range. Even without any of the sets in front of me, I can imagine so many adventures.

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By in United States,

This was one of the first, if not the first sets that I bought. I built it over and over.

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By in Germany,

Nice set. had a lot of fun with it. piece of memory

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By in United Kingdom,

never got this one, I had the bigger one, the Mighty Mogul. the arms on this one do look snazzy though

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By in Finland,

Yea, kids, that was 12 bucks back in the day. Now you can only get a City starter pack with that money. Think about that.

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By in United Kingdom,

^adjusted for inflation, that's around $20 in today's prices. So at current day equivalent of approx 14c/part I'd say it was actually pretty expensive back in 1994. Based on a modern day average of 10c/part it should've been about $8 in 1994 (although those big wheels might've bumped the cost up a little) .

Modern day LEGO doesn't have exclusivity on being expensive - it's alway been expensive!

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By in United States,

This was one of my first sets as a kid. This theme had some of the best printed parts for sci-fi builds. I still have a handful of those handheld 1x2 tile communicators that I use whenever possible.

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By in Australia,

^^

And for $20 today you could get the current set 31062 Robo Explorer, which is also a wheeled Robot. There's 200 pieces in that one.

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By in United States,

I loved Spyrius and love it even more in hindsight because rather than just a defining color scheme or motifs, it had a really great unifying concept — flying saucers and robots with a retro, B-movie flavor. The wheeled robots were rudimentary compared to today's mech sets, but that just adds to their retro appeal. In hindsight, I'll bet my love of Spyrius helped inform some of the sorts of builds I would wind up loving as an adult!

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By in Canada,

I had and loved this set growing up! I coveted its big brother, 6949 Robo-Guardian, but I was very happy with this little guy! I feel like the whole Spyrius line was too shortlived, and wish they had (or could have) expanded the subtheme a little more. I think it had such potential, especially with the android minifigs and options for a story tied to the theme.

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By in United States,

Wow, look at all the love Spyrius is getting, how cool! I was never into this theme myself but I had no idea it had such a following. Always happy to see any pre-Starwars space (I wouldn't quite call this Classic Space) get some love!

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By in United States,

I inherited a handful of sets from my cousins, including this. I'm so grateful to have at least some "classic" sets.

I had no idea his face was exclusive as it is versatile to me. I used it along with the CITY robber torso with the jacket over the prison uniform and Snape's hair to make a Sirius Black. And that Sirius is still in use for me today as there has not been a minifigure of him in the new Harry Potter wave.

And for all you Spyrius fans, check out spaceruner's MOCs. They are amazing.

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By in United Kingdom,

I misread the title as "Bacon Robot". Imagine my disappoint once I clicked through. I guess there is more likelihood of a Hot Dog Robot these days!

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