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I grew up on Lego, and loved them as kid. I did a double-take when I saw these boxes, though I might not have ever noticed it growing up. However, having seen my share of combines and tractors, I wonder who got the wires crossed in packaging and put these in the “City” category.

If you live in Iowa perhaps these are a common sight on the cityscape scene, but I must at least give them credit for offering the machines of the farm persuasion at all. If kids aren’t as likely to be exposed to hand and power tools at a young age, they’re much less likely to have any hands-on with tractors and massive farm equipment later in life.

Props to Lego for the kits, whatever the moniker. It’s a lot of cool for $35.

Lego City Series Kits [Lego]
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4 Responses to Packaging That Makes You Go “Hmm…”

  1. Pete says:

    Yeah, tractors and combines are the latest trend in the city, now that Hummer’s are considered gauche.

  2. Jack says:

    Well, as a fan of LEGO, I can say they probably stuck it in their City theme because it fit better there than Star Wars, Castle, Indiana Jones, Technic, Pirates, or other categories. Since this is the first year, they probably didn’t want to commit to a whole new category just yet.

    I love to build things, whether its wood or LEGO blocks. 🙂

  3. heywood says:

    this brings back memories of my ocd childhood.

    I had a huge lego collection, but the coup de grace was a technic sport car that had independent suspension, rack&pinion steering and a working driveline.

    Wish I still had it, I’ve never gotten tired of puzzles or models.

  4. fritz gorbach says:

    Got tons of legos around the house – oldestboy loves em, and grandparents spoil him. Can’t wait til he’s ready for the technics stuff – and I ussed to lust after tHE mindstorms kits.
    Oh and those giant collectors star wars models – wouldv’e loved to build each one for myself

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