Random set of the day: Command Post Central

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Command Post Central

Command Post Central

©1998 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6332 Command Post Central, released in 1998. It's one of 61 Town sets produced that year. It contains 272 pieces and 7 minifigs, and its retail price was US$60.

It's owned by 923 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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22 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I have this and while good it needs to be completed on the back as well a some bigger plate.

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By in Australia,

We were doing so well, too ... until we get slapped in the face with Town Jr like a big wet trout.

Seeing the glass half-full for a second, at least the building is substantial. You've got an actual structure, you've got doors, internal spaces and rooms. The play value is there, at least. A little bit of tweaking (those vehichles are horrible) and this police station wouldn't look too bad in your average Lego city of the mid 90s. It's not great, but there was so much worse going on, you know?

Meanwhile, the trans-green was such an interesting choice, colour-wise.

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By in United States,

Sets like yesterday’s make you realize how far town fell in just 10 years. Giant juniorized windows, roofs and walls totaling an amazingly small 272 pieces. And I hate the use of mishmashed baseplate sizes, it makes it impossible to pair with other sets.

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By in United States,

For those who feel ripped off by LEGO sets that exceed 10 cents per piece today, there is a reason LEGO seemed much more expensive as a child. How about 22 cents per piece 20 years ago? Even if that included many larger pieces, a non-licensed set today at that ratio would create an uproar.

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By in United States,

I actually have this and miss all those printed pieces. also productions are at higher quality at that time (same piece weights heavier)

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By in Canada,

I'm not going to argue that this was a great set (because it wasn't) but I loved it as a kid. Received it on Christmas and it was the centerpiece of my town for years. I wasn't aware of the shortcomings, I just saw the positives. I have a lot of fond memories playing with this one

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By in United States,

I loved this set as a kid... it's still fun to me to see the throwbacks to it and its kin. I'm sorry that not everyone remembers these fondly. I guess I judge sets by how well they achieve what they were trying to do, rather than absolutely.

I look forward to the comments when a Galidor set comes up in the random selection... hahaha

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By in Australia,

This came out just as I entered my dark ages (looking back, I think the juniorisation was a factor) and this set certainly suffered from the common faults of its time, but I have to admit, if it was released tomorrow I'd probably buy this Space Police II parts pack!

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By in Poland,

Yeah, sure Juniorised. But Imo its still a good designed building. WIsh they bring those futuristic glass walls. I love them.

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By in United States,

I remember seeing this in the stores and immediately named it Space Police 2: Ground Forces in my head.

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By in Australia,

Woah! GREEN!

Wow. Another clanger from the depths of my Dark Ages. As much as I don't care for these sets I can't help but look forward with a kind of morbid fascination to when they randomly show up on the front page every so often. Such a sizable set yet only 272 pieces. Lol! Amazing...

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By in New Zealand,

Woah! Green! We need more Green glazing.

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By in United States,

I remember wanting this set so bad and then getting it for Christmas and being so disappointed.

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By in United Kingdom,

Everything in my Lego town was perfectly fine until the year 1997. I`` have never had a dark ages, but this line of products almost convinced me to give up on Lego. Hope it is not gonna happen again.

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By in United States,

Oh, man! This was one of my dream sets as a kid. I never got to own it, either.
As far as how city sets look now, it's aged really well.

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By in United States,

Ah, the designing nosedive that was Town Jr., an odd strategy to appeal to a younger audience, maybe? The best part about Jr. sets were, as others have pointed out, the wide variety of printed pieces across the line, if you wanted or needed them. The green windows might have a place in some Classic Space MOC's. Otherwise, I won't lose any sleep over missing these sets in my dark ages...nor do I bend over backwards to obtain the current line of "junior" sets offered up by LEGO as a compliment to the standard sets.

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By in United States,

We had this set as children. I always thought it was weird to have green tinted windows for a city set. I have never seen green tinted windows before, anywhere. It's like they had leftover green windows from the space line and just wanted to get rid of them.

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By in United States,

I love transparent parts, and those green windows are great!

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By in United Kingdom,

I received this set for Christmas, or perhaps my birthday, at a young age and enjoyed it a great deal.

While its faults are clear to see in hindsight, I found even simple features like the first floor walkway between the two buildings to be incredibly exciting as a child. The wanted poster tiles were wonderful too and I well remember creating some fun stories focused upon those criminals.

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By in United States,

6332 is one of the most infamous sets of the "juniorized" era of 1997-1999, in which certain parts such as arches, 3-wheeled ATVs, and vehicle mudguards were composed of a single piece. The designs of this era are widely deemed to be a step back from the sets of the mid-1980s and early 1990s.

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By in Canada,

Oh hey, it's the best Town Jr. set! Stuff like the trans-green windows, the walkway between the two buildings, the little observation post above the jail, and the crapload of accessories and printed parts makes this one of my favourite police station sets to this day; even the vehicles are better than the usual for Town Jr.

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