Random set of the day: Town Square - Castle Scene

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Town Square - Castle Scene

Town Square - Castle Scene

©1980 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 1592 Town Square - Castle Scene, released in 1980. It's one of 17 Town sets produced that year. It contains 471 pieces and 11 minifigs.

It's owned by 525 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


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30 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I miss road plates included with sets, or those specialized baseplates that were so cool.

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By in United States,

Wow out of all the sets; such a iconic one only in the first week! Great set :)

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By in France,

that's something lego could actually remake for the 60th birthday.

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By in Canada,

1. I miss the old Lego charm. Modern sets are great and look amazing but I think there's room for Pirates, Castles, and Space, even if it's all under one umbrella of retro-style products.

2. I clicked "like" on this set but I think I actually "love" it.

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By in United States,

Found this set a month ago at BricksLA convention in mint condition, bags open but stickers never applied - only $100. Love this set.

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By in United States,

I would be buying a lot more LEGO if they still made sets like this. Sadly my two boys are starting to enter their dark ages and somehow missed the great themes like castle, pirates, etc. So bummed.

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By in Australia,

I once read somebody describe this set as being "so beautiful that it's almost painful". In my mind, this is one of the greatest Town sets ever released. It's just so gorgeous and iconic. I can't fault one single brick.

And the best thing about the old, beautiful sets like this one? Very few specialised pieces. Sure, the doors (to say nothing of the cypress tree) or the stickers can give you grief ... but the instructions and set-inventories are all online. The sets are very easy to replicate, and with new pieces at that.

They just don't make 'em like this anymore.

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By in United States,

Does anyone know the significance of the dates on the statue? 1807-1872...

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By in Netherlands,

I always loved this set as a kid but never saw it in any stores. It would have completed my old Lego town in wich I always used my castles as ruins.

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By in Australia,

Awesome set!

I love the English setting, like the medieval architecture and fish n chips stand. It would be awesome to acquire those decals (books, legoland carnival, fish n chips, Union Jack and stop sign).

The use old the armless minifigure for the statue is great, as is the conifer tree piece. Not to mention the baseplates of course.

As for the dates 1807-1872 could be Ole's parents, grandparents or a significant date in Danish history?

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By in United Kingdom,

A beautiful set,it's a shame they stopped making sets like this :(.

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By in Netherlands,

Ah yes, when I saw a picture of (the Dutch version) of it it blew my mind. Also because it combined Town and Castle. That house on the left is clearly English tudor style. The Dutch version of the instructions spells 'soap' instead of 'soep', which is hilarious.

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By in United Kingdom,

This was one of my favourite sets of all time. My two brothers and me owned one each.

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By in Spain,

An iconic set!! It has 471 pieces and 11 minifigures!! That could be impossible nowadays!! That kind of rate it is only possible in CMF Series!!!

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By in Denmark,

Regarding the dates on the set, I do not think they refer to any specific. Mainly because I do not think that LEGO was that self-referring at the beginning of the 80s as they are now.

I looked up Ole Kirk Christiansen, and for sure it is not his parents. They were born in 1838 and 1856 respectively. There is a chance it could be one of his paternal grandparents, though I doubt it.

No other interesting events showed up for these two years, and I even looked up the date 18 July 1872 (18.07.1872), but the few things I found about this date does not seem to be of any interest in this regard.

Talking about the set, I especially find the house interesting. It would be a great set for the 60 years anniversary. And this set would be a great set to build up a classic town which of course should include the 375/6075 Castle.

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By in United Kingdom,

In the UK I think this set was only available through Weetabix. I seem to remember forcing my dad to eat enough the of the things to get the tokens needed! This was my favourite set of my childhood, my nephew and niece now have it and it is still mostly intact: the poster STAMPS are still on built up sections of yellow wall, and the statue base still celebrated the unknown 19th century person! Such a great set with great memories.

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By in United Kingdom,

This set really speaks to me and I must recreate it! Like someone said upthread, it could be done with very few substitutions (in deference to the cost of cypress trees. I think I'd also substitute an 80s horse in there, just because I like them a lot. But I grew up in a town with a ruined Medieval priory that had (still has) a May Fair every year (it has the only Maypole in Ireland), so that kind of "modern town with bits of the past, celebrating its history" thing is very touching to me.

...actually I think I've just persuaded myself to MOC my town. Hold me.

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By in Denmark,

Search Brickshelf for 1592 remakes (in just about every theme you can imagine) and have the laugh of the day (in a good way!)

There might even have been a proper competition ages ago but my google foo is lacking today

No, this is not a set I want TLG to remake. It will be full of bley, no roadplates, funny faces and complicated/snotty builds just because

Cheers,

Ole

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By in United Kingdom,

@legobigbloke - I believe the Weetabix promo set was 1589.

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By in United Kingdom,

@TrevB - nope, I'm pretty sure we got this through Weetabix. If you look at the sets in the 158x through 159x numbers, they are mostly promotional sets with Persil, ANWB or Weetabix. It may have had a limited retail release as well but I definitely remember Dad being force fed Weetabix to get this - it was a lot of tokens!

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By in United Kingdom,

I remember collecting the Weetabix tokens and sending off for the set - and waiting what seemed like AGES for it to arrive. Great set - and my first Lego knights as well.

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By in United Kingdom,

Even though I've not owned any of the sets yet this is a brilliant feature.

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By in Germany,

Oh, I'm so in love with this set and its style.

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By in United States,

One of my "grail" sets. Maybe I'll get one someday...

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By in Norway,

I may be mistaken but I believe there were two weetbix sets, both similar in type.

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By in United States,

This is one of those perfect and forever on my Wanted List sets. Unless/until the rare event occurs when I see it for sale for less than a small fortune, or find spare time to build it w/parts on hand, which I probably have. Until then, thanks for the pics Brickset, I will stare fondly and dream away :)

Ps @Brickchap there are reproduction stickers readily available if you do a quick Google search. There is a really good repro sticker company based in the UK that I've been scanning my brain for the name of for awhile now w/o success. I've even ordered from them before so it's killing me I can't remember the name. It'll come to me just before I fall asleep lol.

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By in Poland,

That's a vintage design by the legendary Daniel Krentz, who was arguably the soul of Lego during the classic era. His work includes many of the finest sets ever released, including Castle (375), Guarded Inn (6067), Black Falcon's Fortress (6074), Message Intercept Base (6987), Eldorado Fortress (6276), and Lagoon Lock-Up (6267). I think 'Krentzian' should enter the AFOL lexicon as a mark of the highest distinction in Lego building.

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By in United Kingdom,

"Krentzian" - I like that...

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By in United Kingdom,

Great set! Love the castle / town crossover.

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By in Germany,

Here is the link for three collection of 1592 versions mentioned earlier:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=15676

I've collected all the variations 16 (!) years ago. And still, 1592 is one of the best LEGO sets for me. Glad that I got it as child, it was a special set sold by Vedes in Germany.

Besides the stickers and the printed blue torso of the guy eating fish'n'chips is also unique to this set.

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