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I want to improve my Lego city!

wussbirdwussbird Member Posts: 10
edited September 2011 in Collecting
I've got several lego sets that make up quite a good city, and want to get a couple more. Has anyone got any good suggestions?

So far I have:
1592 Town Square
6374 Holiday Home
6384 Police Station
6385 Fire Station
6392 Airport
7754 Train
Various cars, planes, helicopters
Various construction vehicles (old and new)
Several castles and incidentals
A couple of pirate sets.

I'm happy to look at new and old sets (most of what I own is from the 80's), I would just like a more complete city!

TIA

Comments

  • wussbirdwussbird Member Posts: 10
    Forgot to say I'm new here, looking forward to your ideas.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    I bought 7641 City Corner recently for my nephew and he loved it. Especially the bus.
  • wussbirdwussbird Member Posts: 10
    Thanks @kev, that's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for.

  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    6399 Airport Shuttle! Pricey but soooo worth it!! Needs slightly modding to fit in with todays sets but it's a classic. Also 7993 Service station, again a deleted set but another winner.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Looks like you need more houses/ buildings -

    how about
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=5891-1
    which is good value at the moment, or
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=4996-1
    which can be found at a good price

    Also some road bases?
    I'd second City Corner as well, its very good value.
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    I have a 80' sets as well so I stay away from the new stuff. They just don't look together. 6 wide vehicles and semis that are a block long, pass. City Corner tho is nice, minus the bus. What I did was buy lot after lot on ebay and then build all thee classic sets myself. It's actually where I have too much to set up a town display anymore. I could build "scenerios" but not the whole thing. I have 5 of the 2 dif old seaports, 2 dif airports with 9 jets, 9 diff trains with 3 diff stations. All pretty much just built with pieces I have had. Great fun!
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    Also, check out this massive, awesome old school set up.

    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=410928&n=0
  • wussbirdwussbird Member Posts: 10
    Thanks for all your suggestions!

    @si, I really like the creator sets and am thinking about getting the lighthouse. Also, forgot to mention that I have some road bases already.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Thanks for the link @si - those pics just make me very happy! Memories of coveting those sets in the 80's catalogues :)

    Will have a think for your layout @wussbird and put some links up later.

    However I have Emergency treatment centre in great condition (with instuructions, no box) to sell if you're interested? http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6380-1

    And a few other 80's sets I've not yet sorted out.
  • ejcmoorhouseejcmoorhouse Member Posts: 1
    what about a some sort of docks i have 6542 in part and being 1991 would go with 80's sets. http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6542-1
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    ^ I have a 6542 I'd sell if you're interested (msg me if so) - decided to go with the newer harbour myself.

    ^^ @SS - wasnt me :)

    @collect_that .. like your thinking, airport shuttle is IMO the best set of all time and would go great with a retro collection. I was just guessing that @wuss'd probably go for cheaper sets first, and would end up at airport shuttle once lots of $$$ spent on 'cheaper' sets as most people do. But ending up at airport shuttle one way or another would be a great idea IMO :)
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    ^ Your right but evertime someone mentions city layout I can't help myself it is a true classic and I have a hard time believing that lego never had much success with monorails.
  • wussbirdwussbird Member Posts: 10
    @ecj, @si I really like the look of those docks, hadn't seen them before!

    I'm still weighing up what I really like and probably will go for a couple of cheaper sets first and also see what my 5 yr old gets for his bday!
  • zsdadzsdad Member Posts: 1
    pick up the lighthouse as soon as you can.
    It is fantastic and would add to any city layout.
  • MarkMiltonMarkMilton Member Posts: 6
    you can get the Emerald Night for cheap through TRU right now. it would be a nice set-piece for a park in a more modern city set-up. plus, it's just a great set!

    there's also the creator houses if you want to expand into the suburbs.

    if you wanted to expand into a harbour area, the Lighthouse would be an excellent addition as well!


    i've been building medieval displays, and am heading into the direction of the old-timey town as well, so the Medieval Market Village and Mill were mandatory for me. as the Emporium, Fire Brigade and Pet Shop soon will be as well.
  • wussbirdwussbird Member Posts: 10
    @Mark, unfortunately that train won't work on the tracks I've already got and I don't really want to change my railway for one set.

    I'd love the MMV and have put it on my wishlist, but I think the emporium etc are a bit beyond my price range!

    Also, just to let you know, I've just bought City Corner off ebay!
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,559
    ^ The Emerald Night will work on any track since it uses Power Functions to run it.
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