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REVIEW: 585 Police Headquarters

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#1 TheBrickster


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:49 PM

Set Name: Police Headquarters

Set #: 585
Year Released: 1975
Piece Count: 280
Minifigs: 4
List Price: unknown

This was my first Classic Town Police Station, and a great set for it's time.  Starting with the instructions:

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Alternate models:

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Check out these old motorcycles.  They included a 1x1 black tile, 2 1x1 clear round bricks, and a faceless fig with sawed off legs.

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This little police car was my favorite.  It was so simple, but at the time, looked great!

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I also liked the prison wagon:

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In the back were two shutter doors to lock up a single faceless culprit:

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I was never too fond of the simple helicopter design:

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And the simple faceless figs with an extra 1x2 white plate for a belt:

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Here's the station:

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What I really liked is that the set had no stickers, but rather all printed pieces.

And the "L 10" roof design:

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Check out the Police and telephone bricks:

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I always loved this unique Police sign:

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The back isn't too exciting:

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The complete set, a real gem in the Very-Classic Town collection:

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:54 PM

Great review! I too liked the old police car better than today's. There have many police stations over the years, and I still think that this one is good enough to compete with todays gigantic new police station. :thumbup:

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#3 Shoc


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:00 PM

Another nice review, TheBrickster!  :thumbup:  I'd never seen this set before, I haven't really looked at the "scary dummy minifig" sets in much interest, but this one has a goooood design, I like the car also. If this set was out now, I would buy it rather than a big Lego police station.  :sweet:


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