Random set of the day: Monster Crusher

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Monster Crusher

Monster Crusher

©2005 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8642 Monster Crusher, released in 2005. It's one of 29 Racers sets produced that year. It contains 43 pieces, and its retail price was US$4/£2.99.

It's owned by 1268 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


14 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

More Racers!

I never bought any of these at the time (I was a college student in the early 00s, so I had no spare money. And nothing about Racers really fit into my Lego City scheme. Indeed, Lego City itself was on life-support at the time. There was so little that appealed to me. Alpha Team was all right), for a few reasons.

But after the last few that Huwbot picked, I tracked some down on Bricklink, and actually? I quite like them. Particularly Hot Scorcher (I loved the yellow and orange colours, and the printed pieces? Dear lord above, the printed pieces). And the Exo-Force and Nitro Blaster bikes were really cool, too, even though I usually pass on Technic-heavy sets.

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By in United States,

And here we see an excellent example of a LEGO car that uses stickers for 90% of its detailing... hmm... there are a few others I can think of that do that...

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By in Australia,

^ How on Earth would you apply a sticker to a pretzel?

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By in United States,

^very carefully

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By in Canada,

^maybe you apply the pretzel to the sticker.

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By in Germany,

Kind of telling that we nowadays think every decorated piece must be a sticker.
Remember, there was a time when LEGO didn't cheap out on us amd actually provided prints galore.

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By in Australia,

And it's not without precedent. There were more than a few of these Racers which had a frankly-ridiculous amount of stickers on them.

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By in Moldova,

Racers is one of the most underrated LEGO Themes of all time. I just don't understand why everyone tends to forget about this theme. Speed Champions and all the other things we get now days are nothing when compared to this theme. It's easily in my top 10 favorites.

And the Tiny Turbos were amazing.

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By in United States,

I get the feeling this tiny truck isn't going to be crushing many monsters...

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By in United States,

^lol, I think even the Big Bling Wheelie is better for that. This just has the run-of-the-mill City-line of tires.

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By in United States,

I remember Lego Racers having cool commercials in this era of the mid 2000s. Not on the same level as Bionicle though...

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