Random set of the day: Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser

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Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser

Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser

©2009 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8039 Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser, released in 2009. It's one of 36 Star Wars sets produced that year. It contains 1170 pieces and 5 minifigs, and its retail price was US$119.99/£102.99.

It's owned by 5528 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 United States,

Random, eh? May the 4th be with you, Huwbot ;)

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By in United States,

CONSPIRACY!!

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By in United States,

Pretty nice random set there haha

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By in Australia,

An interesting set, and a vessel that could withstand a modernized version with 10 years of new parts & different building techniques.

I modified my own to introduce more tiles to the exterior dark red profiling.

This is the first model I can recall with a carrying handle, which was incorporated very neatly.

However there was still considerable bowing in the superstructure and I think more internal support was always needed.

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By in Australia,

^ And an official Acclimator model could be very interesting, too.

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By in United States,

Revenge of the fifth.

Or is it revenge of Huwbot? Paying us back for all the great sets we’ve had the past week with his—unrandomness?

Yes that’s a word now.

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By in United States,

"...& these blaster impact points on the bodies & the sandcrawler...uhh, I mean "random" sets chosen by Huw...too accurate for Tusken Raiders."

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By in United States,

@Your future president "Revenge of the fifth" - that one has me on the floor.

You have a good sense of humor, man.

(Edit: This sounds sarcastic, but it's not - I really mean it.)

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By in United States,

^^^Just wait until he decides to do 2 Clikset ones in a row.

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By in United States,

This set is really in need of a remake. A UCS model would be amazing.

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By in New Zealand,

Dark red 2x1 tile crack disaster

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By in Latvia,

I see the set with the scariest Minifigures head. This face means only one thing:

UNLIMITED POWER!

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By in France,

Missed this one while it was on the shelves... I like it so much! Hope to see an update release soon... So canon.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've not changed the algorithm, so it is pure coincidence that two SW sets have been picked this weekend!

Perhaps The Force is strong in the server room...

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By in Netherlands,

I'd love to see a UCS version of this one.

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By in Netherlands,

This was one of my favorite sets to play with as a child. I think it deserves an update, perhaps with the launch of the new Clone Wars season. An UCS model would be very cool.

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By in United States,

Along with the ARC fighter I want this set so bad.

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By in United States,

@Huw, don't worry, we know the Force is at play. *wink*

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By in United States,

@Robot99
Hey thanks pal, that just made my day.

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By in Germany,

Good choice, Huwbot!

I feel like this is in need of a remake. After the Gunship, obviously. I think it could be done in such a cool way with the front really splitting in the middle, folding out - and having room for a few micro fighters.

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By in United States,

For a second, I honestly thought this was the reveal of a new $200+ set...

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By in Spain,

This set looks pretty great by nowadays standards, if it were redesigned, maybe the middle gaps could be minimized. I think that in 2008-10 the designs took a notable leap in quality.

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By in United States,

The proportions of this set always bugged me. The main deck looks to 'fat' to capture the Venator shape. Would love to see Lego take this one on again.

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By in Germany,

There kind of is a UCS version available, albeit unofficial, in the form of Anio's excellent MOC. I bought his instructions and sourced the parts from my collection and through several Bricklink orders. The build is satisfying and the resulting model is awesome.

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By in United States,

@yamaki -
The only time we had this set was 2009, the gunship we've had twice in the past 11 years, recently in 2013. I guess both need one, but this one takes priority over the gunship imo.

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By in Netherlands,

i like how this set has a play feature that goes completely unmentioned in the official description and pictures: an escape pod.

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