Random set of the day: Baja Buggy

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Baja Buggy

Baja Buggy

©1996 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6518 Baja Buggy, released in 1996. It's one of 24 Town sets produced that year. It contains 37 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$3.5.

It's owned by 3027 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


22 comments on this article

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By in United States,

The ancestor of Where are my Pants guy?

Coastguard is a good sub-theme. I’m glad they keep bringing it back every so often.

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By in United States,

I must have built this vehicle a thousand times in the Lego Island PC game. I would love to get my hands on this set purely for nostalgia sake!

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By in United States,

Good timing--wasn't Baywatch on TV at the time this set was out? And it's a really good looking ATV. I think the older mudguards actually look better than today's with the headlights molded in.

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By in Venezuela,

*crrsh* "ATTENTION BEACHGOERS: THE BEACH IS CLOSED. POLICE INVESTIGATION IN PROGRESS.
That'll keep them away while I find my pants, I lost them here yesterday and it's starting to get REALLY uncomfortable down there- wait is this still on. UM... THE BEACH IS CLOSED! HAVE A NICE DAY!" *crrsh*

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By in United States,

Got this set as a kid. Never understood why the beach guy had no pants.

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By in China,

^ Outer Rim Emperor - Agreed! One of my favorite ways to get around one of my favorite virtual places! Although mine was usually different colors than this. It's weird looking back now and realizing how many things in the game were sets.

In those days, colored waist pieces passed for swimsuits... we didn't have dual-molding or leg printing. How far things have come!

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By in United States,

Still have this in my collection. I always just thought he had yellow pants on :/

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By in United States,

THE LEGO ISLAND BUGGY! God I wish LEGO would do a re-release of that game for modern systems. So many good memories.

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By in United States,

This, adjusted for inflation, is $5.7.

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By in Australia,

I loved this set, as a kid.

And he hasn't lost his pants, he's obviously wearing speedos (in case he has to make a mad dash into the water to rescue a swimmer. He'd probably even run in slow-motion, in true Baywatch fashion).

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By in Spain,

My first set. It literally fell from sky (some neighbor throw it away and I found it under my window). The minifig wasn't there, suddenly I need a where are my pants coastguard

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By in United Kingdom,

Cool beach buggy. But seeing a minifig in a thong is terrifying!

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By in Netherlands,

With all the quads of the last decade, with ever more elaborate fender-bricks, this is actually the most realistic one...

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By in Russian Federation,

My bro used to have one. It still lies somewhere.

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By in Netherlands,

I had this set and played LEGO Island as well so this was one of my favorites.

Surfs up dude, Cowabunga.

I loved the jet ski minigame/area as well, even tho I never had those in bricks beside sharks.

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By in United Kingdom,

AAAAAAAHHH THERE IT IS! THERE IT IS! :D

The first set (not counting brick buckets) that I ever got! I have no idea why Huwbot's suddenly decided to take me on a nostalgia kick - the third one of my earliest sets in four days? - but this is amazing and I love it.

I've still got this one... I had traded away the minifigure back when I was at school, but I picked up another one of him cheap on Bricklink relatively recently. I just... I dunno, maybe it's just nostalgia talking, but there's something REALLY nice about the design of this set, it's simple but elegant. Ah, they don't make small sets as satisfying as this anymore.

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By in Russian Federation,

My first LEGO set..

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By in Netherlands,

@BionicleJedi
They do still make some good small sets, however usually not via regular retail distribution anymore.

Some of the Magazine gift sets are around this size (20-40 pieces) nowadays, and use some "Town" like designs , and compared to Polybags in my area, much easier to find as long as you know the release dates.

So far for 2019 the City magazine had a jet, lawnmower and fire helicopter build in 3 out of 5 issues, very town-like 90s looking designs + 1 minifig. Now most actual boxed sets have much larger vehicles.

Up until 2018, there were small boxed sets and starter sets which also had small town-like vehicles.

But they seem to be replaced now for 2019 with the upcoming 4-minifig blister packs and €10 1-minifig vehicles.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is one of the few mid-90s sets I've got, as it came out during my dark ages. A fun little set, right before Town went into steep decline.

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By in United Kingdom,

Pretty sure I had something like three of these. Think they were given away with meals at a restaurant my family liked...

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By in United States,

Baja California

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