REVIEW: 6444 Outback Airstrip
Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:53 AM
Originally shared in the History & Adventure Forum for its adventure attributes, here's my favorite of the Outback collection:
First, let me say that this little set is one of my all-time favorites because it can be used to sumplement a number of different themes. 1) the set makes a great little adventure airstrip for Adventurers and more recent, the Indiana Jones theme (see also German Headquarters and Port Adventure). I've also used the set as an addition to my Wild West town. The tan baseplate and windmill works great, just subtract the plane, modern equipment, and figs. And lastly, as the set was intended, as an Outback/desert airstrip.
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.
EDIT: Additional reviews:
Review by AgentRick57 (December 24, 2007)
Outback Airstrip Review in History & Adventure Forum (February 10, 2008)
Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:36 AM
Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:25 AM
• Three minifigs
• A vehicle
• A building
• Numerous minifig accessories
• Numerous rare and useful parts
• Nice model design (especially for the time period)
Too bad Outback came out during my dark years.
Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:43 AM
Now that I'm back into LEGO, I use that building's construction for various projects, especially as a Dr. Inferno look-out shack using parts from extra Mission 3: Swamp Raid. The shack compliments the original set greatly.
Edited by Skorpius47, 19 August 2008 - 01:44 AM.
Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:36 AM
Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:08 PM
'Cuz we don't live, We just survive, On the scraps that you throw away
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:03 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:04 PM
Here's a shot of the new 7732 Air Mail set - definately a nice set:
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