Random set of the day: Sea Jet

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Sea Jet

Sea Jet

©1993 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 5521 Sea Jet, released in 1993. It's one of 2 Model Team sets produced that year. It contains 401 pieces, and its retail price was US$36.5.

It's owned by 1136 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


22 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Nice! Doesn't seem too bad for the early '90s, IMO.

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By in United States,

Wow that’s pretty good.

Looks like the boat on top is surfing in the sky instead of on the water.

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By in United States,

This wasn't the pinnacle of Model Team back then, but the color scheme was great. I wonder why Lego didn't revive the Model Team name with the Creator Expert cars? It'd be a pretty easy division of branding. Creator Expert would still exist but specifically be for detailed, large piece-count buildings and structures that still adhered to minifigure scale. And Model Team could just be the large vehicles like the cars, planes, and even boats.

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By in United States,

ALWAYS wanted this one. College roommate had it. I’d still take it!

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By in New Zealand,

Hey Lego, I would buy this.

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By in Finland,

The best LEGO sea jet? I think so.

Although I also think that the nose could've been smoother and neater.

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By in Latvia,

I thought this is a Town set

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By in United Kingdom,

It's amazing what they achieved using the parts available at the time.

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By in Slovenia,

I have that one. Engine construction of model A was preaty neat for it's time.

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By in Netherlands,

That's a really hot looking boat.

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By in Austria,

Nice set! Just 1 year younger than me! :-D

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By in Sweden,

It's a great model of a boat. Very enjoyable, as most Model Team sets

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By in Russian Federation,

Those colored stripes on the back are amazingly smooth and flush for 1993. Great design!

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By in Turkey,

Sadly the stickers are peeled off... I also have the 5580 Truck and I wanted to make a trailer for this set for ages. Never had enough pieces. I still have them built. Maybe some day...

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By in United States,

M O D E L T E A M !

Okay, I honestly don't care for this particular set all that much, but the cars were awesome.

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By in Hungary,

Model Team at its best. I have most of them and this particular set is truly amaizing, still the most beautiful LEGO sea jet model out there. I have 5580 from my childhood and after I purchased this jet my first thing was to bulid a trailer for it. They looked as they have always been designed to each other.

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By in Netherlands,

Seen this set in many catalogs along with the off road vehicle and helicopter trucks of the 90s Model Team.

This was like the 90s version of Creator big vehicles.

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By in Poland,

I win a bid on ebay of this set about September (MiSB). I'm a fan of Model Team. Unfortunately Model Team MiSBs are much expensive now, than in 90's :(

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By in United States,

...Why is the US retail price so weirdly specific? $36.5?

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By in United States,

In college, a friend got this and another set for me as birthday presents. He got them both on clearance. I don't remember the cost of this one, but the other one was $15. That one was 6286: Skull's Eye Schooner. Still one of my favorite sets. I'm very fond of this set as well.

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By in United States,

I bought this one back in the day... It's meh. Lots of other Model Team sets are more memorable.

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By in New Zealand,

I recently sold off my complete Model Team collection with a few duplicate sets still sealed.

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