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X-Pod was a sub-theme of Designer Sets from 2004 to 2005, and then later under Creator in 2006. There were three waves with four pods in each wave.


The second edition of the Auto Pod

X-Pods are small, round containers (with four studs on the top) which can be used to build on, or store LEGO bricks. They were designed for portability, because, as the subtheme's tagline went: "The urge to build can strike anywhere: Now you'll be prepared!" They are about four inches in diameter, and two inches high, and are quite popular. They come in nine different themes: Automobiles*, Aircraft*, Animals (In general), Arachnids, Aquatic Life, Dinosaurs, Dragons, Monsters, and Robots*. The pods themselves come in three parts: Two lids of the same colour, and a clear container in the middle, which later became a transparent colour. Models from an X-Pod cannot be built simultaneously, and normally carry less than around 55 bricks. Using lids from a pod, or the entire pod in a model is quite popular as well, especially in combination models. In later editions of the pods, the instructions became foldable, and could fit inside the pod, but they included less models than the others.

* The Automobile, Aircraft, and Robot pods were released twice as different sets. Robot Pod was also released in a black colour scheme for Halloween.


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
BlaropodX1.jpg4335Black Robot Pod50$3.502004
4337-1-1.jpg4337Dragon Pod52$3.502005
4338 Box.jpg4338Monster Pod49$3.502005
4339-1.jpg4339Aqua Pod56$3.492005
Robopod.jpg4346Robo Pod50$3.492004
4347 Box.jpg4347Auto Pod67$3.502004
Oldyeller2.jpg4348Aero Pod36$3.492004
4349 Wild Pod.jpg4349Wild Pod44$3.502004
4413.jpg4413Arachno Pod57 2005
AtoP3.jpg4415Auto Pod56$3.492006
Robo Pod.jpg4416Robo Pod71 2006
4417-1.jpg4417Aero Pod60$4.992006
4418-1.jpg4418Dino Pod55$3.502006
X-Podpaypack99.jpg65535X-Pod Play Off Game Pack219$20.002004
K4346-1.jpgK4346X-Pod Kit197 2004
K4413-0000-xx-13-1.jpgK4413X-Pod Cool Creatures Collection213 2005


Board Game

LEGO invented a board game designed to be played with 2 X-Pods, called X-Pod Playoff. A set was also made to go with this game.