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Building & Collecting => Your Collection => Topic started by: David on May 30, 2018, 11:13 am

Title: Classics anyone?
Post by: David on May 30, 2018, 11:13 am
Here's my small collection of old sealed sets (apologies for the light bulb effect).

I'm not a collector of new box sets but like to add an odd old set now and then as I find them a real throwback to my younger years and great memories.

And I do love the LEGO System and LEGOLAND logos.
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: Patrick on May 30, 2018, 12:24 pm
Very nice.  All mine are unboxed and well played with! Here are 2 from the late seventies that my brother grew out of and I commendeered ;-)
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: John on May 30, 2018, 11:51 pm
I have nothing old in or out of a box , I do have 10 unopened small sets and have been asked "what's wrong with you?" ,so David WHATS WRONG WITH YOU? ¿? I did get to see those sets and had my throwback moment too
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: David on May 31, 2018, 10:41 am
Where to start John, where to start...

@Patrick, nice sets, little dusty but don't look in bad nick all things considered.
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: hre1d on July 23, 2018, 11:48 am
Flicking through my phone images, I forgot that I had re-bulit this last year.  This was my favourite set as a kid, think I got it for Christmas in 1994 (or 1993 - not sure).

#6398 - Central Precinct HQ

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/919/29716386708_675dfbb456_k_d.jpg)

Many hours were spent playing with this set, and really developed my love for LEGO.

P.S - just noticed I haven't placed the helicopter in the image
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: John on July 23, 2018, 05:39 pm
It hasn't dated too badly ,could pass as a outer city precinct cop shop
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: hre1d on July 08, 2019, 08:44 pm
Another classic from yesteryear... I think this may have been my second LEGO set as a kid, set 6666, originally released in 1994. The eagle-eyed members will notice it's not 100% correct, the windows are supposed to have stickers applied (horizontal blind style), but can't seem to find them anywhere.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48234408441_813c6bd457_k_d.jpg)

Also have box and instruction manual

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48234519637_b6dd7c42b8_k_d.jpg)

I do love these older sets, and currently sorting through my bricks to rebuild my first ever LEGO set.  Will post up once built.
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: John on July 08, 2019, 11:32 pm
An attempt to bring the anti4-wides into saying nice things ,I found a front chassis 4wide where driver sits and brought back the horrors ,also found a few openable  roof parts too ,only thing is those old sets with box+instructions are valuable
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: lisaloveslego on July 15, 2019, 11:58 am
How did I miss this thread!
Will be back to flood with pics of my old sets!!!!
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: John on July 15, 2019, 03:06 pm
You must have a city layout or is it kidded ie.in general toy population
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: hre1d on July 15, 2019, 09:10 pm
So over the weekend, and after building 6666 last week, I spent most of Saturday building a lot of my old Town sets.  Most of the sets are complete, bar a few, but the eagle-eyed members will spot the missing/replaced pieces.  I've my BL list created to restore them to 100%.  Anyway, here they are:

6509

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273209611_9e57d29491_k_d.jpg)

6533

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273209466_45c50e08ae_k_d.jpg)

6667

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273289077_414fb32c1c_k_d.jpg)

6662

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273207826_1760db3553_k_d.jpg)

6649

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48292667131_be2c113837_k_d.jpg)

6352 - I actually don't remember having this set when I was a kid. Personal favourite of sets posted (obviously for playability factor).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273208461_9b9abb6fb9_k_d.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273208781_5e2d800c55_k_d.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273289837_ac19e917c5_k_d.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48273290122_01809043a4_k_d.jpg)

I've a few more classic town sets which I hope to put together shortly, so no doubt I'll be back in here soon again.

How did I miss this thread!
Will be back to flood with pics of my old sets!!!!

Can't wait to see these Lisa!
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: David on July 16, 2019, 09:00 am
Love all of these and have all of them in my possession. The first three were mine, the final three my brothers so I guess these are arranged in approximate year of release perhaps?

The condition of yours looks much better than mine however.

(Pretty sure that rear spoiler on the red racer is for one of those missing pieces)
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: hre1d on August 11, 2019, 03:54 pm
Love all of these and have all of them in my possession. The first three were mine, the final three my brothers so I guess these are arranged in approximate year of release perhaps?

The condition of yours looks much better than mine however.

(Pretty sure that rear spoiler on the red racer is for one of those missing pieces)

Correct David, the rear spoiler on the Red Racer isn't 100% accurate, I've searched everywhere for the correct red hinge piece and cannot find it anywhere!

Another set re-built this weekend, 100% complete (exception of one tiny sticker).

6442 - Sting Ray Explorer - released 1997.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48511435651_6810ff5cac_k_d.jpg)

I've a few more classic sets in the pipeline, will post them soon.
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: John on August 11, 2019, 04:03 pm
Looks like it stood the test of time but has the subs arms still got clutchability ,Wife got me recent creator 3 in1 sub and had sub from city line, ,now I need a Jang undertable sea area
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: hre1d on August 12, 2019, 08:06 pm
Looks like it stood the test of time but has the subs arms still got clutchability ,Wife got me recent creator 3 in1 sub and had sub from city line, ,now I need a Jang undertable sea area

It has stood the test of time really well, and yes, the arms still have got the clutchability, actually surprised how well they move. 

Found the box for this set today too, sadly no instructions have turned up yet!

Another build from my collection, had to replace four 1x1s with colour alternatives (I have the originals somewhere in the bottom of a box, I gave up looking at 11:30pm last night), but other than that, 100% original.

6342 - Beach Rescue Chopper - released in 1993.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48522125011_3f26f61f76_k_d.jpg)

Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: John on August 13, 2019, 12:41 am
The difference in builds of today versus 90's makes the old stuff seem
overly blocky although the sail board has a simplistic reality that can't be improved on
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: lisaloveslego on August 14, 2019, 04:53 pm
One of favourite sets ever - Vacation Hideaway.
Missing from the picture are male & female minifigures, a bbq and a red bicycle.  I do still have them, they're just mixed in with other things!

Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: hre1d on August 21, 2019, 04:50 pm
Another vehicle from my younger days collection: 6430 - Night Patroller.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48592895652_06d334ed74_k_d.jpg)

Loved this set when I was a kid, I guess it was the 9V pack which operated the sirens/lights, and set it off from most other City/Town vehicles at that time.
Title: Re: Classics anyone?
Post by: John on August 21, 2019, 07:21 pm
I loved putting together the lights on the old sets,  the newer vehicles look more realistic  as a whole but no more room than the old ones for drivers