Random set of the day: Mummy's Tomb

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Mummy's Tomb

Mummy's Tomb

©1998 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 5958 Mummy's Tomb, released in 1998. It's one of 21 Adventurers sets produced that year. It contains 260 pieces and 4 minifigs, and its retail price was US$30.

It's owned by 1691 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


27 comments on this article

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By in Netherlands,

Great theme, and interesting parts and prints for it's time.

Mummy was the first light grey minifigure head, before Darth Vader in 1999.

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By in United States,

seems kinda like an early pharaoh’s quest.

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By in United States,

Fun fact—I had this set before I knew how to pronounce "tomb". My parents thought me saying "Mummy's toe-mb" was hilarious.

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By in Canada,

We miss you Johnny. Please come back for more adventures!

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By in United States,

This was just before my time, but I'm sure that the Adventurers theme would've been something I would've absolutely loved as a kid.

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By in United States,

Classic.

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By in Australia,

Every time I see an Adventurers set, it still makes me smile a little bit.

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By in United States,

This set is so awesome... possibly the pinnacle of my childhood collection.

It also made me form an unhealthy obsession for those little gems. I'll buy any set that has one.

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By in United States,

Ah, Adventurers, we hardly knew ye!

Johnny and the gain were such a fun concept and roster of characters. They were willing to bring him back for The LEGO Movie so I think some sort of collector set for the whole team might be fun. I don't have any Adventurers sets, but I've got a decent amount of Pharaohs Quest and the two go great together!

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By in United States,

I always liked these 16x32 baseplate sets with the horizontal facade. This set shares a lot in common with sets like 6755 Sheriff's Lock-Up, 6267 Lagoon Lock-Up, and 6249 Pirates Ambush. Had a lot of fun with the prison cells and/or booby traps built on the ends.

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By in United States,

This theme was so fun. Great memories.

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By in Singapore,

The only set I owned from the original Adventurers theme was the largest, #5988-1, and strictly speaking it wasn't even mine, but my brother's. But most of the playtime was mine by a huuuuuge margin.

I went on to collect all the mainstream sets (i.e. excluding polybags and other oddities) in the India and Mt. Everest subthemes of Orient Expedition. Because Johnny Thunder, duh.

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By in United States,

Before LEGO could land the rights to make Indiana Jones sets.. Actually these sets seem to age like a fine wine. When they first were out I barely paid attention, but they are really neat sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

the world is craving a comeback from Johnny Thunder, the time is right!

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By in Turkey,

I was obsessed with the car in this set, but I didn't wanna buy it just for the car. Couple of years later I got the single car set, 5918 and turned it into this car. Mine is V8 though :)

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By in United States,

Adventures is still my favorite theme even though they were all sold out before I got into Lego, I own most of the sets, (Still hoping to get the last few)

I Still hope one day Johnny and his friends will return together in a brand new theme, hopefully lasting more then one wave, maybe with a tie-in TV series!

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't remember this one. Was it for sale in the UK?

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By in Slovenia,

One of best examples proved no need for licence to produce fabulous theme/sets.

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By in Netherlands,

I wasn't really into Lego anymore when this theme hit, but I still liked what it looked like.

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By in New Zealand,

It’s a dream.

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By in Portugal,

I love these theme!

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By in Canada,

The Scooby Doo set 75900 - Mummy Museum Mystery reminds me of this one.

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By in Netherlands,

I was about a year into my dark ages when this theme hit, so I don't have any fond memories of it. That said, I highly appreciate those cars that fit two minfigs side by side, which AFAIK was never done elsewhere. I hope they'll bring that back someday, somehow.

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By in United Kingdom,

Always loved this theme...

This was one of the cheaper sets that included the Mummy of Pharaoh Hotep minifigure, so I had my eye on it for a good long while, but never actually picked it up - I had 5938 Oasis Ambush and 5919 Valley of the Kings, plus a few of the jungle sets, instead. I've still never quite managed to get my hands on that figure to this day xD

Honestly, both the Egypt and Jungle adventurers wowed me when I was a kid. Still love them even now; they're right up amongst my favourite LEGO themes ever. The builds might be pretty basic, but the aesthetic more than makes up for that.

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By in United States,

Such a great theme which I sadly missed out on, being in the midst of my Dark Ages. I have Bricklinked several of those hieroglyph printed pieces though, can't wait to add them to a museum moc!

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By in United States,

Imagine the mummy awakening after thousands of years to find these people destroying and stealing his stuff. No wonder he isn't happy!

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By in Australia,

I was sooo close to buying this set (or any in the theme) many times but never did. I went all in with Prince of Persia however and bought two of everything. If only we’d get another desert theme, it’s been years now...

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