Outback Airstrip 6444 Picture Review
Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:30 PM
Set # 6444
Release Date: 1997
Original Price: $20 (USD)
Starting with the box:
And the backside. Notice the alternate models. I love the swamp boat:
The building is my favorite part of the set. It is simple, has a little detail, two great roof pieces, and a single green window (great piece!):
Check out the great windmill piece. It's my only one and makes a great part for Wild West and that farm you always wanted to build. I used it for the Barnhouse of Barnabas Higgens and Spring Valley Ranch
On the side of the building is a great radio and a clear glass:
Unfortunately, no furniture can be found within the building:
And now the airplane:
Front view; I love the twin propellors:
And the rear section:
The back has a small cargo hold for some boxes/freight or some gear needed in the Outback:
The set includes three figs, two with cool shades:
And some great equipment. I love the boom box:
A shot of the whole set:
Summary: As I mentioned above, this set is very versatile and can suplement a few different themes. It's my personal favorite of the Outback collection and I'm really glad I was able to find the set in the late 90s (I almost didn't buy). Sets like this are timeless and so much fun to build and display.
Hope you enjoy the review.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:37 PM
I unfortunately do not own this set, but it looks very nice, even if the interior is a bit bare. But still we get 3 cool propeller pieces, a boom box and clear glasses, some very useful parts indeed!
Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:18 PM
Very nice review though Brickster ;-)
Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:49 PM
adventurous atmosphere and that can be well used as a starting point for
many exciting tales of dangerous undertakings. *y*
By looking at your neat pictures and the box art of that set I canīt help myself
from thinking 'A-Team, here we go....' :'-)
Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:57 PM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:00 PM
Thanks again, a great set.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:47 PM
I liked to pretend the plane was part of a rebel or mercenary air force and I attached some little black flagpoles to the wings as machine guns. I actually had a whole custom mercenary army (basically I took every civilian vehicle/airplane/boat I had and mounted them with machine guns, Bofors cannons, etc) and then I had them fight the Best Lock or one of the Lego rip offs that produced a military theme (looking at Best Lock's website my sets and figures look very different - im confused now since I swear they are Best Lock that I have).
Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:55 PM
But it is a great set, thanks for the review! *y*
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:38 PM
too bad it was released in my dark ages, it would get along perfectly with this:
which I own and simply love... *wub*
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:49 AM
I liked to pretend the plane was part of a rebel or mercenary air force and I attached some little black flagpoles to the wings as machine guns. I actually had a whole custom mercenary army.
These are the stories that I really enjoy hearing. *y* The real fun with great sets like this is in the imagination that people like you bring to the set. Reminds me of my "fun times" with Lego, before I got boring and just started displaying my collection.
which I own and simply love... *wub*
Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:46 AM
It's not a bad set, that's for sure. so no complaints, but it doesn't reach my all time top 30 of city sets, honestly... what bothers me the most is the black mast and the duplo rotor... at least it reminds me of the duplo thing... i think both are not really lego mf-parts, but from other themes. isn't the mast some sort of Jack stone part? a bad sign of what's to come, imo...
to me, this set, and the others from this timeframe, will always be associated with the falling apart of the real city though. To me, outback was an attempt by Lego to keep the city line alive by going the exotic way. as a consequence, it doesn't feel like it's a part of the city sets... it's something between city and some sort of modern day adventures... couldn't really relate to it when i saw this in the 1997 catalog back then... Can't imagine that it was all that successfull as a line...
Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:52 AM
And I actually like the windmill piece. It is a large piece, but it makes for a good windmill.
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