A look thru history: Lego medical services

Having finally purchased a hospital (2 actually) fairly recently when Lego Singapore brought in the value packs, my interest in minifig health care is further stirred by a revised MOC.  Before showing the MOC, let’s take a look thru history at hospital sets released by TLG over the years…

Using my trusty Book Museum and Brickset as reference, the 1st healthcare set was released in 1975…

Set 363, Hospital (re-released as set 555 in 1976 in the USA. Still no proper minifigs at that time!):

5 years later in 1980, a new medical service set was finally released.

Set 6364, Paramedic Unit (finally with minifigs, but more of a clinic than a hospital)

It then took another 7 long years before the next medical building set was released in 1987…

Set 6380, Emergency Treatment Centre (and in my opinion the best looking set hospital set released to-date)

Amazing enough, the next set took a long 19 years to release in 2006 (!).

Set 7892, Hospital (and after taking so long, is not the best designed hospital… hospital on a hill?)

Ok, so you may argue that one more set was actually released before 2006… but being a Dacta set it’s really not available to the general public.  But anyway for completeness, in 1993, this was released…

Set 9364, Hospital (more of an interior set, but really does look like a hospital ward I think… and really not a bad set to have)

So there you go, a look thru memory lane… 

Which brings us back to the MOC I’d mentioned earlier.  It’s by none other than the great lgorlando, who has revised his modular hospital (complete with interiors!).  He has recently shared his revision on Eurobricks.

Update: Oops, it was his previous version that came complete with interiors. Tho I’m sure interiors will come soon for this version too.

Makes you wish TLG would release a great hospital set huh, and in modular series?  I do anyway…

Btw, I think he sold copies of his hospital MOC (previous version) for like US$800 on ebay.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: