Random set of the day: Pothole Patcher

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Pothole Patcher

Pothole Patcher

©1993 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6667 Pothole Patcher, released in 1993. It's one of 23 Town sets produced that year. It contains 97 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$9.25.

It's owned by 2834 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


25 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Interesting little paper building cutouts.

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By in United States,

Now there's a unique town vehicle that needs to make a comeback...

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By in United States,

Dude has been patching potholes alone since 1993, the absolute legend.

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By in United States,

How useful. Now I could use this little vehicle in my city.

But of course I’m not talking about my lego city. The roads around me have a pothole too many if you ask me. It makes for a mighty bumpy ride.

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By in United States,

At first, I thought that someone was coloring on the instructions when I got this set in a lot.

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By in United States,

All the while, many roads and highways around here are getting repaved. One has never been repaved before since the 1960s.

Very realistic. Air compressor/generator trailer, truck with (water) tank in the bed.

Interesting (real) photo on the packaging? Is that a construction paper barrier?

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By in United Kingdom,

Even though I was starting to begin to grow out of LEGO (oh, the naïveté!) in 1993, this set was fascinating to me as a child; it has so much going on in such a small space.

4 wide 4 ever.

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By in Belgium,

I bet this Lego set would be more efficient at patching potholes than the equipment they're using on Belgian roads (nicknamed 'fifty shades of grey').

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By in Latvia,

Strange use of paper in a box art

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By in Netherlands,

The pothole fixer is the hero we need ánd deserve.

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By in Germany,

Have never seen that set before in my life, at least not that I can remember. Must check out my old '93 catalogue. Perhaps I have overlooked it.

Anyway, great little set. Would really deserve a comeback, as potholes are still as much a nuisance today as they were a quarter of a century ago. My word, thinking about how long ago '93 is really makes me feel old ;-)

But that paper cutout is very weird indeed. Strange shape, strange placement, no obvious connection to the source material. Would love to know why they included that so prominently on the box art. I mean, the one in the distance makes sense, but the one in the foreground? I'd rather have seen some representation of actual potholes.

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By in Australia,

I never got this set, as a kid, so I picked it up recently. I really love it. There was a line, of these worker vehices, released from '92 through to about '95 or so, and I really liked all of them.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd love an update one of these in great vehicles. More useful than a lot of what's come out in the last few years. A land speed record car? Yeah right. How many people's custom cities have the Bonneville salt flats?

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By in Belgium,

@Speed champions fan: I have one, it's commonly called "the living room floor" though...

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By in Hungary,

Ah, the legendary failed forced perspective.

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By in Netherlands,

Now that's a random set!

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By in Poland,

These old photos are way better than todays oversaturated mess on boxes

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By in Germany,

@lordofdragonss: yes, especially as those were real photos of actual models back then and not computer renderings with all kinds of fake effects like nowadays.

I remember how cheated I felt when I bought my first Mixels (Orbitons), thinking there would be drum laquered gold pieces in them, because the photos sure made it seem that way. That was borderline false-advertising:
https://brickset.com/sets/41527-1

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By in United States,

This is needed in Puerto Rico (USA) but my LEGO City only needs a couple straight plates (for now) and there is that. I also have a crew ready for that.

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By in United States,

This would be a popular in-store exclusive in the Detroit Lego Store.

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By in United States,

This is desperately needed in my home state, especially considering the shop just told me my car needs four new wheels due to pothole damage.

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By in United States,

This is one of those quintessential charming '90s sets that I'm really glad to have. And as far as I know it remains unique in the plethora of City vehicles: we have plenty of snowplows, garbage trucks, even food trucks (#70804 Ice Cream Machine and #60150 Pizza Van) but comparatively little for road work vehicles.

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By in United States,

@MrJackson There were actually several road work vehicles in 80's town. 6606 Road Repair, 6647 Highway Repair, and 6653 Highway Maintenance Truck, not to mention numerous other "repair" vehicles and street sweepers. They used to be a pretty common thing in 80's-90's Lego Town, just not modern Lego City.

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By in United States,

In my box of classic town sets, this one sits next to the 6671 Utility Repair Lift. Definitely LEGO had some great ideas in the early 90's for town sets that with some revamp might make excellent CITY sets. The "cutout" in the picture is seen on the instructions, as very little of it is seen on the box art ( I had to check since I did not remember ever seeing it before). It is a nice throwback moment, since this was one of my last classic town sets purchased. Thanks Huwbot!

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By in Austria,

Nice i just got the set in box this week, i love those early 90's sets

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