Random set of the day: Fast Track Finish

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Fast Track Finish

Fast Track Finish

©1996 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6337 Fast Track Finish, released in 1996. It's one of 24 Town sets produced that year. It contains 329 pieces and 6 minifigs, and its retail price was US$40.

It's owned by 1031 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


24 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

Oh, I liked these ones. Very sneaky of Lego put cars 1 and 3 in this set, sell car 4 by itself, and 2, 5 and 6 were then in the big semi-trailer.

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By in United States,

Due to the recent Top Gear announcement, I think this is not a coincidence.

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By in Canada,

Last good year for Town sets in the 90s.

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By in Australia,

Love heart eyes emoticon...

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By in Canada,

Had a few of these F1 sets. Not the bigger ones though. Kind of why I think those Friends sets with the go karts are neat.

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By in United States,

Watch out for if the colors clash... the car might crash!

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By in United States,

I never got Car 4 to complete the full set of six. I do have some sort of add-on package that had extra numbered slopes. This is truly when town sets were at their pinnacle.

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By in Venezuela,

Gee, I wonder who's paying for this racing event to happen...

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By in New Zealand,

Yellow number tiles, Yum!

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By in United States,

Amazing set. One of the ones I think of first when I think about my early collection as a kid.

The tow truck is a fantastic design. Compact, but perfect. Octan striping, opening roof, sunroof, doors, and a hinging tow hook. The front bumper is studs-out with a bracket+plate+tile, which comes out to 2.5 plates, the length of a stud, so it lines up flush with the studs-up construction above it. As a 5 year old, I had no concept of the Lego math of 5-on-2 (or 2.5-on-1), but I can see those things looking back now.

The little sub-subtheme that this set formed with the other two was cool, though I myself only had this one at the time. I've mostly reconstructed the other four cars (plus an extra 4) since, which is a small fulfillment of a childhood dream. The appearance these sets had in the catalog at the time ( http://clabrisic.com/data/gallery/Lego/legocat_1996eu/img004.jpg ) felt larger than life. Those themed layouts really sparked imagination and wonder, both in the catalogs and idea books.

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By in Finland,

That Octan finish line banner is interesting. What is it made of? It appears on the sticker sheet, but it's hard for me to imagine them placing a sticker like that. I don't own this set, so I don't know what's going on there.

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By in Netherlands,

This set was featured in the 1997 videogame LEGO Island, with the trippiest racetrack ever inside the mountain next to it.

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By in Hungary,

I loved that time period, when there was a diversity in face printing, but not that many type: Sunglasses, Eyebrows, Waiter Mustache, Freckles, etc...

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By in Germany,

@TransNeonOrangeSpaceman from the looks of it it seems to be made of that flexible plastic sheet that was used for windsurf sails and creature wings (among other uses).

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By in Germany,

@SirZed: correct, it's the same principle as for example with the sails on the Friends windsurfing boards.

I didn't own this set but I built my own F1 track back in the day, along with several fantasy F1 cars. For the baseplate with the pit lane I used the baseplate from my Shell service station.

And overall, I love the relation of part number to volume of stuff you get: 329 pieces got you three vehicles, a pit lane and control room building plus lots of detailing.
Nowadays, those piece counts would barely get you a single City vehicle. Sure, they are highly detailed with loads of tiny 1x1 pieces, but I prefer volume of play stuff over greebly detailing.

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By in Turkey,

I got this set in mint a few years back. I'm not thinking about building it since I can never replace it. I think I'll keep it as is as long as I live...

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By in United Kingdom,

such a simple set yet it has everything you need for a proper race.
I remember not having enough baseplates we lined up dominoes as the sides of the track

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By in United Kingdom,

Lego City racers are sort of back for 2020, as well as a little Octan service station, but again dont get overly excited

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By in United States,

Hey I own this!

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By in United States,

LEGO Island race track! Good memories, lots of good memories :D

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By in United States,

I got this set in tandem with 6335 for my 9th birthday in '96. Note that 6335, 6337, and 6546 are all part of a three-set minitheme, and there was also a vinyl tablecloth-like printed racetrack you could buy in the US Lego magazine for the cars. The printed racetrack was kind of lame and virtually all AFOLs would prefer to use baseplates for track. The builds are great, although the minifigures less so: the drivers of cars 1,4, and 6 are identical, and there is even a FOURTH clone of this red race driver acting as the pit crew in 6335. The drivers of cars 2 and 3 are also identical. Note that the plastic Octan banner is very prone to warping and breakage.

Some people seem to think that the set depicts a rivalry between Germany and Austria due to the color schemes of the cars. That would make the other cars Lithuania (2), Italy (4), and France (5), but what country is car 6 supposed to represent? Ethiopia?

These sets are featured in the Lego Island game, where there is a racetrack spanning multiple Lego themes, such as Pirates and Space.

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