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Best Set Names Ever

lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 150
edited October 21 in Everything else LEGO
The ball has already started rolling but I didn't want to jam up another thread. So, the question is: what is everyone's favorite set name ever? I have already noted #6561 Hot Rod Club and #1687 Midnight Transport. Let's hear 'em!

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  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 564
    edited October 21
    As I said in the other thread (sorry for my part of the delinquency!): Betrayal at Cloud City is an excellent set name.

    Since I'm very SW focused, I will throw in two other SW set names I enjoy, going way back: #4475 Jabba's Message and #4476 Jabba's Prize. Most of the other SW set names are too obvious and/or boring (X-Wing, Resistance X-Wing, Mos Eisley Cantina, etc.). They get the job done, but they're not fun.
    lkliment2KungFuKenny
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 150
    autolycus said:
    As I said in the other thread (sorry for my part of the delinquency!): Betrayal at Cloud City is an excellent set name.

    Since I'm very SW focused, I will throw in two other SW set names I enjoy, going way back: #4475 Jabba's Message and #4476 Jabba's Prize. .
    Classic names and sets. I completely agree.
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 403
    edited October 21
    I'm glad I suggested this in the other thread. Curious to hear em as well!

    I'd have to go with #6344 Jet Speed Justice.
    KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    This isn’t really about building though :-/
  • NateMN2020NateMN2020 MinnesotaMember Posts: 21
    My favorite (one I never got as a kid) was #6989 Mega Core Magnetizer. Also love #6941 Battrax, #6276 Eldorado Fortress, #6273 Rock Island Refuge, #6345 Aerial Acrobats...so many good names in the 80’s and 90’s.
    KungFuKennyoldtodd33
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,156
    edited October 21
    One of the best set names for me was quite recent, #70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon. Promises so much that I purchased two of them.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyMr_CrossstluxCharmiefcb
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    I'll add #6552 Rocky River Retreat, #6646 Screaming Patriot, #6877 Vector Detector into the mix
    KungFuKennyBumblepants
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    pxchris said:
    I'll add #6552 Rocky River Retreat, #6646 Screaming Patriot, #6877 Vector Detector into the mix
    All three occured to me too! But lunch was over, I had to get back to work. #6552 is where I want to live. A cabin you need a swinging bridge or a boat to get to? Awesome!
    pxchrisCymbeline
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 150
    This isn’t really about building though :-/
    That was an oversight on my part. I messaged @Huw

    Can't hurt to tag @CapnRex101 @drdavewatford
    Astrobricks
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,855
    That old Pirate set... I forget the number now... it was called 'Roger the Cabin Boy'.
    KungFuKenny
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,425
    edited October 21
    #6891 Gamma V Laser Craft - From the school of thought “let’s put as many cool words together as will fit”

    #6940 Alien Moon Stalker - cool but slightly creepy

    #6877 Vector Detector- just rolls off the tongue!

    #6416 Poolside Paradise - makes me feel like I’m on vacation already
    Mr_Cross560HeliportpxchrisBumblepants
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,313
    No one’s mentioned some of the legendary Adventurers set names yet - Thunder Blazer, Tygurah’s Roar, Temple of Mount Everest, Temple of Anubis. Basically any Temple is a win really.
    KungFuKennylkliment2Bumblepants
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,026
    I think the Fabuland line has some great offerings: 

    #3601 Elton Elephant
    #3602 Bianca Lamb and Stroller
    #3603 Boris Bulldog and Mailbox
    #3604 Marc Monkey and Wheelbarrow
    #3605 Ricky Raccoon and his Scooter

    Poor ole' Elton's table didn't even get a mention. At least Ricky got the pronoun in his set title. 
    pxchrisKungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    I always liked #6969 Celestial Stinger.  Also, 6969. Hehe ;-)
    560HeliportFizyxKungFuKenny
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,489
    weirdly no mention of #6876 alienator or #6285 black seas barracuda
    560Heliportoldtodd33KungFuKenny
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,313
    Twisted fire starter set :D
    vanvonfullBrainslugged
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 150
    CCC said:
    We've had not one but two sets with this name .... Fire Starter Set.


    I know they are meant to be fire "starter set" rather than "fire starter" set, but great name anyway.
    Always have to appreciate a subtle allusion to arson
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    lkliment2 said:
    CCC said:
    We've had not one but two sets with this name .... Fire Starter Set.


    I know they are meant to be fire "starter set" rather than "fire starter" set, but great name anyway.
    Always have to appreciate a subtle allusion to arson
    As well as old Drew Barrymore movies :)
    pxchrislkliment2
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,855
    Twisted fire starter set :D
    Well there is a punk hair element...
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    edited October 22
    Name a set, I'll build it! (I'm kidding!) #1687 Gold Smugglers. Er, I guess the name is actually Midnight Transport. :)
    KungFuKennypxchrislkliment2
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    ^ Gold, cocaine. Same difference ;-)
    SumoLego
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    ^ Well, they're moving suitcases full of gold coins. Don't know what they traded them for. MISB #10182 Cafe Corner, perhaps?
    AstrobricksBumblepants
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    Always loved that set @560Heliport! I'm particularly fond of the black/red/yellow color scheme of this among a number of other Town sets.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    @pxchris Yeah! #6357 Stunt 'Copter 'N Truck, #6675 Road & Trail 4x4, #1475 Airport Security Squad, #6669 Diesel Daredevil... ( I don't have #1475.) ;)
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    @pxchris Yeah! #6357 Stunt 'Copter 'N Truck, #6675 Road & Trail 4x4, #1475 Airport Security Squad, #6669 Diesel Daredevil... ( I don't have #1475.) ;)
    I don't have #1475 either, but I do have those others. Such a fun "sub-theme". I was actually surprised to learn as an adult how few sets actually use the printed pieces (doors and spoiler) because for some reason in my childhood mind, there were a lot more of the sets with that coloring.
    560Heliport
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 403
    One of the commonalities I've noticed is that a lot of the choices are older sets, and very prominently '90s era sets. Other than Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon there don't seem to be many newer entries. #31079 Sunshine Surfer Van would be a modern pick for me - it helps that it's a fantastic little set, on top. 

    @560Heliport I loved Rocky River Retreat, still do, and wish I had a spot for it in my layout. It was one of those sets that was always out when I was a kid. Unfortunately it's packed up, but it's one I'll take out and build and leave out for a bit before it gets returned to the bin where the rest of my Town sets that aren't on display are packed.
    KungFuKenny560Heliportpxchris
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 577
    The 90s were a peak time for evocative, sometimes mysterious, names. But all were fun!

    One of my favorites overall is #6851 Tri-Wheeled Tyrax. From the picture on the box, it does obviously have three wheels. But what is a "Tyrax"? It suggests the make/model of the vehicle, of which the set is a tri-wheeled version. Or does indicate the class/ranking of the driver? Or, considering this is Blacktron (the bad guys), could it have more sinister implications? The imagination boggles, adding more to this set than the small piece count alone.

    One that I don't own but has an even more evocative, sinister name is #6034 Black Monarch's Ghost. A simple set with a knight and a ghost in a crypt. But as the "Great LEGO Sets" book pointed out on the pages for the Black Monarch's Castle, the presence of this little set being named so sets up a lot of questions. Who was the Black Monarch of the Black Knights? And since he is now a ghost, did he die naturally...or was he killed in battle--or worse, assassinated?

    But cool set names are not just the domain of the 90s! The only time I bought a set based on the name of it was when I found a busted-up #2283 Witch Doctor on clearance at Wal-Mart back in 2013. The figure on the box looked menacing enough, and in a good color scheme. But that name! I laughed out loud, started humming the version of the song of the same name by The Cartoons, and then trying to envision in what sense did a "witch doctor" have to do with robot "heroes" fighting on a jungle planet. It was too ridiculous to ignore, and the low price convinced me to take the set home. I still look at the name on the box and laugh.
    BumblepantsKungFuKenny560HeliportpxchrisNateMN2020
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 76
    My favorite 90s set name is #6915 Warp Wing Fighter.  It was instantly clear to young iwybs that this was Lego doing their best to make an X-wing without a license!
    KungFuKenny560HeliportBumblepantsOldfan
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 549
    Gear Grinders set #4883 (and definitely not #42113)
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,798
    Can't believe no-one has yet mentioned #70816 : Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

    Evocative on so many levels.
    560HeliportpxchrisFizyxJudgeChuckNateMN2020KungFuKennyLyichircolay
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    I definitely can't disagree with that one @MaffyD!
    MaffyD
  • 8BrickMario8BrickMario Member Posts: 24
    Lunar Limo and Vermin Vaporizer are pretty satisfying, fun set names that come to mind.
    Bumblepants560HeliportCymbelineAstrobricks
  • j013j013 AZ, USAMember Posts: 3
    One of my favorite set names is the technic set "Extreme Adventure" but it is only great when you read the set number first #42069 Extreme Adventure. Always makes my inner 12 year old laugh. 
    560HeliportpxchrisFizyxSirBrickalotOfLegoKungFuKennyAanchir
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    😄 My inner 12 year old is always very close to the surface. For example, if someone says, "Excuse me," I want to reply, "Why? Did you fart?" I don't say it... but I really want to!
    j013
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 955
    j013 said:
    One of my favorite set names is the technic set "Extreme Adventure" but it is only great when you read the set number first #42069 Extreme Adventure. Always makes my inner 12 year old laugh. 

    I have seen this set dozens of times, and somehow never put that together with the set number.  I'm ashamed by how mature I've become :(
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange ON, CanadaMember Posts: 78
    I always liked the word play for set #2147 Dragon Fly. 

    I've always thought of it as Drag N' Fly since the airplane was made so it could fold up the wings and be towed (or dragged) by the truck
    560HeliportpxchrisKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    I can't believe I forgot about #70356 The Stone Colossus of Ultimate Destruction!
    AstrobricksKungFuKennyBumblepantspxchris
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 875
    Ooh, there's a lot...

    One that comes to mind right now (just because I recently got it back out of its box briefly) is #70738 Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty. Destiny's Bounty is itself a pretty cool name for a ship, and the second iteration of the set upped that with the dramatic "final flight". Now, was it actually the ship's final flight? Of course not. But it sounded cool regardless.

    Some other solid Ninjago set names include #70653 Firstbourne,  #70654 Dieselnaut, #70605 Misfortune's Keep, and #70749 Enter the Serpent.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyBumblepantspxchrisAanchir
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 76
    Dawn of Iron Doom!
    KungFuKennyCymbeline560HeliportBumblepantsAanchir
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 508
    For me, I know it's recent, but:

    #70840: Welcome to Apocalypseburg!


    560HeliportCymbelineFizyxAanchir
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