Random set of the day: Police Car

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Police Car

Police Car

©1978 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 600 Police Car, released in 1978. It's one of 34 Town sets produced that year. It contains 23 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 1299 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 United States,

I know this is a classic set, but come on. How is he going to drive that police car?

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By in Netherlands,

First minifig cop with a smiley face, arms and moveable legs.

@cluening, that's how Town sets started set 600,602,606 at least.

Set 621, 623. 640 of the same year were basicly the same type of vehicles that could fit the figures. (police, fire, medic)

Overall, it was a mix of vehicle styles and brick-built motorbikes, in the 1978 catalogue, there's basicly 3 police cars , all new, only 1 had space for a figure.

1975-1977 figures didn't have moveable arms, legs or even a face.

https://images.brickset.com/library/view/?f=catalogues/c78uk&p=9

By 1980, all Town vehicles could fit figs. (not counting the US release in 1981 (set 6600 etc)

US did get minifig sets in 1978 however, Coast Guard station was a re-release of a European 1976 set with those armless figs.

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By in Italy,

Ha! Lego 40 years on, still having scale issues, still having problems with stickers.
I love this set, still have it and the (quite crumpled) box it came in.

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By in United Kingdom,

What a classic!
I remember getting this set for Christmas (1978)
I still have the minifig in my collection (the stickered version), along with his 40th anniversary re-release... holding this set in his hand!
The re-release was a great tribute to this great little set.

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By in United States,

Classic Clown Cop Car

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By in Australia,

Very old school. The printing on his head, though, I mean, yeesh.

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By in United States,

Oh, hey, the ACTUAL first set with a minifig. They had a rebranded version show up in RSOTD a while back and I mistook it for this version.

Very nice to see Huwbot not be so random sometimes! Though I suppose that means he isn't doing his job right...

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By in United States,

Hey it’s a smart car!!

That scale though...

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By in United States,

Weird thing is though, 6600 was a RSOTD just last month (5/9/19)

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By in United States,

This set is too classic to have been randomly chosen. I'm onto you, Brickset.

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By in United States,

D’awww... what a cute little baby car! Someday (read: in 40 years) it’ll grow up and be a drivable car! I jest, but weirdly enough i’m getting flashbacks of classic BRIO trains.

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By in United States,

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I believe the set linked below, as the first police car from City, is designed as a deliberate homage to this set, the first police car from Town.

https://brickset.com/sets/7236-1/Police-Car

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By in New Zealand,

Nice parking.

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By in Australia,

I still have this one, but from memory the shirt was a sticker and is no longer in good condition.

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By in United States,

A classic indeed. I believe my father owns this one.

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By in Belgium,

I guess the job of set designer was a lot easier in those days... :-)

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By in Netherlands,

The only way to appreciate how far we've come is to view the past for what it was, the beginning. :)

Technically it's a good looking car though. Even if he can't sit in it.

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By in Spain,

Yes, this is the first set with a minifigure...and that is why he is the SPECIAL ONE in the Collectible Minifigure Series 18, the classic one!!!

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By in Germany,

I got the Fire Chief (602-1)on my desk. But he's just the second one. So many things have changed...

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By in United Kingdom,

Love this set. It used to be mine and has now passed to my son and still being played with today. That’s how Lego should be I think.

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By in United States,

Though the officer himself couldn't actually fit, this appears to be one of the few Lego sedans (with a roof) that isn't taller than the minifigure! So at least it got scale right that way.

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By in United States,

@Isabella and Lego Liker - Thank you, i'm not crazy, I thought we'd already seen this one, too.

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By in United States,

Policeman with a drone unit. This set was way ahead of its time.

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By in United Kingdom,

No Huwbot, he's not 1 minifig, he's THE minifig.

You have to know these things. When is your next upgrade? ;o)

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By in Latvia,

The first LEGO Minifigure, and one of the first sets with them! So cool, Huwbot!
P.S. That's a cool Clickets set!

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By in Germany,

I still own two of those 2x3 bricks with the POLICE print on them. Oh yeah, this was a print...

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By in United States,

Not a personal fan of this set.

But I’d guess there’s a segment of the Lego population that is: Simple and quick and easy to build, and the eager kids can start playing in minutes rather than hours.

Good for what it is, it’d fit perfectly with Town Jr. (of 1997-1998) but it’d never work in today’s City.

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By in United States,

@lusci, but it's SEALED! For that alone isn't it worth the extra 4,980.00? LMAO. No, I didn't think so either.

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By in United States,

@HeroBricks
Odd that they printed that but used a sticker for the figure.

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By in United States,

Keep your eyes on the road, Chase...

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By in United States,

I wonder if these could still be found at the local K-Mart where I lived by 1980. That place always had inventory that just sat and sat and sat.

But then, I’m not sure if it was sold in the US.

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