Random set of the day: Swamp Craft

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Swamp Craft

Swamp Craft

©2000 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8006 Swamp Craft, released in 2000. It's one of 34 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 25 pieces.

It's owned by 276 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


21 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Things LEGO did that make you go "thinking emoji"

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By in United States,

I had a few friends with RoboRiders growing up, and I always appreciated the themes influences on Bionicle...

...but dang this is a weird build even by early 2000's standards.

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By in New Zealand,

Radical!

Good video reviews too.

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By in United States,

Please tell me how this could possibly do anything in a swamp.

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By in United States,

This isn't the Roborider I remember. I thought they all came in canisters? Was this some polybag promotional item?

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By in United States,

This theme has to be weirder than Clickits, right? I get that it's still the good old Technic system, but... what were they going for?

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By in United States,

I never really got into the lore of Robo Riders.

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By in Hungary,

What is this "this"?

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By in France,

If someone can explain to me what it is supposed to do or be? So weird and I think that the design of the picture doesn't help.

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By in United Kingdom,

It’s a baby roborider! Seeing as they only made versions for Swamp, Lava, Power and Frost I guess they were trying to use up those specialised head pieces that Dust and Onyx didn’t use

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By in Australia,

I absolutely loved the throwbots, and I quite liked the robo-riders too ... but these little guys were more of a head-scratcher. I don't think they were ever sold in Australia, but no, I never did really understand these ones.

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By in Ireland,

LEGO probably deserved to go out of business back then, to protect the public from rubbish like this.

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By in Netherlands,

What the hell am I looking at? O_o

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By in Netherlands,

^You’re looking at 4 lightsaber blades, 2 Classic Space balloon tires, 2 Technic race car suspension linkages (plus a funny looking weird but printed Technic / Roborider piece and 2 green Roborider wheels/ discs...!)

Unusual indeed, probably too progressive for it’s time. Pretty good parts pack nevertheless.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Lego_Lord_Mayorca - I think that was the case, yeah... or at least, tiny little box-sets, according to the set's page. If I had to guess, Lego probably found they had a surplus of the unique head pieces left over and needed some quick and cheap way to use them up... hence, we got these odd little things.

I'm... assuming this is supposed to be hovering, in the picture? Or maybe some kind of little swamp-boat? Because with the angles those wheels are at, it's certainly not going to be rolling around on *them* very easily xD

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By in United States,

If this was a hovering vehicle, it is certainly one of interesting design. If it rolled, I don't see what use it would have been in a swamp, and it certainly does not appear to be a boat. Very unique, though.

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By in Romania,

This is just a polybag, no wander it's so weird. But RoboRiders is a great LEGO theme by the way!

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By in United States,

What are you doing in my swamp!?

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By in Hungary,

My educated guess is they tried to make it mimic a water strider-like creature with the spread-out wheels. Rolls surprisingly okay based on a video review. I guess it had to be wheels since all RRs had them. In a sense that makes the frost-themed polybag - a small heli - is the real outlier of the range.

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