Random set of the day: Street Ball 2 vs 2

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Street Ball 2 vs 2

Street Ball 2 vs 2

©2003 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 3431 Street Ball 2 vs 2, released in 2003. It's one of 52 Sports sets produced that year. It contains 186 pieces and 4 minifigs, and its retail price was US$20/£14.99.

It's owned by 1062 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,

Man. Those expressions. Have you seen anybody stretch their mouth to make that face??

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By in Australia,

Guitar face.

You know what I mean.

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By in Australia,

Clikits and Sports are definitely Huwbot's favourite themes. I think we can lock that one in.

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By in United States,

People go back and forth about these themes, but I loved how both the soccer and basketball themes let you create a functional multiplayer game for two people for a very affordable cost. With the soccer theme you got to expand the details of your game and combine units for new shapes and sizes of field, while with basketball you got different layouts and styles of location instead, from street ball to stadium. That, and in the case of both soccer and basketball, the actual gameplay worked extremely well - I loved how smoothly I could bend the players to get the basketball with a satisfying small ‘click’ in their arms, then in the same motion swish them back and shoot it into the net. Such a cool pair of themes, and ones we have not seen the likes of since.

In the end, it’s this kind of ingenuity and original fun that I sorely miss in today’s overly-licensed Lego lineup - the soccer and basketball lines showed that a licensed theme with recognizeable teams and players could be absolutely awesome if done right.

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By in Spain,

I don't know if all the people that complains about LEGO Sports have ever played with them. They are quite funny and talking about basketball, I think the engineering behind is very clever. It works very much better than you could expect.

I have been SPORTS fan since they appeared and I'm very happy to have sets of all the available sports:
- Football
- Basketball
- Ice hockey
- Snowboard
-Skateboard

It was also very surprising for me, when LEGO launched the collection of 8 boxes of NBA players to see Pau Gasol as one of the players highlighted. Being spanish, knowing the level of players in NBA, and taking in count that at that time Pau Gasol was not yet the exceptional player he was years later I felt very happy to have the opportunity to have him reproduced in LEGO.
https://brickset.com/sets/3560-1/NBA-Collectors-1

I wrote an article about LEGO SPORTS on HispaBrick Magazine number 10. You can download it from here: https://www.hispabrickmagazine.com/downloads/ I think that if you don't like sports and read the article, you will discover that you can give it a chance, and probably you will come back to Bricklink to buy more ;)

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By in Australia,

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, Lego Sports should make a comeback. I only ever had the opportunity to play with the Football and Basketball sets, but they functioned really well.

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By in United Kingdom,

I actually bought this set on eBay a couple of months ago! It works surprisingly well as a basketball game, though getting the angle just right to hit the basket is challenging to say the least.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really liked this set. It had a totally different feel to the other sports sets, and I liked that it wasn't professional sports.

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By in United Kingdom,

I swear this bot can read my mind! Was just thinking about this set yesterday as me and my brother used to play all the times and keep score! It worked really well and now I want to play it again!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm curious to know if anyone managed to successfully use those spring loaded legs in a MOC anywhere. Would beat having to strap things up with elastic bands

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By in Portugal,

I love LEGO SPORTS.

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By in United States,

The recent Harry Potter Quiditch set re-caught some of the magic of the Sports theme for me while I was building it. If I was a little kid I would be stoked to play a game of Table Quiditch with my friend using that set.

My cousins had a lot of the Sports sets. A few of the basketball sets, a few soccer, hockey and stunts sets. I personally would love to see Lego re-launch the basketball theme at least. I can imagine a collectible figures series based on currently popular NBA player's would sell very well in the US at least, while a football/soccer line would have a large appeal in the rest of the world.

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By in United States,

It might feel good, it might sound a little something...

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