• Best And Worst LEGO City Sets 2005-2013

    Compiled by Theminetimes450. Updated 06 October 2013. Contains 18 sets.
    Decided to take A bunch of sets from there to here and show which You should and shouldn't save and buy.

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7238: Fire Helicopter

18 reviews
Pieces
75
Minifigs
1
RRP
$9.99, £7.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 65777-1 65799-1 65838-1 66070-1 66139-1 66171-1 66174-1 66175-1 66177-1 66179-1 66182-1 66184-1 66190-1 66195-1 66218-1
Bricklist notes
Wasn't a Bad set for 2005, The set had a Fire hose on both sides and The helicopter In my opinion was Realistic. This was a great set for 2005, And has to be Re-released. Well done LEGO
Our community
2310 own this set, 834 want it.

7240: Fire Station

12 reviews
Pieces
260
Minifigs
3
RRP
$30, £19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 65777-1 65778-1 65799-1 66107-1 66174-1
Bricklist notes
This was the worst set of 2005. The fire station looked awful to the Eyes. The Gate was a bad part regarding the look to the Fire Station. The Fire Van wasn't a good Vehicle because the Ladder couldn't go on. And it wasn't proper. So far the worst Set of 2005.
Our community
1469 own this set, 866 want it.

7894: Airport

20 reviews
Pieces
700
Minifigs
5
RRP
$79.99, £69.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66156-1
Bricklist notes
Was a Great set for 2006. The Jet entrance was a nailer to the set because that is what you would find in most Airports in Various Countries. The Airport was a great set should have been Re-Released to this year (2013 Only) It was replaced by 3182 Which was good also. The best 2006 set and Permanently will be.
Our community
1759 own this set, 1415 want it.

7892: Hospital

16 reviews
Pieces
382
Minifigs
4
RRP
$49.99, £29.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66193-1
Bricklist notes
Very awful set as it is based on a 32x48 Boulder bunch Block. The rooms we're to small and wouldn't blend well with a City. The set was also fragile when it compares to the bases itself. It was bulked and it didn't have Correct Vehicles aswell. Worst of 2006 and always will be.
Our community
1399 own this set, 1344 want it.

7994: LEGO City Harbour

27 reviews
Pieces
659
Minifigs
5
RRP
$89.99, £58.69
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Best set of 2007. The looks of the Harbour and Containers dominated. The crane as an Epic part to the thing itself. The truck. However could only fit one container but man it was a good design. And the Ship called City Lines was good. This kicked 2007 into the next year. Was a dominating set to 2007 And should be re-released ASAP.
Our community
2178 own this set, 2142 want it.

7998: Heavy Hauler

19 reviews
Pieces
332
Minifigs
1
RRP
$34.99, £34.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
A bad set for 2007 In my opinion. The set was not a good Idea while it has 1 minifigure. The Main part of the set (The truck) Was A bit too large and bulky when it comes to the Trailer part. The large containers didn't show enough effort into the design itself. LEGO Could have done better than this Green Crapine. Worst set for 2007.
Our community
2446 own this set, 1715 want it.

7744: Police Headquarters

21 reviews
Pieces
953
Minifigs
7
RRP
$89.99, £69.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66257-1
Bricklist notes
This was THE BEST For 2008 LEGO Had released a bunch of cool sets as this set had the Most pieces (953) If this had 4 Vehicles. This would have been worth $100+ For the US and 100+ for Australia (My home country) This set contained 7 minifigures (2 Robbers and 5 Police Officers) With a Bike, Police Chief car & Prisoner Transporter. The outlook of the set was magnificent of its design and Needs to be Re-Released ASAP. This set was My first LEGO Set. So claiming this had 953 Pieces. This is known as the Biggest LEGO City set so far and the best for 2007. Kicked ass LEGO. keep it up!
Our community
3638 own this set, 1624 want it.

7741: Police Helicopter

40 reviews
Pieces
94
Minifigs
1
RRP
$9.99, £9.99, €14.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66247-1 66255-1 66257-1 66282-1 66329-1 66363-1 66375-1 66389-1 66412-1
Bricklist notes
Bad and good set for 2008. The set was out of place when It could only seat 1 minifigure as it only had 1 minifigure. It only came with a Railcamera, Handcuffs and Binoculars. This set has made its way into 2013 Which was a great effort. But really didn't have a decent outlook claiming the Helicopter rail was fragile. Bad and good set for 2008 and needed to be replaced already.
Our community
8376 own this set, 768 want it.

7642: Garage

14 reviews
Pieces
953
Minifigs
4
RRP
$99.99, £69.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
This was a good set for 2009 as it had a large Tow truck, Red truck and a Pickup car. The set was amazing for the design and should have sold for 3+ years like 7741. (Which I recalled a bad/good set in the Bricklist) The set was selling in K-Mart Australia for $114 Dollars in my opinion was worth it. I didn't get this set on time as I was dying to get it. It was a great set for 2009 And It was an epic blend for Cities made by other people. Well Done LEGO. Keep it up!
Our community
2603 own this set, 2376 want it.

7638: Tow Truck

13 reviews
Pieces
129
Minifigs
1
RRP
$12.99, £9.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66326-1 66345-1
Bricklist notes
Not many people would agree to this. But this wasn't a good set for 2009. The Tow Truck. It did look realistic. But really wasn't worth it as it only contained: 2 Construction Cones, Chainsaw, Axe, Wrench & Walkie-Talkie. But at least this Truck was better than the one you get in the set 4207 Parking Garage. The truck could only seat 1 Minifigure as it only had 1 minifigure. LEGO could've done better Than this. But good luck to LEGO on the 2014 sets as 2014 Is close. Very Close. But Good and bad set of 2009 in my opinion.
Our community
4677 own this set, 1186 want it.

8404: Public Transport Station

11 reviews
Pieces
864
Minifigs
6
RRP
$99.99, £81.99, €99.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Toys R Us.
Bricklist notes
This set was a kick-ass set for 2010. As it had received a Gold award as the best set for 2010. I do not have this set. But I seriously want this set. This set Contains a Tram, Coach, Sports Car & City sweeper. The set was a good Idea for Public transport. Like 7937. It needed a Taxi to gain more excitement. But It did look good already as it had cool Features besides the Vehicles. LEGO Has released fantastic sets. This did deserve the Award. And more sets like this should be sold In future.
Our community
3060 own this set, 2778 want it.

8403: City House

10 reviews
Pieces
383
Minifigs
3
RRP
$39.99, £29.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Target.
Bricklist notes
This was a good and bad set for 2010. The House is 3 storey's which was a good idea as some awful features we're put into each room. The roof Is one of the storey's, As the roof Storey holds the kids bedroom The only thing that made this set good was the Treehouse. And this was the First carnation of a Family home. But really did need an improvement before of releasing.
Our community
2357 own this set, 2443 want it.

3661: Bank & Money Transfer

20 reviews
Pieces
405
Minifigs
4
RRP
$49.99, £41.99, €49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Target.
Bricklist notes
This was a good set for 2011. It was the first Carnation of a Bank and the features we're really cool. It contained a Police officer (Which drives Unit 6) Security Guard (Which weirdly is another police officer and drives the Armored Bank truck, Robber. Who rides a Cool Red Dirtbike, And a Banklady. It also had 4 Cases, 2 Safes, 4 $100 Notes, 3 Gold bars & a Credit card (Which was one of the Bars) The set blends well with Cities made by others And is eligible for a second carnation. Well done LEGO. Again keep it up ;)
Our community
3656 own this set, 1964 want it.

3648: Police Chase

7 reviews
Pieces
173
Minifigs
3
RRP
$24.99, £18.99, €24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Wal-Mart; similarly in the UK to John Lewis stores.
Bricklist notes
Pointless set of 2011. Set was worth $39 In australia. Contained 3 Minifigures. 2
Cars and a Trike. (Trike Is a 3 wheeler bike) It also contained a Traffic light, Speed sign and a Camera. Those features Wouldn't make this set worth $39 NOT EVEN $29! This was a Unworthy set of 2011. Always will be!
Our community
1837 own this set, 1288 want it.

4207: City Garage

6 reviews
Pieces
933
Minifigs
5
RRP
$119.99, £79.99, €99.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Toys R Us. Also available from Shop At Home.
Bricklist notes
The best set of 2012! This set contained 4 Vehicles and 5 Minifigures. And a great Parking Garage. The high level of playability is the really good part With 6 Parking spaces of the garage. Makes it a dominating set for 2012. I did want this set badly. But couldn't get it. LEGO. This is a great set for Young and old builders the more challenging it is... the better it is :) Should of had a 5th vehicle and a 6th minifigure.
Our community
1779 own this set, 1825 want it.

4208: Fire Truck

4 reviews
Pieces
243
Minifigs
1
RRP
$19.99, £17.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66426-1
Bricklist notes
The worst set of 2012 in my opinion. It looks terrible and it only has 1 minifigure. It really should've had 3 Minifigures and a better look. Because as good as this may look to you. It really doesn't look stuck in right place. There are Several missing features to this set. Firstly it needs to have 3 minifigures. Thats why I don't like it.
Our community
3037 own this set, 951 want it.

60007: High Speed Chase

7 reviews
Pieces
283
Minifigs
3
RRP
$29.99, £19.99, €29.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
Includes Chase McCain minifigure and exclusive game code.
Related sets
Included in 66475-1
Bricklist notes
An awesome set for 2013. Contains 3 Minifigures (Robber, Bikerider and One and only CHASE MCCAIN!) Awesome stuff the set has. A cool Getaway car, Nice looking police bike and Chase's Hummer. Bonus features are Spike strip, Police Barricade, Police Cone, 3 $100 Note's, Gold Bar and a code. (PS, The one I got on my set was VR-TMPDM3W) The Code is for the new game LEGO City Undercover. The best set for 2013.
Our community
2815 own this set, 1053 want it.

60023: LEGO City Starter Set

1 review
Pieces
272
Minifigs
5
RRP
$29.99, £19.99, €24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Not really a good set for 2013 although its a 5+ Starters set. It is a little bit boring after you get a bit of time to Build and play with it. The Ambulance was a problem because Several people said it had too many stickers. Which actually did have too many stickers. The Police officer chasing after the crook which is included in the set Isn't riding a Proper Vehicle. He should be driving a 2 Seater car. and the Crook should be on a Dirtbike. And the Fire Truck. Or Should I say the Fire Van. Isn't done correctly. It only had 1 Minifigure which could've seated 2 minifigures. You only got an Axe, Oxygen tank and a Fire Extinguisher. What also was a problem was the Ladder. That couldn't move or rotate at all. So I had to modify the Truck When I bought this set. I bought this set when I bought 11 LEGO Sets in 1 Day. I didn't do anything with the Police Bike issue. But that's why this Starter Set wasn't good enough. Thats my opinion.
Our community
1372 own this set, 801 want it.