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|Rock Raiders HQ|
The Rock Raiders HQ is the largest Rock Raiders set. It contains a base and two vehicles. The vehicle is a small 4-wheeler, with a bucket for carrying boulders. It is piloted by one of the Rock Raiders. It goes into a small part of the base, which fits it perfectly. Its colour scheme is yellow, teal, and old dark gray. The air vehicle is much like a cross between a Hover Scout and a Hoverboard. It is piloted by Jet. It uses hover propulsion, so it doesn't have a propulsion system like larger air vehicles. This vehicle has a docking station for itself (although this section was used as the Teleport Pad in the game).
The Base itself is on a unique baseplate. It has multiple parts: an energy production/storage area, a boulder splitter, a place which drops boulders onto vehicles, a laser for drilling or fighting off Rock-Monsters, and a crane. The entire base is mostly teal, yellow, and old gray. The crane lowers and raises and carries boulders. The laser is one the tallest part of the base, and rotates. The boulder splitting area has room for a boulder to be placed, and the top is taken off by the crane. Then the crystal is put in the energy production/storage area and is used to store/produce energy.
The Rock Raiders, travelers from a distant planet, landed on Planet U because they were running out of fuel. Luckily for them, they found that the crystals used to power their ship could be found there. To their dismay, these crystals were the food of Rock, Ice, and Lava Monsters. They had to fight them to get the power crystals and return back home.
- Part 30271px3 is unique to this set.
- This is one of the two sets in which Part 6134 is Teal.
- This is the only set in which Part 2350 is Old Dark Gray.
- Part 973pah comes in 3 sets.
- Part 973pak comes in 3 sets.
- Part 973pag comes in 3 sets.
- This is one of the two sets in which Part 2540 is Teal.
- This is the only set in which Part 3037 is Teal.
- A Rock Raiders comic was included in the first-edition releases of this set.
- The set is similar to Power Miners' 8709 Underground Mining Station in several ways, most notably in its architecture (two freestanding towers), the inclusion of a small vehicle, and the presence of a large Rock Monster.