Random set of the day: Utility Repair Lift

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Utility Repair Lift

Utility Repair Lift

©1989 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6671 Utility Repair Lift, released in 1989. It's one of 23 Town sets produced that year. It contains 106 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$8.

It's owned by 3566 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


34 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

My cousin had this one, when we were kids, and I was always so jealous. It took a few years but I tracked one down on eBay eventually. Worth every cent. It's so cute and functional, and that scissor-lift feature on the trailer? That's just frickin' cool. '89 was a good year for Town.

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By in United States,

^agree on all counts. I sooooo loved this set as a kid. Makes me want to dig out the parts and build it! All the clikits make gems like this one seems so much more special. :)

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By in United States,

Seems a little juniorized, but on closer inspection it does seem to have some nice elements to it.

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By in Australia,

I got this set and i loved it, I also thought the scissor lift trailer was awesome, I'm sure I've still got most(?) of the parts.

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By in United States,

Ah the days of faces with only two dots and a smile...

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By in United States,

When I came out of my dark ages and got my old Lego collection from my parents (all unsorted of course, after being in a box for about 20 years) this was the first set I rebuilt. Good memories!

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By in Australia,

I recognised this straight away- I didn't own it, but it was in the first catalogue I ever owned, and I must have studied every page to death!

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By in United States,

I want that scissor lift!

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By in Turkey,

Funny thing is I don't remember any poles that high back in the day. But I would build one
if I had this awesome set.

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By in Netherlands,

*cracks open a can of Monster Energy*

SLLLLUUUUURRRPPP

Ah.... they don't make 'em no more like they used to.

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By in United Kingdom,

Maybe its the bright red and yellow colours but I really thought this was duplo for a second before seeing the picture better

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By in United Kingdom,

I wish something like this would come out in city great vehicles. That would be so cool!

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By in United Kingdom,

Got this. Lovely little set. The fold out warning signs are a lovely little feature, and easy to alter to right hand drive!

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By in Serbia,

@Robot99 - how is it juniorized when it doesn't even have a single-piece chassis that most other vehicles have?

I have had the set since childhood, and the scissors never worked quite as well as I felt they should (and even as a kid, I would regularly knock over the larger fence pieces on the side). It really could do with a modern redesign t be 6-wide and more sturdy.

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By in Canada,

Oh man, a modern remake of this would be great. I love the more specialized non-police/non-fire City sets and vehicles. That's my jam, as the kids say.

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By in South Africa,

Never had it as a kid. Now I got coincidently two. Love every detail of it!

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By in United Kingdom,

So clever, so complete - still getting rebuilt from time to time.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like this. Modern Lego City needs more sets like this.

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By in Norway,

A very good candidate to my fantasy/dream theme called Lego Retro. Hope that dream comes true in the future.

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By in United States,

This is such a cool town set. I had so much fun as a kid pulling the basket up and down.

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By in Netherlands,

"Juniorized"? Seriously???

Anyway, I don't remember seeing this set in any catalogues, so I'm guessing it was never released where I live. But being something different from the standard car, with a neat little mechanism and some cool pieces, it looks like something I'd definitely have begged my parents for.

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By in Italy,

We absolutely need fewer Police sets and more of this kind of sets.

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By in Portugal,

I love these classic sets.

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By in Netherlands,

This is my all time favorite classic Town set. It's hard to explain, but it's incredibly elegant and functional in its design.

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By in Canada,

Oh my heavens! Someone in the comments suggested that 6-wide is superior to 4-wide!

(looks around for the Nostalgia Police brandishing pitchforks and torches)

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By in Puerto Rico,

Modern Lego sets should look to their forgotten sets to make a better version of them.

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By in United States,

Nice little electrician's truck. I really like how they used the old style hinges to create a working scissor lift. Could use a tool sprue (which I'd presume didn't exist then?). There's just some jobs you can't fix using just a prybar and hammer. That's just a recipe for breaking stuff.

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By in United States,

@cody6268 Nonsense! Hammer and prybar are the tool equivalent of duct tape and WD-40: if it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape (hammer); if it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40 (prybar)

In all seriousness, though, this is a cracking little set, and I know I'm biased as I have it, but for me it embodies the simple charm of late 80s/early 90s Town, which I think is one of TLG's finest eras. The printed electric bolt panels are unique to this set, I believe, and there's a charm about this and other sets from this time period that won't be matched.

@Huw I always appreciate these trips down memory lane (I'm currently waxing nostalgic having just finally built #40290) and I hope you can start doing your Throwback Thursday articles again.

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By in United States,

I liked sticking the minfig's hand in the scissor lift and pushing down for a workplace hazard injury. Weren't we all a little sado when we were kids? ;)

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By in United States,

Nice to see the hammer and that wrench are identical from the past three decades of sets.

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By in Germany,

Own it and love it. Such an amazing set, many simple but great design ideas with the trailer.

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By in United States,

Great little set. Still sits on my desk at home.

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By in United States,

I still have this set. My cousin was the recipient of my childhood LEGO and for some reason sent this one along with some road plates back to me one day. It’s in pretty decent shape. Such a great little set.

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By in United States,

What a golden time for LEGO! I have this set and it was one of the last sets I purchased for my collection from the 1980's. For me, I liked some of the newer elements I did not have and yes, the scissor lift, is awesome for the time period. I still have this set and get it out occasionally. One of my favorites.

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