Random set of the day: Main Street

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Main Street

Main Street

©2003 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 10041 Main Street, released in 2003. It was the only Town set released that year. It contains 616 pieces and 8 minifigs, and its retail price was US$65/£49.99.

It's owned by 510 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


23 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

All of the yes.

I was excited to buy this one (because I was building an 80s style city set), but then I pulled the baseplates out ... 8 studs on either side of the road? What the hell was that about? The 90s road plates had 7 studs, the 80s road plates had 9 studs, but for this one set, Lego made them 8 studs (with the studless strip on either side)? That was just frustratingly bizarre.

They're still gorgeous buildings and I think it makes for a great street scene, but that was such an odd decision.

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By in United States,

Late 90s road plates had 8 studs, like https://brickset.com/sets/6322-1/Road-Plates-Straight The 7-stud plates were out in 2002 but they probably went back to the '97 mold as closer to the original which was probably in some factory's foundation by then.

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By in Australia,

Wow, I legitimately did not know the green baseplates were 8 wide.

I always thought they were 7 wide and just repainted versions of the grey ones.

Holy crap.

You've rocked my whole world-view, dude. I'll be back tomorrow, I need to go and reevaluate my life.

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By in United States,

I enjoyed building this set, when I was a kid.

There is so much going on in this set. The possibilities were endless!

Looking over this a bit closer, I realized that I had the original, not the Legends version.
(I was confused when I clicked on the set and it wasn't marked as owned.)

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By in United States,

A decent rerelease. Disappointing that they didn't put in the Cyprus tree found in the original.

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By in United States,

I've always wondered--just what happened to the cypress mold?

Pretty neat set. Legends really needs to be a theme today.

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By in United States,

Viewing this I suffered a happy flashback. I own the original set, 6390, not the re-release. The originals are still the best, in my opinion. I still have the set in its box with the plastic inserts, which is in fairly good condition after nearly forty years of ownership. Funny thing about this set is I can still build every element of it without the instructions. Amazing what an eight year old mind will remember all this time later. Of all my town sets, this ranks near the top as a favorite.

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By in New Zealand,

I was thinking this was a strangely Classic looking 'town' set in 2002, hadn't realised it was a recreation of a 1980 set, which makes more sense. I would love to see reissues of those classic torsos some time. Maybe in a special 'Classic' themed collectible minifigure range? Could have classic Town, Castle, Space and Pirate sets. 100% would get the entire collection of those, probably multiple times over.

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By in New Zealand,

That policeman is sure on a mission.

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By in Finland,

There was also another change made (according to "Great LEGO Sets"): the pigtails hairpiece was replaced by the basic female hair, since the pigtails mold had retired. :'(

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By in United States,

I am bummed I missed the rerelease. The original set was great. I am bummed I don’t have any of the sets I built as a child. I always thought the popcorn stand was the most innovative thing.

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By in Portugal,

I do not understand why LEGO has stopped making these kinds of sets.

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By in United States,

BEST. TOWN. SET. EVER.

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By in United States,

Wow. We need more of this. Talk about awesome.

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By in United Kingdom,

My initial reaction was to wonder how come this was a 2003 set when the style looked so much more classic... then I browsed through the comments and realised it was a re-release. It makes sense to me again now ^^

I legitimately didn't know this set even existed... I only remember seeing a handful of re-released sets advertised at the time. Were there a lot more of them, then, that I wasn't aware of?

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By in United States,

My brother and I had the original set growing up, 6390. Luckily our mom kept it all and I managed to get this one a couple years ago when my bro and I split up the old collection. Great set with many memories. Was a major part of our city build.

While the set is now taken apart and mixed in with all our other pieces, I still keep the popcorn man and stand on a high shelf and my 5 and 7 year olds love playing with it with the newest roller coaster.

I agree with other posters. This Legends theme needs to come back. And keep it pure with minimal changes, don't modernize the pieces.

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By in United States,

I have this set, it's awesome. The only reason why Legends was a thing was because LEGO stopped designing decent sets and almost was sold off. Once they got back to their 'core' LEGO didn't need this line.

The cypress mold broke shortly before I was going to buy a few bags of them. They were selling them five in a bag for $5-10. But after the mold broke LEGO didn't like how pointy they were and didn't bother wasting money on making a new one.

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By in Norway,

Would fit RIGHT into my imaginary LEGO theme called LEGO RETRO. We need more re-releases as this one!

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By in United Kingdom,

@andrelego - the lack of baseplates is a whole 'nother issue, but last year's 60200 is very much a similar set, as is 60097 in 2015, 60026 and 60031 in 2013, 7614 in 2009,

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By in United States,

Loved the orig version when I was a kid. I always thought that it would great to reimage this set as a pair of modular buildings, but I guess with Corner Garage being released this year, TLG isn’t going release another one anytime soon!

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By in United States,

As TransNeonOrangeSpaceman and cody6268 said, the cypress and pigtails were replaced in this rerelease. But the molds were still in use. As David1985 said, several years later Lego sold 5-packs of the trees. The pigtails hair piece was in some of the vintage minifigure collections later that decade.

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By in United States,

Besides the pieces you guys mentioned there was also a light gray railroad piece that formed the base of the crane that they stopped making in 1981. That’s the peril of rereleasing sets decades later.

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