Random set of the day: Pier Police

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Pier Police

Pier Police

©1991 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6540 Pier Police, released in 1991. It's one of 25 Town sets produced that year. It contains 352 pieces and 4 minifigs, and its retail price was US$44.

It's owned by 2357 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 Australia,

Simply brilliant.

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By in United States,

Nice boat, lackluster everything else

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By in Australia,

'91 was a great year for Town. All those beautiful harbour sets were just game-changing, weren't they? Look at this set. A small base, two boats, a car and a motorcycle.

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By in New Zealand,

Great parts- hinged roofs, fat life jackets, a motorbike, a big blue radar and those harbour/train platform plates. Wow!

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By in United States,

More brick built boats from the 90s! I think Huwbot wants to go out on the lake this weekend.

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By in United States,

Harbor Town was a nice subtheme between the main Town line and Paradisia. More like this is certainly welcome, even if it's the ever-present police sets.

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By in Australia,

We need a police boat like this, a smaller launch thats not a supersized inflatable dinghy and not one of those huge yacht things that use the hull of a Lego city cargo ship yet are basically just pleasure craft with police all over them.

Same with coast guard, the 'big' ship is fine, and I know the UK coastguard uses those larger dingy style boats (as seen in the most recent truck and coast guard rescue boat set) but I dont see why they wont use the medium sized float-able hull (used in Diving Boat and Fishing Boat) for a closed in medium size patrol boat, which could be done also for police.

Id love to see a Pilot boat myself, it would make a good Great Vehicles set (since they now count boats and aircraft under that City subtheme)

I also like the little police car, I know that was the 'normal' size at the time but it looks like one of those European small hatchback/smart car police cars.

+ we all love the printed life preserver. The old motorcycles look much better then the new ones...1990s, when Lego still knew that real emergency services dont use dirt bikes and racing bikes...

Overall a great set and Im surprised we still havent had a Water Police theme yet (I dont really count Prison Island), since its a realistic and useful thing.

I do think that this years Fire Station is a somewhat effective modern take on sets like this so hopefully that trend will continue.

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By in Latvia,

I wish we still had giant baseplates, only a few pieces needed to make something big

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By in Ireland,

This was the biggest set I had as a child and I spent hours and hours playing with it. Back then the boxes had pictures of alternate builds and no instructions for them. Took me ages to figure out how to make them.

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By in Singapore,

Oh, these are the same baseplates used in the 9V train stations! I had no idea they were used in so many other types of sets.

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By in Netherlands,

Ah, the times when this was what LEGO was about, not 700 Euro ISDs and tons of overpriced licensed themes.

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By in Poland,

When I was a small kid, I dreamed about having this one and other sets that were visible in the LEGO catalogs in port scenes (#6541, #6542, #6353 and #6679). After 27 years, I finally realized that dream. I have all these sets in MISB condition and because of that I'm unable to open them today. ;-)

This set has everything that is missing in present sets: box with lid and beautiful graphics, "alternative" buildings, boat that needs to be build and cannot float, custom baseplate...

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By in United Kingdom,

thats quite a shallow looking building there...

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By in Puerto Rico,

Awesome, do you think we will see the return of Harbor soon?

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By in United States,

That's a great little set, I'm serious though, huwbot, are you ok? That's like 15 good RSotD in a row, minus one bad one.

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By in Turkey,

This is such a great set. I regret not getting one at the time.

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By in Poland,

This was one of my dream sets when I was a kid, but I never got it. But when I got out of dark ages a friend of mine gave me his box of Lego and this set was there. After building it I can say it's easily in my all time top ten of Lego sets ever released. I have it in my display cabinet slightly rebuild and it always brings me joy to look at.

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By in Canada,

One of my favourites, growing up. Charming and delightful set!

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By in United Kingdom,

Beautiful set! We’ve been spoiled lately by getting some decent town stuff!!!
On a separate note I’m upset not to know the next winter village set!!! Announcement should be there already... Any gossip?

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By in Netherlands,

For me this is how Lego should be - special parts being used as accents rather than being the main focus.

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By in Singapore,

I have this set and this is one of my favourite set that I still keep and display in my display cabinet.

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By in United States,

Had this as a kid, and loved it! Especially the car and the small boat. Would play for hours with this set. It was lost in my "dark ages" but hope to add it to my collection soon!

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