Random set of the day: Fire Truck

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Fire Truck

Fire Truck

©2005 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 7239 Fire Truck, released in 2005. It's one of 46 City sets produced that year. It contains 214 pieces and 2 minifigs, and its retail price was US$22.99/£14.99.

It's owned by 10890 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


27 comments on this article

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By in United States,

The face of the figure on the right is one of my all time favorites. It just looks so...extinguished.

Edit: oops sorry misspelled that. I meant distinguished. ;-)

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By in Mexico,

This set has a place of honor in my collection. I got one from LEGO’s commercial executive in Brazil when I went to interview him about a renewed push in our market for the magazine I wrote for at the time. It actually gotten me hooked up in LEGO again and brought me back from my Dark Ages. Little did I know that it also has had a pivotal role in TLC’s comeback, design-wise, in the early 2000’s (the story of which is in the book “Brick by Brick”, from David Robertson and Bill Breen). Wonderful set, btw.

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By in Australia,

This was probably one of my favourite ever fire-trucks, which I guess is saying a lot because Lego releases so many of the darn things. But definitely, top five.

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By in United States,

One of my first City sets from along with 7246.....

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By in United States,

@Your future president: That face was originally used for Norman Osborn.

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By in United States,

Loved this set when I was little. Sadly it hasn't been rebuilt yet after sorting my collection.

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By in United States,

Finally one I own.

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By in United States,

One of my first LEGO sets!

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By in Serbia,

Ooh, so many memories with this one. This was one of my first sets!

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By in Serbia,

Set that brought me out of my dark ages, and perhaps the longest-lived set in recent history (if we don't count baseplates/tracks).

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By in United States,

Not one I own, but *wow* almost 11000 members own this - I wonder if that is up there as the most owned set, or close to it.

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By in United States,

@Sammael: I think #10220-1 has outlived it!

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By in Serbia,

@phi13 - oh wow, I thought 10220 was long retired!

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By in United States,

Great set! This is one of the best LEGO trucks, for sure.

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By in Germany,

this was one of the first sets after this jackstone period. I've read that workers had tears in their eyes when they premiered it internally. Since they had created more and more simpler sets that many didn't see as LEGO like they knew it.

Anyway. Great set.

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By in United Kingdom,

From all the comments above it seems that this set not only got you out of your Dark Ages but the LEGO Company itself. Let's face it - that's a perfect fire truck design. It has everything it needs (water hose, retractable and rotational ladder, basket, retractable stabilizers, storage space and crate full of equipment) AND a trailer with a pontoon for additional play. I remember pretty well when this set came out and I admired it with my whole heart. To be honest, I still do. It's 14 years old and it would fit very well with the current fire theme.

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By in United Kingdom,

Brilliant set - one of my first proper Lego sets back in the day...

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By in United States,

This was one of my first Lego sets, still own it and have it intact, its such an amazing fire truck build. Really happy to finally see a set I own.

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By in United States,

This was the first set my oldest child got when he got into LEGO. It was also what brought me out of my dark ages. I had seen so many of the garbage that LEGO had been producing in the years prior (and--though it will earn the ire of many on this forum--I include in that category Bionicle, which I felt was too far afield from what LEGO was meant to be) and this was finally a realistic-looking vehicle. I agree that this set might be what brought LEGO back from the precipice (and I think that they highlight as such in the LEGO episode of the Netflix series "The Toys that Made Us").

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By in United States,

I missed this when it was new, but bricklinked it a few years ago when my son was in to fire trucks.

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By in United States,

This set brings back memories to my childhood and is one the first lego sets I owned

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By in United States,

@phi13: I'm raising with a 10214, been around since 2010 (at least still in the US lol)!

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By in Canada,

One of the first sets I bought when I came out of my Dark Ages in... '08? '09?

It's a great little set.

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By in United States,

THIS IS IT. MY FIRST SET. This set got me into Lego, and it proved so popular it was sold all the way to 2011. I don't particularly remember my experiences with it, though, as I was so young in 2005.

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By in United States,

This year was about the last year I tried to collect all the City fire and police sets; I have too many other Lego interests to keep up. It was a good year to stop, this theme (and this set) were about as good as Lego town sets get.

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By in United States,

One of my very first sets!

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