Random set of the day: VTOL

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VTOL

VTOL

©1997 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8222 VTOL, released in 1997. It's one of 15 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 138 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 933 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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13 comments on this article

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By in United States,

great, another freakin helicopter

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By in United States,

Technic people! Those good old days...

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By in United States,

Helicopter? More like...

Well...

I don’t really know. Just not a helicopter.

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By in United States,

I got this from a closeout store in 2001 after Christmas. Box was a little mangled, but I was stoked to have another set with a Technic figure! The VTOL function was pretty cool, too. I enjoyed the set and kept it built until my family moved to a new house in 2003. Interestingly enough, it holds the dubious distinction of being the last "normal" Technic set I obtained until #8880 on eBay a decade later. In that time period, the only Technic I was exposed to came from the larger BIONICLE sets.

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By in Turkey,

Technic figures should come back. I don't care if they don't fit the scale, I love them.

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By in Netherlands,

#bringbacktechnicfigures

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By in United States,

Really interesting in that the V-22 Osprey was still over a decade from actually going into use here in the USA. And VTOL craft in general were just experimental.

Am I the only one who thinks a large Technic Osprey would be cool? I know that probably won't work, being as there isn't a civil variant yet; and it's a military helicopter.

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By in Portugal,

Good design for a old set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm just curious, what does the set name stand for? I assume it's an acronym, but I can't guess what it means.

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By in United States,

@BionicleJedi: Vertical Take-Off and Landing. Basically refers to any kind of aircraft that can take off vertically and hover in place like a helicopter. This particular type of VTOL, in which the rotors can change direction for vertical takeoff/hovering or horizontal flight, is called a tiltrotor.

One of the main advantages of VTOL aircraft compared to conventional airplanes is that they don’t need a runway to take off or land.

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By in United States,

Vertical TakeOff and Landing.

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By in New Zealand,

Technic Dudes are Awesome!

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