Random set of the day: Robber's Retreat

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Robber's Retreat

Robber's Retreat

©1998 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6088 Robber's Retreat, released in 1998. It's one of 22 Castle sets produced that year. It contains 277 pieces and 4 minifigs, and its retail price was US$30.

It's owned by 1310 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


23 comments on this article

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By in Portugal,

Love those flying Ninjas! This is the beginning of Ninjago! Now that I think about it...

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By in Venezuela,

Ohhhhhh boy! Months after my first "special" set (4982), here's my brother's!
He's six, BTW. Baby Jesus got it for him two Christmases ago. Trying to protect the poor set, so nicely preserved and OLDER THAN BOTH OF US! from his childlike imagination brought much suffering for yours truly, no doubt.
A couple averted Ar-mom-ageddons later, I had to let him win. Robber's MIA, Samurai's legs are broken, and the rest is part of many imaginative endeavors. Yay...

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By in United States,

Look at the Ninja go!

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By in Canada,

Always think of these ninja as more a “bandits and thieves” sort of army.

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By in United States,

Not a great set looking back, but I was very excited to buy it in 1998. I used all the coins I had been saving in a jar as a kid. Sadly I couldn't afford the larger Ninja sets I wanted more.

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By in United States,

That's a 277 piece set?! It looks like it's 4X the size. Guess it's all the large rock pieces (BURPs). Honestly, I think LEGO was a lot better with their own themes before they got into the licensing boat. In my local Walmart, most of the shelf space is devoted to the licensed/tie-in themes. City, once typically in the middle of the aisle, is now shoved in a corner.

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By in China,

@Lyonel McBaseplate-11 sounds like you were filling the role of Lord Business! (Which is kind of who we all are, when I think about it.)

I'm not quite sure why or how, but I have this set, and it was so cool at the time! In retrospect, it was neat to see a totally different take on "castle" sets, although I never thought of the ninjas as part of castle.

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By in Australia,

I bought this set, as a kid, on impulse, and I never cared for it much. I still have it, but picked bits and pieces off it for years, to add to other sets and builds, and this one has fallen into a bit of ruin, put it that way.

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By in United States,

Go ninja go ninja go ninja GO!

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By in Finland,

Those gray ornamental fish were nice. It was so surprising when they reappered after a long hiatus in City of Atlantis (7985) in gold.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really wonder if lego have ever considered getting references to this ninja line into ninjago sets. a 'remastered' version of this or the big good guy castle would be interesting

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By in United States,

When I was a kid I knew nothing about ninjas and only a little about the Knights of the Round Table, so I thought this set and the whole line was stupid. It wasn't Castle, it had this stupid glider thing that would NEVER work, what the heck? Twenty years later, knowing a bit more about Japanese history and mythology, and knowing more about the history of Lego, I think it's a brilliant line and I wish I had some.

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By in Netherlands,

Awesome stuff. Lego should dust off the old Katana designs for Ninjago.
I'm very happy that I have one samurai from this line. :) Technically bought during the dark ages.

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By in Netherlands,

Bring back Castle! The ninjas can stay in Ninjago though.

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By in Australia,

Kinda what I hoped Ninjago would be. Well, at least we have the temple!

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By in Latvia,

The predecessor to Ninjago. Actually, it was an awesome theme

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By in Netherlands,

I loved the Ninja theme. I actually have two copies of this very set: one built and one still MISB. The colours really work in its favour.

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By in Hungary,

The front door trap is hardcore.

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By in United States,

The ninjas aren't fighting skeletons? I don't get it.

Huwbot needs to pick better sets, like the Time Twister sets. Everyone seems to love those.

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By in United Kingdom,

A nostalgic favourite theme of mine, for sure :D That may have something to do with the fact that my introduction to specialised Lego themes in general came in the form of the UK Lego Adventures comic, which predominantly featured the Ninja line in its first issue and has now forever engrained it on the nostalgic part of my brain... but this is one theme I simply feel in hindsight like I can't get enough of.

Especially since I only own one set from the line, the little Samurai Swordsman (6013). Missed opportunity on my part there, for sure.

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By in Hong Kong,

Love this theme! But as it came out one year before Star Wars, I was still in my Dark Ages and completely missed it!!! Eventually bought a couple of sets years later and and so glad I did!!I have Samurai Stronghold; fantastic!

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By in United States,

These sets have seen a revival with Ninjago.

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By in Netherlands,

I wasn't in my year 2001 Dark age yet during this time, yet never got a set of this. Now they appeal a lot more to me but I tend to go forward, not back.

Most my sets during the late 90s were Insectoids, Adventurers, Soccer, Spaceport, Town, Slizers and the brick-built RC car.

At the same time, money went into things like Pokemon games (gameboy and Nintendo 64) as well during that time.

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