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REVIEW: 672 Fire Engine

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  1. 1 - Poor (1 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. 2 - Below Average (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  3. 3 - Average (5 votes [45.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  4. 4 - Above Average (3 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

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#1 TheBrickster


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:50 PM

Fire Engine

Set #: 672
Year Released: 1979
Piece Count: 66
Minifigs: 1
List Price: < $10 USD

This was a great little set that made a nice addition to Engine Co. #9

The set included one fireman fig (sticker not shown) with a fire axe/hatchet:

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The Fire Engine pulled a small back section that could be an exrtra supply of water and/or supplies.

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Here's the engine itself.  The only difference than the original is the small white water faucet piece (pictured, as opposed to the original which was yellow).  

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At a different angle:

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I should mention that the grey ladder also extends.

The back opens and contains a small string used as a hose:

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The entire set:

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Although this set did not contain an open driver area for minifig placement, it was still a nice little engine to put out those Legoland fires.

#2 WhiteFang


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:43 PM

This is a very "small" fire engine, compared to the rest of the fire engine models.  :tongue:

This is a nice little set, that can be used to match with the 590 Fire Station. The design is nice, but I am not really fond of the overall package. Because it is not able to house the driver at the front especially when it included a mini-fig for it. The hose is a very nice feature, and is kept safely behind the grey window shutters.

I couldn't give a very high rating for it, unlike other vintage sets. I could only give it a "3". It is good to have, for completeness to match with the entire fire fighting theme back in the 70s.  :sweet:

Brickster, thanks for this another lovely review.  :thumbup:

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#3 snefroe


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:16 PM

did you replace some cylinders there? in those days those cylinders had a solid stud, instead of a hollow one, right?

i never had this set, but as a kid I would have bought space first of all anyway. this truck just isn't appealing to me for several reasons:
1) think it has a lack of playability: a fire truck should be more than just a ladder on top and something i would not be able to identify ... i gues it's an auxiliary power unit?
2) 2 figs would have been waaay better! in those days, we were most of all interested in building an army of firefighters. i didn't really need firesets to build a fleet of trucks, i could always build those myself...
3) i'm surprised to see the printed 1x4 at the front, instead of modified bricks... this set looks waaaaay older than 1979...

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