LEGO Riddles

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Various trivia challenges have been published during 2019, asking questions about numerous themes. Our brand new challenge is slightly more cryptic, encompassing the entire LEGO range!

We have prepared ten LEGO riddles which describe certain sets. Solving each riddle will produce ten set numbers and adding those numbers together will reveal a six digit code.

The answers are all in the Brickset database: all you need to do is search and find them!

LEGO and Mischief PR have kindly provided three prizes for this competition, including 70418 J.B.'s Ghost Lab, 70825 Queen Watevra's Build Whatever Box! and 75249 Resistance Y-wing Starfighter. These will be awarded to three winners, chosen at random from among those who submit the correct answer.

Example Question

For instance, the following riddle describes 9464 The Vampyre Hearse:

  • Hearse pursued by Rodney Rathbone, Vampyre on board with red moonstone.

You would therefore include the number 9464 when totalling your answers. However, please only include answers to the next ten riddles. This example answer is excluded.


The Riddles

Please solve the following ten riddles:

  • Modular set from renowned theme, with splendid sand green colour scheme.
  • Blue and grey with crater baseplate, its famous number ends with an eight.
  • Two decade set with Vader's debut, back again in two thousand and two.
  • One design for the Dark Knight's cave, where Bane and Ivy misbehave.
  • Ancient temple of Egyptian design, Hotep protects Anubis' shrine.
  • Forest bandits defend their keep, surrounded by this river deep.
  • Heartlake stay in twenty fifteen, grandiose scale was unforeseen.
  • Thunder arrives with hornet shades, accompanied by whirling blades.
  • Colourful stripes adorn this train, almost unmatched and released again.
  • Choral set with Technic complexion, its bulldog mascot deserving mention.


Add those ten set numbers together, perhaps using a spreadsheet, before submitting the resultant six digit code using the form below.

Email addresses will only be used to contact the winners and all data will be deleted after the contest has expired.

Three winners will be chosen at random from among those who submitted the correct six digit code and this contest will close at 23:59 GMT on the 6th of November so please submit your entries before then.

Please do not reveal the answers in the comments. Doing so will reduce your chances of winning!

Good luck!

116 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Interesting, worth a try.

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By in France,

Cool

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By in Singapore,

I'm stuck on just one of these, argh!

I'm guessing we're expected to use the original release number rather than the re-release number for sets that had re-releases?

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By in United States,

I'm going to assume Huwbot is behind this so, whithout having read the riddles, I figure I have a 50/50 shot at "clickets" being the answer.

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By in United States,

That was a fun five minutes on my phone while waiting for my computer to run a hardware scan.

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By in United States,

This looks great, not participated but it's great nonetheless.

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By in Netherlands,

That was really fun to do! Not to brag, but I immediately knew 8 out of the 10 before having to look closely at the exact wording of the riddle. Finally someplace to use my otherwise useless knowledge of lego sets :)

I'm not spoiling anything, but the syntax of one of the questions makes it a bit ambiguous which exact set is meant. Hopefully I chose correctly there.

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By in United States,

Most of these were somewhat easy for Lego veterans like myself, however, some I did have to research a bit more. I've seen all the sets before, though, so that was a nice surprise!

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By in United States,

You guys made some amazing riddles. Quite a bit of fun.

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By in United States,

Lots of fun. The last riddle was a head scratcher for me, but finally solved it. I hope I was correct. Good luck everyone!

Will the correct answers to all the riddles be published after the entry period is over?

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By in United States,

Gosh darn it, I was on a roll until the 8th one. I can't seem to figure it out, but I do know the answers to the next two.

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By in United States,

@cp2112 same here, but I'll figure it out. Work can wait...

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By in United States,

Just double checking that tenth clue, do you really mean "Choral"?

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By in United Kingdom,

fun - couple of tough one's and at least one set i have never seen - thanks

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By in United Kingdom,

I've got 8 of them, some of them almost instantly, but I'm completely stumped with two! And now it's going to be on my mind all week unless I have two sudden revelations this evening. GAH!

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By in United States,

@BigDumbWookiee Yes, it makes sense after you figured it out.

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By in United Kingdom,

Enjoyed this, not an aficionado so not sure if I got them all correct but was fun to try nonetheless.

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By in United States,

totally stuck on the last one

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By in United States,

The 10th is hard!

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By in France,

Excellent ! Thank you :)

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By in United Kingdom,

@shootvolio - Yes, the correct answers will be published with the list of winners around the 7th of November.

@BigDumbWookiee - Yes, 'choral' is definitely the intended word.

For those who are stuck on certain questions, I suggest thinking about something else and returning to those remaining questions later. Sometimes the answer will suddenly come to mind when reading the clue again!

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By in United States,

This was so fun, I don't even care if I win!* I love to have my LEGO knowledge tested.

*I may have lied a bit.

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By in Germany,

The first Brickset riddle where I got almost all the answers correct the first time round without having to look anything up. Weird.

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By in Canada,

Confused with number 3. Think I got the rest though.

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By in Netherlands,

I really loved this! It would be awesome if this becomes a weekly thing, maybe one riddle every week on the same day?

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By in Canada,

Well, I did not exactly nailed it. I got 6 for sure (for a guy who got out of his dark age about 2 years ago, it's not too bad), but even after looking, I kind of guessed the other four (I thought I had the tenth one, but the use of "choral" confuses me...)

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By in United Kingdom,

@BigDumbWookiee I knew what set the tenth riddle refers to straight away, but I'll admit it took me I while to realise why "Choral" is in the clue.

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By in Germany,

Great riddle ... 10 was easy and 8 hard for me :-)

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By in Germany,

Submitted :-) Couple of tricky riddles, but I think I got them all :-)

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By in Finland,

I'm gonna be very interested in seeing what the heck 8 was

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By in United States,

Being a Classic Space fan, one was immediately obvious to me, and I even knew the set number. The rest I think I can get, but that last one is a stumper.

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By in United States,

This was a lot of fun! I'm very confident that I got them all right. There were only two that I didn't know immediately, but it didn't take very long to figure them out

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By in United Kingdom,

I guess that it comes down to what you own or are interested in.
I own 8, so found it easy, but I don't own 10, so it took me a while to work out.

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By in United States,

As for number 10, well, speaking as a music teacher, I can say this is why music is needed in schools.

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By in Germany,

Most I could guess right away, by name if not by number. Only left me without a lead initially. Some pretty clever wording here too.

Confident I got them all, looking forward to the results!

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By in United States,

I think I have them all now but I'm debating between 2 sets for number 1. I kept looking at the correct set for number 10 and overlooking it until the "aha" moment hit me. So I assume we can only submit 1 answer right?

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By in United States,

Notes that @jgadget owns number 8, figures "hey, this'll be easy!"
Then notes that jgadget owns over 2400 sets...

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By in Ireland,

This was a challenge and thanks for stirring my grey matter, I'd prefer a soduko puzzle or a jigsaw ,Wife's not so happy with time wasting but I'll show Her if I win MORE LEGO??????(said in Wife shouts)

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By in Italy,

Super fun! Hope we do get more of these in the future.

For me 9 of them ranged from super easy to mildy complex, but all doable.
The only one I’m still not super sure is number 8... oh well we’ll have to wait and see

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By in United States,

If someone DMed me the answer to 10, I would be grateful. I will prove I already completed the form if you are worried I will cheat. (I'm not dumb, I won't give it out, because I only want someone who actually did it to win)

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By in United States,

This was a lot of fun, I'd be happy to do these even without prizes! They were all doable from the site except that that last one--that one I had to go out to google for. I'd say about half of them I immediately had an answer in mind was able to quickly confirm it. Several more I had a hunch, and two (the same two everyone else is having trouble with) were genuine challenges.
Good luck, all!

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow number 10 is really an aha moment when you get it!

Thought I had it but wasn't sure, bit more head scratching and aha!!

How disappointing that you need a google account to enter! what's that all about? not setting up an account just to enter this!

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By in United States,

This was fun! A couple of them took me a while to figure out, but I think I eventually got them right. Thanks for the fun! :)

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By in United States,

Should we include the -1 in some of the set numbers when tallying or do we ignore those since not all of the sets have a -?

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By in United Kingdom,

Why can't I get the train question answer :(

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By in Canada,

If 8 is what I think it is, I have no memory of this set being released. I just stumbled across something that fits the bill almost out of chance. Yikes!

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By in United Kingdom,

Ignore the -1 suffix.

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By in Panama,

Spent about 4 hours from work, but I am sure I got at least 1 correct.

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By in Netherlands,

It was quite a challenge I must say, but a fun one.

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By in United States,

Can we get a verdict on what to do about re-releases? The clues aren't really specific as to whether they're referring to the original or the re-release number

Either number shows that we found the correct set, it's just a math issue at that point since there's two numbers to choose

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By in Canada,

Those are really good clues! Looking forward to the answers so that I can compare to see how I did.

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By in United States,

@fakespacesquid If you read the riddles carefully, it is actually pretty clear which number should be used in case of re-releases. It's part of the riddle to solve that problem. ;)

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By in United States,

Number 10 was tough. I think I got it though. Good luck, everyone!

If you get stumped, read the clue again, carefully.

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By in United States,

Wow, that was hard, especially 8.

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By in Canada,

These were super fun! Still stuck on the train one but I’m sure I’ll get it soon. I’m surprised to hear how hard people think 10 was- it stumped me for a few minutes but I’m pretty sure I found the correct set quickly. “Choral” is the perfect tricky clue!

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By in United States,

Finally figured 8 out (I think...I hope).

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By in Australia,

I've got everything except the Thunder one.

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By in Venezuela,

I don't know what y'all are saying, 10 was the easiest for me, followed by 04 cuz nostalgia.
01 however, that has me troubled. 08 was fun, and 09 has me proud of my deduction skills!

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By in United Kingdom,

No idea if I got them right or not, but a good sign that my answer was actually 6 digits!

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By in Serbia,

The only one I had issues with was 8, and I'm still not sure if I got it right.

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By in United States,

This looks like fun! I enjoy a good Lego riddle.

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By in Canada,

8 was the only one that truly gave me pause as I found a set that made some sense (but was a bit of a stretch)...until I found the other.

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By in United States,

Hey @Huw, I think I mistyped a number somewhere while adding: is it ok if I resubmit somewhere, or would that be off the table

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By in United States,

CapnRex101 and Huw in number 6 did you mean bandit or multiple bandits?
Because there is only one forest police set with a river

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By in United States,

8 was a set i really wanted to get and really impressed me, so im glad that was easy for me. still stuck on 10 and 1 though

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By in Singapore,

I'll just assume I have to use the original set number then... submitted. I actually figured out the one I was stuck on 10 minutes after posting my initial comment and was just waiting for an answer to my question.

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By in United States,

How fun! This website makes my life better :-) thank you for all the hard work

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By in Hong Kong,

Almost quite sure for most answer, but only a bit not sure on no.1.

Hopefully can get all answers correct and sum up correctly.

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By in United Kingdom,

looking forward to the when the answers get revealed and I can see how many I got hopelessly wrong XD

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By in Malaysia,

Done. Only number 8 gave me any real problems, but I found the answer soon enough.

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By in Netherlands,

Definitely quite a challenge, but I'm pretty sure I got them all in the end.

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By in United Kingdom,

I own a calculator. :-)

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By in United States,

*facepalm* Finally got the "Choral" reference.

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By in United States,

Here's a riddle I made this morning:
A mech of white and gold, a thousand times its story told.

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By in United States,

Fun. This was really fun!

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By in Germany,

Good to see that the ones that stump me the most are the ones that also stump other users...

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By in United States,

As with others also stumped by 8 and 10 and found the others to be pretty easy. This has been a fun exercise in momentary frustration, please keep articles/contests like this coming!

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By in United States,

The second and tenth ones have stumped me.

I believe I have the rest.

Excellent competition though!!

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By in Netherlands,

Great and creative contest !!
(Also a lot fairer than the recent UCS Star Destroyer one..)

And yes, the tenth is a clever one :-)

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By in United States,

I knew like 4 of them so i just guess a random 6 digit number! Hope I guessed the right one and hope I win! even though my odds be like 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of winning!

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By in United Kingdom,

Do you have to have a google ID to fill in the form?
I don’t (and don’t want one) so am I unable to enter?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Squid_Kid8 - I think I might know the answer to that question!

@MonsterFighter - No, you need only enter your email address and the answer.

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By in Netherlands,

All were pretty easy, but number 8 baffles me...

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By in United Kingdom,

Great contest.
The best part is that it is technically possible to get all 10 answers wrong and still get the correct 6 digit code. Now that would be an achievement.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well it's interesting how different people see things differently. I can't pin down an answer that satisfies all parts of riddle 3 but looking at the comments everyone is talking about 8 and 10. I skipped ahead to them and got them easily. I must be overthinking it....

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By in United States,

I need another clue to number 8! It’s killing me!

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By in United States,

I was stuck on three of them, but pulled through at the end I think. Who knows. I do like riddles and these made you think, so I’d say this is a success.

Good luck everyone

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101
I can't fill in the form. I have a message over the form that says:
"Sign in to continue. To fill out this form you must be signed in"
If I click on "sign in" it takes me to a page to either sign in with, or create, a Google account.
I can send you a screenshot if you like.
Shame, as I think I've got the answers!

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By in Netherlands,

10 was easy, i had it immediately. 8 is depending on whether you are aware of the sets’s existence

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By in United States,

Like many others, most weren't too difficult but I'm confused by 8 since multiple seem to fit the bill, and I am completely lost on 10

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By in United States,

@legonizer once you get 10 it’s actually very clever. I’m assuming 8 is the same way but I just can’t get it!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Michaelryansnaj I had never heard of the set that is the answer to 8 but brickset search is your friend.

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By in United States,

Only five so far, but I will keep trying! I really appreciate this. I check this site twice a day and I am always happy I did. Thank you for your hard work!

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By in Netherlands,

Thanks for the puzzle! Riddle 8 was one of the easiest ones for me. Probably because I wanted the set. And 10 is really nice once you find out. The ancient temple was quite a search though.

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By in Netherlands,

Oh my god, this was fun to do.
I won't lie and say it wasn't hard, but I think I got all of them.
Hope I win ;-)

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By in New Zealand,

Damn! was scrolling thru commentaries to take short cut ??

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By in Netherlands,

I do not know why 10 is so difficult, I knew it right away, reading the second part of the riddle. Number 8 was not that difficult either
Number 1 is more difficult as there are multiple choices...

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By in United States,

@CapnRex101

I can't seem to access the entry form. Please help.

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By in United States,

Sent! A thrilling chase to finally make sense of 8, I'm curious how the prizes were selected?

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By in United States,

If anyone saw my riddle (A mech of white and gold, a thousand times its story told.), the answer is the 2013 Ninjago set The Temple of Light.

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By in Poland,

Numer 8 is very difficult for me. Maybe not being native speaker is making it harder than it should be...

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By in United States,

Just got it finished! Took me a few days on a few of those! Best of luck people!

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By in United States,

There were a couple I had a good idea of what set it was referring to, but the full riddle only made sense once I looked it up. But the one I had the most trouble with, I could easily determine the group of sets that contained the correct answer, and I could eliminate most of them without any consideration...but I couldn't nail down the _correct_ answer. So I set it aside, finished out the other nine, and went back to it. I kind of had in mind which one was correct, and knowing that some sets had more than one set number based on where they were released, I switched to Brickset to make sure I had the set number correct (I'd been using Bricklink for all the research, since I understand their database better, but then I'd look every "correct" set up again on Brickset)...and the _name_ was different. Suddenly the riddle made perfect sense.

Like others, I did submit the answer before figuring out "Choral" (in my defense, I did this while rewatching last week's Walking Dead, where "choral" has a very different meaning when shouted by a Brit). It didn't change my answer, and I'm about 99% sure I submitted the right total. I did have a nasty scare there, when after figuring out nine of the sets, my added total was still so low that none of the possible set numbers for the one I'd skipped could put it into six digits, but it turns out I forgot to add the second largest set number from the other nine.

@ra226:
Can you express that in numeric form? Actually, what would be hilarious is if it turns out you could add up the set numbers from every Clikits set ever released and get the same final number. Quick, somebody that's not me get on checking to see if that's the case.

@CapnRex101:
Are you going to explain all the clever wordplay, too? I'm pretty sure I have it all figured out by now, but it sounds like several people are really hung up on the choral reference, and there might be other subtle hints that people didn't even pick up on.

@nick3c:
Are you _sure_ about that? I came up with two. Both have multiple bandits.

@CCC:
Well, I mean, pretty much everyone who can access this page has a calculator available, though, right? Certainly every PC and every smartphone does. The only ways I know of that you could post an answer and not have access to a calculator is if the only internet-capable device you have is either a game console or an iPad (yes, seriously, it turns out Steve Jobs hated how the iPhone calculator looked on the iPad because nobody had updated the interface for the bigger screen, so he nixed it on the original iPad, and nobody at Apple has been willing to step over that line and add it to a later iPad release...though you can download tons of free calculator apps).

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By in Bosnia And Herzegovina,

I can't figure out 9, how much colorful are those stripes, will I know it when I see it?

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By in United Kingdom,

@MonsterFighter and @Panchox1 - Please send a message using the contact form if you are still having problems because I am not sure what the issue might be at the moment.

@PurpleDave - I will probably just give the answers but can answer any additional questions about wording in the comments.

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By in Portugal,

8 is getting on my nerves...

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By in United States,

Did my best, heres hoping! Good luck to yall

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By in United States,

PurpleDave,
There are only two Forest Police sets with multiple bandits:4440 and 4438, neither have a river tho there is one with a river: 4205 but it only has one bandit.

If you look at Mountain Police sets there are three sets with rivers 60171 and 60175, have two bandits and the other river set has only one bandit: 60176

And the riddle says “ Forest bandits defend their keep, surrounded by this river deep.”so it can not possibly be a mountain set or a forest set unless there is an error it doesn’t make any sense.

CapnRex101,
You say that you can quote unquote “can answer any additional questions about wording in the comments” but I asked a question about wording five days ago and never got an answer.
If you could give me one it sure would help.
Thanks, nick3c.

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By in United Kingdom,

@nick3c - Apologies, I missed your earlier comment. I definitely meant multiple bandits so perhaps you should look elsewhere in the database for possibilities.

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By in United States,

CapnRex101,
So it has nothing to do with any type of Lego city theme?
And if so do you count forestmen as bandits?
Thank You for the quick response.
Nick3c.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101
Last day to enter, I still haven't a clue on the Train riddle, I assume it is an actual train, I just don't class the ones in the database as having colourful stripes, just a couple of boring stripes I'd say! Any slight clue please?

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By in United Kingdom,

@nick3c - Sorry, I cannot give any further clues because that would be unfair on those who have already submitted their entries.

@wiggy - I cannot give any separate clues but it sounds to me as though you are heading in the right direction.

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By in Belgium,

The second riddle was the hardest to find for me.

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By in United States,

Almost positive that I got no. 8 wrong. Ah well. Curse my youth. This was very fun though, and maybe it could happen again sometime? Anyway, thanks for a good (stressful + nerdy) time.

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By in Netherlands,

Any news on the answers and winners?

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By in United Kingdom,

Ha! after all that I forgot to enter!!

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