REVIEW: 6382 Fire Station
Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:14 PM
Set #: 6382
Year Released: 1980/1981
Piece Count: 368
List Price: approx. $20
Lego's third fire station was this little gem, 6382. The set offered new design elements not previously offered in previous sets. What really stands out for me is 1x3 car doors and torsos with printed designs. A decal was used for the large sign on the building and the #1 on the hood of one of the vehicles. I think this was also the first set to offer the sliding garage mechanism, a feature that added a great amount of realism and playability. The set also included two blue doors and the new fire hose with pre-connected faucet/spicket.
Getting on to the pictures. I saved the cover of the box for this set but lost the instructions over the years. I was able to download some instructions from the web.
Here's a shot of the box cover:
And the back of the box:
The set includes four figs, three of which are fireman, and a lady who can serve as a dispatcher. As mentioned above, the torsos are printed on:
My favorite of the two vehicles included, I love the design of Fire Engine #1:
I always loved the fire hoses included in this set. No string to have to tie or freyed ends:
Engine #2 is this much larger engine with ladder. I like how it contains an oxygen tank and fire axe:
On the other side of the engine are two shutter doors that reveal the hose and ladder controls. These are stickers:
The ladder is much wider than previous Lego ladders and extends a good length:
I like the baseplate of this set which has the numbers ONE and TWO marking each garage:
The building is simple but has a nice design. I love the sliding garage doors:
NOTE: Notice the two windows of the 2nd floor. The actual set should have blinds on these windows. I've lost one of the stickered windows, so placed the single blinded window on the 1st floor.
Each of the two sides of the garages are the same. Here's a shot of the right side:
On the first floor is the dispatch area and a classic blue Space computer:
The 2nd floor has a bed and a chair:
Here's a shot of the entire backside:
And lastly, a shot of the entire station:
This set is one of my favorite fire stations that offers a great amount of playability. Hope you enjoyed the review.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:42 PM
I remember my brother getting this set (I got the police station 6384 on the same day). Truly classic sets - It's a shame that I don't have them anymore although I do have the two immediate descendants of the sets...
Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:03 PM
This is good as TLG is taking back those great values to make the new excellent sets we all are enjoying by now!
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:25 PM
Boy to these reviews bring back memories, thanks!
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:10 PM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:25 PM
this is one of the best fire stations ever. What amazes me is what the designers made with only 368 pieces. You get a very nice looking building in good size, a good baseplate, 2 cars, 4 minifigs, accessories... and great alternative ideas in the back of the box (like the fire boat or helicopter).
This is a great example of Lego design.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:40 AM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:51 AM
The only newer set I have seen with any alternate build photo's is the 7239 Fire Engine.
I miss back when.......
Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:11 AM
As for the alternate building idea's on the back of every box - yes, I miss that as well! I really miss it!
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:16 PM
The firestation was one of the few sets in my childhood I owned and was NOT classic space!
I especially liked the roller doors, this was one of the first sets they came with.
In the late 80´s I sold it to my nephew. Darn, I really regret it.
When I asked him a couple of years ago if he still owned it (and I could buy it back) he also had made cash out of it.
I gave it a "4". There is always room for improvement, like the helipad mentioned. So it can´t be a "5" in my opinion.
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