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REVIEW: 6685 Fire Copter 1

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Poll: On a scale of 1 to 5 (19 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you rate this set?

  1. 1 - Poor (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  2. 2 - Below Average (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 3 - Average (4 votes [21.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  4. 4 - Above Average (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (8 votes [42.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.11%

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#1 TheBrickster


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:47 PM

Fire Copter 1

This is FC-1, OVER.  I'm making my way to Main Street now.  The smoke is coming from the Legoland Hotel, OVER.

That's a roger.  I'm going to shoot the 500 gallon now, OVER...

Fire in your Tabletown?  No problem.  Lego's set 6685 Fire Copter is sure to put it out - classic style.

Set #: 6685
Year Released: 1982
Piece Count: 99
Minifigs: 1
List Price: unknown

Here's a great fire-themed addition to your classic Legoland display.  Starting with the instructions:

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The set includes one classic fireman with a nicely printed fireman torso:

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What a great little detailed helicopter.  I love the use of the red and yellow colors:

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The front opens to allow your fireman to quickly climb in:

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In the back are two round yellow 2x2 bricks for the water supply and a hose connected on each side.  Unfortunately, I lost one of the hoses.

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And the entire set.  Isn't she a beauty?

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6685 Fire Copter 1 is a great supplement to set 6382 Fire Station released one year earlier.

After buying this great little set, I had fun puting out fires all over my Tabletown.  Oops, I think I smell one now...

#2 Nikola Bathory

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:02 PM

TheBrickster, thank you so much for all these reviews of classic Town sets!!  :thumbup:
OMFG, this set was released in 1982 and I was born 1 year earlier, hehe :)

Nice little heli!

#3 snefroe


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:53 PM

a great small set! i remember this set most of all because of the inverted window screen. loooooved the chopper, but never got it... another "5" please :classic:

#4 Holodoc


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:08 PM

Good, but I like the heli of set 6571 better:
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Another "4" from me. :tongue:

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#5 rriggs


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:26 PM

A nice little model with some neat features for it's age plus the all-yime classic fireman as a bonus.  However, this design of chopper (the police station around the same time was the same design) I think dated very quickly.  While is was good to use the hinged car roof - which was relatively new at the time - together with the inverted screen it was superceded very quickly by designs that stood the test of time far better (for example 6657).

Also, I don't think I could everbuy a Lego fire helicopter because it is not something we have in the UK/Eire.  Police, Coast Guard, Ambulance, military, etc, etc but no fire helicopters.  Not something I would therefore want in my Lego Town.  :tongue:

Great review though.  Many thanks again for doing these.  :classic:


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#6 Darth_Legois


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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:46 AM

Well its ok but its not great :sceptic:

voted 3

Seems the classic town hater has voted a 1 AGAIN!!!! :sadnew:

Will the madness ever stop!?! :wacko:

#7 Justin


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 10:54 AM

I vote outstanding because it makes excellent use of the pieces that were available at the time. That cockpit makes excellent use of an inverted windshield. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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#8 The Cobra

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 12:08 PM

I owned this set, and I loved it. Great idea to have the reversed windshield.
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