LEGO® Set Review: 345 Bucket


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Town System Banner
Town System / (Bucket)

Ages 3-12 / 127 Pcs
No Manual. ©1994

Review Written: 4 July 1995 by Martha Brummett
Special Features / Compatibility
  • Brick Separator Included
  • Extra Elements
  • 4 white 4-radius quarter-rounds
  • 2 thick doors, pink
  • 2 thick windows, pink
  • 2 sets of wheels with tires
  • 6 pink 1x4x2 lattice fences
  • Decals: None
    Scale: Mini-Figures
    Errors: None

    Ratings: Set: Good Models: N/A Playability: Good

    Worth it, at discount, for the four quarter-rounds.


    Set 345 is a basic bucket directed at young women from three to twelve. It is a sort of pre-Paradisa set, [and contains elements of] pink, grey, white, and yellow. The pieces are handily shown on one side of the bucket, and the inclusion of four white 4-radius quarter-round pieces are what caused me to buy this set (at a discount). It contains no instructions, and the illustrations on the bucket show fairly crude models. The one on the front seems to be an elaborate gazebo topped with a bird totem. (eight of the decorated 2x4x2 four-peg "totem-pole" pieces are included--they make male, female, bird, and duck icons--and the backs are plain pale green, pink, and black)


    [The scale is] okay for minifigs, but would rather *have* minifigs than these totem-pole pieces


    Set Rating:Good

    Gives the rare quarter-rounds

    Model Rating:N/A

    Playability Rating:Good

    Probably excellent for the younger children


    I dislike the fact the these basic sets never have 1x anythings!


    [No display tray], so I will elaborate on the catalogue which came in it. It is a Belville/Paradisa specialized one (...LEGO marketing...) numbered 996117/996217-US. The cover shows a terrifying scene--a minifig has ridden her horse into the midst of a family of giants, horse, cat, and Baskerville hound and all, who are staring at her hungrily. Pages 2 through 5 are devoted to Belville, 6 and 7 to Paradisa. On page 7, there is a large photo taken at the Paradisa beach. Several minifigs are boozing it up, and one hapless joe has had his life-preserver stolen by a monkey. The back cover says "More Fun in Town!" and shows 6350 Pizza to Go, 6552 Rocky River Retreat, and 6351 Surf 'N' Sail Camper.
    Reviewer Information
    Reviewer Name Age (at review) E-Mail WWW Favorite Theme
    Martha Brummett 42 --- Castle (Ruddigore)/Pirates (of Penzance)

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