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Egypt, also known as Desert, was an Adventurers subtheme released in 1998 based on the northeastern African country of the same name. The sets were centered around Egyptian and related North African archaeology and culture.


The adventurers have traveled to Egypt to find the legendary Re-Gou Ruby, which is said to have magical powers. It is under the protection by the undead Pharaoh Hotep.

Characters Introduced[]

As with other contemporary LEGO themes, all characters had different names in various different countries and markets. In North America, all the heroic Adventurers have names related to weather, a precedent kept in the later Pharaoh's Quest theme.

  • Johnny Thunder: The leading man in the LEGO Adventurers line. He is Australian and is a daring, compassionate archaeologist. He sports a khaki shirt with a red bandanna, has black legs, and a brown bush hat. Also known as Sam Grant or Joe Freemann.
  • Dr. Charles Lightning: One of Johnny Thunder's companions on his epic adventures. He is a professor and Johnny's uncle. He sports a pith helmet, a white shirt with a red bow-tie, and green legs. Also known as Dr. Kilroy or Professor Articus.
  • Gail Storm: The female companion of Johnny Thunder who is a budding journalist for World Magazine, recording all of his adventures. She sports a green, brown, or tan jacket, red legs or tan legs, and either a pith helmet or pilot helmet. Also known as Pippin Read or Linda Lovely.
  • Harry Cane: One of Johnny Thunder's best friends, who is an experienced pilot. He wears a pilot helmet with a leather jacket and black legs. Also known as Billy Speed.
  • Baron von Barron: The main villain in the Adventurers line, he seeks to take things he considers valuable, including dinosaurs. He has a scarred face and sports a monocle, khaki shirt with holster, grey legs, epaulettes, and either a pith helmet, top hat, or pilot helmet. His left hand is a hook. Also known as Mr. Hates or Evil Eye.
  • Slyboots: Sidekick or partner to Baron von Barron. One of the main villains, he dresses entirely in black and is a representation of the archetypal "villain". Also known as Sam Sinister or Lizard Boots.
  • Pharaoh Hotep: An undead Pharaoh who guards the magical Re-Gou Ruby. Also known as Pharaoh Ramses.


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
10246011024601Adventurers Value Pack133Dr. Kilroy, Sam Sinister, Pharaoh Hotep, Skeleton 2001
1094 Box1094Johnny Thunder12Johnny Thunder$3.991999
1182-Adventurers Raft1182Adventurers Raft18Johnny Thunder$1.991999
1183-11183Mummy and Cart18Pharaoh Hotep$2.001999
2541 Adventures Buggy2541Adventures Car25Baron Von Barron 1998
2542 Adventurers Aeroplane2542Adventure Mini-Plane21Harry Cane 1998
2879 Box2879Desert Expedition192Harry Cane, Slyboots, Baron von Barron, Dr. Kilroy, Skeleton$20.001998
Adv car2995Adventurers Car70Pharaoh Skeleton, Dr. Lightning$7.991998
2996 Box2996Adventurers Tomb75Pharaoh Hotep, Slyboots$8.001998
3020-1.1177643666.thumb23020Jones' Raft18Johnny Thunder 1998
Pharaoh the third box3021King Pharaoh III17Pharaoh Hotep$1.991998
3022 Box3022Harry Cane23Harry Cane 1998
3023 Box3023Slyboots Car24Slyboots 1998
3039 Box3039Adventurers Plane23Harry Cane 1998
3055 Box3055Adventurers Car21Johnny Thunder 1998
3722 Box3722Treasure Tomb164Johnny Thunder, Baron Von Barron, Pharaoh Skeleton$19.991998
5900 Box5900Johnny Thunder13Johnny Thunder$2.501998
5909-Treasure Raiders set with Mummy Storage Container5909Treasure Raiders192Harry Cane, Slyboots, Sam Sinister, Dr. Kilroy, Skeleton$19.991998
5918 Box5918Scorpion Tracker34Johnny Thunder$4.501998
5919-15919Treasure Tomb160Baron Von Baron, Johnny Thunder, Pharaoh Skeleton$19.991998
5928-15928Bi-Wing Baron70Baron Von Barron$6.001998
5938 Box5938Oasis Ambush76Johnny Thunder, Slyboots, Pharaoh Skeleton$8.751998
2879 Desert Expedition5948Desert Expedition192Harry Cane, Lord Sam Sinister, Slyboots, Dr. Kilroy, Skeleton$20.001998
5958 Box5958Mummy's Tomb253Johnny Thunder , Dr. Kilroy , Slyboots , Pharaoh Hotep$29.991998
5978 Box5978Sphinx Secret Surprise342Baron Von Barron , Dr. Kilroy , Johnny Thunder , Pharaoh Hotep , Pippin Reed , Slyboots , Pharaoh Skeleton$54.991998
5988 Box5988Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins710Johnny Thunder , Dr. Lightning , Pippin Reed , Pharaoh Hotep , Baron Von Barron , Slyboots , Pharaoh Skeleton , Skeleton (2) , Harry Cane$79.991998
Adventurers combined Lego9377Adventurers Combined Set855Johnny Thunder (2) , Dr. Kilroy , Pharaoh Hotep , Skeleton (3) , Slyboots (2) , Pharaoh Skeleton , Baron Von Barron (2) , Pippin Reed , Harry Cane$89.251998
No imageTS04T-Shirt, Adventurers Desert1 1998


Audio Dramas[]

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Johnny ThunderJohnny (Backpack)Professor KilroyKilroy (Backpack)Pippin ReedHarry CaneSlybootsBaron Von BarronBaron (Pilot)Baron (No Epaulets)Pharaoh Hotep

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Search for secret treasure in mysterious Egypt with Johnny Thunder and the Adventurers. But watch out...there’s danger everywhere! To save the rare red ruby from sinister tomb robbers, you have to avoid the pharaoh's mummy, hidden traps, falling columns, and shooting spears. And that’s the easy part!

External Links[]

Adventurers subthemes
Egypt Jungle Dino Island Orient Expedition