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Power Miners is a theme released by LEGO in January of 2009, and was discontinued in 2010. It is similar to the Rock Raiders theme, and may be considered as that theme's spiritual successor. Short biographies for the crew, as well as the complete assortment of monsters—including the Crystal King—could be found on the Power Miners sub-site during the theme's run. These pages have since been discontinued along with the theme.

Between 2009 and 2010, two generations of the theme were released. The first is the 2009 generation, in which the Power Miners are deep in the crust of the Earth. In this generation, they fight the Rock Monsters, including the deadly Throwing Monsters and the powerful Crystal King. The Miners use plastic molds of dynamite, rather than a 1-by-2 plate with a dynamite printing as seen in Rock Raiders and other preceding sets. The 2010 generation charts that the Power Miners have drilled into the volcanic recesses of the Earth's core. The team faces the Lava Monsters, including Eruptorr, the king of the Lava Monsters. Instead of fighting the Lava Monsters with Dynamite—in 75% of the sets, the miners do not—they use water cannons.


The Power Miners work their way through the underground.

The Power Miners ride out.

The theme is set in underground caverns—like the Rock Raiders theme—and the basic story involves a group of mining specialists called Power Miners. The team is sent underground to investigate what is causing a series of severe "earthquakes" responsible for the devastation of several cities on Earth's surface. While there, the Power Miners discover the Energy Crystals and the Rock Monsters. The team decide to attempt to collect and mine the crystals in order to stop the monsters from consuming them and causing more of the "rumblings" on the surface. The Power Miners are dressed in blue and gray clothing, and their vehicles are green and orange in a fashion similar to that of real-world mining equipment; this is a fundamental difference between this theme and Rock Raiders, which is more futuristic.

An advertisement for the theme.

All of the theme's sets include at least one of the Power Miners and one of their vehicles, as well as one or more Rock Monsters, except 8962 Crystal King, which only contains the Crystal King himself and two of the miners with a small, hand-held drilling unit. As an exception, the two promotional sets, 8907 Rock Hacker and 8908 Monster Launcher, do not include either a miner—in the case of 8908—or a Rock Monster (in the case of 8907).

A Power Miners online game called "Rock Rocket" was released on November 28th of 2008.

Power Miners has introduced many new parts. Some of these are drills, special spiked wheels, Lava and Rock Monsters, and Dynamite that is three-dimensional as opposed to the more traditional 2-by-1 plate. This piece has also been used in Space Police III, Toy Story, and Agents 2.0.

The theme reprises several elements that were already present in the Rock Raiders theme ten years earlier, such as the occurrence of Rock Monsters and Energy Crystals. However, unlike in its predecessor, the Rock Monsters play a bigger role and are included in nearly every set. Additionally, each character—with the inclusion of the Rock Monsters—is named. Power Miners also implemented several features that only appeared in the planning stage of Rock Raiders, such as the concept of a mobile base and a common uniform for the miner minifigures.


The Titanium Command Rig.

Power Miners

The eponymous Power Miners are a group of mining specialists who have a large variety of mining vehicles and equipment at their disposal, such as piloted bipedal robots and tracked vehicles. Most of the vehicles are equipped with drills and include elaborate gear mechanisms. The Power Miners have a large base—8709 Underground Mining Station—and also a mobile drilling rig—8964 Titanium Command Rig—which acts as a portable secondary base.

The four main characters are: Doc, the leader of the team; Rex, the engineer; Duke, the mining veteran; and Brains, the top scientist.

In order to investigate the cause of several mysterious rumblings on the surface, the Power Miners were sent underground by the government, where they encountered the Rock Monsters and enigmatic energy crystals. The profile for Doc on the Power Miners' website in 2009 mentioned a "Portal", suggesting that there is a large hole leading into the underground.

In the 2010 theme, the miners travel farther underground. They don new silver clothing and armour to protect themselves from the heat. They encounter Lava Monsters, and are equipped with mining vehicles with water cannons to fight the Lava Monsters. One of their lower bases is Lavatraz, for the detainment and containment of errant Lava Monsters.


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Rock Monsters (2009)

The Rock Monsters get into trouble, as seen in a 3D animation from

Rock Monsters are the antagonists of the Power Miners and are included in almost every set. There are five different kinds of Rock Monsters—red, green, blue, yellow, and orange—that have been named. The first wave of sets contained only small versions of the monsters - Boulderaxes are strong, slow, and dumb; Firoxes are sneaky and love to mess with the Power Miners' vehicles; Glaciators are mean and very ill-tempered; Sulfurixes can melt through solid rock to make their own tunnels; and Meltroxes are very temperamental and destructive.

The second 2009 wave introduced the Crystal King, and two larger versions of the smaller Monsters, Tremorox and Geolix. Both can throw the smaller Monsters, along with rocks. These latter two are larger iterations of Meltrox and Sulfurix, respectively.

The Rock Monsters lack any vehicles or high technology. Their only equipment comprises of small catapults included in 8961 Crystal Sweeper and the Monster Launcher.

Rather than being a serious threat, the Rock Monsters are portrayed as childish hoodlums in the videos on the LEGO website and they have silly personalities and a gluttonous nature.

The larger Rock Monsters are more devious. Instead of being mischievous tricksters, they are sadists and bullies, throwing rocks and smaller Rock Monsters at the Power Miners and their equipment.


Lava Monsters (2010)

The Lava Monsters Page.

The opposite page.

In 2010, a new type of monster was introduced - the Lava Monster. They live deeper underground than the Rock Monsters and they must be fought with water instead of fire, due to their heat-based nature.

These Lava Monsters also have larger versions, like the Rock Monsters.


New Parts (Not including Minifigures and Accessories)

Sticker Sheets

These parts are not actual parts; rather, they are Sticker Sheets that are sold in most LEGO System sets. They include:


The main characters from Power Miners in their original 2009 garb.

Advertisement of 8964 Titanium Command Rig, left page.

Advertisement of 8964 Titanium Command Rig, right page.


Rock Monsters

Lava Monsters



Wave 1

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
8707 box (HQ).jpg8707Boulder Blaster293Rex (Version 2) (Knit Cap) , Glaciator$26.99February 6, 2009 (US) / February 4, 2009 (UK)
8956 box (HQ).jpg8956Stone Chopper31Duke (Version 1) , Meltrox$5.99December 28, 2008 (US and UK)
8957 box (HQ).jpg8957Mine Mech67Brains, Boulderax$7.99December 28, 2008 (US and UK)
8958 box (HQ).jpg8958Granite Grinder94Duke (Version 2), Glaciator$9.99December 28, 2008 (US and UK) / 2009 Worldwide
8959 box (HQ).jpg8959Claw Digger197Rex (Version 1), Sulfurix$19.99December 28, 2008
8960 box (HQ).jpg8960Thunder Driller235Duke (Version 3), Doc, Firox$29.99December 28, 2008 (US and UK)
8961 box (HQ).jpg8961Crystal Sweeper474Rex (Version 2), Brains, Glaciator, Meltrox$69.99January 2009

Wave 2

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
8708 box.jpg8708Cave Crusher259Duke (Version 3), Rex (Version 2), Tremorox$49.99 / €49.99June 2009
8709b.jpg8709Underground Mining Station637Duke (Version 1),

Duke (Version 2), Rex (Version 1),

$79.99June 2009 '"`UNIQ--ref-00000005-QINU`"'
8962 box (final).jpg8962Crystal King168Rex (Version 2), Duke (Version 2) (Hair)$19.99 / €16.99May 30, 2009 (US) / August 3, 2009 (UK)
8963 box (final).jpg8963Rock Wrecker225Rex (Version 1), Geolix$34.99 / €39.99May 30, 2009 (US) / August 3, 2009 (UK)
8964 box (final).jpg8964Titanium Command Rig706Doc, Brains, Duke (Version 3), Tremorox, Glaciator$99.99 / €94.99May 30, 2009 (US) / August 3, 2009 (UK)

Wave 3

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
4009647894 7351c15202.jpg8188Fire Blaster67Rex (Silver) (Version 4), Combustix$9.99 / €9.99December 4, 2009 (US) / December 30, 2009 (UK) '"`UNIQ--ref-00000006-QINU`"'
4008885083 07440abf03.jpg8189Magma Mech183Rex (Silver) (Version 2), Firax$19.99 / €19.99December 4, 2009 (US) / December 31, 2009 (UK)'"`UNIQ--ref-00000006-QINU`"'
8190 3.jpg8190Claw Catcher259Brains (Silver), Infernox$34.99 / €34.99January 2010
US and Canada: May 2010
8191 2.jpg8191Lavatraz381Doc (Silver),

Duke (Silver, Version 3), Eruptorr,

$49.99 / €49.99January 2010
US and Canada: May 2010


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
Power Miners Polybag.jpg4559387Power Miners Polybag1Sulfurix January 2009
LEGO 66319 SUPER 4ab75940f35d4.jpg663193 in 1 Superpack928  2009
8907-1.jpg8907Rock Hacker29Duke (Version 1) December 2008
8908-11.jpg8908Monster Launcher12Sulfurix December 2008


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
Power miners lime sweat.jpgPowerMiners Battle Power Lime Sweatshirt1 2010
Power miners orange sweat.jpgPowerMiners Battle Power Orange Sweatshirt1 2010

Combined sets




LEGO Power Miners Teaser

The teaser trailer

The Power Miners teaser trailer is a film introducing the Power Miners sets from the second wave of 2009, such as 8962 Crystal King, 8963 Rock Wrecker, and 8964 Titanium Command Rig. In the video, the Power Miners chase a Meltrox that leads them into the Crystal King's lair.

When Power Miners was first released, a Power Miners movie was also released to promote the theme. These movies are no longer available, as the site has since moved off-line.


  • Rock Rocket: In this game, the player controls a Rock Monster, and the Monster has to eat as many crystals as they can before they run out of power.
  • Cave Convoy: In this game, the player must guide several Power Miner vehicles safely through the caverns.
  • Lava Showdown: In this game, the player takes the role of a Power Miner in the Earth's core. The objective is to capture Lava Monsters and escape through caverns of lava. The player has three lives; if the player runs out of lives, the game is over and must be restarted.
  • Tunnel 13: Tunnel 13 was a game that was canceled while it was still being developed. The reason is why it was cancelled is unknown, however, Tunnel 13 was a large game. It may of been being developed to promote Power Miners, and then canceled because of a decision by LEGO to no longer promote the theme much further.


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