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Classic Town - city layout with Monorail (Airport Shuttle) and Train

drdesignzdrdesignz USMember Posts: 110
LEGO Classic Town (1978-1991)

The area of baseplates is equal to 72 (8x9) 32x32 stud baseplates, or 256 by 288 studs (73,728 studs total).

There are over a hundred sets included (full list below).

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZAKwe3qs1A

There are duplicates of some sets and lots of extra parts were added, including 32x32, 16x32, and 16x16 green and old light-gray baseplates, plates to connect baseplates, flags, trees, flowers, minifigures, and some random pieces.  I made sure to use only the original trees and flowers from the era despite modern versions being identical.  Only the green baseplates and plates to connect those are newer.  Most sets are in excellent condition and have the original box with instructions.  The few sets without stickers are because the original sticker sheet is still unused.

Set 6390 (Main Street) was purchased after the town was built, so only parts of it are included. Set 7735 (Freight Train) is 12v, which doesn't run on 9v, so only the cars are being pulled by the locomotive of set 4563 (Load N' Haul Railroad).  The locomotive for 7735 with the cars of 4563 can be seen in the background at 4:10 in the video.  The entire length of the monorail track was raised one brick, so that the trains could clear (Airport Shuttle station was modified).

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail

LEGO Classic Town Monorail
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Comments

  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 86
    Wow, very cool! I do have a soft spot for sets of that age, even though I'm technically a 90s kid, but I love this setup and all the vehicles!
    drdesignz
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,369
    Things like this just make me absolutely giddy! What a beautiful classic town layout!!
    drdesignz
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,448
    Beautiful! I have a lot of those sets, but I've never set up a complete city. 
    drdesignz
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,581
    edited May 5
    An absolutely awesome layout. We have many sets in common and that's pretty much how I had mine set up before I introduced modulars into the layout. Silly question for you. How are you powering your 7735 on the 9V track as you appear to be using the original 12V motor? 
    madforLEGOdrdesignz
  • DoktorLDoktorL Member Posts: 124
    Great! I love these 80s sets.
    Onebricktoomanydrdesignz
  • missourimikemissourimike Missouri Member Posts: 1
    This is amazing, and nostalgic.  I have the 4.5v train and no monorail, but most of the sets.  While I like the wider variety of pieces and colors available today, seeing the classic town sets in their primary colors is just so ... satisfying.  Thanks!
    Onebricktoomanydrdesignz
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,622
    Very nice.  
    Onebricktoomanydrdesignz
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 786
    If you’d look at those sets individually they’re not that special (imho, sorry!), but there is just something so satisfying when you combine all of them into such a beautiful lay-out! 
    Everything blends together seamlessly..
    OnebricktoomanydrdesignzDoktorL
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 437
    It's always refreshing seeing an actual city with a thought-out layout and plan.  Many of the "cities" people post are just hodgepodges (gotta quote the Man Upstairs) of their sets jumbled together on some flat space.  It's a particular pet peeve of mine seeing things like Star Wars vehicles or even Nexo Knights strewn about town.  

    Very nice, and as a kid who grew up in the 90s, I have a soft spot for 4-wide. Not all of them work in a layout with more modern sets, but there are some that do. 
    pxchrisBumblepantsKungFuKennydrdesignzWesterBricksDoktorLeMJeeNLOnebricktoomany
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,899
    MrJackson said:
    It's always refreshing seeing an actual city with a thought-out layout and plan.  Many of the "cities" people post are just hodgepodges (gotta quote the Man Upstairs) of their sets jumbled together on some flat space.  It's a particular pet peeve of mine seeing things like Star Wars vehicles or even Nexo Knights strewn about town.
    I wish I could like this more than once.
    560HeliportKungFuKennydrdesignzpanchox1DoktorLRonyarLego_Lord_Mayorcascottdd2Onebricktoomany
  • brclark82brclark82 Member Posts: 217
    You’re the man upstairs aren’t you, I feel like I would get in trouble if I tried to play with that.  Seriously though that is amazing.  I have very clear memories of 2 sets from my childhood, #6399 airport shuttle (still my favorite Xmas present ever) and #6356 rescue plane...I would love to find those some day.  Nice work!!!
    drdesignzDoktorLOnebricktoomany
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 35
    12 year old me is absolutely drooling over this layout.  Every picture hit me right in the childhood. Well done!
    Switchfoot55Bumblepants560HeliportDoktorLdrdesignzjason1976pxchrisOnebricktoomany
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,105
    Nice MOC setup!!! I have pretty much every set in the photos now (I think Im only missing the Canada post truck and the Stables set) and was debating to set up a newer MOC city or older MOC 80's city and now Im starting to feel like doing the latter...
    drdesignzpxchrisOnebricktoomany
  • FireFox31FireFox31 NH, USAMember Posts: 94
    Amazing setup.  You've really brought life into every tiny portion of the city.  Great photography as well.
    drdesignzDoktorLOnebricktoomany
  • jason1976jason1976 LondonMember Posts: 259
    It looks great, and reminds me off all my old sets that I've loved and lost....

    It's a good job Lego never made a health and safety set otherwise the stables would be closed until they put a fence up! :)
    drdesignzOnebricktoomany
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