Random set of the day: Covered Wagon

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Covered Wagon

Covered Wagon

©1996 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6716 Covered Wagon, released in 1996. It's one of 6 Western sets produced that year. It contains 64 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$8.

It's owned by 4265 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,

Oregon Trail intensifies

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By in United States,

I really wish they would make a new LEGO Western theme

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By in United States,

Finally, a RSOTD that i actually own.

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By in Australia,

I read a book, in my English class that year, about the Oregon Trail, and then later that year they released these western sets. I still have this little guy, I thought he was great.

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By in United States,

That dynamite piece is my favorite thing of this whole set.

I would like a return of generic themes such as western, space, etc. Just so many stories to be played out. Unlike all these brand name themes.

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By in United States,

I loved loved loved this set. This and the cavalry set made army building fun.

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By in New Zealand,

Nice Horsey!

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By in United States,

I hope they will make a new western line please lego

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By in Turkey,

This is my only official Western set. I was sad that he was alone all these years, so I made a MOC saloon to give him a breather for a change.

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By in Germany,

@Your future president: I can only second that. TLG should cut down on the licensed themes, especially the more obscure ones, and at least offer some basic themes like those mentioned.
Sets like this one are so cool. Playmobil still has them and they appear to be selling well.
What a cool theme by the way:

https://www.playmobil.de/on/demandware.store/Sites-DE-Site/de_DE/Search-Show?q=western&src=AdProductDE&adword=google%2FDeutschland%252Western%2Fplaymobil%20western&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-sGElObH4wIVzoCfCh1vgg1vEAAYASAAEgJIqvD_BwE&sz=13

Now imagine all of the above in LEGO form!

Oh and bonus fact you did not know (probably): when you click on "weitere Ergebnisse laden" a couple of times it shows you the retired Western themed Playmobil sets, right back to those released in the Eighties! LEGO should have a similar function in their own store.
And speaking of retired Playmobil sets. As you can see there were even sets totally in white, where you could purchase special pens to colour the figures and accessories any way you wanted. I remember that back in the day. Would't work too well for LEGO though, I guess. Otoh I remember painting and custom stickering my LEGO minifigs to look like the cast of Star Trek - The Next Generation to populate my Enterprise-D bridge MOC in the early Nineties.
Fond memories indeed. :-)

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By in Latvia,

LEGO, there is one theme that's absent now and that we need! It's Western! A modern theme would be awesome, especially with the new elements! The Lone Ranger but more generic

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By in Germany,

And Playmobil also has the train sets that fit the theme.
I very much like these sets, too. The fort, the bank, the "Indians" with their river settlement, just great. I bought almost 20 of the Lone Ranger cavallry sets, but they were just not the same. The simplicity is missing.

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By in Germany,

wow, two sets in a row that I owned as a child :)

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By in Greece,

One of the best small sets of that era! Dark Ages got the better of me. At least I learned how to play basketball :P

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By in Greece,

The years that Lego group love Afols and they want to play with Lego sets !!

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By in United States,

To anyone that remembers:

Dang

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By in France,

As a kid I would have been so happy to have Cowboys and Indians sets. Even a small one with teepee and canoe. And those US soldiers range too. How many adventures could I have imagined and built with them all!
Austin Powers you're so right with that point! Those Playmobil saloon, Fort Brave and even the church / school, so emblematic of the era, could be good Lego sets. With no guns of course, but just a few bows and "shooting weapons" .

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By in United States,

I would love to see a new western/cowboy theme!

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By in United States,

Sad that we'll probably never see a set like this ever again.
Since it's doubtful Lego would make an entire theme, it's my dream that Lego will make some sort of "Classics" line. Just have all these old, generic themes under one umbrella: space, pirates, western, etc. Just have a couple sets for each genre per wave.

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By in United States,

None of the comments seem to be mentioning it, but isn't the general premise of the Western theme racist? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's the US military fighting Native Americans. That's a bit of a touchy topic in certain areas of the US, which might be part of why they haven't brought it back. Now don't get me wrong, I love the aesthetic of this theme, and LEGO hasn't focused too much on historical United States, but that's just my 2 cents.

EDIT: I stand corrected, and I think I'm mistaking my friend's old creations (20 something years ago) for official sets. I just looked at the Western theme sets, and its more of a "cops and robbers" feel to it, in which case, I'm fully on the band wagon of "why isn't this a thing again?"

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By in United States,

During my childhood, this was a great upgrade after my tiny Bat Lord’s catapult wagon.

This was also my first set with a cloth Lego piece!

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By in United States,

Much like Pirates of the Carribean being a pirates “revival”, Lone Ranger was a bit of a revival of the Western Theme. As such, I just don’t know if LEGO sees interest in the Western theme.

Having said that, it’s the only theme I ever collected all of the sets for and I would gladly welcome a true revival, as it’s my favorite series.

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By in Portugal,

My first Western Set. I played so much with it, that, some years after, i ask my mom to wash and iron the cloth of the Vagon! haha good old days!

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By in United States,

Where's the safest place to store this lit dynamite? Well, there's a barrel that's not really "inside" the wagon, that should be ok, right?...

I really regret missing out on all of these Western sets. Darn you Dark Ages!

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By in United States,

You Have Died Of Dysentery.

Couldn’t resist...

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