Random set of the day: Spy Runner

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Spy Runner

Spy Runner

©1998 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8213 Spy Runner, released in 1998. It's one of 27 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 98 pieces, and its retail price was US$10.

It's owned by 899 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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14 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Fun basic set. I used it as the starting point for a miniature solar car - no joke! Add superstructure for a solar panel, secure an electric motor to the seat, run a rubber band under tension from motor to axle, wire it up and off it went!

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By in United States,

It's so strange that this popped up after I built it last week from my pool of lost LEGOs, all these years.

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By in Poland,

fun little set, I still remember playing with and soon I will reintroduce it to the younger generation (Technic are still a bit hard for them, but this could be nice set to train on as it's in the middle of system and Technic ;pp)

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By in United States,

Spy Runner?

Where do they come up with this nonsense. It is a formula race car not a spy vehicle.

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By in United Kingdom,

I liked this little series of small Technic sets. It really got me interested in Technic when I'd previously been very sporadic with it.

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By in United Kingdom,

So the twisting of the wheel and arches, is that supposed to be it transforming into some kind of hover car?

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By in Portugal,

Cool fuction.

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By in United States,

@Bustin the wheels swap into a "hover mode" similar to most cars in spy movies, it's probably some kind of undercover thing.

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By in Belgium,

this was my first technic set :)

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By in Hungary,

It seems hard to steer without a steering wheel. :)

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By in United States,

A set that exemplifies the turn of the millennium Technic dark age. Unnecessary stickers, flex tubing popping out, gimmicky function justified by dubbing it a "spy" car.

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By in United States,

@Yooha
It's a spy car. It obviously drives itself. :P

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By in United States,

I liked this set, gimmicky function and all. Plus! There was an alt model of a weird little flatbed truck thing, which you could motorize with 8735. Good times.

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