Posted by Huw, 17 Feb 2012 03:43. Filed under
Roving Brickset reporter Warren Elsmore is at LEGOWorld in Copenhagen and took this picture of what might be the set 4207 that's listed at Amazon.cn. It's certainly plausible, isn't it! (via Twitter)
The building was in the AFOL area so if it is a sneak preview LEGO did a good job in sneaking it in. The Octan icon though would argue against it. The car on the elevator bottom center was on display elsewhere which would point towards it being 4207. Given the abundance of parts it would certainly be in the 120 Euro range.
The new hospital set was also snuck into the display.
Is that a small Volkswagen Minibus sitting on the lift? Nice! :D
Oh! That looks very nice. I always wanted to have 6394. Now is the chance to have something similar again. I like it a lot, especially the booth for the garagekeeper. I case it is a MOC and not an upcoming set - it should be added to Cuusoo :-P
@dafish - It's not in the AFOL area, the garage was in the same City display that last year had the red cargo train, and the previous year the PF trains. I didn't see the hospital though, I need to go and have a look at that :)
thanks for refreshing my memory, you are right. I didn't see the hospital either. Lucky you to go back, I'm away over the weekend...:-)
That's a really tall garage for a bunch of really small cars. Curious what the baseplate for this one would be.
Just looking at that pic... I'm guessing the framework of the building is similar to the technique used for the gantry tower in 3368 Space Centre, and the baseplate is a pair of regular 16x16 waffles plus a 16x7-stud/8-flat/1-stud (is there an easier way to describe that?) of the type used in 4645 Harbour.Looks nice, too.
This is a really nice looking parking garage. I think I'll pass though if it's an actual set due to a lack of space for more LEGO. Also, it looks quite large to be an actual set. That makes me think it's a MOC. On the other hand, the Octan signs makes me think it's going to be an actual set.
The columns are the same huge part used for the 8639 Big Bentley Bust Out, but in white.So it cannot be a MOC ;-)
Pretty nice but without a gas station (like 6394 had) it feels a bit barren and boring on its own.
Providing that it is indeed legitimate, I wonder what the price point for that might be... and REALLY curious to see if anyone got pics of the Hospital!!??
^^ Guess it depends on how many vehicles come with it - It has less parts in the building than 8639 Big Bentley sets by the look of it, just lots of big plates and a few beams, so I would expect a price similar to the fire station or police station sets. (Please Mr Lego!)
Graysmith makes a really good point. I didn't realize that 4207 lacks a gas station while 6394 has one. That's why I'm not too interested in 4207. The big selling point for me with 6394 was the gas station.
I believe this is the same way they first showed last year's red cargo train, and the conversation was the same about whether it was a MOC or a set. We all know how that turned out... ;)
Are we certain there's no gas station there? It's hard to tell what's on the back side...and it has the car wash like 6394. Why would it have Octan signs, but no gas station...that makes no sense.
@natro220: You can kind of see to the back of the model and it doesn't look like there's a gas station back there. I totally missed the car wash even though it's right in front. This may not even be a final model. They may make changes and add a gas station or as you say it may be at the back somewhere (but I don't see it).
An anonymous source has confirmed this is indeed 4207: "I just called my friend working in LEGO and confirmed the set in the pic you posted is indeed the 4207 multi-storey garage coming later this year. He says it comes with a car wash area, security booth, elevator mechanism and a MPV is also included."
Pretty good. How about an Octan HQ building and oil field sets? They seem to own everything :P
I'll be adding glass, to make it look more like a real car showroom.Its nice and big.Need to add it to the database so I can 'want' it!
dude this set is EPIC!!!
Well that's a shame. One can only hope LEGO releases a gas station set at the same time to go with it.
Awesome Huw! I'm hoping it won't be TOO expensive...I plan on getting a few, and making a huge one.
Agreed, Graysmith...I bet that's their plan.
I love that LEGO is now including elevators in some of their sets. I think the mechanisms they come up with to make them function are ingenious.
Oh, well. Was really hoping for a Galaxy Explorer or Cosmic Fleet Voyager redux.
I have the original SHELL Parking Garage/Service station complete with original instructions! But this new one also looks cool!
I think lego should also remake the airport monorail set!
@dandantheman...they have specifically stated they won't make more monorails, which stinks. That would be an AFOL's dream to have new ones!
It's too bad LEGO will never make more monorails because that's what everyone wants. The Airport Monorail was one of the best LEGO sets of all-time!
Guys to break the suspense I believe somewhere there is a gas station if you look closly at the three yellow signs in this picture it looks like, TOP:Car Wash, Middle: Gas, Bottom: Maintinance if you dont know which signs im talking about please ask :Dhere is the link to a better view of the signs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eiker86/6890816767/sizes/l/in/photostream/Love this set!oh yeah this IS NOT my picture it is Eiker86's Picture
I like it. @Si_Dorking_Surrey - Reminds me of the parking garages in Japan...http://images.travelpod.com/users/jhiscocks/1.1288814107.parking-garage-w-car-mover.jpghttp://kylereed.com/Pictures/China/Japan/ParkingElevator.jpg
Yes, the sign definitely states to go through to get gas, so...hmmm...that's kind of weird. Is the "02" to the left of the garage the hospital? I wonder if they'll just make it like the previous few fire stations? That means it'll at least come with 2+ vehicles, so that's good.
"MPV is also included."Okay, call me stupid... but what's an MPV?
Looks ok, but I'd like to see more pictures.
Yeah, exactly, WHAT'S AN MPV? No, really, what is it?!
Me too - I agree, but the picture that's shown is pretty wicked, you've got to admit!
MPV = Multi Purpose Vehicle
@natro220 That is a fire station to the left (and slightly behind)@Mr Timms & @Lego Brick 8 An MPV is a Multi-Purpose Vehicle, usually used to describe a people carrier or minivan (depending on your country)Still can't see a gas pump in these pictures....
That's a "buy" for me even more so if it includes a couple of cars. I was going to moc one odf these but TLG read my mind!
Look at a large version of the photo, behind the MPV on the lift. There is a car in the background and it looks like beyond it you can see what might be the top of a gas pump? Certainly there must be other photos popping up somewhere.....
Awesome, This is why I need more money...
Looks cool, probably going to cost about $99 USD. At that price I'm not going to purchase it.
Wow. The sign clearly indicates that there is a gas station part. The more I look at the photos the more detail I see. I never noticed the repair section before. It's basically a car wash, gas station, repair shop and parking garage all rolled into one. This set seems worth it. There's a lot going on here.
Found some more pix on Flickr:http://flic.kr/p/buVgf2http://flic.kr/p/buVeKD
Yes..... It is VERY cool indeed. If you are looking for pictures of the hospital, go to youtube and search "legopictureHQ" and go to the city sets video.
This is the diorama used for the contest for the trip to Windsor. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eiker86/6890769891/in/photostream/Maybe it was built by Lego though....
@legos The videos that the user posted was removed a long time ago because TLG filed the videos for copyright infringement.
Did anyone notice the "brick" textured brick that was in the same gallery as the parking garage images?http://www.flickr.com/photos/eiker86/6890844607/in/photostream
@natro220 The "02" is from this set: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7208-1
@nhuegel yes that is a new piece, in several new sets, including some Ninjago and Forest Police sets
I believe this picture shows part of the helicopter from the new 2012 hospital set: http://flic.kr/p/buVjMRFrom what set is the green locomotive in this picture: http://flic.kr/p/buVeKDIf this is indeed "the" 4207, I hope more than one vehicle is included. Perhaps two cars and a motorcycle?
@ncbarrett thanks for pointing that out. I hadnt noticed those bricks in the forest police set. I havent seen a whole lot of the new stuff in stores- only online or maybe I would have noticed. I think those are great little bricks !
@wolfboythemasterofthesword TLG will never release miltary sets as they have a strict policy of not releasing out and war sets, sorry. I'll second the skyscraper.
^Aww well they dont have to have guns you can use brickarms.
@davebey I think you might be correct RE: helicopter Does anyone know what color that building in the upper right of this photo is?http://flic.kr/p/buVjMR
Looking closely at the black piece(s) holding the vertical signage and top-most streetlamps on the parking garage structure: is that a new part?
Garbage? Oh, you said Garage. I guess there is a reason they have never done it before.
2012 sets look EPIC!! I want all of them!!
Mehh. Reminds me too much of the 1960's 'mod' designs that, sadly, still litter the U.K in their concrete, pre-fab glory.
OH MY GOSH MY FIRST MUST HAVE! Gotta get this.
With this Garage set, the Transit Center, the set with the yellow bus and pizza restaurant, the hospital, the bank, LEGO City has hit a high point from the days of just police and fire stations!
I swear.. If you look at the original size of this photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/eiker86/6890816767/sizes/o/in/photostream/..and you look at the orange car on the second floor of the garage, the one in the car shop.. Looking at the license plate I'm so sure it says (letters then) 4207.. I definitely see a 4 and 7. Am I crazy? Anyone else see that?So it definitely comes with two cars, the car on the elevator and this car service car (whose orange nicely matches the tow truck from a few years back).EDIT:Here's real, bonafide confirmation that this is 4207. Look at this photo, and look at the license plate of the blue car entering the car wash.http://www.flickr.com/photos/eiker86/6890821777/sizes/o/in/photostream/JC 4207
if u look in the background of the large photo above you can clearly see a police officer filling his car at a Gas Pump!
There IS a gas pump!It is behind the garage - look at this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/14446149@N07/6893399451/in/set-72157629361232641 - it shows the side and back of the garage, with one of the police-cars from the forrestpolice using the gas pump.It isn't much of a gas "station", but at least there is a pump.Oh yeah - and also, take a look at the beige car inside the garage. The license plate says "KB 4207", so I would say that the guessing is over :)
OCTAN RETURNS! :DIf that is a legit company-made set, I want.
"The license plate says "KB 4207", so I would say that the guessing is over :)"Digital cameras.... gotta love 'em.
The set comes with four vehicles - the orange tow truck, the van on the elevator, the yellow car entering the ramp and the blue car entering the car wash. There is a gas station, on the back.
The yellow car on the ramp looks awfully similar to the 2012 City 4435 Car and Camper.
^Calm down young man. No need to type with all capitals. The mods on this website have to right to remove comments if they think it is necessary.
Nice that it comes with a gas pump, though if I'm honest I would've much rather seen a proper gas station as a separate set instead, even if it would've meant buying two sets for quite a bit more money. That tiny gas pump pales in comparison to the station in 6394.Plus, having a real gas station would've been a really nice companion for the 3180 Tank Truck.
^^ Ok Ive calmed down now. Ill just repost my set ideas.
I talked to one of the designers at Legoworld about the set and he said it would be one of those limited edition or special edition sets only available to some retailers. Should be released second half of 2012
It looks nice, as do the vehicles. I really like the orange service vehicle and van on the elevator. However, I think maybe they could have squeezed in at least one more level. I only see 6 parking spaces, counting the space for the service vehicle. I think it will take 2 sets and/or some modification to make it look really good.
A parking garage was sorely needed in the city lineup. This will do the job, but sadly, I was hoping for something better. I see that it's tall, but it doesn't have the same feeling of expansiveness that 6394 did. From the photo, it doesn't look like this was given the modular approach where multiple copies could be pieced together, and I think that would have really helped to give it the correct scale relative to city buildings and vehicles.I have to confess that I am biased, though, because I *love* 6394.
This would be quite an impressive city set! Love Octan!
You know what? I have to agree with rocao. It's an okay set, but I just don't really like it that much. It seems quite small, at least, compared to 6394. And wouldn't the security guard be on the ground floor?
The more I look at this set, the more I love it. I'm wondering if the security office can be moved to the first floor by the entrance... if so, that would free up another parking spot on the second level. I'd probably relocate the repair shop as well, which would result in having 8 parking spots. Not too shabby.
This pales in comparison to 6394 and its secondary market will only increase.
Now what about this ladies and gents? http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6890877533_c2433f939c.jpg (through EB). Didn't someone say there would be a Wal Mart exclusive too, how about this...
@DaveBey, that part looks like it is two Technic pins (with a space 1 stud wide between them) connected together and then two clips on the other side. I don't think I've seen anything like that before. I suppose it wouldn't have to be Technic pins on the other side; it could be plain old tubes attached to half-pins (the pins on the other side of the garage are blue, but you can't see what's attached to them over there).
@DaveBey and @charfdorn, the part that holds the top-most streetlamps (and the signs) isn't a brand new part.It is a 47994 - Triangle 1 x 3 with Two Pins and Two Clips - http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/47994 - and it has been in use since 2004, but it is rather rare, so it is no surprise that most of us haven't seen it before.I've added a photo of the garage seen from the side, just to give you guys more details :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/14446149@N07/6896779913/in/set-72157629361232641/
anyone notice that the car in the elavator is also in a carpark nearby?
Wow! This is really cool! Anyone noticed the hospital nearby? Only bad thing about this set is to be a car park its a little small! Oh well could just buy two for a mega carpark! Yeah!EDIT: @LegoCoastGuard, that is so cool if it was a set. Maybe a combo of the Gas n go flyer and the Power Boat Transporter. Maybe that (Gas n go) was rated high like the Car Park and lego made that to! Yay!
Is this the first photo of the hospital?http://www.flickr.com/photos/eiker86/6897106751/
ok here are some sets this would go with:A skyscraperA deluxe airport with everything real airports have.A malland a department store.
@Graysmith, I am gonna say it is a safe bet. If it is, it's too small and the helicopter it comes with is bigger than the building itself. IMO it looks more like an Urgent Care center instead of a hospital.
@meyerc13 - I agree about the displayed layout having limited parking space for customers as set up... only the two roof spaces. To make more parking I'd move the carwash to the ousite (back with the gas pumps), move the security office to the outside next to the elevator, and move the service bay to either an outside location or on the first level. At least this would free up the second floor and roof for parking.@bloxbot5 - if you look at other photos of the town set-up, that car (MPV) shows up all over town...@Graysmith - well that certainly is a Hospital (see the H on the heliport). We'll just have to wait & see if it turns out to be the official Hospital. ;o)I think it will be interesting to see what we really wind up getting later this year. Looks like plenty of neat additions to the City line.
At least it seems we're getting baseplates...
Regarding the hospital photo, do note the license plate number: JL 4429.
The parking structure actually seems to have four parking spots on the roof and one in front of the security booth (and you could park one where the orange service truck is). That's at least what it looks like if you look at the photo peterlinddk linked to a few posts above this one, this one:http://www.flickr.com/photos/14446149@N07/6896779913/in/set-72157629361232641/
@Graysmith - I think you right about the 'double' parking, I noticed that too, but thought it's a tight squeeze.... for compact cars only! LOL!
From previous pictures, i thought each floor could only hold one to cars, one on either side. Nice to know this can fit 4 cars on one level.
@legogeek, in a world where most cars seat only one person, space to get in and out is of no importance. Everyone knows minifigs pop the roof off and climb out that way.
@Graysmith: Based on a previous photo I saw, that will be this year's hospital set. The main difference is that it looks like LEGO changed the colour scheme. In the first photo I saw of the new hospital, it was blue. In this more recent photo, it is white. I think the new colour scheme works better.
@ Yellowcastle, sorry to burst your bubble but no baseplates still. The Garage and Hospital are on the thick 16x16 plates that were put onto normal baseplates for the display. It is safe to say they are a thing of the past, unless it is a modular.
I'm very disappointed at LEGO for not offering anymore baseplates on sets. Are they getting too pricey to manufacture? I absolutely hate those thick plates.
If i remember correctly, baseplates are the most expensive piece to make. Think about it, its $5 for one of those things, and the road plates are even more at $7.50 a piece, hence the $15 for the sets at stores. Bottom line is that it is just more cost effective and saves money not to make them anymore for the mass release sets.
@DaveBey: I too am curious about the train in the background ( http://flic.kr/p/buVeKD). Does anyone know from what set it is? It reminds me of a Burlington Northern (http://mocpages.com/moc.php/45) but I would like to see a better pic. Anyone else?
To me, it looks like a green version of the Maersk Train. Just my thoughts though.
Yes! Another car port! I made one last summer, based off the older one. Good thing. I didn't really want to pay 150-200 dollars for the old one, even though the older one is way superior to this one.
I never understood why baseplates were so expensive or why LEGO don't bother with them anymore. Most often they're just a big plate in one colour (most often) with studs. There's no printing, no assembly, no nothing. They're as simple as LEGO gets and still they cost a fortune. I shake my head every time I walk past them in the store and look at the price.
The more pictures I see the more pumped I am for this set. The lastest pictures seem to show a gas pump behind the car park with the new police car filling up hopefully the gas pump is part of the set. In addition to this set seemingly having several parking spaces which is just what I need at the moment. I also oddly like the entrance ticket machine and security station. Regarding the baseplates, I too get frustrated at this and find I am constantly buying them I now have 3 green 1 blue and several XL grey for what is only a small city collection. I think the biggest crime in this area is the city airport which has no runway included and no easy way of getting any! But back to this set regardless of the plate issues I'll still buy on day one and no doubt a couple more XL grey baseplates to put it on.
I like the looks of this and think it has a lot of potential. It doesn't bother me that it lacks a gas station as I haven't ever seen a real parking garage that does. It almost bothers me that it has a car wash, as I'd rather have more parking spots than details real garages don't have. This will be a great addition to my city, and give me somewhere to park the disproportionate amount of vehicle sets Lego has released.
Buy a few of these and you have a huge parking garage.
^ That'll be an expensive way to build a large garage, though.
wow, looks promising but sadly also expensive.
I belive it will be a set according to the stickers because all the moc buildings dont have any stickers so its probly going to be 4207
i have been looking through the photos and found:a green freight trainthe new mineing setshospitaland well,the car park
Eiker86 (the photographer behind many of the pics) wrote on Eurobricks that the green engine is merely a green 10219 without stickers.
With this set, I am going to put it with set 7642 Garage as I think they will compliment one another. Also, looking at the pic more I will be replacing the "guard rails" with something else. Also, over on Eurobricks posted a link to a pic of a Recycling center. It showed 2 of the Recycling Trucks and the Garbage Truck, but the building is hard to tell if it is a MOD or an actual set.
I am liking this set ALOT!may need to make a few changes to it though, like putting the security guard and his booth down beside the boom gate, therefore opening up another park on the second floor.that Kombi looks pretty cool too.I wonder if the glider and car are a new set as per this years vehicle sets (ambulance, 4wd and dirt bikes, etc)
@ TC, the Glider is rumored to be another airline exclusive, which I hope it isn't as it looks like a neat set.
I'd definitely want to get two of these sets to make a decent size parking lot for my city. Colour-wise, I think this will be a much better fit with the 7993 Octan Service Station!
4203 - Excavator (very nice! goes well with the truck)
Let's hope we get as many cars as we did in 88 with 6394.....
After some zooming, i think it's safe to say this set will have at least 4 cars; the tow truck, the minivan on the elevator, the blue car entering the car wash and the yellow car on the ramp. They all seem to have a 4207 license plate sticker on them.
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