Random set of the day: Gigamesh G60

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Gigamesh G60

Gigamesh G60

©2002 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 3806 Gigamesh G60, released in 2002. It's one of 4 Spybotics sets produced that year. It contains 244 pieces, and its retail price was US$60/£59.99.

It's owned by 368 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


27 comments on this article

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By in United States,

$60. Not bad; but I'm sure with inflation, it's more than double.

So, do these sets still work? I know old RCX is very difficult to make work on Windows 10.

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By in United States,

These were cool.

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By in United Kingdom,

Spybotics, bought to you by the Entertainer

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By in United States,

“High tech robots for today’s secret agent”

Classic.

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By in United States,

Gonna use this opportunity to remind everyone of how great the Spybotics browser game (The Nightfall Incident) was and still is.

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By in United States,

Ah, Spybotics... the Lego robotics platform that got overshadowed by Mindstorms, IIRC.

Speaking of which, can anyone tell me just how good of a robotics system Spybotics was? Asking for a friend.

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By in United States,

I don't remember Spybotics (was during my dark age) . . . so what did it do for 60 bucks? That seems expensive even for today.

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By in New Zealand,

Revolutionary! ...and what a great price!

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By in Singapore,

@SinKiller_Nick: Spybots could either be programmed with predefined missions or with custom programs Mindstorms-style, then operated by remote control. From a technical standpoint the missions were implemented pretty simply but they offered a lot of play value. Some missions required cooperation between multiple Spybots, thereby increasing the cost. But compared to RIS 2.0? I'd say the 60 bucks was a great entry price.

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By in United States,

Back when my cousins had pocket money and I didn't, one of them had two sets from this line. I was so jealous, but I did think they were really slow. I'm curious how RC and Mindstorms aficionados think these hold up today.

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By in Turkey,

I got the red one as a gift. I remember the screws on the remote. They were looong. It was a chore to change the batteries. Not very functional as a set though.

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By in Brazil,

I only remember the Spybotics sets gathering dust for a long time on the shelves of most toy stores here where I live. Those sets were crazily expensive.

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By in Germany,

Seeing the title got me confused for a while until I figured out I misread the label and Lego in fact still did not make any sets based on Sumerian mythology.

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By in Sweden,

@SirZed same here...

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By in Germany,

Never heard of this theme. Due to being in my Dark Ages at the time.
Looks cool though.
Anyone know whether this was sold in Germany at all?

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By in United States,

@SirZed

The Epic of Gigamesh is my favorite ancient text.

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By in United Kingdom,

These were always curious to me at the time, but I wasn't sure exactly what they were supposed to be about - the marketing I saw for them kind of skimmed over that 'unimportant' fact - so I never considered getting one. What sort of 'missions' did they actually do?

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By in United States,

@SirZed

You got to it first.

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By in United States,

I thought it was referring to Smurfs... nope, wait... I'm thinking of Gargamel. I'm also curious as to what "missions" these things could do (although as a Retired Secret Agent I no longer have need for such gadgets). Also thinking the drive system of this thing isn't complicated enough, and could use a few more gears and wheels ;)

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By in United States,

At first I thought it was Galidor.

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By in United States,

I think this is the most general confusion as to what a set is that I've seen in RSotD.

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By in Singapore,

@BionicleJedi: Mostly just obstacle courses or retrieving some object, IIRC. I never owned a Spybot, but I did look at some of the missions.

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By in United Kingdom,

I had this one! Cool little RC vehicle

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By in United Kingdom,

This does look pretty cool but I still don't understand how it works

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By in United States,

is the software still usable? or are these just parts packs, now?

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By in United States,

I always forget about this theme.

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