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Island Xtreme Stunts 6740 "lite" alternate set/package? Help me solve a mystery

bzcatbzcat Member Posts: 9
I need some help from the community to solve a puzzle. I went to retrieve all my Lego from my parents' garage a few months ago and started updating my brickset list (lots of fun! B) )

Anyway, I came across this - it is set 6740 Island Xtreme Stunts. It was a short lived series from Lego's terrible early 2000s era but I actually don't even remember getting this set... Someone must have given it to me while I was in my dark-ages. It had a companion set 6738.





So here is the mystery - my 6740 is different from 6740 on brickset.com http://brickset.com/sets?query=6740 It is missing the 3rd level of the tower, the helicopter, the car, and a few mini figures. And of course the box is gray, not printed in color.




Any guess on why 6740 "Lite" exists and where it was sold? Brickset.com has no info on the "Lite" version. I'm guessing it was packaged with 6738 but I don't know that for sure. Both 6740 and 6738 were released in 2002 and I was living in the US during that time - and I still live in the US... so I think this is a US-only release. It's been bugging me for a few months now. Please help me solve the mystery.


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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    edited March 2015
    Could it be that your "lite" box is an inner box that goes inside the larger "colored" main box? That is my guess. Instead of numbered bags for modular builds, Lego used to do this by placing each module inside boxes instead of bags. I'm thinking that you just got a box of just the parts shown and there's another box or bag with the rest of the parts.
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  • blade_guyblade_guy Member Posts: 217
    That's correct. I have the set and inside the coloured box it's split into smaller sub models in those greyed out inner boxes.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    edited March 2015
    Oh good. I was taking a stab at it. I actually came out of my Dark Ages around 1998-99. If it weren't for Star Wars, I probably would have went back. The juniorized sets and everything else were awful. Alot of sets have passed through my hands since then and I remember some sets having those inner boxes.
  • bzcatbzcat Member Posts: 9
    Thanks for the info about gray inner box. I did not know (or just don't remember?) that Lego did this.

    So if the gray box was just an inner box, I should have another one of these gray box for set 6740. Looks like I need to go back to my parents' garage and do some more digging.



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