The Island Chronicles

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    LEGO City 2025 SETS - Leaks, rumours, discussion. (Animals too)

    DUDE!!!!! I was psyched when I saw the pictures of the tour bus. When I heard there was tour bus set, I was like...."Nah! It'll just be a way of selling another town accessory set!". Lo and behold, when the pictures were revealed this past May, it was a standalone bus set - like something that is part of the Great Vehicles lineup, something I have been asking for for ages now. Thanks to that, I now have hope of seeing a standalone bendy bus. To make matters better, the set came to US shelves in June so I was able to get it on release day. I got that set and the ATV, which is the only jungle set I'm buying. Glad Lego made it easy to snag a Johnny Thunder without having to play the CMF game of trying to hunt him down. Could happen! They'll probably do that alongside space. Yeah! Car wash, I got first. That downtown set broke my town budget, but I needed pieces of it (such as the barber shop, comic store and electronics dept. I also got the ice cream shop and the apartment on clearance. I never got the house or the skate park though. I actually wanted to get a few of those small houses to make a neighborhood in my town, but they were so rare AND I was kinda short on money this past year. I'm kinda on a budget as far as my town is concerned. One of my plans was to grab the modular museum, which Johnny Thunder owns in my town. But I'm a little tight on funds. The urban skate park is another piece I wish to add to my town. I only got five sets this year so far; burger truck, go karts, prison island, tour bus and Johnny Thunder's ATV. I plan to get the auto transport for the cars.
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    LEGO City 2025 SETS - Leaks, rumours, discussion. (Animals too)

    I'll give props to Lego, the City theme hasn't been oversaturated with police every wave like it was during the late 2010s. They seem to have piped down on them a bit.
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    Lego City 2024

    .....and the other 5 will be space. ......and we got our first standalone bus, which according to Lego Store workers, sold like Ford Explorers from the 90s. At least that gives me hope to see another one soon.
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    Lego City 2024

    Can't wait for it.
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    LEGO City 2025 SETS - Leaks, rumours, discussion. (Animals too)

    I dunno. Space and anything that has to do with an animal mold are the sellers with City now. So much so that you'll forget that police even exists. I'm betting that we'll see more space in 2025 along with jungle - or some explorer theme. Of course you've got your police, fire and great vehicles. Yeah I think City is back to to where it was before 2020.
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    Lego City 2024

    That's understandable. I asked because I'm a town builder so I need to know the width. Right now, 8-stud wide is too big for the vehicle size limit in my town, so I think I'll pass. But its a nice set for kids to play with though, which is obviously the targeted audience.
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    Lego City 2024

    Is it 6 stud wide or 8 stud wide?
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I think the trains subtheme for City needs to be dropped. I'm going to put how I think trains should be distributed through the City theme by quoting my good buddy @Vilhelm22 on what he said in the Ideas For New Lego City Sets forum on page 69 of that forum. "......The trains subtheme in itself shouldn’t be a thing. Stations and passenger trains should be part of a public transport subtheme (we could easily have enough to make with a couple more sets) whilst cargo trains would be in a cargo subtheme. Cranes and lorries would be part of this too. I feel like beyond the standard trains others could be parts of other subthemes as well. For a start, fire trains do exist, even if rare. A maintenance of way (MOW) train could be in the construction subtheme. A car transporter train could be for some great vehicles type thing. Circus trains have existed in the past. Hospital trains also have existed - particularly in wartime - a prime preserved example can be found at the National Railway Museum, York, UK (arguably the best railway museum globally, as trains were basically invented by the British). RPOs (Railway Post Offices) were big in the USA for years. Fuel train for Octan. Even prisoner transport trains exist. NASA had a train at one stage. It’s never going to happen, but a train could easily be added to every subtheme, and the trains theme abolished".
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    Lego City 2024

    Lego City PD is around the corner! RUN!!!!!!
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    Lego City 2024

    Took a break from Lego for the month of May and just getting back into it. Those construction vehicles are awesome, but are too big for my town so I don't think I'll be buying any. I agree though, those new uniforms look nice. I may see if I could just get some of those on the Lego website through Bricks and Pieces.
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    Lego City 2024

    NICE!!!!!! Its coming to the US in June too!
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    American 1950s car - 60408 MOD - real world MOC

    DUDE!!!! I wonder how they did that with the back wheels. I guess I'll have to get the set to find out.
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    Black Five Locomotive

    Hey look! Its Henry's brother!
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    Lego City 2024

    No problem! Yup these are release day buys for me too. Yup! That's me! The Island Chronicles is a fanfiction series I made up based off of my favorite Lego game, Lego Island.
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    Lego City 2024

    Guys guess what? Some of the summer 2024 sets are coming to the US in June, including the bus and Johnny Thunder's ATV - both of which are on my list. I'm so excited.
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    Lego City 2024

    Yeah! I saw those. I'm getting the buggy that only has him!
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    Lego City 2024

    That tram is a must have on my list. It is literally in shut up and take my money territory.
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    Lego City 2024

    Gimmie dat bus
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    Lego City 2024

    I want that tiger.
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    Lego City 2024

    The only new set I'm getting is the bus.
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    Lego City 2024

    Yeah! I think blue would've looked better.
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    Lego City 2024

    Same here! Though to be honest, I get more vibes from the Toronto Rockets in Canada for this set rather than a tram.
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    Lego City 2024

    What I'm most excited about is the fact that the tram actually comes with tracks. $80.00 USD isn't bad for what you seem to get in the set. You get a three piece unit with tracks and two platforms. With that being said, I don't mind paying that much. Once again, US buyers have to wait until August to get their hands on this awesome set. Considering that it has no electronics (no complaints from me), I would consider this as a train booster set/transit system expansion pack to go along with the passenger train and the train station from 2022, which I think were amazing sets to start off a public transit subtheme with.
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    Lego City 2024

    The old harbor from 2007 was better. Not a fan of this harbor. It's good for a child to play with though.
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    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    They reintroduced old characters such as Rocket Racer and Johnny Thunder. I think the pirate ship and 2015 city Square set had references to Pepper from Lego Island and Captain Redbeard. So I don't think it's impossible to re-release older sets.