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I heard speculation that set 40358 "Bean There, Donut That" is the only set that LEGO ever produced where the name of the set is also a joke. Is that true? Or are there other sets names that contain a pun or double meaning?

  • It would make sense that there wouldn't be very many sets with punny names. Jokes tend to be regional and thus difficult to translate or localize. – Alexander O'Mara Sep 30 '18 at 4:12
  • I can understand their motivation for avoiding it, but I am always amazed at how our regulars can find things with very little to go on. I thought that it would be more likely in the promotional sets since those tend to be locally-focused, but flipping through brickset I didn't see anything. – chicks Sep 30 '18 at 4:26
  • @AlexanderO'Mara: I don't think that's much of a problem, given that localized set names are sometimes not even remotely related in meaning. Having a pun in one language that is entirely absent in another one would thus not pose any issue. – O. R. Mapper Oct 1 '18 at 9:17
  • OP, please clarify: Are you looking specifically for puns, or for any kinds of jokes (for instance, I'd count the Ninjago Template of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon to be quite joke-like, even though it's not a pun)? – O. R. Mapper Oct 1 '18 at 9:20
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    Not a pun, but still an "insider joke" - the Saturn V rocket set has a piece count of 1969 which reflects the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. – Mawg Oct 2 '18 at 14:44
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A spoof on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom:

1355-1: Temple of Gloom

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Not a great pun, but the 2016 advent calendar was:

40222-1: Christmas Build-Up

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Sort-of a pun/double-meaning on LEGO being a building toy, and the set being meant to build-up to Christmas.

The 2017 version also has the same name.

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3852-1: Sunblock (or Sun Block as styled on the packaging)

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Here "Block" takes on 3 meaning, as part of the word "Sunblock", a pun on LEGO blocks (though I prefer to call them bricks), and a reference to the game play where you try to block your opponents from making another move.

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This set name is almost-certainly intended as a humerus reference to Knight Rider:

30376-1: Knighton Rider

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  • Hmm, but Knight Rider was about Hoff and his car KITT, rather than a bike ;) – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 1 '18 at 14:06
  • Also, it would be better to combine your answer into a single definitive answer, rather than lots of separate ones, otherwise Chicks won't be able to accept any of them ;) – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 1 '18 at 14:08
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Bad but probably intentional pun, this set has dual bikes that duel:

8305-1: Duel Bikes

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Likewise, there is 4587-1: Duel Racers.

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42072 Whack! and 42073 Bash! are not punny but cannot be taken serously either. In Germany, they are called Zack! and Bumms! enter image description here enter image description here

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