Random set of the day: Polar Copter

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Polar Copter

Polar Copter

©1986 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8640 Polar Copter, released in 1986. It's one of 8 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 238 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 1393 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


23 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I've never had a set with one of those Technic figures before. I've always wondered what they're like.

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By in United States,

Have it! LOVE IT!!!

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By in United States,

Technic figure scale set that ACTUALLY HAS A TECHNIC FIGURE!!

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By in Australia,

Technic figure!

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By in United States,

Now some of you guys might get this set for the 230 some other pieces. Me? I get it for the... wait for it...

Yep the box. It is a beauty isn’t it?

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By in Turkey,

These were the sets that increased the play value of a Technic set. Not only you could play with the set, but also you could swoosh the Alps, in mind of course.

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By in Netherlands,

This and 8020 were my first ever technic sets. Got all warm and tingly inside seeing this on the front page. :')

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By in United States,

This was an awesome set. I had this and the smaller buggy, and those two Technic guys went on a lot of crazy adventures, mostly fighting Cobra, if I remember correctly.

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By in Germany,

Love all these sets with Technic figures. I had only one unfortunately, the yellow Prop Plane (8855). Awesome set too.

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By in Switzerland,

Those red skis are cool.

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By in United Kingdom,

Had a few of the Technic figures, they were awesome, the seat piece that came with the sets was the start of many MOCs in the 1980s

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By in Netherlands,

I had one technic figure with a 2-in-1 set 8223 which also had a red seat like this set.

The 2 builds being pretty similar to this as well, helicopter/hydrofoil.

So it might have been inspired by this, despite being a 10 year later set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I started getting into technic around this period. Loved the different polar sets. Really wanted to get the helicopter. But aged 10 didnt have the capital

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By in Poland,

Bring back those figures and make scalable models.

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By in Belgium,

Always wanted one when I was little.. never got it... to the bricklink mobile!

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By in Portugal,

LEGO needs to re-enter Technic figure in sets.

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By in United States,

@andrelego I think they should.

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By in Germany,

This is the only theme I collecte from Technic. The Polar sets were really playable and I still remember buying the largest set in the Alsterhaus, Hamburg.

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By in Norway,

YES!! One of my all-time favourite (Technic)set from my childhood and I still, to this very day, have it assembled on the shelf! :) Omg, I love it!!

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By in Netherlands,

This brings back memories. I own all the sets wich go with this set and had lot's of fun with them.

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By in United States,

The technic figure chairs, even if you don't have technic figures in the set, work well as minifig armchairs/thrones. There are places to build off of it on the arms and back, which the normal minifig seat piece doesn't have. Only problem is the minifig sitting on it is unconnected and can fall out, but it's not that of a big deal if it's up against a table.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not counting Slizer & Bionicle, I haven't bought a Technic set since they stopped doing these figures. We all love the Minifigure, but its proportions mean that you can never really build to Minifig scale. "Yep, that's how tall a car should be! We can squeeze in a single driver and the car is 5 times the length of his body, but that's fine!".

I'd love a Technic fig scale speeder bike. Or A-Wing. Or Y-Wing. Actually, maybe it's better for my wallet that they don't exist anymore...

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