The LEGO Group broke with tradition just a little bit at New York Toy Fair 2017, in that for the first time since I can remember, not all of the summer sets displayed at the event had corresponded boxes next to them in the booth! No, it’s not that the boxes weren’t ready or that TLG didn’t want to display them–there were just so many sets that debuted that there simply wasn’t room to show all the boxes! And one set that went box-less at the show was also one of my favorites: the Summer 2017 LEGO City Bus Station 60154!
With dozens of City sets being released each and every year, it’s a little surprising how very rare it is to get a public transporation bus as part of a brick set. But while they’re few and far between, TLG has a truly great one lined up for us this August as part of the LEGO City Summer 2017 sets wave: the 60154 Bus Station!
This is an instance where the text in the vehicle really adds a lot to it! I love that the yellow and green bus is specifically noted as being a modern “electric hybrid” bus. Yay for public transportation!
The bus has opening side doors to assist the disabled in boarding, and features plenty of transparent windows for riders to gaze at the countryside (or the city) while they cruise. I really, really dig this bus!
Minifigures include male and female bicyclists (with bikes, of course), a woman in a wheelchair, a young girl with her sweater-wearing grandfather and a friendly, bearded bus driver. There’s also a brown, German Shepherd looking dog present (though none of the buses in my city allow dogs, that’s for sure!).
Now, what’s really unusual about this release is that, because no box was shown at the 2017 Toy Fair, we don’t know how many pieces are included. So while I can say based off my own observations that the set looks like it’s worth its $49.99 MSRP, we don’t have any way of knowing the set’s true price-per-piece value just yet.
The LEGO City Summer 2017 sets will be released online and in stores on August 1st 2017. I’ll post an update here and to the Brick Toys News Facebook and Twitter Pages once official images of the set and its final piece count are made available, so stay tuned if you want to get on this bus (after building it, of course).
What do you think of the LEGO Bus Station 60541 set, brick fans? Will you be adding this brick-built environmentally-friendly modern vehicle to your collection this summer?