|60267 Safari Off-Roader||LEGO City||Jan-20||168||0||Read here||17.99||LEGO.com|
|60227 Lunar Space Station||City||Jun-19||412||4||Read here||44.99||LEGO.com|
|60209 Sky Police Diamond Heist||City||Jun-19||400||4||Read here||44.99||LEGO.com|
|60239 Police Patrol Car||City||May-19||92||1||Read here||9.99||LEGO.com|
|60218 Desert Rally Racer||City||May-19||75||1||Read here||9.99||LEGO.com|
|60222 Snow Groomer||City||May-19||197||2||Read here||17.99||LEGO.com|
|60223 Harvester Transport||City||May-19||358||2||Read here||24.99||LEGO.com|
|60206 Sky Police Jet Patrol||City||Apr-19||54||2||Read here||7.99||LEGO.com|
|60212 Barbecue Burn Out||City||Apr-19||64||2||Read here||7.99||LEGO.com|
|60210 Sky Police Air Base||City||Apr-19||529||6||Read here||69.99||LEGO.com|
|60208 Sky Police Parachute Arrest||City||Mar-19||218||4||Read here||24.99||LEGO.com|
|60214 Burger Bar Fire Rescue||City||Mar-19||327||3||Read here||24.99||LEGO.com|
|60220 Garbage Truck||City||Feb-19||90||2||Read here||14.99||LEGO.com|
|60221 Diving Yacht||City||Feb-19||148||2||Read here||17.99||LEGO.com|
|60195 Arctic Mobile Exploration Base||City||Sep-18||786||6||Read here||84.99||LEGO.com|
|60193 Arctic Air Transport||City||Aug-18||277||2||Read here||24.99||LEGO.com|
|60197 Passenger Train||City||Jul-18||677||4||Read here||119.99||LEGO.com|
|60180 Monster Truck||City||Jun-18||192||1||Read here||14.99||LEGO.com|
|60185 Mining Power Splitter||City||May-18||127||1||Read here||12.99||LEGO.com|
|60179 Ambulance Helicopter||City||May-18||190||3||Read here||17.99||LEGO.com|
|60186 Mining Heavy Driller||City||May-18||294||3||Read here||39.99||LEGO.com|
|60188 Mining Experts Site||City||May-18||883||6||Read here||79.99||LEGO.com|
|60176 Wild River Escape||City||Apr-18||126||2||Read here||12.99||LEGO.com|
|60166 Heavy-Duty Rescue Helicopter||City||Dec-17||415||4||Read here||23.99||LEGO.com|
|60167 Coast Guard Head Quarters||City||Dec-17||792||7||Read here||69.95||LEGO.com|
|5004941 Bricktober minifigure pack||City||Oct-17||21||4||Read here||18.52||Amazon|
About LEGO City
Once, it was Town. LEGO Town was the ‘everyday life’ theme, that supplied children with a world of police stations, fire trucks, ambulances, boats, houses, service stations and more besides. It launched in its recognisable form in 1978 with the advent of the minifigure, and continued for 20 years until wrapping up in 2000.
LEGO World City arrived in 2003 and continued in 2004 in an attempt to offer what it was perceived children wanted – simplified set designs and a disturbingly macho aspect. Those misconceptions made the replacement for Town an unappealing mess, although the train sets were mainly undisturbed by the shift in direction.
In 2005, the LEGO Group finally got serious about making things work after a brush with bankruptcy. A new theme had been developed – LEGO City – that was a return to form. Learning from what had worked with the classic Town theme, City started things off with the basic areas that children would love – Police, Fire and Construction – then gradually expanded from there.
Now, City has gone far beyond those initial releases, with basic life type sets building museums, service stations, multi-storey car parks and diving boats among plenty of others. The quality of the builds also improves over time, with 7744 Police Headquarters a much better set than 7237 Police Station, which was released just three years prior.
While the sets that include pizza restaurants and bus stops offer opportunities for building a table-top town, children also want action and adventure. Sub-themes such as Coastguard Rescue, Volcano Explorer and Arctic provide this, while Space and Harbour keep things a little more grounded in reality.
From its fresh start in 2005 that saw the LEGO Group show real confidence in the company’s core theme, City has expanded far beyond its central emergency services focus to become a sprawling collection that can cover an eclectic mix of subject matter. As long as it continues to steer clear of the mistakes made in the early 2000s, it will continue to hold a special place in the heart of LEGO fans.