Random set of the day: River Dragon

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River Dragon

River Dragon

©2008 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8111 River Dragon, released in 2008. It's one of 7 Exo-Force sets produced that year. It contains 112 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$7.99/£4.89.

It's owned by 1295 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


13 comments on this article

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By in United States,

First comment!

All I can say is that the mech is cool, but not the minifigure.

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By in New Zealand,

Love that Ninjago DNA and that hair.

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By in United States,

I like how it is called "River Dragon" but it is neither a dragon nor watertight.

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By in Australia,

Another one I actually had! Gosh, I loved these Exo-force sets, and the jungle sub-theme was really cool.

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By in United Kingdom,

One of the few Exo-Force sets from the final wave that I actually liked. The addition of those little robot drone things made most of them look slapped together. This one blends in slightly better as part of the right arm

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By in Netherlands,

This boxart is just way too busy, it's hard for me to parse the mech.

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By in Hungary,

This wave of EF had both brittle sockets and deteriorating stickers. Not the most triumphant way to go...

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By in Sweden,

I own exactly one Exoforce set 8102, somewhat randomly. It is fun, but not fun enough to go chasing more of the theme. I have too much Lego already (if that's even possible) for yet another theme in the collection

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By in Poland,

In my opinion, Exo-Force theme had a much good sets and I find it more interesting than Bionicle or even Ninjago. Maybe minifigures' faces looks a bit strange, but it was a reference to Japanese anime.

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By in United States,

Aw man. This is one I never had. Loved the theme, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

exoforce was ace. A shame this original theme did not gain more popularity.

I had a couple of mechs and thought the figures were great, mainly because they were so different, and probably my love of Japanese culture, anime and mechs likely helped!

My criticism of this theme is the mech heavy aspect of it. There could have been a lot of scope for some really good buildings and sets outside of the mechs themselves.

You can see how a lot of influences from here got relaunched with Ninjago over the years.

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By in United States,

Exo-Force was a line I wish I got more into. As a kid, I never like the "anime faces" (still don't really care for them). In hindsight, that was kind of a petty reason to skip out on such awesome sets.

Oh, how I dream of an Exo-Force reboot. But with every other line doing mechs nowadays, that's doubtful.

Unless... Maybe it was Constraction theme...?

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By in United States,

@Kalhiki The last year of Hero Factory did something like that. Most people didn't like it but I was a huge fan! Since constraction parts are so light you can build some really huge mechs and creatures with them and not have to worry about the stability problems of system mechs as much, and the ball joints make posing a bit easier than ratcheted joints.

Honestly my dream mechs tend to be system torsos + hands and constraction limbs (feet can be either) but I don't know if LEGO would do that on a large scale.

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