Random set of the day: Double Hover

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Double Hover

Double Hover

©2001 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7300 Double Hover, released in 2001. It's one of 24 Space sets produced that year. It contains 21 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$3.

It's owned by 809 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 United States,

I always found these martians cute growing up. I don't know why. Looking back they appear slightly dated but that just increases the nostalgia .Thanks to these guys I always saw martians as cute little creatures who would help the astronauts through any problem they came across. And then Mars Mission came along.

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By in United States,

Never owned this set, but I love the Life on Mars theme. Just one of those seminal themes for me growing up. The late 90s and early 2000s sets will always feel the most authentic LEGO to me simply because that's what I grew up with, and even just looking at this set that I never got is getting me nostalgic.

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By in United States,

Not just a single hover, but double. What excellent value!

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By in United States,

I think this was the first time LEGO did a non minifigure 'minifigure' in a theme and they really did a great job!

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By in New Zealand,

I Love this theme! So. I hope printed goodness. Still have the lovely tubes and pump.

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By in United States,

Life on Mars and the original Alpha Team line, which both came out in 2001, to some extent marked the end of an era. There were LoM sets with Martians and LoM sets with astronauts; no set had both. Similarly, none of the Alpha Team sets had Alpha Team agents alongside Ogel or his minions. I don't think anything similar has been done since. It seems like this was a relic of the days when every faction was its own subtheme.

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By in United States,

^^^
1195 has both a Martian and a human.
https://brickset.com/sets/1195-1/Alien-Encounter

Concerning the RSOTD, I think I have this one! Didn't realize that until it came up on the front page and I recognized the dish piece from a bin I have. Neat!

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By in Turkey,

I can't get passed the miss-match of colors in this theme... Green, orange, light grey, dark grey, blue and many more...

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By in United States,

@Saffroth That's a promotional set, so I don't really count it...

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By in United Kingdom,

It's certainly a cute set, but its pretty obviously made of spare Life on Mars pieces that were available. also a shame it doesn't have a 'transform' feature like the other martian vessels but then I guess it is a bit small to manage that

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By in United Kingdom,

I think I have a couple of these. Love Life on Mars; by far one of my favourite themes. Hopefully we’ll get another theme one day with humans and aliens working together peacefully.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ahhh, I know it's not a crowd favourite or anything, but this has got to be my personal favourite Lego Space theme. I loved Martians' design - even if they were technically just an adaption of the Star Wars battle droids - and I really have to agree with MCLegoboy's sentiments posted above.

Is it the best? Probably not, at least in terms of set design. But for me, it's special in a way that few of the other Space themes were, since most of them were before my time.

One thing I've never quite understood, though. In every minifigure listing of this theme that I've seen, they refer to the Martian here as if they're a different character who was never given a name (same for the ones in the other similarly tiny sets). To me, though, this was always the same character as Vega, with whom they shared a head design; just wearing a blue shirt instead of their typical orange one. Am I the only one who thought that way?

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By in Netherlands,

That's one smug Martian.
"Look at me on MY DOUBLE hover"

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By in United States,

read it quick as "double hoover"

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By in United Kingdom,

I have this and another one of the smaller LoM promo sets still sealed, love them too much to open them haha

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By in United States,

My screwed up head canon is Life on Mars were the original Martian explorer's who encountered a benevolent alien race, and Mission to Mars were the soldiers sent to slaughter an intergalactic alien invader race who came to Mars and committed mass genocide against the original Life on Mars aliens. So Mission to Mars is getting vengeance for the death of these little guys.

Yeah its a screwed up head canon... but sort of what happens when Lego released these themes a few years apart and the mind has a few years to try and bridge the gaps between the two themes...

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By in United States,

Best part about LOM was my personal introduction to the "sand" colors: green, red, purple, and blue (I first got sand yellow parts, or "tan" as that color is otherwise known, from the Star Wars battle droids and AAT...).

@xboxtravis 7992: I'm comfortable enough to believe that it's the big bag earthlings invading Mars and taking the resources by force in the Mars Mission theme, but there's plenty of room for interpretation in the older themes for sure!

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