Random set of the day: Bathroom

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Bathroom

Bathroom

©1979 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 261 Bathroom, released in 1979. It's one of 3 Homemaker sets produced that year. It contains 164 pieces and 1 minifig.

It's owned by 95 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


34 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I too, sometimes take leisurely strolls across the bridge over my tub.

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By in United States,

The baby is just a regular minifigure...
Both genius and terrifying.

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By in United States,

Why are there flowers in a bathroom?

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By in United States,

That would be kind of scary for a minifigure.

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By in Australia,

Minifigures as babies hasn't become any less terrifying since the last one of these sets, no.

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By in Australia,

I wonder if that minifigure is questioning life itself and everything it knows to be true in the world?

PS. They should totally bring that hairpiece back...

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By in New Zealand,

^I agree, that hair piece should be brought back and in red too.

These were magnificent and durable sets.

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By in United States,

Wow. Very old set. I know bathrooms that have flowers in them.

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By in Venezuela,

Nothing to see here folks, just a quaint little bathroom... that's flooding...

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By in United States,

Is this even a Lego set or half Lego and half doll house?

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By in Malaysia,

Used to love those larger dolls back then but never had any... Only seen them in the ideabooks... Am glad that minifigs survived all these years and became adults instead... :D

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By in United States,

Run, minifigure lady, run! That giant blocky monster is packing heat! And a brush! She wants you dead because you're the upstart new generation that is going to phase her kind out!

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By in United States,

I'm amazed at the baseplate and the lack of studs on it. I'm sure it was also used for some kind of road.

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By in Finland,

@PDelahanty
Well, not really! They were created for this theme. It makes the floors look smoother and posing the figures easier.

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By in United Kingdom,

the name "homemaker" for the theme makes me wonder if it was supposed to be aimed at girls. I feel that Friends is probably a step up from this

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By in Germany,

Everybody is talking about the minifigure and I'm just sitting here thinking about those chrome tap pieces...

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By in United Kingdom,

I have one of those weird blue base plates - I have pieces from a Homemaker kitchen!
The Homemaker range was interesting. The kitchen cupboards were a good size for my Fabuland figures.

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By in Netherlands,

@PDelahanty
It's also much easier to clean a bathroom floor without studs. For that reason I'm glad mine doesn't have any. Otherwise it would be cool though...

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By in United States,

We had a few of these modular home rooms growing up. The big fig arms could be combined into longer tentacles, which I did, of course.

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By in Canada,

"The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size. There also we saw the Nephilim; and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight"

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By in Turkey,

I never knew these two figure sizes coexisted. Interesting.

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By in United States,

I always thought this was one of the strangest sets because it had a brick built person and a minifigure. It makes sense but just looks off.

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By in United States,

Ah, hahaha! Brilliant - my wife has this set. When she first built it, I was like, what in the world? She has a few other sets like this too from the late 70's. Still in great condition, stickers and all. And the "bridge" over the bathtub is meant to be used for infants, as you would today with their specialized miniature bathing tubs.

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By in Netherlands,

We had 4 of those "tap"pieces in grey/blue.

Surprisingly they actually were from the 1980 8860 Technic Car Chassis set where you don't expect it at first look.

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By in Hungary,

Scary and surreal..

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By in Hong Kong,

Anyone know if this the only set with both types of figures??

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By in United States,

This featured in the bizarre stop-motion Youtube video "Lego Harry Potter and the Deathly Cheeses."
Mustardmanzz made such hilarious brickflims. The best Lego stop motions were from Youtube a decade ago...

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By in United States,

I saw the name "Random set of the day: Bathroom" and was like, "Hold up".

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By in United States,

The flowers are to help with the smell from the waterless, non-flushable plastic toilet. Duh.

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By in Netherlands,

@melvlee there are 3 more in the database (268; 269; 297; 5233) and I do know one other (208) with a baby in a pram which is not in this theme.

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By in United States,

Uh, where's the toilet?

I am thinking the cabinetry could really be useful in emergency vehicle builds. A lot more structurally sound, and easier to deal with than doors or roll-up shutters.

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By in United States,

@cody6268 The toilet is behind the woman figure. You can see a bit of it sticking out from behind her skirt.

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