Random set of the day: Fire Unit I

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Fire Unit I

Fire Unit I

©1981 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6602 Fire Unit I, released in 1981. It's one of 15 Town sets produced that year. It contains 29 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 402 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,

That sure is a funky-looking fire helmet he's got there.

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By in United States,

^^Move the light to the hood, add a steering wheel on the roof, and he is ready.

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By in Netherlands,

6611 of the same year had a Fire Chief's Car as well.

More like a go-kart, but it'd fit the figure on a yellow chair.

6650 was even fancier and had full cabin and a fire hose.

I've built both of those, not this 6602 however.

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By in United States,

These were odd sets. They were testing out the Minifig but playing it safe by putting them in with the kind of stuff that knew would sell.

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By in Canada,

The reason why this set and 6600 look a bit off when compared to other 1981 sets is that they were American versions of sets released in 1978 with the first wave of minifigs, a time where sets were clearly designed with figs as an afterthought...

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By in New Zealand,

Great uniform.

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By in United States,

I still have my original set in its box with instructions. ($1.99 at the time) I have never taken apart the car since it was built back in 1981. When I played with this set in my Lego town, since there was not a place to put the mini-figure in the car, the fireman rode on the running board of the car, not so unlike the old fire trucks! :)

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By in Italy,

My first minifigure ever, thanks to Ovomaltina!

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By in United Kingdom,

I was going to ask if firefighters in the 80s actually wore those old school uniforms with the big brass buttons in front, but then realised this is the fire chief. He's probably not going on a mission, especially not by himself, he's probably going to some event and is wearing his ceremonial uniform

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By in France,

I try but cannot remember if it annoyed or upset me as a kid that at the time minifigs could not come into their car and drive them. Or that strange scale between the two... No. I don't remember it annoyed me.

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By in Finland,

This dude looks like he's just about to fix his tilted helmet.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is that car small, or just far away?

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By in United Kingdom,

I got the European version of this, for Christmas 1978, along with the corresponding police car and doctors car, and was SO excited because minifigs were new.

I absolutely LOVED them, it didn’t even occur to me that they couldn’t get in their cars!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

^Minifig Jez
It didn’t bother me either. I remember this being one of the first sets I bought with my own pocket money.

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By in United Kingdom,

“What do you mean budget cuts? I’m the snotting fire CHIEF for studs sake!”

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By in Australia,

What I just realised is, compare this little guy to this year's single-seater fire vehicle (that isn't a full-blown fire truck) 60231 ... I mean, you could fit this car into 60231's cabin.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is he looking for the remote control for that toy car??

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By in Latvia,

The times when the torsos where stickers and the cars couldn't fit their drivers! Classic!

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By in Hungary,

Why was Legoland written on the boxes? Did it replace Lego Systems?

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By in United States,

This looks like a recolor of 600...

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