Random set of the day: Car Transport Depot

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Car Transport Depot

Car Transport Depot

©1986 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7839 Car Transport Depot, released in 1986. It's one of 3 Trains sets produced that year. It contains 340 pieces and 2 minifigs.

It's owned by 599 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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16 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

Wow, not only do we break the streak, but we get a really awesome train set, to boot. Good call Huwbot. Good call.

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By in United States,

All the rubbish in a row makes it that much better when sets like this pop up.

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By in Canada,

That set is indeed truly stellar. It makes missing out on 80's trains - which were not wildly available in most Canadian stores, not to mention usually not in the cheap range - the more upsetting.

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By in United States,

This to me was the best era of train sets. Realistic, identifiable, but pretty straightforward, with great functionality. Didn’t need a huge piece count to be appealing.

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By in United Kingdom,

Will lego power miners be on the random set of the day?

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By in Turkey,

A true classic. I wish I had more train sets from that era. I was into space sets back then.

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By in Norway,

Oh, look at the car! <3 What a great set overall!

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By in Germany,

This was actually one of the very last 12V era train sets. Weird to think of it that the there were no new train sets for 4 years yet it was still considered an active theme.
I wonder if it's coincidence that 1986 also saw the introduction of the '9V Light & Sound System'...

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By in New Zealand,

What an awesome set! The minifigs even communicate, what d’ya rekon they are saying?

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By in Portugal,

I think LEGO should be releasing more accessories for trains like wagons or similar sets like this one.
This year LEGO did not even launch a major train station as in previous years.

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By in United Kingdom,

it's cool, and I did want it, but it is a bit odd- not really something that exists? Most car transport trains load at the end. Of those that don't or didn't, the ones I can think of:
some British Rail Motorail, which had fold down sides that formed loading ramps
Eurotunnel, which also has fold down ramps.

I guess the way to adapt this would be to have a small number of flat wagons, with fold down ramps between the wagons to be used whilst loading or unloading.

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By in Poland,

Finally, something truly special.

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By in United Kingdom,

I had this! The functionality was really cool - always a fun little task trying to line the trains up to get the car on properly!

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By in United Kingdom,

Love this - these kind of structures add so much visual interest and playability, shame that Lego only bundle them with the actual train sets these days. Great control tower, barriered access, and the sliding floor function was fun. And you even got some 12v conducting rails thrown in too :)

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By in United States,

@Lego.lord ok, trains are nice and all but you -did- choose the superior theme by going with Space in the 80's. That's right, train-heads, I went there. What are you gonna do about it? ;)

@namekuji "hey, what are you doing, that's my car!"

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By in United States,

@TheLegoFan: Not likely as of now, the newest sets have been from 2008.

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