Random set of the day: Jewels 'n' Bands

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Jewels 'n' Bands

Jewels 'n' Bands

©2003 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7508 Jewels 'n' Bands, released in 2003. It's one of 17 Clikits sets produced that year. It contains 78 pieces, and its retail price was US$7/£6.99.

It's owned by 31 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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28 comments on this article

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By in United States,

YES! MORE CLIKITS! IN YOUR FACE ALL YOU NAYSAYERS!

Okay, that's a bit rude, but come on, you can't possibly think this isn't funny.

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By in United Kingdom,

Click-It's, Click-It's, Click-It's!
All hail Huwbot!

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By in United States,

I for one welcome our (Clickit-obsessed) robot overlord..

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By in United States,

Am I the only one who when I first saw this picture asked myself “Is this actually LEGO? Did Brickset get spammed?” Then in the back of my LEGO brain I reminded myself, nope this is just Clikits.
Also, did anyone notice a subtle similarity to the word ‘cricket?’ :-)

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By in United States,

Good job huwbot now we know that you are back to normal...

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By in Venezuela,

OH SNAP! Or should I say "oh click!"? Keep at it, Huwbot! Show them the meaning of randomness!

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By in United States,

You know. Why should we be surprised? There must be a hole in the algorithm. This fully proves the thought of Huwbot being a sentient Clikets obsessed android capable of taking over the known lego world. We thought that Duplo invaded Bricksberg in the Lego Movie. Huwbot is just giving us the hint that it is Clikets!

We should change the title from “Random Set” to “Random Set from the Clikets theme.” It’d be a big hit!

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By in United States,

Ohhhh! how much longer are we going to have to endure Clikits?
SAVE US ALL BEFORE IT'S TO LATE!

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By in United Kingdom,

This is funny, but I suspect people are confusing what 'random' actually is.

If you toss a coin, the chance of it landing on heads are 50/50. If you toss the coin again, the chance of it landing on heads again are still 50/50. And the same the third, forth, fifth time etc. The outcome of the current coin toss is not influenced by previous coin tosses. So the chance of a coin landing on heads 6 times in a row are the same as the chance of it landing on heads 3 times and on tails 3 times, because each event is statistically completely independent of the others.

It's similar in this situation. The fact that a clikits set is picked doesn't mean that another one won't be picked tomorrow, or the day after. There's no algorithm that forces sets to be picked in rotation by theme. In fact, if there are a lot of clikits sets, they may make up a larger proportion of old sets in the database than other lines, and therefore be more likely to be picked more often than other themes.

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By in Australia,

... really?

What happens when Huwbot runs out of Clikits sets? Is he just going to crash the whole website out of rage?

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By in Singapore,

^^ Agreed with the first two paragraphs. As for the third paragraph, I decided to do some research.

There are only 85 Clikits sets in the database. For comparison, some of the old themes that have more sets are

107 Fabuland sets
130 Sports sets
162 Legoland sets
205 Trains sets (which excludes City train sets I believe)
248 Racers sets
281 Castle sets
322 Space sets
389 BIONICLE sets
406 Basic sets
433 System sets (40s-70s LEGO System, not 90s System)
647 Town sets

(If you're wondering why Pirates is not in that list, there are only 84 sets in https://brickset.com/sets/theme-Pirates , and that number is *inclusive* of the 2009 Pirates sets.)

And looking back, 5 Clikits sets have been featured in the last 3 months, 8 in the last 6. I think the distribution of each theme has been pretty fair for the number of sets in each theme. There is at best a slight but noticeable uptick (statistically speaking) in Clikits being featured in very recent months, namely 2 consecutive features in November, and 3 this month alone, but you see why people are getting so worked up.

Like I mentioned in the last Clikits feature, though, there are rumors of a craft jewellery theme called iCreate being launched this year, so maybe Huwbot really is on to something?

For now, though, I'm just enjoying whenever these sets get featured because I liked Clikits (and I actually wanted the picture frames). I couldn't care less if they were "not real LEGO" — they were designed, manufactured and marketed by LEGO, and that's LEGO enough for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm a little sad that there are only 75 to go.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^There's also bias on our side. No-one says 'oh my god huwbot, that's the 10th town set you've selected this month!'. We notice clikits because they're something completely different.

As you say, it's likely that the number of sets selected from each theme is roughly in proportion to the number of sets in those themes. We just notice the clikits more and see bias where there is none.

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By in United States,

^^ I had to go back and check the records because I was shocked to hear there had only been 5 Clikits sets in the last three months. I think this is a classic case of each Clikits set standing out more in our memory and garnering a much larger reaction, so it feels like they happen more often than the sets we react to less. I do appreciate that it's almost become a brickset meme, though. If this were a less scrupulous website, I would wonder if the reaction to each Clikits set biased the algorithm to select them more often, but I trust the genuine randomness of Huwbot.

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By in Portugal,

It has been a very long week... Galidor, Clikits... LOL

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By in Netherlands,

Ahahahaha.

How did that trip to vegas go, Huwbot?

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By in United Kingdom,

I think everyone is missing the point here... the real question that needs answering is who on earth are the 31 brickset members that own this set?!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Just to weigh in on the statistical discussion, the coin toss analogy isn't quite accurate as Huwbot follows a few rules: no sets from the last few years and no sets that have already appeared in random set of the day in a given period. Given those constraints, we should be using a model of random sampling without replacement - each clickit set we we see means a slightly smaller change of seeing one next time.

Personally I think it's highly unlikely there's a bias, we've not sampled the dataset anywhere near enough times to expect the proportion of clickits in the results to reflect the population mean. Give it a few years. Or else show me some significance tests on this uptick ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

might just be the scaling in the photos but the holes in some of those neck and petal pieces look like they might be minifig neck sized. could they be repurposed as fetching capes?

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By in Netherlands,

Paperballpark: "So the chance of a coin landing on heads 6 times in a row are the same as the chance of it landing on heads 3 times and on tails 3 times, because each event is statistically completely independent of the others."

This is not quite right. The chance of a coin landing on heads 6 times in a row are the same as the chance of it landing on heads 3 times and on tails times *in a particular order*.

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By in Turkey,

Let's face it, life is not fair, so why should the algorithm of random sets be any different? We must accept the unlikely with the good (I can't use the word bad for any Lego product, I just can't)...

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By in United Kingdom,

@FOAD, that might have been expressed a bit clumsily, but my point is that a coin toss landing on heads doesn't chance the probability of the next coin toss landing on heads.

Granted, the removal of a set from the 'select from' range will affect the probability very slightly the following day, but probably not by much.

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By in United States,

Has anyone here actually seen the code Huwbot uses to choose the sets? Having been a programmer for 30+ years, I've had to write "random" selection code in the past, but if often had modifiers to "tweak" the results, like "exclude previously selected items", "no sets released in the prior 90 days" or "pick again if selection is in the same category as the prior selection".

I really like seeing the obscure sets here, even though it sometimes makes me worry that stuff I discarded in the past as "no way that's Lego" actually was Lego, just so far removed from current offerings that I did not realize it. Thank you, Huwbot!

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By in Portugal,

Huwbot please stop putting Clikits as random set.

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By in Singapore,

^^ When I was getting started with LEGO, I almost discarded a figure I didn't realize was a Fabuland figure because Fabuland came out and retired long before I was born. I have since identified it as Hannah Hippopotamus from #3798-1. What's even funnier is that I actually used the benches from that set in my LEGO town when I was younger, without ever realizing those were Fabuland too (I assumed they were part of classic Town sets). I currently have those benches in my parts bins, waiting to be used in my new town.

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By in United Kingdom,

?? you huwbot!

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By in United Kingdom,

That was meant to be a love heart not??.
I love Huwbot.

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By in United States,

Huw, crack down on your robot before it escapes the matrix...

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