Random set of the day: Grand Titan

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Grand Titan

Grand Titan

©2006 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7701 Grand Titan, released in 2006. It's one of 19 Exo-Force sets produced that year. It contains 196 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$15/£9.99.

It's owned by 3504 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


24 comments on this article

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By in Poland,

Guys whats going on with Gotcha scan?
Its really annoying.

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By in Australia,

Exo-Force!

Oh gosh, I loved this theme. Some of the designs were a bit awkward, and the mecha builds were very much a learning curve (because they hadn't done much like this, before), but that aside, this was such a good theme. With epic anime-hair for the heroic characters.

This red guy was about the only one, from the original line, that I never bought.

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By in New Zealand,

One of Lego’s greatest themes...certainly has a lot of Ninjago DNA in it.

One day, I’ll have to get the related set 66200 images to the Brickset database...they are just so cumbersome to scan.

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By in United States,

It's about that time for people to really start clamoring for a reboot of Exo-Force, right? We can make it happen, but there are two problems.

1. We're going to have to kill Ninjago, which is going to be tough.
2. The theme wouldn't come back with knees, so I don't know how much it's worth doing at that point.

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By in United States,

Traded mine to FowlerBricks!

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By in United States,

All time MVP. I've redesigned this set four times :D

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By in United States,

LEGO destroyed the robot molds (besides the hands obviously) so a reboot isn't possible. :(

However even with Ninjago this is the best theme to bring back.... along with Adventures.

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By in Australia,

@MCLegoboy

"1. We're going to have to kill Ninjago, which is going to be tough."

Let's try snakes to kill the Ninjago characters. Nobody's tried that before.

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By in United States,

Exo-Force - that's another theme that came out in my gray ages, when I thought I was too old for Lego and was too poor to buy it for myself, but I still followed Lego news online. At the time, I thought Exo-Force was yet more evidence that Lego was going down the tubes: hyper-violent and garish, it was unlike anything Lego had done before. Now I recognize that in construction it really wasn't that different from territory Lego had covered before with mechs in Robo Force, Life on Mars, and Creator, and in setting it was just any old anime Saturday morning cartoon - nothing to worry about! Even so, by deliberately aiming for an anime style and developing an entire theme devoted to mechs as we know them now, Lego showed a will to experiment and stay fresh that has served them well in the decade since. So, good for Exo-Force. Without Exo-Force, we'd have no Ninjago, and without Ninjago we'd have no Ninjago Movie, and without the Ninjago Movie we'd have no Destiny's Bounty 70618, and the world would be less without that magnificent set.

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By in Latvia,

One of the most iconic Exo-Force sets! And it's a great Clickit too!

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By in United Kingdom,

Exo-Force my all time favourite theme, I'm just 2 sets short of the full line and have 2 or 3 copy's of most for the alternates and combines.

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By in United Kingdom,

When I was coming out of my DarkAges™ about 5 years ago, I was overwhelmed by what I'd missed in between and went a bit crazy; this was one of the random sets I bought on eBay.

Though you don't fit very well into anything I collect or build now, thank you nonetheless for helpng me back into LEGO, Grand Titan.

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By in Hungary,

Wave1 was a real knockout for the theme. The following sets were kind of lackluster though.

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By in Turkey,

I didn't know they were coming out when they did. I was surprised to see this series. At first I didn't believe they were Lego. They were so different, so anime... I have five Mechs from the first wave, including this one. I love it and I keep it built.

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By in Canada,

This set dragged me out of my dark ages, partly due to the minifigs, largely due to the build, but mostly because I loved the use of the light bricks! So many great memories playing with my kids during these Exo-Force years.

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By in Belgium,

Exo-force was an awesome theme. I'm still wondering why it got cancelled.

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By in United Kingdom,

I still think the first wave mechs like this guy were the best. The ones after this just always looked a bit more...ramshackle, I guess? Just too many bits crammed on

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By in Norway,

Ah, exo. 7708 Uplink triggered a small shopping spree back in 2006 and was my first “modern” sets, a temporary light in the dark age.
They certainly helped set my expectations when started buying Ninjago mech for the kid

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By in Poland,

What's up with Cloudflare protection in Poland, every device I used to get to your site is first redirected to captcha, it's getting annoying!

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By in United States,

I remember seeing this in THE LEGO BOOK as a kid. I thought it was weird and awesome, and was very disappointed I couldn't buy it in stores. Then I found BrickLink around 6 years ago, and still have not bought a single Exo-Force set because I discovered that you could actually buy Classic Space. Sigh.

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By in United States,

Ha! I just got this set courtesy of Gelkster! Such a good one!

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By in United Kingdom,

Exo-Force was, like... the last in-house theme I seriously invested in before I fell out of Lego for a while. I was so confused, at the time, whether it was a licensed property or not, because all the comics for the theme showed the characters as humans rather than minifigures so I was all ???

Once I realised it was an original Lego property, though, I followed the story for a bit. Didn't get any first year set beside the little Uplink, which was a birthday present that year, but... it was cool, it was cool ^^

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By in United States,

@David1985: There’s no reason a reboot would have to use the same old molds. I mean, even without a reboot LEGO doesn’t shy away from redesigns/updates. Just look at the various character redesigns (including new molds) they’ve had in Ninjago or Bionicle!

@Vo Winner: I’ve heard (IDK how authoritative this is) that the second year’s sets didn’t sell nearly as well as the first. And it’s important to remember that a theme following the same core story/premise for more than three consecutive years is not the norm — even LEGO Castle gets pretty much a complete overhaul every three or four years.

That’s why it was such a surprise to LEGO when Ninjago not only maintained its initial momentum longer than anticipated, but that mere rumors of it ending resulted in a massive outcry even after the fairly satisfying resolution of its second season.

While it’s still disappointing to that the Exo-Force storyline got no definitive conclusion (which I think I read had something to do with the studio that made the web comics going out of business, hence the year three art shift), I do think that the “Deep Jungle” arc was always intended as the theme’s final year, and that if the story had not been interrupted it would have tied up the loose ends about Meca One and Keiken’s past.

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By in United States,

My I LOVED this theme. Like little LEGO Gundams. It really helped me e land my collection and discover new pieces at the time. Plus the sticker sheets are still relevant for MOCs today.

As wacky as it was, Ninjago definitely took over, what with its slew of mechs, jets, and boats. I miss Exo-Force, but Ninjago is a pretty awesome replacement.

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