Random set of the day: Millennium Slizer

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Millennium Slizer

Millennium Slizer

©1999 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8520 Millennium Slizer, released in 1999. It's one of 33 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 135 pieces, and its retail price was US$20.

It's owned by 928 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


18 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Liking for nostalgia. It's not like the set is as polished as later Bionicle sets, but back in the day this guy was cool as heck. And he rebuilt into a smaller guy on a bike! What's not to love?

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By in United States,

Nice set! Seems very similar Bionicle....
Nice random set though.

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By in United States,

I'm just waiting for Galidors to be random sets of the day... ;)

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By in United States,

^ Cue gladiator to be the random set tomorrow now.

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By in United States,

Imagine if it was called Millennial Slizer.

Probably would've been a heck of a lot more popular by now.

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By in Australia,

It was one of the few Throwbots/Slizers that I was just never interested in. I didn't care much for the design at all, I don't think.

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By in United Kingdom,

She might not look like much but... ugh

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By in United Kingdom,

This set was ridiculously cool at the time. A slizer with a bike was cool enough, and then you had the powered up build which must be absolutely massive because it was using those wheels as it's feet!

Of course, in retrospect it was not massive, and the bike is actually respectfully economical. Good work on Lego's part, this one.

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By in Germany,

This is a really cool thing. I like the bike version much. This is my latest Lego set I got (2 days ago);-)

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By in Netherlands,

It doesn't happen very often, but I've never seen this set before. I don't really know what to think of it, but it looks like a predecessor of Bionicle.

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By in United Kingdom,

Never quite got what those things on his back weee supposed to be. Wings? Rotors? Random spikes? It’s not like they needed to use every piece from the bike version, there were plenty of spare parts left over

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By in Germany,

And the bike could store two disks, held between 3-3 towball pins by the rear wheel, supported by the flexibility of the beams holding the wheel (which also provided a bit of suspension). I loved this set as a kid :)

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By in Netherlands,

I had all the Slizers except this one and the 8523 Blaster as both were more expensive then the rest.

I love their carry cases where you could fold the Slizer into and some discs, and some of the combine mega-builds were pretty nice.

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By in United Kingdom,

Aah, nice to see a familiar face :D

That said... yeah, the bike build was FAR superior for this set. I'm pretty sure this was the 'B' model, and though the picture makes him look pretty cool... in person, you can tell they were kinda reaching for how to make his 'titan' configuration work. Still, though: when I found him several years later in a charity shop, used but complete, I was very happy to pick him up.

Does anyone know which, out of this guy and Blaster Slizer, was the villain? I was convinced for many years that Blaster was the good guy, and Millennium was the bad; but I've since seen it suggested that they were, in fact, the other way around. I don't know which to believe now xD

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By in United States,

Ah Slizers, BIONICLE's granddad. Loved the disk firing function, and a few of the more animalistic ones were pretty cute. Never had much interest in the big ones though.

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By in United States,

They need to bring back Slizers or something similar to fill the Bionicle vacancy

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By in United States,

Millennium? 1999. You're off by a year, marketing team.

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