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Questions tagged [city]

LEGO City groups a number of sub-themes into one: Construction, Fire, Police, Space Centre, Trains and Transportation all combine with general city life.

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Why do some LEGO City vehicles have tiles in their chassis?

While building 60150 Pizza Van, I noticed that the first few steps of building the eponymous vehicle have you place lime green 1x2 tiles in specific positions and black 1x2 plates in others: These ...
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Ideas for a price tag on parts from old city set?

I took advice from my previous question and did a bit more research, but I have somethin specific. I realised I have had a City set with a few more "unique" parts. The set is 7900 Heavy loader. I can'...
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When did Lego switch from 4 to 6 stud width of Windscreen?

All my old sets have cars with windscreen 4 studs wide. No matter if it is a jeep, truck or what - cars was 4 studs, usually 3823 or 2437. Now, in most modern sets, car windshield is usually 6 studs ...
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Why there are “unnecessary” bricks in 60080?

I previously asked about bricks in invisible places. Now I have second question. There are some bricks that are hardly visible, and in no way contribute to strength of a model. For example lime brick ...
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Is there any reason behind fancy bricks in invisible places?

In set 60080 there is a blue bick with pretty fancy shape. There are also hardly visible bricks in other places. Is there any reason? Why are these bricks used? Any official or semi-official ...
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Augment Lego 60139 with power functions Lego 8293?

I have the Lego 60139 set for my child. If I buy Lego 8293, will I be able to motorize the truck in 60139 set?
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Help identifying LEGO set (possibly construction)?

Could you please help identify this partly assembled set? I have already scoured the Internet looking for images to no avail. I have looked through the instruction books we have. It has possibly come ...
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Need help identifying these parts

Probably LEGO Star Wars, but no idea which set.
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What is TLC's (earlier?) “obsession” with dragsters about? [closed]

When thinking back, it seems that most of the time, Lego Town's racing subtheme featured a so-called "dragster" - a racing car with an elongated front. This impression is corroborated by checking the ...
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What is the name of this part

This part is usually used on the simple 4 wide car base mostly seen in city sets. With making these simple cars, it sits on the sides, and provides a base under a 1x4 Panel pieces. 4 studs on the ...
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Where did Octan come from? Why was it chosen?

I have many sets that include the Octan logo: Over time Octan has been the name of LEGO Cities, Oil Companies, and Big Businesses. It was chosen as a successor to Esso and Shell. It became big during ...
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Cargo Train Deluxe (7898) not running [duplicate]

I was working with the main locomotive of set 7898. I put brand new batteries in both the controller and locomotive but for some reason every time I press the button to turn on the train, the red ...
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Identify 2011 set number

This bag is from a 2011 set. It's 150-250 pieces. It appears to be a car.
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Identify sets from box of assembled parts

I have quite a few models: a gas station, airports, police station, and a lot more including a battery powered cart. They are all built on gray road baseplates. I also have trees, benches, people, ...
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I bought a LEGO set from a yardsale and have no instructions, box or date

I want to find out what LEGO set I have so i can get some instructions for it. I'll add some pictures of the pieces as that's about all I can do. I hope this is enough for someone to be to figure out ...
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Is there on/off function on the 8879 IR SPEED REMOTE CONTROL?

Hi… Just got 8879 IR Speed Remote Control yesterday. Does it have an on/off switch? We don't see one.
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Need help identifying these 3 bags

I got them as a gift but without the packaging. I only have three bags numbered 1, 2 and 3. Can someone help me with the series number? Much appreciated.
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Can I find parts list for single fire truck in a fire station set?

I'm trying to find the partlist for the biggest firetruck in the 7208 Fire Station. Is there a page that contains lists for each car in a set?
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Identification please

I got hold of a lot of loose LEGO; included were three closed packages without assembly instructions. Two of these were numbered as 7 and 8 respectively, the third one is without numbering. I attach ...
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What are the measurements of the different Lego instruction booklets?

I've noticed that there are at least three different sizes (eg 7.8"x5", 4"x5.8" and 7"x8"). Are there other sizes?
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Lego Micropolis tutorials?

I love the Micropolis cities (http://twinlug.com/micropolis-micro-city-standard/) and would like to try to build something myself. Does anyone know good resources for learning to build according to ...
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What Can I Build With This

I have set of lego pieces that I bought second hand that, I know its a full set because the bag was unopened but i have no idea what i'm supposed to build with it,
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Need help identifying this set

These came in a clear bag labeled with the number 2. Dated 2011. Thanks in advance!
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Where does this green plane fuselage piece come from?

It has the year 2005 on it and the number 22988 I think. Anyone know what it is?
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Trains overview image

I'm looking for an overview image of all trains ever released by LEGO. With trains I mean train sets containing locomotives and wagons that run on train tracks. There is a beautiful image from Jeroen ...
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Why is there no set with much RC Straight tracks?

after visiting many Lego events (brickmania, antwerpen, BE), I wish to expend my train layout much more than adding a box or two of 7499 ... Why does Lego didn't released a set with, for example 24 ...
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Help with identifying LEGO sets

Our family (with very big hearts) gave us some LEGO they found. But... I do not know what sets they are from. I already identified 11 sets, but cannot find the last 4 (I think) Could you please help? ...
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Which Lego Police set or sets do I have?

We were given a big bag of Lego pieces. When sorting through them my son found a bunch of police pieces but we can't figure out which set or sets they belong to. I've tried looking up a few ...
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LEGO Trains 12v: Identify This?

This is a very popular picture, which almost all LEGO Trains' fans from 1980s would recognize. I have the train in the forground, 7740, but not the 4th car (red one). Can anyone please clarify that ...
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Pushing LEGO city train [duplicate]

Are you able to push the LEGO city train around the tracks without damaging it or do you always have to use the batteries to make it go?
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Why are some seemingly simple sets, so expensive?

My son has fallen in love with the Lego City series. Alas, I let him watch a YouTube from the video game, and as we look to reward good behavior with reasonable sets, we are seeing very odd price ...
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Which brands (fictional and non-fictional) have appeared in the Town/City theme?

A few years ago I wrote an article about the fictional organisation logos found in the City theme. I'd quite like to revisit this, as I'm sure I must have missed some. I also only focused on the ...
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Is the Lego 8884 IR Receiver compatible with earlier IR Speed Remotes e.g. from set 7897?

I'm thinking of buying the new Train power function, e.g. 8884 IR Receiver, 88000 Battery Box, and 8879 IR Speed Remote. However I already have the set 7897, is the Speed Remote from this set ...
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Where can I find the LEGO fire dept. logo in high resolution or in vector format

I want print a high resolution version of the Lego fire department shield (the shield with three flames that is used on all Lego fire trucks). When I search with Google, I find mostly low resolution ...
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How can I make a brick-built wheelbarrow?

I'd like to make a brick-built wheelbarrow to fit on a construction site that can be held by minifigures hands. I've seen prefabricated Duplo/Fabuland wheelbarrows as well as a new wheelbarrow in a ...
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Steering mechanism for City-scale vehicle

I'd like to build city-scale (6 studs wide) motorized vehicles with PF remote control. There are already several suggestions on how to motorize wheels. The next challenge is steering mechanism that ...
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Is “public transport” train compatable with Lego City track?

Among other things, set 8404 contains a train but it doesn't come with any track pieces (see set 7499). Is this train compatible with these Lego City tracks? I see where it's more of an electric ...
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How can I motorize City-scale wheels?

I'd like to build city-scale (6 studs wide) vehicles motorized with either PF motor or clockwork. The primary problem right now is connecting wheel(s) to motor. Are there small enough LEGO wheels with ...