Random set of the day: Mail Van

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Mail Van

Mail Van

©2008 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7731 Mail Van, released in 2008. It's one of 45 City sets produced that year. It contains 66 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$7.99/£4.89.

It's owned by 5047 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


33 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

Ooh, I own this one. I thought it was cute as hell.

I feel like it's been too long between drinks for the Lego City Postal Service.

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By in United States,

I like that the set number is the same as the number on the side of the van.

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By in United States,

We really need a new one of these. Just a nice little well shaped City vehicle that fits in any setting

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By in United States,

Hey I have this set, too! I think it’s the first time I’ve had two random sets in a row.

Well, I’m really not sure. I don’t pay attention that well.

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By in United States,

I know for sure that we had this, but I can't say for certain whether it was me, or my bro.

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By in Germany,

Evidence of the crime of Lego not making enough Post Office stuff!

I think the only Lego Post Office we have is one for the Winter Village. In Legoland, you can only send mail to Santa. :(

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By in United States,

Wow, a city set that actually gained value...

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By in United States,

I love this set! I agree that there needs to be more postal paraphernalia... at this point even another post van is overdue, but a post office is really really overdue!

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By in United States,

Cool little set.

Teenager - a City set that gained value? There are probably 50 since then. But I would advise you against using Lego as your investment vehicle.

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By in United States,

I also have this set, along with the airplane (7732), and the 7733 set (truck and forklift). Never got 7734 though (the large airplane):(

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By in Turkey,

I don't own this set but I like the 4 wide build and the color scheme.

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By in Singapore,

That LEGO xtra sticker pack has me looking forward to building a custom post office and a custom mail van for my town now.

Of course, a new dedicated LEGO City postal set would be great, too!

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By in Italy,

I just wish TLG made an entire lineup of post office sets :(

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By in United States,

I have this one! What a classic

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By in Germany,

One I have as well. Somewhere buried deeply in a box in storage; my city is in a rather derelict state :)
It's a rather nice little van and the postbox works quite well too

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By in United States,

I like a lot this set. It has a sort of 1980s feeling on it, especially for the fact it uses a car chassis that is very rare nowadays but was common back then.

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By in United States,

Huh, I own this set. Makes me nostalgic for the post and farm subthemes. They should really continue them.

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By in Netherlands,

The last 2016 airport theme had a mail(wo)man (Same Torso as this set) + helicopter in it's Starter Set.

2018 Xtra packs had some letters and mailboxes as well, and soon a 2019 sticker pack.

As far as sets I actually had with a mailman, was one long ago in a 1998 set (6420) with a yellow bicycle which was only in that one set ever.

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By in Portugal,

Ahhhh, Post service and 4 wide cars on Lego City line up... 2 memories from a galaxy far, far away... For me, it is very simple: 4 wide for cars, 6 for trucks and trains! Man, am I gettin' old??? Lol

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By in Portugal,

Nostalgia.

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By in United States,

Wow. What a great set.

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By in United States,

You, one thing has been missing during the duration of "Great Vehicles" and that's a mail truck. Especially given how ubiquitous they are in real life. My Dad is a letter carrier, and I've bought a bunch of assorted LLVs including the Matchbox version around the time it came out. But this set came out long before I really paid much attention to what Lego was making.

We need to bring back mail as a part of City. I think a delivery truck, tractor-trailer, post office, and a plane would make a pretty great subtheme. And maybe a polybag containing a letter carrier on a bike with a mailbox or something.

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By in United States,

Another set from the past. I have this one as well as the small mail plane in the same color scheme from around that time. Yes, Lego, should pay some more attention to other sub-themes inside the city. This would be one of them. You cannot beat the price for its play value as well.

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By in United Kingdom,

The British side of me is confused that it’s not red if it’s a mail van :D

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By in France,

Love this set. I have it along with 7732.
If you look at some of the vehicles in Bricksburg in both the Lego movies there are some very similar models...

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By in United States,

I picked this set up, like many others I assume, for the added variety of an actual LEGO mail vehicle. It did disappoint me that it had no doors. Doorless vehicles is one of my biggest LEGO related pet peeves.

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By in United States,

This must've been during my dark ages, but do want.

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By in Australia,

For me, this set is a classic. One of the only sets I have more than one of.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice little 4-stud wide van. Looks less than the sum of its parts though, to me.

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By in United States,

My childhood!!!!!

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By in Canada,

I wanted this set when it came out and, because it was inexpensive, I waited to purchase it in favour of getting larger sets first...unfortunately I waited too long and missed out! My mistake.

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