Random set of the day: Scorpion Prison Cave

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Scorpion Prison Cave

Scorpion Prison Cave

©2005 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8876 Scorpion Prison Cave, released in 2005. It's one of 30 Castle sets produced that year. It contains 280 pieces and 5 minifigs, and its retail price was US$40/£29.99.

It's owned by 1037 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


17 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

I liked the story-telling aspects of Knights Kingdom ... and I guess that was an okay attempt, at a giant scorpion, for the pieces in the catalogue at the time, but that blocky tail just looks really weird.

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By in United States,

Ugh, this set. I was freshly out of college in 2005 and was just shy of about 10 years into my LEGO dark ages. For whatever reason, I decided to head to the local Walmart and purchase my first LEGO set in years. I was pumped! Looking back, I have no idea what my other options were, but I decided to go with the colorful knights as I was always a classic Castle fan.

Hoo boy. The instructions are hard to decipher black from dark grey. The build is boring (BURPs). The structure is non-stable. I wasn't quite ready for all the "new" pieces. And the knights were a bit too fantasy for me (and they barely are). But, I guess the scorpion was pretty cool?

After that bust of a set purchase, my dark ages continued for another 9 long years until I got a City tow truck for Christmas and thankfully that set was wonderful and it's been great getting back into it all since then.

But this set...ugh...

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By in United States,

That poor horse is being weighed down by all those armaments mounted to it. Also, the scorpion exists.
2004 really was a... different year for LEGO.

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By in New Zealand,

What happened to the magnets?

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By in Turkey,

Looking at this picture, the only things I liked are the helmets, and the dangling cell. The rest, I can live without...

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By in Finland,

Oh my, this set... I've wanted it since it was on the shelves, but still haven't got it. To me, this set represents admirable bravery. Jayko is willing to save his comrade Danju not matter what it takes, even if it asks to face a giant scorpion and a blazing lava river. I can see him thinking "never leave a man behind".

Ultimate fellowship. :')

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By in Poland,

Basic but very cool set - recently I used the instructions of it to build my Orc base :D

ALso that's NOT a scorpion. It has 10 legs lol.

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By in United States,

@lordofdragonss That was a side effect of the genetic modification of scorpions to be 20 feet long...

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By in United Kingdom,

Inventive use of the magnet holder pieces for the pincers but since they cannot actually grab anything (that isn’t one of the old magnets anyway) I’m afraid they only lose points

@lordofdragons: it’s got eight legs and two pincer arms, same as all scorpions. The pincers are modified pedipalps not legs

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By in Hungary,

It's alright

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By in Netherlands,

The tower looks pretty nice. The knight and the scorpion though. :S

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By in United States,

The hardest part of this theme was suspension of disbelief in how everything was supposed to move around. Lego builders often look at creating a snapshot of life in miniatures that appears to have a life of it's own. These just defy logic. The only explanation is that they were merely created as plaything toy soldiers. That's okay, but Lego can do better.

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By in Australia,

This really needs a pic alongside it of Bart Simpson holding the cake that says “At Least You Tried”.

The scorpion, with that blocky tail and Technic pin legs. Yeah..

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By in United Kingdom,

Is that a horse-mounted catapult? Not sure how practical that is....

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By in Latvia,

Why does the scorpion have Technic pins visible on his legs? It looks unfinished and isn't even similar to claws!

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By in United States,

Was this set released during my Dark Age, or LEGO's Garb Age? The early-to-mid 2000s had some fugly sets, but it was the presentation-the box art, the fonts- that really made the products look bad.

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By in United States,

All this talk about how bad the set was, and not one mention about how the “cave” looks nothing like an actual cave.

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