Random set of the day: Back-Hoe

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Back-Hoe

Back-Hoe

©2003 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8455 Back-Hoe, released in 2003. It's one of 6 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 704 pieces, and its retail price was US$100/£69.99.

It's owned by 2238 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


21 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Technic doesn’t seem to have changed too much over the years...

Now you take every other single theme...

Technic designers never cease to amaze me. I can build system quite well, but when it comes to technic...it’s amazing what the designers do within the confines of it.

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By in United States,

Not related to the set, but I see that Brickset doesn't run on Daylight Savings Time. Did Britain stop doing that, because the rest of the world needs to stop, too.

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By in United States,

I always like pneumatic sets, and this is still one of my favorite Technic sets in my collection. I believe it holds the record for the most pneumatic components in a single LEGO set.

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By in United States,

@ Your Future President- Technic changed quite a lot actually. First going from using bricks to mainly beams, and second the newer sets usually have a shell on the outside, giving a more polished finish. Not to mention going massive the last few years with some truly huge and complicated builds.

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By in United States,

Gotta love those weird old Technic panel pieces. Also does anyone else really like the technic and creator/designer boxes from around back then?

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By in Sweden,

@MCLegoboy the US does daylight saving time differently from Europe. Sweden changes clocks on the 31 of March so probably similar to Britain.

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By in United States,

It’s possible Huwbot runs on UTC, posting at 0200 every day, or on London time, so it’ll move from 6pm Pacific to 7pm when the UK moves forward on the 31st March.

I suppose I could go back to October 2018 and check if I really cared.

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By in Turkey,

New Technic sets are beautiful and all, but I like my Technic oldschool, like really old. 8862 old for instance.

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By in Singapore,

I always found it interesting, even back then, how they made the look and feel of Technic boxes the same as the other Make and Create subthemes (Designer Set and Creator). I thought it was equal parts unusual and fitting, given that Technic was and still is a creative building theme, albeit to a significantly lesser extent.

Then they went back to making Technic its own thing, complete with reinstating the Technic logo, which was still the best decision for it IMO.

I absolutely still love the name Make and Create, though. I wish it stuck. I associate Creator too much with the original LEGO Creator logo (and on a side note, I still think there is nothing Creator about Creator Expert sets besides the part lists on the boxes).

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By in Australia,

Oh cool, what's today's random set?

*sees the name of the set*

*giggles inappropriately*

Gosh, I'm immature.

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By in Hungary,

The set that ended my dark ages. Magnificent. Pneumatic paradise. In my opinion better, more playable and more authentic than many super big Technic sets of nowdays. 10 (!) pneumatic cylinders elaborate real backhoe functions, it has steering and even fake engine. Comes close to the holy grail 8868.

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By in Switzerland,

Unfortunately, LEGO’s current product management wouldn’t allow sets as cool as this one nowadays ...
How great would it be to get that many pneumatic pieces in one set today. :-)

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By in United States,

@MrGurt and LegoSonicBoy: yes logged in to say i love the “designer set” background they used that year

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By in United States,

For some reason I kept reading this as "Black Hole" in my feed and I was pretty sure no such set existed. I have no idea where I was getting the 'L's' from, but now I want to see what a "Black Hole" set would look like.

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By in United States,

@emmtwosix you wouldn't be able to see it... it sucks in light! ;)

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By in United States,

@Zordboy Same

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By in Portugal,

Good set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Gosh. I own this set. I bought it about 15 years ago, and it's been buried away in my loft for most of that time. I've never built it, but the people here in the comments enthusing about the set are making me want to dig it out and build it. The trouble is I think it's *really* buried away in my loft, and thus rather inaccessible.

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By in Netherlands,

@MCLegoboy Daylight Savings happens later in parts of the world.

In many European countries it does not change until 31st of March for 2019.

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By in Ireland,

Can't believe that set was released 16 years ago.... In my opinion it's still the best pneumatics set ever and one of the best Technic sets ever. This is what Technic is about: showing how things work.

@MCLegoboy: DST used to start and end the same weekend on both sides of the Atlantic but in 2009 the US decided to start a few weeks earlier and end a week later than Europe. And of course in the southern hemisphere DST goes the other way; it will end the first weekend in April and begin again in October.

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By in United States,

16 year old BRICK.....

I got HOOOOOOOEEEESSSSS,

Caaaalllllliiiiinnnnnn'

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