Pause Magazine's Lego Set Reference Guide - Town


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Town

The first of the Legoland Town sets made their debut in 1977. These were the first sets to include the current mini-figures. Before that, Lego used figures which were about the same size, but weren't articulated. The feet were one piece and didn't move. The torso was one piece with slightly protruding, unmoveable nubs representing arms. The heads were similar to today's mini-figure heads, but without any printing - they were plain yellow.

This first group of sets are the Generic or Unspecified sets - those which don't fall into a Town sub-theme. Following these are the sets in the Flight, Race, Nautica, RSQ 911, Paradisa, Rescue, Launch Command, Time Cruisers, Town Jr., Outback, Divers, Time Twisters, Extreme Team and ResQ sub-themes.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
105 - Canada Post Truck 14k 82 60 / ? 1
361 - Garage 19k 79 ? / ? 1
374 - Fire Station 41k 78 ? / ? 3
377 - Shell Station 31k 78 ? / ? 2
379 - Bus Station 35k 79 ? / ? 4
540 - Police Units 12k 77 ? / ? 1
542 - Street Crew 13k 79 40 / ? 2
554 - Fuel Pumper 15k 77 65 / ? 1
556 - Emergency Van 16k 77 55 / ? 1
558 - Road Crane 17k 79 ? / ? 1
560 - Town House 29k 77 ? / ? 2
575 - Coast Guard Station 36k 77 297 / ? 5
588 - Police Headquarters 53k 77 360 / ? 4
590 - Engine Company No. 9 19k 77 318 / ? 4
601 - Gas Pump 4k 78 ? / ? 1
603 - Sidecar 4k 78 ? / ? 1
604 - Shell Car 12k 78 ? / ? 1
605 - Street Sweeper 5k 78 ? / ? 1
606 - Ambulance 14k 78 ? / ? 1
607 - Mini Loader 14k 79 ? / ? 1
608 - Taxi 12k 79 ? / ? 1
620 - Fireman's Car 6k ? ? / ? 1
621 - Police Car 6k ? ? / ? 1
623 - Medic's Car 13k 78 ? / ? 1
625 - Tractor 14k 78 ? / ? 1
641 - Excavator 15k 78 ? / ? 1
643 - Flatbed Truck 9k 78 ? / ? 2
645 - Police Helicopter 16k 79 55 / ? 1
646 - Auto Service Truck 25k 79 ? / ? 1
671 - Shell tanker 18k 78 ? / ? 1
673 - Rally Repair Crew 23k 78 ? / ? 2
674 - Forklift & Truck 18k 78 ? / ? 1
675 - Snack Bar 26k 79 ? / ? 1
1490 - Bank 82k 90 ? / ? 3
1560 - Glory Glider 98k 92 23 / ? 1
1561 - Stunt Chopper 94k 92 28 / ? 1
1562 - Wave Jumper 102k 92 24 / ? 1
1563 - Track Blaster 101k 92 25 / ? 1
1572 - Super Tow Truck 59k 86 67 / ? 1
1592 - Town Square 83k 80 ? / ? 10
1630 - Helicopter 18k 90 26 / ? 0
1632 - Speed Boat 21k 90 27 / ? 0
1656 - Evacuation Team 84k 91 229 / ? 2
1682 - Space Shuttle 38k 90 392 / ? 3
1687 - Midnight Transport 77k 93 255 / ? 3
1710 - Snow Scooter 41k 94 23 / ? 1
1720 - Cactus Canyon 25k 94 129 / $9.95 3
1721 - Sandypoint Marina 32k 94 149 / $15.00 3
1786 - Jailbreak Joe 50k 95 180 / ? 4
1790 - Shark Fisherman N/A 94 18 / ? 1
1791 - Windsurfer & Van N/A 94 68 / ? 1
1792 - Pleasure Cruiser N/A 94 63 / ? 1
1817 - Forest Flyer 66k 96 131 / $17.00 3
1818 - Starliner 41k 97 ? / $24.00 2
1865 - SAS Airliner N/A 96 ? / ? 0
1876 - Soil Scooper 74k 90 73 / ? 2
1967 - Windsurfer N/A 93 6 / ? 1
1974 - Flyercracker U.S.A. N/A 89 ? / ? 1
2140 - ANWB Roadside Assistance Crew 93k 96 ? / ? 3
2147 - Dragon Fly 42k 97 188 / $28.00 3
2148 - Tractor Trailer Cab 69k 97 104 / $11.00 1
2149 - Color Line Cargo Truck 94k 97 185 / ? 1
2181 - Infomaniac 99k 97 3 / ? 1
2535 - SHELL Race Car 11k 98 ? / ? 1
2536 - SHELL Water Jet 10k 98 ? / ? 1
2537 - SHELL River Raft 11k 98 ? / ? 1
2849 - Gyrocopter 84k 97 ? / ? 1
2882 - Motorboat 84k 97 ? / ? 1
6002 - Town Figures 20k 83 ? / ? 4
6301 - Town Mini-Figures 15k 86 ? / $5.50 6
6302 - Mini-Figure Set 14k 82 ? / ? 6
6307 - Firemen 20k 84 ? / ? 4
6308 - Policemen 18k 84 ? / ? 4
6309 - Town Mini Figures 19k 88 ? / $6.25 6
6314 - City People 20k 92 27 / $7.25 6
6326 - Town Folks 20k 98 29 / $5.99 6
6349 - Holiday Villa 38k 88 199 / ? 2
6350 - Pizza To Go 21k 94 142 / $17.50 3
6351 - Surf N' Sail Camper 24k 92 177 / $21.00 2
6352 - Cargomaster Crane 22k 91 133 / ? 0
6354 - Pursuit Squad 24k 90 157 / $15.50 3
6355 - Derby Trotter 29k 89 136 / $14.00 1
6356 - Med-Star Rescue Plane 23k 88 148 / $15.50 3
6357 - Stunt 'Copter N' Truck 25k 88 158 / $17.00 2
6358 - Snorkel Squad 18k 87 ? / $13.50 2
6359 - Horse Trailer N/A 86 ? / ? 0
6360 - Weekend Cottage 34k 87 109 / ? 2
6361 - Mobile Crane 22k 86 ? / $12.75 1
6362 - Post Office 34k 82 ? / ? 0
6363 - Auto Repair Shop 34k 80 ? / ? 1
6364 - Paramedic Unit 33k 80 ? / ? 2
6365 - Summer Cottage 24k 84 ? / ? 1
6366 - Fire & Rescue Squad 30k 84 ? / ? 3
6367 - Semi Truck N/A 84 ? / ? 0
6368 - Jet Airliner 17k 85 126 / $12.75 2
6369 - Auto Workshop 23k 85 ? / ? 1
6370 - Weekend Home 39k 85 ? / ? 2
6371 - Service Station 36k 83 ? / ? 3
6372 - Town House 29k 82 ? / ? 2
6373 - Motorcycle Shop 30k 84 ? / $17.50 2
6374 - Holiday Home N/A 83 ? / ? 0
6375 - Gas Station 43k 80 ? / $23.00 3
6375 - Trans Air Carrier 25k 90 190 / ? 2
6377 - Delivery Center 23k 85 ? / $25.50 4
6378 - Service Station 35k 86 274 / $25.50 2
6379 - Riding Stable 48k 87 269 / $26.00 2
6380 - Emergency Treatment Center 35k 87 285 / $29.75 6
6381 - Motor Speedway 25k 87 185 / $23.00 5
6382 - Fire Station 53k 83 ? / ? 4
6383 - Public Works Center 58k 81 395 / ? 4
6384 - Police Station 47k 83 ? / ? 4
6385 - Fire House-I 35k 85 ? / $43.00 3
6386 - Police Command Base 34k 86 358 / ? 4
6387 - Coastal Rescue Base 35k 89 ? / $35.25 4
6388 - Holiday Home with Caravan 44k 89 334 / ? 4
6390 - Main Street 102k 80 568 / ? 8
6391 - Cargo Center 83k 84 ? / $43.00 5
6392 - Airport 50k 85 472 / $52.75 8
6393 - Big Rig Truck Stop 52k 87 605 / $52.75 5
6394 - Metro Park & Service Tower 62k 89 589 / $58.25 6
6395 - Victory Lap Raceway 69k 88 559 / $58.25 13
6396 - International Jetport 63k 90 485 / $69.75 8
6397 - Gas N' Wash Express 34k 92 453 / $52.00 3
6420 - Mail Carrier 30k 98 11 / $2.50 1
6430 - Night Patroller 22k 91 140 / $25.00 1
6440 - Jetport Fire Squad 30k 91 84 / $27.50 2
6450 - Light & Sound Mobile Police Truck 33k 87 77 / ? 1
6480 - Light & Sound Hook and Ladder Truck 36k 87 ? / ? 1
6481 - Light & Sound Construction Crew 44k 89 168 / ? 2
6482 - Rescue Helicopter 29k 89 188 / ? 3
6501 - Sport Convertible 13k 87 ? / ? 1
6502 - Turbo Racer 13k 87 ? / ? 1
6503 - Sprint Racer 14k 88 27 / ? 1
6504 - Tractor 16k 88 27 / ? 1
6505 - Fire Chief's Car N/A 88 ? / ? 0
6506 - Precinct Cruiser 17k 89 ? / ? 1
6507 - Mini Dumper 14k 89 ? / ? 1
6508 - Wave Racer 11k 90 ? / ? ?
6512 - Landscape Loader 16k 92 34 / $3.25 1
6514 - Trail Ranger 13k 94 34 / $3.25 1
6518 - Baja Buggy 11k 96 36 / $3.50 1
6521 - Emergency Repair Truck 15k 87 ? / ? 1
6522 - Highway Patrol 13k 87 ? / ? 2
6523 - Red Cross 19k 87 ? / ? 1
6524 - Blizzard Blazer 13k 88 50 / ? 1
6526 - Red Line Racer 16k 89 41 / ? ?
6527 - Tipper Truck 18k 89 ? / ? 1
6528 - Sand Storm Racer 16k 89 33 / $3.75 1
6529 - Ultra Light I 12k 90 25 / ? 2
6530 - Sport Coupe 15k 92 32 / ? 1
6532 - Diesel Dumper N/A 91 38 / ? ?
6533 - Police 4 X 4 13k 92 59 / $4.75 1
6534 - Beach Bandit 14k 92 36 / $4.75 1
6535 - Dumper 66k 95 41 / $4.50 1
6543 - Sail N' Fly Marina 58k 94 694 / $85.00 7
6552 - Rocky River Retreat 31k 93 267 / $29.75 2
6562 - Gas Stop Shop 28k 95 216 / $24.50 3
6563 - Gator Landing 34k 96 232 / $27.50 3
6581 - Dig N' Dump 21k 96 125 / $13.25 2
6590 - Vacation Camper 15k 88 106 / ? 2
6591 - Nitro-Dragsters 19k 89 ? / ? 2
6592 - Vacation Hideaway 23k 90 99 / ? 2
6594 - Gas Transit 20k 92 120 / $13.25 1
6595 - Surf Shack 21k 93 88 / ? 3
6600 - Police Patrol 11k 81 ? / ? 1
6601 - Ice Cream Cart 12k 84 ? / ? 1
6602 - Fire Unit 1 11k ? ? / ? 1
6603 - Shovel Truck 11k 85 ? / ? 1
6604 - Formula-I Racer 10k 85 ? / ? 1
6605 - Road Racer 8k 84 ? / ? 1
6606 - Road Repair Set 9k 83 ? / ? 1
6607 - Service Truck 8k 83 ? / ? 1
6608 - Tractor 9k 82 ? / ? 1
6609 - Race Car 8k 83 12 / ? 1
6610 - Gas Pumps 46k ? ? / ? 1
6611 - Fire Chief's Car 10k 81 ? / ? 1
6612 - Fire Chief's Car 12k 86 ? / ? 1
6613 - Telephone Booth 13k 86 ? / ? 1
6621 - Fire Truck 10k 84 ? / ? 1
6622 - Mailman on Motorcycle 13k 84 ? / ? 2
6623 - Police Car 9k 83 ? / ? 1
6624 - Delivery Van 10k 83 ? / ? 1
6626 - Rescue Helicopter 10k 81 ? / ? 0
6627 - Convertible 15k 80 ? / ? 1
6628 - Shell Tow Truck 61k 81 33 / ? 0
6629 - Ambulance 11k 81 ? / ? 1
6630 - Bucket Loader 10k 82 ? / ? 1
6631 - Steam Shovel 13k 85 ? / ? 1
6632 - Tactical Patrol Truck 12k 85 ? / ? 1
6633 - Family Car 82k 85 35 / ? 1
6634 - Stock Car 11k 86 ? / ? 1
6641 - 4-Wheelin' Truck 16k 87 80 / ? 1
6642 - Police Helicopter 19k 88 68 / ? 0
6643 - Fire Chief's Truck 28k 88 ? / ? 1
6644 - Road Rebel 15k 90 59 / ? 1
6645 - Street Sweeper N/A 91 ? / ? 0
6647 - Hiway Repair 23k 81 ? / ? 1
6648 - Dump Truck 12k 80 ? / ? 1
6649 - Street Sweeper 31k 95 58 / $6.75 1
6650 - Fire and Rescue Van 12k 81 ? / ? 1
6651 - Mail Truck 24k 82 40 / ? 1
6652 - Construction Truck 9k 83 ? / ? 1
6653 - Highway Maintenance Truck 27k 81 ? / ? 0
6654 - Motorcycle Transport 18k 83 ? / ? 1
6655 - Auto & Tire Repair 14k 84 ? / ? 1
6656 - Tow Truck 13k 85 ? / ? 0
6657 - Fire Patrol Copter 15k 85 65 / ? 1
6658 - Bulldozer 16k 86 ? / ? 1
6659 - T.V. Camera Crew 15k 86 56 / ? 2
6660 - Hook & Haul Wrecker 19k 89 ? / ? ?
6661 - Mobile TV Studio 20k 89 71 / ? 1
6662 - Back Hoe 18k 92 78 / $7.25 1
6665 - River Runners 13k 94 73 / $7.25 3
6666 - Ambulance 18k 94 71 / $9.25 2
6667 - Pothole Patcher 25k 93 93 / $9.25 1
6668 - Recycle Truck 16k 92 104 / $9.25 1
6669 - Diesel Daredevel 14k 91 84 / $8.75 1
6671 - Utility Repair Lift 20k 89 99 / ? 1
6672 - Safari Off Road Vehicle 26k 90 66 / ? 2
6673 - Solo Trainer 14k 90 ? / ? 1
6674 - Crane Truck 23k 88 ? / ? 1
6675 - Road & Trail 4 X 4 14k 88 79 / ? 1
6676 - Mobile Command Unit 17k 86 ? / ? 2
6677 - Motocross Racing 17k 86 63 / ? 1
6678 - Pneumatic Crane 28k 80 ? / ? 1
6679 - Tow Truck 15k 80 ? / ? 1
6680 - Ambulance 16k ? ? / ? 2
6681 - Police Van 16k 81 75 / ? 1
6682 - Cement Mixer 12k 85 ? / ? 1
6683 - Hamburger Stand 19k 83 ? / ? 2
6684 - Police Patrol Squad 14k 84 ? / ? 2
6685 - Fire Copter 1 16k 82 ? / ? 1
6686 - Backhoe 14k 84 81 / ? 1
6687 - Turbo Prop I 13k 87 67 / ? 2
6688 - Ambulance 22k 87 68 / ? 2
6689 - Post Office 19k 85 ? / ? 2
6690 - Snorkel Pumper 32k 80 ? / ? 2
6691 - Red Cross Helicopter 14k 81 ? / ? 2
6692 - Tractor Trailer 22k 83 ? / ? 1
6693 - Refuse Collection Truck 32k 87 103 / ? 0
6694 - Car with Camper 23k 84 ? / ? 2
6695 - Tanker Truck 18k 84 ? / ? 1
6696 - Fuel Tanker 21k 84 ? / ? 1
6697 - Rescue-I Helicopter 15k 85 ? / ? 1
6698 - RV with Speedboat 18k 86 ? / ? 1
6699 - Cycle Fix-It Shop 21k 87 66 / ? 2

Flight

The Flight sub-theme debuted in 1991 with the 6399 Airport Shuttle. It was the first Town sub-theme to be listed in an in-box catalog.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1959 - Ultralight N/A 93 20 / ? 1
6331 - Patriot Jet 21k 96 153 / $16.50 2
6341 - Gas N' Go Flyer 15k 94 92 / $13.25 2
6342 - Beach Rescue Chopper 16k 93 143 / $17.50 3
6345 - Aerial Acrobats 19k 93 331 / $34.00 6
6346 - Shuttle Launching Crew 30k 92 378 / $38.50 5
6399 - Airport Shuttle 79k 91 743 / $180.00 9
6515 - Stunt Copter 11k 94 32 / $3.25 1
6536 - Aero Hawk 9k 93 40 / $4.50 1
6597 - Century Skyway 62k 94 850 / $109.00 12
6615 - Eagle Stunt Flyer 19k 96 71 / $8.75 1

The Race sub-theme started out kind of small, with only three vehicle sets introduced in its first year. As any Lego Town collector will tell you, the Town is now practically overrun with race car drivers...who still have no homes to live in. Maybe next year...

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1461 - Turbo Force 14k 92 25 / ? 1
1477 - Red Devil Racer 32k 91 34 / ? 1
1496 - Rally Car N/A 87 44 / ? 1
1497 - Pitstop and Crew N/A 87 109 / ? 2
1528 - Dragster N/A 86 24 / ? 1
1611 - Dune Buggy 22k 91 19 / ? 1
1762 - Town Bag N/A 95 16 / ? 1
1821 - Rally Racers 70k 96 192 / $11.00 2
1890 - Octan Racer N/A 92 41 / ? 1
1990 - F1 Race Car N/A 93 30 / ? 1
1991 - Racing Pickup N/A 93 79 / ? 1
1992 - Dragsters N/A 93 96 / $7.75 2
1993 - Race Value Pack 55k 93 305 / ? 4
6334 - Wave Jump Racers 34k 96 175 / $22.00 4
6335 - Indy Transport 58k 96 385 / $33.00 3
6337 - Fast Track Finish 53k 96 329 / $44.00 6
6406 - Go Cart 59k 97 22 / ? 1
6484 - F1 Hauler 44k 95 264 / $49.50 3
6510 - Mud Runner 8k 91 ? / ? ?
6513 - Glade Runner 11k 93 29 / $3.25 1
6517 - Water Jet 11k 96 28 / $3.50 1
6537 - Hydro Racer 12k 94 48 / $4.50 1
6538 - Rebel Roadster 12k 94 53 / $4.50 1
6539 - Victory Cup Racers 31k 93 436 / $42.00 4
6546 - Slick Racer 11k 96 38 / $4.50 1
6551 - Checkered Flag 500 26k 92 176 / $26.50 6
6561 - Hot Rod Club 26k 94 227 / $26.50 3
6596 - Wave Master 17k 95 127 / $13.25 1
6639 - Raven Racer 14k 95 61 / $7.25 1
6646 - Screaming Patriot 15k 91 61 / $6.75 1
6648 - Mag Racer 12k 92 56 / $7.25 1
6663 - Wave Rebel 13k 93 74 / $7.25 1
6670 - Rescue Rig 15k 93 113 / $9.25 1

Nautica

By contrast, Nautica, like Flight, started out with a bang. The Launch & Load Seaport is the biggest Town set ever, with 1022 pieces. It is one of a very few sets with over 1000 pieces: The others are the 8880 Super Car, the 5590 Whirl 'N Wheel Super Truck, the 5591 Mach II Red Bird Rig, the 5571 Giant Truck and the 8480 Space Shuttle.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6353 - Coastal Cutter 16k 91 175 / $19.00 2
6540 - Pier Police 29k 91 327 / $44.00 4
6541 - Intercoastal Seaport 44k 91 506 / $63.75 6
6542 - Launch & Load Seaport 66k 91 1022 / ? 7
6679 - Dark Shark 12k 91 78 / ? 2

RSQ 911

RSQ 911 was fairly short-lived, as Lego later changed the name to, simply, "Rescue." Only five sets made it into the sub-theme before the name was changed, but Trauma Team was one of them. It is one of the most unique sets in the Town lineup, and the police car in 1996's 6625 Speed Trackers is even somewhat reminiscent of the Trauma Team style.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1896 - Trauma Team 25k 92 284 / $27.50 5
6389 - Fire Control Center 56k 91 516 / $52.00 4
6511 - Rescue Runabout 9k 92 34 / ? ?
6531 - Flame Chaser 12k 91 51 / ? 1
6593 - Blaze Battler 13k 91 116 / ? 1

Paradisa

Lego's first official attempt to bring girls into Legoland is regarded by some as a success and others as a failure. Marketing-wise, it doesn't seem to have worked. Set-wise, there have been some pretty nifty things on the Paradisa shoreline, including a baseplate which has never been used anywhere other than 6416 Poolside Paradise.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1761 - Paradisa Motorboat 19k 95 17 / ? 1
1815 - Paradisa Lifeguard N/A 96 56 / ? 2
6376 - Breezeway Cafe 81k 76 171 / $23.00 5
6401 - Seaside Cabana 15k 92 42 / $6.75 2
6402 - Sidewalk Cafe 17k 94 43 / $7.25 2
6403 - Paradise Playground 28k 93 91 / $13.25 3
6404 - Carriage Ride 21k 96 60 / $8.75 2
6405 - Sunset Stables 19k 92 126 / $16.00 3
6409 - Island Arcade 34k 93 140 / $21.00 5
6410 - Cabana Beach 24k 94 145 / $25.50 4
6411 - Sand Dollar Cafe 32k 82 163 / $29.75 5
6414 - Dolphin Point 31k 95 198 / $33.00 4
6416 - Poolside Paradise 36k 92 219 / $38.50 4
6417 - Show Jumping Event 49k 97 35 / $4.50 1
6418 - Country Club 60k 96 272 / $42.00 5
6419 - Rolling Acres Ranch 33k 92 348 / $46.00 3
6489 - Seaside Holiday Cottage 51k 97 84 / $13.25 2
6547 - Funfair 64k 97 176 / $27.50 5

Rescue

The Rescue sub-theme has included some great sets and designs. The plane in Jet Speed Justice, the helicopters in the Central Precinct HQ and Search N' Rescue and the Hook & Ladder are just a few.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1610 - Police Car N/A 91 19 / ? 1
1702 - Fire Fighter 4 X 4 N/A 94 48 / ? 1
6338 - Hurricane Harbor 56k 95 355 / $49.50 3
6340 - Hook & Ladder 24k 94 173 / $21.00 2
6344 - Jet Speed Justice 17k 93 149 / $21.00 2
6348 - Surveillance Squad 30k 94 306 / $33.00 3
6398 - Central Precinct HQ 51k 93 606 / $73.00 5
6483 - Coastal Patrol 32k 94 242 / $48.00 3
6525 - Blaze Commander 14k 95 47 / $4.50 1
6545 - Search N' Rescue 38k 96 281 / $26.50 3
6571 - Flame Fighters 57k 94 416 / $55.00 4
6598 - Metro PD Station 74k 96 540 / $66.00 8
6625 - Speed Trackers 17k 96 56 / $6.75 2
6664 - Chopper Cops 17k 93 64 / $7.25 2

Launch Command

Some people feel that Launch Command shouldn't be part of Town, but these sets are all pretty nice. Check out the 6339 Shuttle Launching Pad...

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6336 - Launch Response Unit 28k 95 177 / $16.50 2
6339 - Shuttle Launch Pad 54k 95 536 / $66.00 4
6516 - Moon Walker 13k 95 28 / $3.50 1
6544 - Shuttle Transcon 2 31k 95 320 / $38.50 3
6614 - Launch Evac 1 19k 95 119 / $9.25 1

Time Cruisers

Although they seem like they might be a separate theme, LEGO considers Time Cruisers and Time Twisters to be part of Town. In any case, Time Cruisers featers Tim and Dr. Cyber, who travel throughout the LEGO universe, exploring different timelines. This is one of those sub-themes that most people either love or hate: Their eclectic mix of pieces from different themes is the source of much controversy.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1853 - Hypno Cruiser 88k 96 152 / ? 2
6491 - Rocket Racer 16k 96 55 / $4.50 1
6493 - Flying Time Vessel 43k 96 234 / $44.00 2
6494 - Mystic Mountain Time Lab 48k 96 505 / $64.00 4

Town Jr.

In 1997, LEGO introduced a series of Town sets which took a departure from the standard LEGOland or LEGO System sets. This line of sets, which we have dubbed Town Jr., each include models which are more simple than other mini-fig scale sets. The sets which feature multiple models or elements have each model segregated into a separate bag inside the box. Each bag has its own model picture and includes its own instructions for that model or element.

For example, the 6549 - Roadblock Runners set includes five inner bags, one for each vehicle and one for the trees, fences and signs. The headlights on the vehicles are painted onto a brick, as opposed to being built out of various smaller elements.

Whether or not the simpler "introductory" sets are a good idea aside, LEGO publicized the fact that these sets are intended for younger, less-experienced builders in their catalogs in Europe, but not in the U.S. The lack of explanation has turned off a number of long-time collectors to these sets, along with their reduced piece counts (yet average or high price per piece ratio) and simplified designs.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6324 - Chopper Cop 16k 98 ? / $2.99 1
6325 - Package Pick-Up 37k 98 26 / $4.75 1
6327 - Turbo Champs 28k 98 ? / $9.99 2
6328 - Helicopter Transport 72k 98 100 / $14.99 2
6330 - Cargo Center 57k 98 228 / $49.75 5
6332 - Command Post Central 88k 98 ? / $59.99 7
6333 - Race and Chase 84k 98 48 / ? 2
6407 - Fire Chief 15k 97 24 / $5.50 1
6422 - Telephone Repair 28k 98 92 / $8.75 1
6424 - Rig Racers 43k 98 98 / $21.00 3
6426 - Super Cycle Center 75k 98 ? / $29.99 3
6486 - Fire Engine 73k 97 64 / $10.00 1
6548 - Octan Gas Station 71k 97 120 / $24.00 3
6549 - Roadblock Runners 46k 97 181 / $33.00 4
6554 - Blaze Brigade 65k 97 250 / $44.00 4
6564 - Recycle Truck 31k 97 34 / $7.25 1
6565 - Construction Crew 28k 97 73 / $16.50 3
6566 - Bank 69k 97 96 / $16.50 2

Outback

This Town sub-theme includes activities such as hunting, fishing, flying, off-roading and more...

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6444 - Outback Airstrip 57k 97 157 / $22.00 3
6487 - Mountain Rescue 40k 97 67 / $6.75 1
6490 - Amazon Crossing 65k 97 117 / $16.50 1
6550 - Outback Racer 22k 97 48 / $4.50 1
6553 - Crisis News Crew 22k 97 133 / $13.25 3

Divers

The Divers sub-theme introduced many new features, such as two new sharks, new plants, a half-sphere canopy window and more. The sets sort of tie together Town and Aquazone, and include some nice, big (but non-floating) boats in the style of new plants, and a new canopy plus some really big (non-floating) boats in the style of the Launch & Load Seaport or the Intercoastal Seaport...

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1782 - Discovery Station 86k 97 316 / $49.99 5
2871 - Diver and Shark 81k 97 ? / ? 1
6441 - Deep Reef Refuge 99k 97 433 / $66.00 5
6442 - Sting Ray Explorer 69k 97 147 / $22.00 3
6555 - Sea Hunter 26k 97 30 / $4.50 1
6556 - Scuba Squad 35k 97 72 / $8.75 2
6557 - Treasure Hunters 101k 97 139 / $22.00 3
6558 - Shark Cage Cove 110k 97 185 / $33.00 3
6559 - Deep Sea Bounty 88k 97 344 / $44.00 5
6560 - Diving Expedition Explorer 106k 97 464 / $79.00 7
6599 - Shark Attack 48k 97 55 / ? 2

Time Twisters

Tim and Dr. Cyber have met their match...or have they? This sub-theme features more wacky vehicles and a few villains...not to mention skeleton heads bobbing up and down!

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6496 - Whirling Time Warper 63k 97 147 / $22.00 2
6497 - Twisted Time Train 72k 97 296 / $38.50 4
6499 - Time Tunnelator 42k 97 80 / ? 1

Extreme Team

What happens when the LEGO designers want to do a bunch of radical vehicles and settings and can't think of which sub-theme to put them in? They create Extreme Team! These sets are loaded with outrageous vehicles, and there's even a mountain to climb and dangerous river to traverse via a rickety log bridge.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6567 - Speed Splasher 16k 98 ? / $2.99 1
6568 - Drag Race Rally 48k 98 ? / $29.99 3
6572 - Wind Runners 30k 98 46 / $5.99 2
6580 - Land Jet 7 29k 98 105 / $11.99 2
6582 - Daredevil Flight Squad 42k 98 278 / $29.99 3
6584 - Extreme Team Challenge 105k 98 354 / $49.99 4
6589 - Rocky Ridge Playscape 19k 98 80 / ? 1

ResQ

The most radical rescue-oriented sub-theme, these sets seem to take off where the 1896 - Trauma Team set left off. They also seem to be at least partially inspired by the Thunderbirds, just in terms of the types and style of vehicles included in the sets. Thankfully, there is also a base set. Notice the clever use of a space shuttle baseplate as a pier...

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
6431 - Road Rescue 25k 98 47 / $3.99 1
6445 - Emergency Evac 31k 98 97 / $7.99 1
6451 - River Response 53k 98 145 / $19.99 3
6462 - Aerial Recovery 47k 98 ? / $24.99 3
6473 - RES-Q Cruiser 56k 98 283 / $37.00 3
6479 - Emergency Response Center 75k 98 420 / $59.99 5

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