Octan, is simply Octane in Danish, which is a chemical in and associated with gasoline making it a sensible name for a fictional petroleum/energy company.
The LEGO Group (under pressure by a Greenpeace campaign) stopped the previous corporate partnerships, which had featured real world oil companies logos in LEGO sets, to distance themselves from the ...
Brickshelf returns two interesting designs:
There's also a YouTube video showing yet another design which is quite simple yet elegant (although I would have put the 1x2 plate with handles under it, not on the side, but that's my own opinion.
Going on advice from InkBlend I converted the logo to a vector graphic from a sticker sheet scanned in for the 7945 Fire Station set on BrickLink.
I used VectorMagic to convert the file and automaticaly create paths. The SVG vector file can be downloaded here. If you don't have an image editor that supports vector editing, you can also download a high-...
The red car that you mentioned is Mail Van (7820).
There are a number of other trains in the picture including:
7730 - Goods train (the locomotive doesn't seem to be visible)
7710 - Push-Along Passenger Steam Train (just the cars)
7750 - Steam Engine with Tender (pulling the cars from 7710)
7814 - Crane Wagon
7760 - Diesel Shunter Locomotive
7720 - ...
Ever since this question was asked I wanted to build something that would fit that scale. Here's the result:
I know this is not using only LEGO pieces but, I thought that there was no way to make the LEGO motors fit 'inside' a normal looking LEGO City vehicle. So, this is basically a homemade motorized brick made of a 2x2 brick glued to the 2x2 wheels-...
I asked one of the set designers at LEGO, Samuel Johnson, on Twitter. Here is our conversation:
This to aid in the building flow for children aged 5 and up. Easy to spot on the page, easy to find in the pile of bricks :)
Ah! Do both the colour and the shape (studless vs studded) ...
I believe that this covers everything:
Diesel Dumper (6532)
Landscape Loader (6512)
Recycle Truck (6668)
Friends car (30103)
Launch Evac 1 (6614)
Rescue Runabout (6511)
Looks like just the car from Shell Convenience Store (1254)
This piece is only two plates high, to have another piece in here you would need to stack two plates, which would
make the total pieces count rise, or more expensive
might be more difficult to tear down by hand
probably less sturdy (with a piece on it acting as a lever stacked plates could pry apart)
Sets designers are under constraints for both piece ...
Based on the occurrence of the 2x2x3 brick in white and the 16 trans-blue garage door panels, I think this is a bag from set 7744: Police Headquarters.
From the picture it looks like your bag builds the bottom right part of the station - the 2 car garages and the platform under the stairs.
Without examples, it's difficult provide a precise answer, but I'll give it a shot.
Since you mentioned Amazon, I assume that's where you are getting your pricing information from. As you noted, prices from many retailers will fluctuate based on supply and demand, and that can often explain why a set is expensive.
Amazon in particular lists many sets which ...
What about the 75930 Indoraptor Rampage for an almost timeless mansion? Without the raptors it is not too expensive.
The 10228 Haunted house could provide a good basis for a rebrick of a nice mansion on the hill just outside of your city. However, this one is ALWAYS expensive, as you probably know.
For many nice little ideas for everyday items and a MOC ...
I can't believe that nobody else else has posted the most important real company that appears within the LEGO City theme... the LEGO company itself!
There is a good list of promotional sets on Brickipedia, that includes the set theme. Many of the town / city sets include logos or brand names of real-world companies.
Other sets that include real-world ...
It is designed to handle curves that are found on CITY track. Here is the detail from middle car. There is tongue and groove that allows the middle wheels to slide left and right to enable curves. I will post a video of a powered train pushing it, if needed.
You are not likely going to be able to add the power functions motor to this set without some major modifications. The truck in the set uses pin type wheel connections, the motors normally use technic axle style wheels, and there isn't really any extra room internally to place the motor.
Most of the parts are of set 7288.
I see at least the following:
Window / door with the gates
Big wall parts with stickers.
Cop minifig & white shirt criminal
Computerdesk and front of the truck
Red front of the small car
I also see parts of 7279:
Gray shirted criminal
Part of the ATM terminal
Parts of the little car (lights and front with sticker)
Here are some additional non-fictional brands and their set(s) under the Town theme:
Chocomel (Nutricia), Holland
ANWB (Breakdown service), Holland
Roadside Recovery Van and Tow Truck
Touring Club Schweiz
Air Canada Jet Plane
I have always assumed that the pieces in question were place holders to simplify assembly. Their bright color and location help insure proper alignment for less experienced builders. One must realize that the set is marketed to 6-12 year old's. I imagine their testing has proven that such aides are very useful for younger builders.
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Please try these methods instead:
The Publisher's Home Page - DON'T go directly to the search box to search the term "LEGO city mini movies", but instead just
pull up one of your official LEGO mini movies and click on the
name of the person who published the video to YouTube.
In this case it would be "...
I think RC devices are not compatible with PF devices due using different IR protocols.
For instance, see this forum thread for more explanation. Also this cool site.
RC and PF can use the same rails
RC and PF cannot use the same remote controllers
RC and PF uses different engines:
RC places it in bogie (as 9v do)
PF places it in body
You can definitely use the trains without batteries and push them on the tracks. In fact, a lot of LEGO trains come without the battery option, and you can add it if you want.
Most people will get the battery option as it is fun to watch LEGO trains go on their own, but it is not necessary.
You can even build raised tracks and have the train go down on ...
As the person who maintains the standard, I should probably start by apologizing for not trying to do more to make something like that available. I had hoped that the FAQ or the comments on the spec page would help with some of that but it's obviously not enough. In particular my answer to someone's question about building an airport is probably my own ...
One easy way of getting a list of parts from individual items in a set is to download a fan-made copy of the set made in LEGO Digital Designer and remove the parts you don't need.
Eurobricks has a big list of sets that are available to edit in LDD, you may find some inconsistencies depending on which parts are available in the softwares library. Most ...
The wedge piece is 43712pb023 Wedge 6 x 4 Triple Curved with Air Vent and Hatch Pattern (Sticker) - Set 7734 and comes from set 7734-1 Cargo Plane.
The tubular brick is 6042 Brick, Modified Octagonal 2 x 2 x 3 1/3 with Side Studs. It came in only three sets in Green, all from 1997, all from the AquaZone theme. These sets are 2160, 2161 and 2162.
The other ...
Given the size of the set (indicated by the fact that there are at least 8 bags), the occurrence of the Item 2584c003 - winch with reel and the Item 41539 - 8x8 light bluish gray plates in package "7", it looks like you have parts of set 60004 Fire Station in your hands, specifically one of the upper floors of the building, together with parts of the ...
At least the mobile police post 7288; the label on the piece identifies it.
Look for pieced used as license plates; license plates on Lego cars often contain the set number. In fact, any number printed or stickered on a piece is likely to be the set number.
The dog doesn't have to be from a police set; he also appears in at least one firefighter set.