Images of 2018 City, Technic and Creator released

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Racing Yacht

Racing Yacht

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More images of 2018 first-half-of-year sets have been uploaded to LEGO's server today for Creator, Technic and City sets.

As well as 'more of the same' there are a few particularly interesting ones, of which you'll find pictures after the break.


City

In addition to more Mountain Police sets there are some 'great vehicles', the most interesting of which are 60181, a neat logging vehicle, and 60182 a typical North American RV.


This ambulance helicopter 60179 looks striking in yellow and red livery.


Technic

As well as the usual assortment of buggies, racing cars and small construction vehicles, there are a couple of interesting Technic sets: 42071, some sort of road roller, and 42074, a yacht, which is something completely different for Technic.


Creator

There's nothing too exciting in the Creator lineup but it's interesting that the building appears to be modular like this year's which will provide more options for easily customising them.


Is there anything that particuarly excites you?

71 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

The Creator sets are all a bit meh. I don't collect Technic, but the yacht is indeed something else. As for the City sets, the logging vehicle and RV look neat. I also like the truck in the 'special transport' set (which of course transports a helicopter, what else?)

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By in United Kingdom,

That yacht is probably the first Technic set I’ve ever just looked at pictures and thought “I really want that”

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By in Norway,

Business as usual for Lego. No must-have set as far as I’m concerned. The new Technic sets looked lacklustre, especially the truck 42084. Unfortunately it seems like the energy and creativity left the Technic designer team in 2016 and it’s not come back. The yacht is something new at least. I liked the Creator F1 car too.

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By in Poland,

That yacht is cool! As a sailor I was waiting for something like this and - here it is. Very interested!

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By in Paraguay,

You said it yourself @Huw, the yacht is the only set that feels exciting. The green tractor looks great and the F1 car is a perfect first set for any kid.

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By in Norway,

A trailerpark is coming up in near future in my city Chillville, that’s for sure! Excellent!

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By in United Kingdom,

The greatest thing is the baseball cap with female hair! Oh how I have waited for you! ^^

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By in United States,

The Creator biplane looks like a fun modern remake of 6615 Eagle Stunt Flyer, which was one of my favorite sets as a kid.

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By in United States,

One of the most interesting new parts is the thing that looks like a beehive hanging from the mountain in 60173.

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By in United Kingdom,

The city ones are OK, bring on the friends, elves and Disney images and also the dc and marvel stuff I've heard rumours of greatness to come in 2018 especially with the marvel sets..

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh my. My wallet is having a heart attack! For city, the tractor is a must-have for personal reasons, the caravan is really cool, the heli-transporter looks a bit like a villain's vehicles, the ski helicopter is too bright to pass on, and the monster truck will have presence in any situation. For technic, I can probably pass, but the race car looks brilliant. And for creator, I can't avoid the biplane and the 4x4, and I'll get the drone and f1 car if they can fit a minifig. An expensive year already, and we're yet to see star wars!

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By in United States,

Hey, look at 60182: the Fun in the Park baby grew up!

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By in United States,

42071 is a trash compactor, from an open air dump. Really digging the Pickup/trailer combo.

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By in United Kingdom,

Personally I'm loving the 60181 Logging Vehicle. Being wanting something pretty much identical to this in the city line for a while. Very much looks like a Werner forestry machine, especially the WF Trac 4 x 4 and the Wario.

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By in United States,

How long to the rest of the city images surface?

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By in Norway,

I like the look of 31081, having really alternate builds for the house makes for more reasons to pick up another copy and for more play value.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's all about the yacht! Good to see them trying new things.

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By in United States,

I like that in Lego 'Spaceship Spaceship Spaceship!' is an exclamation of pure excitement and 'helicopter, helicopter, helicopter.' is both a statement of fact (regarding every wave of city) and AFOL disappointment. (at least for me it is)

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By in United States,

That Technic boat!! That may just be my first Technic set if I can scrounge up the money.

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By in United States,

Some of these look pretty great! My personal favorites are probably the Technic Racing Yacht (great color scheme, interesting functions, and unique subject matter for the Technic theme), the Creator Daredevil Stunt Plane (possibly one of the best-looking biplanes we've ever gotten, and surprisingly, what looks like a unique fig), and the City Pickup and Caravan (despite getting yet another caravan this one looks great, and as TheBrickPal notes, seems to have the family from Fun in the Park with the kid grown up!).

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By in United States,

The new police stuff looks neat too. I love that new head print with the blue goggles. I may have to try to get some City stuff too...

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By in United States,

That stunt biplane looks deeeelicious. Bunch of new part recolours.

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By in United States,

This year is the first year in many that I haven't bought any of the creator buildings and looks like next year will be the same. I really don't like this new modular concept in the creator buildings. It makes them look like a juniors set. I don't buy technic but that boat looks nice. I'll probably pick up the camper.

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By in United States,

41015 is a yacht. 42074 is a sailboat. Nice looking sailboat, but growing up on a marina I was always told that yachts don't have sails. :-)

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By in United States,

Creator stuff looks epic! Some fantastic main builds as well as pretty neat alternate builds! There are even some brilliant techniques I'd never even considered, like using the macaroni tiles as wheel arches in 31075 Outback Adventures or the 3x6 rollbars as wing struts in 31076 Daredevil Stunt Plane!

Also, since the new pics include box pics, you could start adding the set names and piece counts to the database. Piece counts are not as urgent since I figure those fields are auto-filled once they're put up on shop.LEGO.com, but set names would make it a lot easier to discuss the sets instead of having to cross reference which number is which.

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By in United Kingdom,

the technic look lame :(

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ I suspect @TheBrickPal will do that in due course!

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By in United States,

I am only interested so far in the Creator Skate park and the Ambulance helicopter, lets see the new police HQ.

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By in Hungary,

Those Creator sets have very strange background graphic design style. Weird. Don't know wheter I like it or not.

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By in United States,

I'm going to have to build an entirely new mountain/forrest area for all of my City camping vehicles! That caravan looks like the best camper yet imo though. I'm really digging the Technic yaught, but just wish they could do something like that for City...

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By in United States,

The Technic yacht is lit. Would be cool to do a larger version of that.

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By in United States,

I really like all the Creator sets and the yacht. I also like how realistic the City vehicle sets are... and the general 6-wide-ness of them, that's nice... I probably won't get any but they do look really nice.

Man, those Technic sets are really uninspired. The little truck especially looks so sad.

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By in Belgium,

I really like the mini figures in set 60183, but I don't care about the vehicles.. The bath tub guy is hilarious...

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By in Belgium,

And I really don't like the new 'modular' style they're going for with the creator house-type sets. I wish they'd give us more small buildings like they started with the café and bike shop.

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By in Netherlands,

Anyone who REALLY needs a buggy and a Police helicopter? I really like the treehouse, bath tub and the bear, but the rest I don't really care about...

Tractor and Camper are a must buy, as are the two new MiniModulars, and the Heavy Transport (will turn that into a transporter for the carnival (so guess I'll have another Helicopter if anyone is interested..).

Also, why does the crew of the heli on 60183 need a shovel?!

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By in Australia,

The Creator houses are looking like garbage lately. Prefer the ones from a few years back. I wether those sails on that Technic boat will fit on the Friends Catamaran? Great to see some sails that are not pink.

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By in Russian Federation,

Half-pipe is too steep for the rail. Other than that, it's a cool spot to hang out.

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By in Australia,

Really wished they showed the star wars sets and Modulars

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By in Canada,

Ambulance Helicopter: does it mean our city is finally getting a new hospital? Fingers crossed...

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By in New Zealand,

The mountain arrest bloke is a new take on "Honey, where are my paaaants?!"

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By in United Kingdom,

Haven't bought any Technic since the late 80s/early 90s, however could definitely be tempted with that yacht!

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By in Australia,

I like the logging tractor, but I don't think it will fit in my layout's logging area, and I've already worked out a smaller solution. Tough decision ahead - buy because it's cool, or don't because it won't fit. I also like that the bears are back. The bee hive piece will be a good upgrade from my current one (upside down 2x2 dome) so that will definitely find a home in my layout. Hopefully a good year for sets with many mountain pieces! A Mountain Police HQ will surely be in the mix!

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By in Australia,

I normally love the Creator houses and collect them all, but that 2018 one looks like it was thrown together in the dark and looks terrible. Hopefully the individual sets that make it up look a little better.

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By in Philippines,

I like the 60182 and 42074 the most!

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By in United Kingdom,

New beehive piece is cool as is the skeleton leg in reddish-brown, a new colour for that part.

@datsunrobbie, Whether or not a boat qualifies as a yacht depends on its intended purpose: yachts are recreational. Strictly speaking, it isn't related to its propulsion (motor or sail), though admittedly, many yachts are motor powered.

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By in United States,

They also updated the "CREATOR" typographic logo for 2018.

The new text has a heavier weight, and the "T" overlaps the "O".

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By in Canada,

The Technic pullbacks (always a favourite for me) both look to have a feature where when the front bumper hits something, the arm pivots and lifts/flings the fake engine. Strange.

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By in Australia,

Some nice parts but not so many sets that make me want to jump based on what I have seen so far (good for my wallet I guess)
The bear looks to be the same mold as the one from the Forrest Police sets only in black so its not so useful to me (I own the brown one). The new beehive in the Mountain Arrest set looks neat but it alone isn't a reason to buy the set.
The Ambulance Helicopter kinda reminds me of the Westpac Rescue Helicopters we get in Australia. I have more than enough helicopters though so I am not interested.
The Heavy Cargo Transport is neat though, its great to finally see the wheel hubs in red make a return after all these years (and you get no less than 12 of them in the set)
The torso on the kid in the RV set and the torso on the truck driver in the truck set are great, I want those. Same with the new female hair baseball cap.
Is the lime green snowboard new?

The only Creator Set so far that even remotely interests me is the stunt plane.

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By in United Kingdom,

not enough helicopters

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By in United Kingdom,

60181 Forest Tractor (the logging one) looks like it's pretty much a heavily scaled down version of the Claas Xerion Technic set, and I absolutely love it. It'll be perfect to put next to it.

60183 caught my eye, too. It's an unusual set up for a LEGO truck (and for a real-world one, but it's certainly accurate to heavier hauling), and I love the style. I also really like the new hair+hat piece that we're seeing in some of these City sets.

42071 is probably the most interesting of the Technic sets to me, but it's not particularly impressive. I'm not a fan of those wheels nor the colouration, but I do like the inclusion of wheel weights and their colour matching that of the bodywork - that really works well.

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By in Netherlands,

Technic 42084 Hook Loader look very bad...

City 60173 Mountain Arrest is basically your bulk box, but the inspiration seems to have gone a bit there. That helicopter has almost no aesthetics at all: all the functions are there, but it somehow looks like they stopped designing after that.

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By in United Kingdom,

The yacht is absolutely spotty. TLG may produce a bigger version in future as 42043 and 42030.

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By in Germany,

I must admit that I am pretty excited about Mountain Arrest. How many waves of police sets do we need, but I missed the last iteration of that bear, love the minifig combing his chest hair and finally a beehive! The set would lose nothing of it's appeal without the police stuff though. Will definitely get one.

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By in Netherlands,

I think the sets look really attractive. The garbage compactor and the yacht both are pretty original. And as a kid I would have given an arm and a leg for the 60183 Heavy Cargo Transport, especially because its color scheme reminds me of Mammoet heavy lifting trucks.

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By in Ireland,

The 'F1' car is crap, not sure why the 'Drone Explorer' have a cockpit and controls?

The Technic Catamaran (Yacht alternate model) looks cool, the rest of the Technic sets are poor.

I like the City Tractor and Creator Outback Adventures and the Modular Skate House is good but suspect the price will be out of whack like 31068 was.

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By in Ireland,

Plus Dozer Compactor looks like something from Nexo Knights range.

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By in United States,

Too bad that isn't a turtle instead of a crab in 60182 Pick-up and Caravan. Although I guess the crab is useful if you figure their camped at the ocean. The fish works well for either coast or lake/stream camping.

Non-police City sets grabbing my attention most this go round.

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By in United States,

@darkstonegrey: I imagine the crab may have been chosen not just because a crab piece suitable for City already existed, but also because it can offer more play scenarios. The kid may just be catching it to examine... or the family can catch it to cook and eat inside the camper. Using a turtle for that would be a lot more controversial, to say the least!

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By in United States,

@Lyichir are you not aware of turtle soup? Catching a turtle for examination is as plausible as catching a crab. Nothing wrong with opening one's mind to exploring different ways of thinking or taking the opportunity to expand the range of cool LEGO animals. I feel like they missed that opportunity here.

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By in Canada,

CREATOR was doing so well with their mini-modular builds like the Corner Deli, Log Cabin, or even the Townhome, but this skate building(?) and the recent trio of houses look just terrible.

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By in United States,

Is that bee hive new or was it just created using a clever combination of radar dishes?

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By in Netherlands,

It's fascinating how we keep getting helicopter transporters. Of all the things, presumably a helicopter would be quite capable of flying somewhere by itself? Still, I love my 5590..

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By in United States,

The technic yacht is a nice approach, however I don't like the color scheme, and the mast is too short related to the size of the hull.

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By in Australia,

I like the new police helmet shape, the rescue helicopter, logging tractor and the transport truck. But I will probably buy all the new City stuff, except the police because I think the forest police minifigures are going to be my main force and changing sets to suit them

I have read on a few sources state that, their will be a new mining theme in 2018, has anyone else heard this or is it false?

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By in United States,

I am soooo tired of yellow and pale blue Technic panels. Give me bright or earth blue, or green, or red. Or even orange, white, black, bley, dark bley, or silver. But no more yellow and pale blue, *please* !

With that trash compactor, your kids can recreate part of the dump scene from Toy Story 3. You just need a conveyor belt, a pile of Legos, and the claw.

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By in United States,

All I have to say is 'YAY! I'M SAVING MONEY!' as most of these sets are bad.

I'm glad we are getting a forrest tractor as I missed out on the truck years ago, but have the plane.

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By in United States,

Interesting artwork design for the Creator sets [and i like the new font typeset].

2017 was the first year I didn't pick up a Creator building - not a fan of the new modular "inception" kinda way they are doing things now [walls with doors/windows can be removed and placed in 1 of 5 spots, etc]. I miss the "mini-modular buildings" that Creator had like the bike shop.

But TLG is getting enough of my money from other sets! Really like the minifigs in the police helicopter set [though the heli looks weird with the short propellers].

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By in United States,

this the first year I'm not interested in the creator sets I'm not into Technic but the yacht seems cool
but for the city the only sets I really like is the camper and the heli transport

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By in Turkey,

The Heavy Cargo Transport looks like the modern version of my previously owned (still have it at home) Stunt 'Copter N' Truck Set which I wrote a review about, so I liked it and got it on my wishlist already. The Pickup and Caravan set is also very nice. However I am a Technic guy and I see nothing of my interest on the announced sets. However I see a set with just the number and no information and it keeps my excitement at high level.

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