Random set of the day: Zo Weevil

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Zo Weevil

Zo Weevil

©1999 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6942 Zo Weevil, released in 1999. It's one of 6 Space sets produced that year. It contains 20 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 516 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,

Nice name.

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By in United States,

Yeah, and it even looked like one!

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By in United Kingdom,

Insectoids is such an awesome theme! This is a cool little set!

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By in Poland,

@stecre just few days ago Jang published a review of a bigger set from this theme and he showed this unique part, I also haven't seen it before.

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By in United Kingdom,

@stecre I'm not sure those pieces were ever used again! I loved it at the time, but with the benefit of hindsight, lines like Insectoids may have played a large part in Lego's financial troubles in the late 90s and early 2000s.

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By in Turkey,

I'm not very fond of various space themes post 1990. After Futuron and M-Tron it all went downhill, if you ask me. Since then only Exo-Force and recent Space Police themes got me excited. So, no insectoids for me please...

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By in United Kingdom,

Aah, I have fond memories of the Insectoids. Maybe they're not as classic as Classic Space... but Classic Space was before my time, while these guys landed right in the middle of my childhood. I didn't follow the Insectoids line all that closely, but I enjoyed their aesthetic.

As a side-note, does anyone remember the Insectoids character bios that were on Lego.com at the time? I've been interested in checking them out again, but nowhere seems to have any record that they even existed.

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By in United States,

Lego sets used to have such interesting names. Today, this would surely be called "Scout Speeder" or something similarly generic.

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By in United States,

Nice little set. What I always found interesting about this one was its set number: Back in the day, Classic Space set numbers corresponded roughly to their piece counts regardless of theme; small sets would be in the low 6800's, and the flagship sets would be in the high 6900's (i.e. Monorail 6990, Galaxy Commander 6980, Mega-Core Magnetizer 6989, etc.). But then here came this little polybag-sized set with a mid-6900 number! I don't know, I just always thought that was curious...

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By in United States,

It’s a shame that part didn’t come in grey. Looks like it would be about the right size for a minifigure metal detector.

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By in United States,

@ewokswithbricks: Depends on the theme, to be honest. City set names have definitely become more straightforward than many Town set names were back in the 90s (perhaps to their advantage — some of those older set names like "Snorkel Squad" and "Rescue Runabout" seem kind of overwrought in hindsight). But the more fantasy-oriented themes like Nexo Knights and Ninjago are still quite creative with their naming — consider this year's "Ninja Nightcrawler", "Stormbringer", "Firstbourne", "Twinfector", and "Berserker Bomber".

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By in United States,

Completely agree with the sentiment that lines like Insectoids are why Space as we knew it died. Ice Planet was the last good space theme, with Exploriens being one, last gasp before the end. Don't get me wrong, I love Star Wars, and I even enjoyed some of the Life on Mars and Space Police 3 sets, but things were never the same after the early 90's. Unitron, Insectoids, Roboforce... they were all just missing something.

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By in Germany,

This set used one of the more common Insectoids figures. His name in Danish and German catalogues was 'Corp. Steel'.

The other characters from Insectoids were:
Navigator Sharp/Insectoid Queen Gypsy Moth (6907)
Prof. Webb (6977)
Captain Wizer/Zec (6969)
Lt. Maverick (6817)
Techno Leon/Insector Leon (6903)
and Gigabot (3071 and all larger sets).

All other Insectoids figures are technically just a variation of these 7.

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By in Portugal,

The design of this set is strange.

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By in Netherlands,

@ra226: I too think Ice Planet was the last great Lego space theme. I wouldn't want to say this is "objectively correct" but it is probably the cutoff point that the majority would agree with.

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By in United States,

Man, Insectoids was my favorite of the space themes. It managed to have detailed, complex, and varied minifigs of latter lines while keeping the techy and robotic style of older ones.

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By in United States,

I picked up a Tupperware container of these at a thrift store when I was about 8, never figured out what they were until I was 13 when I discovered bricklink. I enjoyed messing around with these pieces and seeing what I could build.

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