The first is 6437 'Beach Buggy' from 1999. I managed to get this with the box and instructions and is the first time I have owned this set. I stopped collecting in the late 1990's when Lego started to 'dumb down' their sets to appeal to slightly younger customers. Sadly all that happened was the alienation of the existing, and aging, fan base. The beach buggy only has 28 pieces, the base and front of the vehicle consists of two parts whereas a few years earlier there would have been probably 10 - 15. There's nothing special about it but I'm still happy to have it. The life-ring on the back makes me laugh, it just sticks out looking a bit ridiculous, and reminds me of a toilet seat!
Next is 6631 'Steam Shovel' from 1985. This is a set I had originally and sadly sold either on eBay or on a car boot / garage / attic / junk sale. No box with this one but it does have the instructions. Slightly smaller than the beach buggy but containing 48 parts. For me this was Lego in it's heyday, great but simple City models and they always found a new idea to bring out each year.
Back to the present day I'm finally putting the finishing touches to the Pet Shop modular building and will review it soon.
|6631 and 6437 - from two different City era's.|