Random set of the day: Road Crane

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Road Crane

Road Crane

©1979 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 558 Road Crane, released in 1979. It's one of 19 Town sets produced that year. It contains 55 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 223 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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8 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I love this set. I received it for Christmas in 1979. I spent numerous days playing with this set and several more transforming it into my first tow truck to haul all of the broken down cars in my original LEGO town. I also believe one of the many models pictured on the back of the box shows it can be turned into a rollback as well. I still have my set in its original box with instructions. I am only missing the stickers on the headlight piece. But after forty years of ownership, I won't complain too much. As I said I received it for Christmas in 1979; my parent's left the price sticker on it - $4.58 at Boscov's.

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By in United Kingdom,

The simple effectiveness of SNOT building for the load is wonderful, as is the playability, but the crane isn't minifigure scale...
A curious model!

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By in Germany,

One of my favourites

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By in Portugal,

I love this minifigure.

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By in United States,

^^^Very few of these early minifigure town sets were designed to actually interact with minifigures; it was in the following years that all the various vehicles were designed to have spaces to seat the figures, steering wheels, doors, etc. That said, looking at the overall design of the crane, it's hard to imagine a much-improved version today, it looks very realistic especially considering the small size.

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By in Netherlands,

1979 was a good year for me. I own a bunch of the city sets releases that year but this one never crossed my path. Too bad would have loved to have bugged my mother for one. Maybe I will still get her to buy one for me.

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By in United States,

My beloved Grandma got me this set in 1979. It's A classic! The road worker vest really makes the figure special.

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By in United States,

Neat set, found one in a LEGO lot a few years ago. I like the chevron vest on the figure

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