Lego Classic Thursday – 5918 Scorpion Tracker

There’s another scorpion rattling around somewhere with my old sets.

What a great set. Part of the Lego Adventurers line, which was a pretty obvious Indiana Jones impersonation. (“Rip-off” is too harsh a word.) This set came out in 1998, 10 years before the Indiana Jones licensed theme debuted. It starred Johnny Thunder – see him below in all his glory.

Say what you will, but Indiana Jones’ hat brim doesn’t fold up on one side.

The jeep that comes with the set is also wonderful. Ok, the jeep is the set. There is a special sliding place for the 2×2 map tile and a 1×2 tile on the floorboard that has various vehicle gauges. The seats are molded into one big rectangular piece, but they look like real padded seats – quite wonderful.

They don’t make ’em like they used to.

This set consists of 35 pieces and sold for $4. Four bucks! It was and is worth every penny.

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