Random set of the day: Car with Camper

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Car with Camper

Car with Camper

©1984 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6694 Car with Camper, released in 1984. It's one of 17 Town sets produced that year. It contains 109 pieces and 2 minifigs.

It's owned by 1951 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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24 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

The walls of the camper are basically glass

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By in United States,

@ALFIE22 Well how else are you supposed to see the wildlife? Go outside? Gross!

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By in Australia,

Judging by where they have parked the only wildlife they are going to see is roadkill

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By in Finland,

@ALFIE22, not the most realistic-looking design of course, but you probably agree that such all-glass walls gave us a few of those nice window pieces, which are surely more interesting than ordinary bricks or panels. :)
Such a nostalgia bomb this one! I remember playing with this set at my grandma's countryside place in late 1980s.

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By in United States,

LEGO campers/RVs/caravans are always beautiful in their own way, and this one is no exception.

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By in United States,

Boy these camper sets have improved over the years, but I gotta say I'll always love that hinged trap door piece on the roof. It looks so cool and is so useful!

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By in United States,

The closest thing for a more modern set would be that of 4435.

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By in Turkey,

I love the era and I love the design. Things may have changed by time but this is Lego to me, basic to the core...

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By in Australia,

Such a cute little set.

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By in Canada,

Every camper set is thrilling to me.

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By in Australia,

What a brilliant little set. I miss that hinged roof piece too, I guess they phased it out when click hinges came along? Shame vehicle roofs nowadays are entirely removable and not hinged.

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By in Australia,

Great little set. I remember rebuilding this one over and over. I miss 4 stud wide cars...

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By in Sweden,

Such a lovely set, the first camper to fit minifigs! And yes why did they phase out those kind of hinges? I don't remember them ever getting damaged?

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By in Denmark,

Why does this one apeal more to me than the more recent advanced ones?

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By in United Kingdom,

I think it was the bar and clip hinges that finally did away with that family of hinge. The trapdoors were phased out in favour of the click-hinge 4x4 plates in the mid 2000s, but i think some the 2x2 hinges in the same style hung around for a while.

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By in Hungary,

I have recently purchased this magnific childhood set in MIB condition and all I can say it is more charming than today's sets with fancy accessories. Something very peaceful was elaborated in the 80s from standard bricks. I love the all glass camper with hinged roof and perfect stabilizers together with the classic blue car. Put this next to 6365 Summer Cottage and joy begins.

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By in Hong Kong,

Adorable set!

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By in Netherlands,

One of my first Lego sets I got for my birthday. Still have it, built and placed in my Legoroom/home Office :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

This was the very last set I bought before hitting the dark ages. And appropriately enough I got it at Legoland Billund.

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By in Sweden,

This was at a time when all cars looked the same. It was a great set.

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By in Netherlands,

I liked this set so much as a kid!
I never understood why only one minifig would fit in the car. But I guess it's nice not having any marital fights en route to your holiday destination ;)

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By in United States,

@Mr Love: I had a lot of issues with the old finger hinges breaking when I was growing up. To be honest, I think removable roofs make more sense from a play perspective — it allows for a bigger opening, and it's not like the hinge is any more realistic than a removable roof anyhow — but if you did want to have a hinge it's certainly still possible, just use parts like the trap door pieces or other clip-and-handle hinges.

What's interesting to me about the hinged roofs in this set is the absence of what was a staple of many of the 4-wide cars of my childhood — the sunroof, which came out two years later! https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=2349#T=C Instead, this set just uses transparent plates to imply a sunroof on the caravan, and the car doesn't even have that. Nowadays, I don't think a whole lot of LEGO cars have sunroofs at all. Then again, I can't even remember the last time I was in a car that had a sunroof. Maybe they're not as popular as they once were?

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By in United States,

Am I the only one who things the car resembles a Trabant?

I have always loved the simplicity of these sets. I got into Lego when such blunders as Jack Stone and Galidor were the "new" thing, which were much the opposite, with huge parts I still have no use for when I find them mixed in with what I have.

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