Random set of the day: Rally Shock & Roll Racer

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Rally Shock & Roll Racer

Rally Shock & Roll Racer

©1990 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8840 Rally Shock & Roll Racer, released in 1990. It's one of 7 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 225 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 1318 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


20 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Technic three days in a row... What is this sorcery!?

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By in United States,

Oh. Well here we go again. Huwbot and his biased unrandom repetitive episodic self. (Anyone have any other adjectives?)

A couple of days ago (on the first technic set) I said how technic hadn’t changed too much. Thank goodness I was wrong.

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By in Australia,

Geez, we are on a Yellow Technic Set run at the moment, aren't we?

OTOH, this one actually has one of those Technic figures. I imagine there will be wild rejoicing in the streets.

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By in New Zealand,

Those were great solid rubber tyres back then.

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By in Australia,

Random doesn't mean 'always different'. Clusters of similar things are much more likely than an even mix.

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By in United States,

May I have a side dish of Clickits, and a City for a drink lol. Oh, and Creator for dessert.

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By in Turkey,

Back then, having suspension and the new v2 engine block in a small set was a big improvement over standart single cylinder old-school engine. Of course, no need to mention the excitement we felt when it came with a Technic figure.

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By in United Kingdom,

This set was incredibly important to me as a child, providing a fascinating building experience that forged a bridge between System and Technic.

I love modern Technic, but do miss the bricks.

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By in Netherlands,

Since someone has to go first every time these come up, let it be me this time: Can Lego please bring back these Technic figures!

Scored some a while ago and my kids use them in their Technic sets from now, or the creator T1 Camper Van etc...

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By in Turkey,

This looks like a perfect midsize Technic set- you get suspension, steering mechanism, engine block, figure and two very different cars. Lovely set.

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By in United Kingdom,

And the yellow technic trend continues! This one’s even got a yellow dude just to add to the theme

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By in United Kingdom,

I had that figure - albeit with a different coloured helmet - from 8712 (incidentally, the oldest set I've ever owned), which I acquired in a big box of old technic parts from someone's house clearance sale. They were cool... but they never seemed very durable, in my experience.

I suppose, since Technic is aimed for an older audience, they didn't need to be able to withstand rough play in the same way a minifigure would. But still... it was a little alarming when the clips holding their ankles in place proved quite prone to breaking.

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By in United States,

Never liked the Technic Guys. Call me crazy, but I buy Technic to satisfy the mechanical engineer inside me, not to play with dolls.

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By in Canada,

Nobody understand statistics.

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By in United States,

This was my first Technic set! And I still have it built and on display. For a little set this has a lot going on . . . suspension and even an engine with pistons.
And yes I like the figure . . . if nothing else because they were different.

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By in United States,

Also the description says "minifigure." Is that description automatically generated, because I'm not sure the Technic figures should be called minifigs?

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By in United States,

we want classic space we want classic space lol

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By in United States,

Yellow Technic day three, give it up for day three!

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By in United States,

Woot yellow technic! My kids and I just rebuilt the Jeep from 8020 a couple nights ago--they love the gears. Also for the record, no one would have predicted 3 technic sets in a row, therefore random!

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By in Portugal,

I wish LEGO put these figures back into their sets.

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