6 new City sets now available in Toys R Us in the UK

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City Corner

Brickset moderator Dr. Sinister found this set in his local TRU today in the south of England, much earlier than anticipated. You can view pictures in his flickr stream and read a review at his Tabletown site.

Update 25th Apr: My local branch, Portsmouth, had 6 of the new City sets: 7638 Tow Truck, 7641 City Corner, 7642 Garage, 7639 Camper, 7686 Helicopter Transport and 8402 Sports Car. I bought the camper and sports car. Sadly, the other really interesting one, 7747 Wind Turbine Transport was not there. (Update 6pm: my Brickish friends have been in that branch and cleared out the City Corner sets -- sorry!)

47 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Ive been waiting for this set since i saw the first picture of it !!!! Finally!! i hope it will be in the US before August!

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By in Canada,

cool, it looks really awesome

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By in United States,

very nice, can't wait to get all the new City sets.....and Agents....and Space Police....and Power Miners :)

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By in United States,

Dr.S, did you find any other 2009 summer sets?

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By in United States,

The Pepper Roni spinoff kid has little legs. The skateboard is as big as he is! Otherwise, neat-looking set!

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By in United Kingdom,

Didn't see any other new sets at all - it was really odd to see just this one on the shelf.

Dr. S.

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By in New Zealand,

Huw, where is your local branch.

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By in United Kingdom,

Portsmouth

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By in New Zealand,

Huw, ok, a bit far from norfolk, nothing in our toys r us, i assume they will be available to buy soon on www.lego.com, just someone in your toys r us putting them out too early.

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By in United States,

Please! I hope there at my TRU in Florida.

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By in United States,

Does anybody know when they will be availlable in the U.S?

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By in United Kingdom,

what toys r us did you find them at

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By in United Kingdom,

They have so far been spotted in Basingstoke and Portsmouth stores - not sure about others at the moment.

Dr. S.

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By in United Kingdom,

PRICES! what were the prices?
If they're spotted in Birmingham then they must be everywhere else- good old Brum never seems to have anything early. We did have a load of Farm sets though, in February.

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By in United Kingdom,

I didn't note the prices but they are approximately:

7638 Tow Truck = £12
7641 City Corner = £45
7642 Garage = £65
7639 Camper = £14
7686 Helicopter Transport = not sure
8402 Sports Car = £8

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks. The garage is quite a bit but City Corner looks quite low.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Helicopter Transport was £29.99.

Dr. S.

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By in United Kingdom,

5 of each in my TRU branch, Swindon.

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By in United States,

Thanks Dr. S. So the USA prices for the sets will be...

7638 Tow Truck = $13
7641 City Corner = $60-$80 (Guess)
7642 Garage = $90
7639 Camper = $16
7686 Helicopter Transport = $40 (Guess)
8402 Sports Car = $10

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By in New Zealand,

Got 7638, 7641, 7642, 7686 and 8402 in tru in ipswich today, they had loads

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By in New Zealand,

Prices in TRU Ipswich were

8402 - £6.99
7638 - £8.99
7641 - £44.99
7642 - £64.99
7686 - £29.99

The www.lego.com prices should be less as these don't include the vat reductions in the normal lego prices

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By in United Kingdom,

I also reckon TRU gave them a small price hike...
keithran, could you tell us about the garage? We haven't had a review yet.

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By in United Kingdom,

hopefully,they have some in leeds-ill be distrot if they dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By in New Zealand,

legoguysw, I have never done a review, but will try and do one on the garage today.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks mate- a review isn't neccesary, just more of the pics like those you've just done. Thanks!

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By in United States,

Glad to see that LEGO mixed in the old flat smooth hair with the new more detailed hair.

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By in United Kingdom,

I wonder if it is in the watford branch..........
I wish they had the bionicle and star wars sets early

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By in United Kingdom,

Southampton TRU has 7642, 7641 and 8402 but one less of each than it did before I visited ;-)

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By in New Zealand,

Set 7642 - City Garage - More Hi Res Pictures

One link takes you to them all http://keithkram.co.uk/Reviews/7642/7642.html

I have only done the first instruction booklet so far.

You will see there is a good selection of parts, I could only spot 3 new special parts, and they may have been used before in sets I dont have. One is the platform to lift the cars in the garage, one is for the tow truck main lifting arm, and the other is for the base of the tow truck.

I dont like the dumbing down of the sets by opening individual bags, so you will see I open them all, more fun that way.

The hair on one of the minifgs seems new and also I noticed one has the space motif on his jacket.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice one Keith. I don't understand why you, and others, empty all the numbered bags into one great pile. Surely building is then much more difficult!

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By in New Zealand,

Huw, yes, building it is more difficult, but thats half the fun, I dont find it any fun just sitting there with a few pieces and putting them together, and then doing the same again. Besides, if I am paying all this money for a set, I want the build to feel that its a bit of a challange and not over and done with in a few minutes. I even emptied all the bags for the 10195 before building it.

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By in United Kingdom,

I hate hunting round for pieces, for sets the size of 10195 I sort them into bricks, plates etc. before starting

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By in United Kingdom,

I like hunting for the bits makes it more challenging!

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks keithkram!
I keep the tiny, technic pieces to one side when building, but sometimes jumble the rest up...

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By in New Zealand,

legoguysw, i hope to finsih the set tonight and load some more pictures.

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By in United Kingdom,

Has anyone seen them in leeds toysrus, i want to be sure where they are. i love the bus whith its windows!

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By in New Zealand,

Set 7642 - Garage

This link shows all my pictures of this set.

http://keithkram.co.uk/Reviews/7642/7642.html

I was impressed with this set, it was not boring to build and has some nice touches. The lorries do not have doors as the shape of the fron means that they would only be held in with the back to corners of a windscreen.

One complaint about the stickers (I hate stickers and you will see I have not applied them) is that all the vehicles end up having the same vehicle registration mumber, it would not have hurt to have made them different.

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By in United States,

I still don't get why they put blue lights on any of these new City vehicles: tow truck, helicopter transport. Blue lights are reserved for police or rescue vehicles in every country I've seen. Definitely going to be changing those to orange.

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By in United Kingdom,

got the camper at 15 pound. good set

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By in United States,

XBoard- The reason why those "lights" are blue is because the sets are orange. They need them to stick out and blue goes with orange.

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By in United Kingdom,

prices on the toys r us website

7638:£8.99

7639:£14.99

7641:£44.99

7642:£64.99

7686:£29.99

8402:£6.99

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By in United Kingdom,

Is anyone else just a little annoyed at the price hikes??? personally, I dont think £6.99 is a very fair price for the sports car..... not when the cop car (similar brick count etc) is only £3.99...... Nevermind the £65 smack in the face for the garage!!!!!...... OUCH!

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By in United States,

The sports car is overpriced, way overpriced. Once again I'm blaming it on the tree.

However the garage you should be happy about, it's a little less than what USA pays.

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