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2023 LEGO City Sets Overview

There are a number of great LEGO City sets that were released at the beginning of the year, so I thought to discuss some of the most interesting ones. Although LEGO City is mostly recommended for kids, they are also excellent add-ons for adults with LEGO City dioramas, and they also work well with the LEGO Modular Building series. So let’s take a look!

The #60384 LEGO City Penguin Slushy Van is one of the smaller sets that only costs $19.99, but it features a lot of cool features and functions, including a prep area with four slushy machines and a sliding serving hatch. And both minifigs are adorable! This set is a fun addition to any LEGO City layout! Available at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

The #60386 LEGO City Recycling Truck is another excellent smaller set this year, featuring a recycling center with three containers, a recycling truck with a tipping platform for emptying the containers and a raisable flatbed for offloading, and three minifigures. It’s available for $29.99 at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

The #60388 LEGO City Gaming Tournament Truck is an interesting set with some cool features. You can open the trailer to reveal a stage with two computer gaming stations and a stadium screen with fun animation functionality, plus a winner’s trophy and cool merchandise for LEGO City’s eSport fans. I really like the stickers in this set, as they are fresh and vibrant, and the four minifigs are great as well. The $39.99 price tag is reasonable, and the set is available at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

The #60389 LEGO City Custom Car Garage is one of the most interesting new released this year. The garage is well-equipped with tools for welding, painting, and repairs. And the two customizable cars come with three sets of front and back ends that you can swap out as you desire. Watch the video-review below by JANGBRiCKS of how this function works. I think it’s a great approach to customizing vehicles without having to take them apart and rebuild them, and I hope that we will see more vehicles like this in the future. Four minifigs are also included. The set is available for $59.99 at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO City sets can be a bit boring for those in the hobby for a long time, as they tend to repeat the same subjects, characters, and color-schemes. But these sets have a new and fresh color-palette, fun details, and even the prices aren’t too bad. I think they are worth considering, especially if you have a LEGO City display. If you would like to check out the full selection, visit the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO City sets? Are you planning to get any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Martin January 30, 2023, 7:26 PM

    The garage is fantastic and plan to get it. I also like the garbage truck.

    • Okosh January 30, 2023, 9:32 PM

      The slushy van is funny! And I like the garage too.

  • T.T.T. January 30, 2023, 9:05 PM

    The stunt sets are pretty great too this time around. And I think they fixed the bikes.

  • Robert R. January 30, 2023, 9:47 PM

    I’m not a fan of the colors for the cars in the garage set, but I like that the parts can be swapped. Maybe I just download the instructions and make my own

  • Legostuff14 January 31, 2023, 1:30 PM

    It seems like each year the lego city sets are getting better. As much as I like the other themes (NINJAGO, monkie kid, marvel and star wars sets). The city sets are sometimes less expensive and you get more of your money’s worth ( most of the time). I love the police training academy. I hope lego can make a firefighters training academy. I would make sense. I think out of all the lego themes , I have a lot more city sets then any others. 😁

    • Thita (admin) January 31, 2023, 10:10 PM

      Yeah, the Police Academy looks like a fun set! 😀

    • Mark Avery February 1, 2023, 9:49 PM

      I also like the police training academy. I think it can be used without a connection to police.

      I also think there are some great $10 sets that just came out in the city line. Even some nice poly bags. They deserve their own posting.

  • Håkan February 2, 2023, 6:28 PM

    Good that Lego City is branching out from not only being Police, Firemen and Construction Workers, as you feel it had more or less been earlier…

    Otherwise, I need to think of my space and funding to really buy a lot of new sets indiscriminately, but I might try to snag some hairpieces, animals and that wheelchair separately,,,

  • Legostuff14 February 3, 2023, 11:49 AM

    Good idea Mark Avery. With a little bit of imagination, I think I can make it into a stormtrooper training academy. 🤔.

    • Thita (admin) February 3, 2023, 4:42 PM

      Oh, haha! What a great idea! I would love to see that! 😀

      • Håkan February 3, 2023, 8:26 PM

        They clearly need more training. Just a little Force involved, and then they bumble like small babies…

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