Random set of the day: Dump Truck

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Dump Truck

Dump Truck

©1980 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6648 Dump Truck, released in 1980. It's one of 17 Town sets produced that year. It contains 42 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 962 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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17 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

Ah, we've gone old-school again. I'm actually surprised that the large yellow tray piece dates all the way back to 1980. That's older than me.

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By in United States,

This actually looks pretty good for 1980! I can't accurately judge, however, because I never got any kind of LEGO Town dump truck! Even in the 90s, when there was definitely a plethora of them and I was in the target age for dump trucks and construction equipment, I never got a single one. I feel like I need to rectify that for my future Town displays.

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By in United States,

Fairly certain I have this one. Might be my oldest set. I have all the pieces and remember playing with it.

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By in United States,

I had #6652 as a kid which I think is a bit better IMO. No headlights or doors, but articulated. Really any dump truck is a neat set

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By in United States,

This was the first actual set that I went back as an adult and reacquired after having it as a youngster. I even remember where I got it, at the old now-defunct Los Angeles Children's Museum which was in downtown.

I now have this set built and on display in a case in my living room

As a kid I used to reconfigure the set as a plane launcher.

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By in Turkey,

These sets brings back memories. I too have the 6652, not this one. But, either way, they look great and feel great. Glad we lived in that era.

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By in New Zealand,

See, alternative models. Easy.

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By in United States,

This set is one of the first 10 or so that I ever received (well, actually my brother's but it's mine now...). The design, while dated, still looks pretty good IMO. Every lego town construction zone (this is 4-wide town scale, not 6-wide city scale...) needs one of these!

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By in United States,

I loved this set as a kid, and I'm glad that my mom kept it and now my kids love incorporating the tray into the builds they make. Great classic Lego.

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By in United States,

I've been sorting 2-3 lb.s of random pieces this week (that my wife surprised me w/last Saturday after finding them in a church sale) and that big yellow dump-er piece was in there, first one I've ever had. Now seeing this RSOTD I'm debating about whether to MOC something like I'd intended to or use it to build this aged beauty w/41 other spare parts... decisions, decisions :)

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By in United States,

This was my first LEGO set. Wish I still had it. I remember loving the man's construction hat and his shirt design. I also thought the hinged piece we cool. I wonder how much to get it again?

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By in Portugal,

LEGO has never made a construction site or at least one set similar to this one.
I hope she does it again.

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By in United States,

I still have this set stored away in its original box. It was one of a few sets my parents bought for my brother, but I ended up with in the end. Still have all of the original pieces, instructions, and box, with a price tag of $3.39 from Hills Discount Department Store, bought in 1980. This set went well with the Public Works garage set released during the same time period. It was also the first dump truck we had, so my brother and I would tear it apart and rebuild it into a necessary snow plow for our town streets (living in Pennsylvania - you get snow). Great memories!

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By in United States,

Decent little site dumper type vehicle. I feel, however, the sub-builds represent this size truck better.

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By in United States,

So many of these town sets that come up in the random section seem so familiar to me, though I can't remember if I ever owned them when I was a kid.

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By in United States,

@JoltFiend - That's because as kids, we always looked through the catalog and dreamed what we wanted multiple times :)

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By in Portugal,

^^ I agree but unfortunately we could not always have everything we want : (

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