Mysterious CITY set found in Singapore!

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Brickset member jenks87 has found a new CITY set, numbered 40170, at their local LEGO Certified Store in Singapore. This unusual set, tentatively named 'CITY Expansion Pack', contains an array of generic items including a toll booth, a traffic light and a bike rack.

The box is equally odd as one end is slanted and the reverse shows another hitherto unseen set, 853656, which includes what appears to be strips of cardboard or plastic road along with some more roadside accessories. You will find an image of the back after the break...

Thanks to jenks87 for letting us know and providing these images.

Have you found this set in your local area? Let us know in the comments.

 

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50 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Odd. Looks creepy because of the lack of minifigures. Glad they're bringing sets like these back though! Hopefully it's an indicator of things to come.

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By in Australia,

A City accessory pack without a single minifigure to boost content? It's a bold move Cotton, let's see if it pays off.

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By in Canada,

I like it. I'm assuming a modest price tag. If so, this would be great for supplementing City scenes.

Any idea of the Singapore price?

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By in United Kingdom,

I like it! I hope it'll be available online, there's no lego shops in northern Ireland!

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By in United Kingdom,

Lots of news coming today. This one looks alright, but nothing too special.

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By in United States,

When was the last time Lego produced a box with a live child on the front? Seems like decades to me, but I may be mistaken.

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By in Luxembourg,

That 853656 road set could be a replacement for #850929-1 City Playmat?

The accessory and service packs in the 80's and 90's were great. Would be happy to see them make a comeback.

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By in Sweden,

This set actually looks amazing, and promising. I'm glad it is based around some scenery instead of vehicles.
Hopefully it's not a store exclusive, if this is $10 or $15 I'd buy a few.

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By in United Kingdom,

This looks really handy; I miss this kind of set being available!

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By in Netherlands,

Interesting... Btw, the tollbooth is for a parking place!

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By in United States,

I liked these kinds of sets for the street signs. They used to do a similar thing to this with 3 or 4 minifigs mixed in. Honestly at this point, i have a ton of minifigs, so i dont mind just the signs and other decorations at a lower price to fill things out!

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By in United States,

Looks like a people pack... without people... (chills)

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By in United States,

Actually, I love this, simply because they also made the Fun in the Park and Fun at the Beach sets. That way, it's easy to populate your city with minifigs and items, and you can choose how many of each. I would be a bit weird if they didn't also sell minifig packs. I wish that pairing of sets (this set+minifig packs) was around when I was a kid!

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By in United States,

Woah... Is that real? No minifigs at all?

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By in Netherlands,

40170 People Pack: Fun at the abandoned city

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By in Canada,

Ah, the first set of the new "Ghost City" subtheme.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Let's see the newest Lego them: Ghost City, I like it thought. Let's see if we can get more road baseplates this way.

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By in United Kingdom,

@stlux, I had exactly the same thought: this reminds me of an accessory pack from the early '90s. It would explain the lack of minifigures. It assumes you already have them...

...Either that or there has been an outbreak of some super-virulent pathogen and everyone has gone home and died!

@Casper_van_hobbes, It's a pay/guard booth at the exit of a car park. You usually get those at the exits of multi-storey car parks, but you do sometimes see them at outdoor parking lots especially next to buildings such as office blocks, hospitals, stadia, airports and train stations.

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By in United States,

@npgcole dont give them ideas- it's only a matter of time before a Lego City Ghost Police subtheme appears :P

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By in United States,

I believe the official name of the set is 'the rapture'

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By in United States,

I'm not so sure that the road is cardboard. If you look at the top of the box, it says '5x' above the road pieces. I think these might be some sort of modular road pieces. I know there are already a road system available.

And there seems to be 50+ something listed at the bottom of the box, but I can't make it out.

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By in United States,

^^ Wooster is right. It appears to include (2) straight road plates, (2) curves, & (1) T intersection.

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By in United Kingdom,

A city pack with no people? Pripyat maybe?

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By in United Kingdom,

It's clearly a RACCOON CITY builder pack. ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

That's a truly awful bike rack.

I know bike racks like that exist, it's just they're truly awful

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By in United States,

I'm taking this with a shaker of salt for now, but if it turns out to be authentic, then it i'll consider it an interesting development.

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By in United States,

I actually enjoy looking at the service packs more than some of the regular sets because it will expand what you had. I hope that they bring back the style of the Packs.

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By in United Kingdom,

Good idea on the sloped box, it's about time Lego started to consider how to cut down on packaging (even if it is just cutting down on a few corners).

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By in Sweden,

Very interesting...

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By in United States,

looks like an apocalypse set... kida creepy, not even any in the background. its an abandoned city set

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By in United Kingdom,

In the 853656 set the road sections in the picture seem to be edged with grassy verges rather than pavements. Seems to somehow discourage construction of buildings which is an odd move. And yet the street furniture in 40170 seem to require a town to make sense. Wonder if one of the street sections is the carpark for the booth- which would be very useful - given the number of car based sets they produce. Having a standard parking space size would be a brain ache though.

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By in United States,

I really like this kind of supplemental set! Hope it is really a thing and not just a local exclusive/fluke. Especially like the little drinking fountain, and the toll booth. Cute!

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By in United States,

Neither one of these set numbers seems to work on the Lego missing parts database...

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By in United Kingdom,

@Spartan Ghost, You're taking this news with a "shaker of salt" because:

a) The LEGO Certified Store in Singapore sells counterfeit LEGO

b) jenks87 is lying

c) CapnRex101 is lying

d) Other (please explain)

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By in Sweden,

The bucket down in the right corner (containing fruit) looks like a new piece, so does the flower pot that holds the tree-looking thingy.

I wonder how sets like these pop up out of nowhere in a certified Lego store? I expect such sets to be officially announced by Lego on the web. Does @jenks87 have any information regarding pricing/RRP?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Demonpwnzer As opposed to a dead child on the box? ;-)

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By in Australia,

I am unsure as to whether this is a real set. There are no minifigures and I do not know why it is branded under the police line if it is a normal civilian supplementary pack. But I guess it was from a Certified store....

I do like it a lot though, however I doubt I will be able to get it in Australia and I would need a modular building to make it a worthwhile purchase on Lego Shop @ Home. (postage is only free on orders over $200 AU)

If these become normal, I really want a sign pack. (like the ones from the 80s). Just some speed limits and directions would be really great, even if they were stickers.

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By in New Zealand,

It looks like there are some handy background items. I like the police checkpoint. It looks like something that'll go for crazy money on BrickLink.

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By in Canada,

The question is: "why is there a policeman with handcuffs on the top right corner of the box?" Also what is the build with the blue 2x4 plate(middle right) supposed to represent?

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By in Poland,

Sets like this SHOULD be in catalogues. I am sure a lot of younger Lego fans would get it.

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By in Canada,

@HOBBES - I'm thinking maybe it's a park bench or random table. It looks like there is a coffe mug, a water bottle (or soda can) and a newspaper on it.

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By in United States,

Funny, because I was just thinking earlier today that a set like this should be made. Looks very nice. I hope it will be easy to get tho

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By in Germany,

@Demonpwnzer: don't know of any others, but at least the "What am I?" game (40161-1) from 2016 also had kids on the front.

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By in Australia,

I hope this becomes available to me here in Australia (via Shop @ Home, via my local LEGO Certified Store or some other means) since I would love one of these for my City collection.
That bus sign and the map are both parts I really want :)

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By in Sweden,

I'll be in Singapore next week, and I'll sure pick up another one if I can find it. The article doesn't say which one of the Lego stores it was bought in (there are several certified stores).

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By in Singapore,

@Spartan Ghost, clearly you have never been to Singapore.

Can't seem to find set number 40170 on Bricksworld. Either it's not on their website or jenks87 found it from another certified store, The Brick Shop. Try asking on their official Facebook page if anyone's interested.

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By in United States,

The lack of minifigures is so eerie.

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By in Australia,

It looks like the part holding up the tree thing is the steering wheel/valve handle piece and the tan crate is made using panel pieces.

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By in Singapore,

Definitely a real set as I was holding one just last night at the shop on sentosa. Around s18.

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By in Netherlands,

It's Singapore! Could be a fake LEGO product.

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