Random set of the day: Metro Station

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Metro Station

Metro Station

©1991 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 4554 Metro Station, released in 1991. It's one of 12 Trains sets produced that year. It contains 600 pieces and 8 minifigs, and its retail price was US$72.

It's owned by 1381 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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26 comments on this article

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By in United States,

This can't be coincidence anymore. There must be a train set coming. A revival.

#Huwbotknows

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By in Australia,

It was worth sitting through all those polybags to get to today. All I'm suggesting.

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By in United States,

I keep meaning to make a version of the red one, such an awesome design.

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By in United States,

I seriously just said how much I loved this set as a kid on the Lego House Tree set review. I feel like this was one of Lego’s first attempts at making something architecturally beautiful and they nailed it. Absolutely adored building and playing with this thing.

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By in New Zealand,

One of my favorite sets. I have the yellow and the red set made up. Also have a sealed yellow and sealed red set. Love the design.

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By in New Zealand,

Everything about this set just works. Awesome.

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By in Australia,

This is the set that got away, I've always loved this set and luckily my son does own it but I also want one.
I was in Hong Kong a few years ago, saw it in a shop but decided not to get on the day, as I knew I would be going back to the shop to purchase a few more big sets and didn't want to carry it around with me, only to go back I think it was the next day and it was sold.
You could say I was devastated and every time I see this set it just makes me sad cause I remember how close I was to owning it.

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By in United States,

So many trains sets lately...

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By in United States,

I got this set sealed in 2015 in an eBay listing that included sealed editions of the Metroliner, Load N Haul Railroad, and two sets of straight rails, two curved rail packages, and one set of switching tracks. However, the boxes for 4563 and this set were in poor shape. Nevertheless, this gave me the opportunity to inspect the contents of the Metro Station even more closely.

First of all, there is SO MUCH YELLOW! It is almost nauseating, but yet, it works in contrast to the more drab colors that dominate the early 9V Train theme. Those platform pieces are so cool, and the station interior is pretty well equipped, including a small restaurant, waiting area, and control center. After getting the Metroliner, how could you not add this station to your layout?

I just bought a house, and there is a large media room that will become the LEGO display room. My first display is definitely going to center on my 9V trains, and the Metro Station will probably be the first thing I build for it. It is an icon, rightfully classed as one of the greatest LEGO sets of all time.

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By in Australia,

Nice set. Judging by the set photos though, it looks like they are waiting for a train ride to hell.

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By in Taiwan,

One of the least random pop-up so far... next re-release pls :p

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By in Belgium,

To date, this is still one of my favourite sets — I was so happy when I got it for Saint Nicholas, our equivalent of Christmas day :) I didn't even have a Lego train yet at the time, if I remember correctly.

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By in Netherlands,

Love this set! One of my childhood landmarks, together with the Metroliner and Fire Control Center (6389).

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By in Czech Republic,

Solid set, 'nuf said!

What bothers me is that we will probably never get similar (design and dimensions) train station again.

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By in Australia,

Oh man, if the Metro Station got rereleased? I would push people out of the way to get hold of one. Not even joking.

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By in New Zealand,

This will always be my The Lego Train Station. And I absolutely love the design aesthetic phase they went through with the grim landscape. Spectacular.

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By in United States,

This was a really great station. Haven’t really had one with this sort of stately design since… most stations since 2000 have been a lot more modern and utilitarian. I can sort of see why the more basic station platforms might have broader appeal due to being less pricy and more relatable to kids outside of big cities like New York, Paris, or London that have gorgeous historic rail terminals like this one, but even so I wouldn’t mind seeing another station in the spirit of this one someday.

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By in United States,

This is a wonderful building, but #7824-1 will always be my favorite train station. I love how every-day it is instead of grand and glorious.

Growing up, we’d set up our LEGO village under and around the Christmas tree and this station was rebranded as our town hall and bus hub. #7824-1 will always be our LEGO Tien train station.

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By in United States,

A classic! I remember seeing this in the catalogs.

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By in United States,

What a beauty! Looking back I should have delayed my dark ages by a couple years. The art on these is kind of an apocalyptic mystery though... "all aboard! Next stop, the molten center of the volcano. Passengers please don your Iron Man suits and have your tickets in hand."

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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 States,

Is the frequent occurrence of Trains sets in Random Set of the Day a result of the fact that Lego has made so many different trains and train accessories over the years that they outnumber everything else?

Or does Huwbot just really like trains?

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By in United States,

@BionicleJedi To give you a little perspective, it says this was one of 12 train sets produced in that year. I checked and there were 109 train sets released between 1980 and 2002. After 2002 it drops off precipitously. So for the time period Huwbot is pulling sets from, there were quite a few train sets. I doubt we've had 12 train sets released in the past decade.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is an evergreen set - still very impressive, great play value.
I remember giving this to my brother and after my dark ages I reclaimed it - but bought a red one for him :)

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