Random set of the day: Speed Computer

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Speed Computer

Speed Computer

©2000 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 5206 Speed Computer, released in 2000. It's one of 34 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 19 pieces, and its retail price was US$20.

It's owned by 793 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


22 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Speed computer? My grandmother runs faster than this things does.

Speed. Ha! Looks more like a trike.

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By in Australia,

Is it meant to be a trundle wheel? (speed calculator sort of thing)

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By in United States,

Ahhh, the set that brought me out of my dark ages.... nostalgia bomb!

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By in United States,

goTtA Go fASt!

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By in Australia,

Definitely living up to its "random" moniker.

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By in United States,

I'd buy it.

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By in Australia,

What is it?

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By in United States,

It displays the speed at which the axle/wheels are spinning.

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By in Canada,

@Kynareth It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

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By in Australia,

The yellow box has a digital readout and a hole for an axle. You build something, set the size of the wheel, give it a push and it tells you the speed.

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By in Australia,

"Random" and early 2000's sets are synonymous ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

@You'reDoingItWrong - Surely you can't be serious.

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By in New Zealand,

This is beautiful. It should be more common in modern day sets.

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By in Australia,

Don't call him Shirley

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By in Germany,

Got one, the Problem is the Isolation from the cable is rubbish....

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By in United States,

Hey, at least it's not a clickits set, am i right?

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By in United Kingdom,

is it just a computer that measures speed or is there a motor in there to actually make it move as well?

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By in United Kingdom,

I did pay £26 for it when was released, it wasn't worth it, it was pointless and rubbish.

Sold it on eBay a few years ago for nearly £50 :D

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By in Australia,

@Brickalili: just the computer gizmo. No motor. Only a readout though; in those days they didn't include any way of transmitting the info anywhere.

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By in Portugal,

This is supposed to be what.

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By in Germany,

This wasn't really meant as a stand alone set. Many Technic sets of 2000 had additional instructions to incorporate the sensor and display elements into their builds (although it's so simple it wasn't really necessary).
It's main appeal was to measure the speeds of the Slammer models from that year.

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