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[[Indians]]
 
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'''Western''', also known as '''Wild West''' was a ''LEGO [[System]]'' theme that ran from [[1996]] to [[1997]]. Three sets were re-released in [[2002]].
 
'''Western''', also known as '''Wild West''' was a ''LEGO [[System]]'' theme that ran from [[1996]] to [[1997]]. Three sets were re-released in [[2002]].
   
The theme was set in the American Old West in the second half of the 19th century and featured cowboys, outlaws, cavalry soldiers and native Americans. It was the first theme that introduced realistic fire arms (revolvers and rifles) that could also be found in the real world of today, while ''[[Pirates]]'' only featured antique weapons like muskets and flintlock pistols. It was also the first theme to introduce racial characteristics for minifigures. That being the printed head pieces for the indians.
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The theme was set in the Old West in the second half of the 19th century and featured cowboys, outlaws, cavalry soldiers and native Americans. It was the first theme that introduced realistic fire arms (revolvers and rifles) that could also be found in the real world of today, while ''[[Pirates]]'' only featured antique weapons like muskets and flintlock pistols. It was also the first theme to introduce racial characteristics for minifigures. That being the printed head pieces for the indians.
   
== Details ==
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== Description ==
 
[[File:Western.jpg|thumb|250px|Gold City under the watchful eye of the Sheriff, while it's harassed by bandits.]]
 
[[File:Western.jpg|thumb|250px|Gold City under the watchful eye of the Sheriff, while it's harassed by bandits.]]
''Western'' was the first [[minifigure]]-compatible Wild West-styled LEGO theme, but there have been earlier sets of the same subject. Most notably [[620 Wild West Scene]] ([[1975]]) and [[617 Cowboys]] ([[1975]]) which both included the old [[LEGOLAND Minifigures]], that already had the same cowboy hats used today.
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''Western'' was the first [[minifigure]]-compatible Wild West-styled LEGO theme, but there have been earlier sets of the same subject. Most notably 620 Wild West Scene ([[1975]]) and [[617 Cowboys]] ([[1975]]) which both included the old [[LEGOLAND Minifigures]], that already had the same cowboy hats used today.
   
 
The first sets from [[1996]] focused on the aspect of sheriffs fighting against outlaws as well as the military presence in the old west and less on civilian life. The few sets that featured town-life served more as a back drop for the gang of bandits robbing carriages or banks. The town, called ''Gold City'', consisted only of the [[6755 Sheriff's Lock-up|Sheriff station]] as well as a bank and a general store ([[6765 Gold City Junction]]). The bandits took refuge at [[6761 Bandits' Secret Hideout|an abandoned mine]] outside the city. Another important element of the theme was the cavalry, based at [[6769 Fort LEGOREDO|Fort LEGOREDO]].
 
The first sets from [[1996]] focused on the aspect of sheriffs fighting against outlaws as well as the military presence in the old west and less on civilian life. The few sets that featured town-life served more as a back drop for the gang of bandits robbing carriages or banks. The town, called ''Gold City'', consisted only of the [[6755 Sheriff's Lock-up|Sheriff station]] as well as a bank and a general store ([[6765 Gold City Junction]]). The bandits took refuge at [[6761 Bandits' Secret Hideout|an abandoned mine]] outside the city. Another important element of the theme was the cavalry, based at [[6769 Fort LEGOREDO|Fort LEGOREDO]].
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In the second and also last year of the theme, [[1997]], Indians became a major part of ''Western''. Most of the sets included teepee's, including their main settlement, [[6766 Rapid River Village|Rapid River Village]]. None of the sets including Indians featured other types ''Western'' Minifigures .
 
In the second and also last year of the theme, [[1997]], Indians became a major part of ''Western''. Most of the sets included teepee's, including their main settlement, [[6766 Rapid River Village|Rapid River Village]]. None of the sets including Indians featured other types ''Western'' Minifigures .
 
 
Three ''Western'' sets were re-released in [[2002]], similar to ''Pirates'' which also had three re-releases the [[2001|previous year]].
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Three ''Western'' sets were re-released in [[2002]], similar to ''Pirates'' which also had three re-releases the [[2001|previous year]].
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==Audio Dramas==
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There were two Audio Dramas released for the theme, titled "LEGO: Steckbrief für den Kopfgeldjäger" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaoY1iRS0M] And "LEGO: Der Falsche General"[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BFGFcTY5sI]. At the moment these have not been translated.
   
 
== New and exclusive pieces ==
 
== New and exclusive pieces ==
Several new pieces were introduced with the ''Western'' theme, such as the revolvers and rifles, as well as the soldiers' kepis, which has since been seen as grey in [[Rock Raiders]] and [[Star Wars]] sets, as black in [[Adventurers]] and [[Trains]], brown in [[Adventurers]] and tan and sand green in [[Indiana Jones]]. The Bandannas used for the cavalry soldiers and the bandits were another of the new pieces that were seen again in various later sets, as were the large barrels. The bugle however, appeared only in sets of ''Western'', [[Time Cruisers]], [[Soccer]] and [[My Own Creation]].
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Several new pieces were introduced with the ''Western'' theme, such as the revolvers and rifles, as well as the soldiers' kepis, which has since been seen as grey in [[Rock Raiders]] and [[Star Wars]] sets, as black in [[Adventurers]] and [[Trains]], brown in [[Adventurers]] and tan and sand green in [[Indiana Jones]]. The Bandannas used for the cavalry soldiers and the bandits were another of the new pieces that were seen again in various later sets, as were the large barrels. The gold bugle, another new piece appeared in sets of the ''Western'' theme, and later [[Time Cruisers]], [[Soccer]] and [[My Own Creation]] themed sets.
   
 
Rare pieces that did not appear elsewhere include the Indian teepee's, the hollow tree stump and various accessories of the Indians, such as the headdresses of the chief and the medicine man, the hair pieces of the other Indians and the feathers with black tips on their heads.
 
Rare pieces that did not appear elsewhere include the Indian teepee's, the hollow tree stump and various accessories of the Indians, such as the headdresses of the chief and the medicine man, the hair pieces of the other Indians and the feathers with black tips on their heads.
 
== Sets ==
 
 
[[File:6769 Fort LEGOREDO.jpg|thumb|250px|[[6769 Fort LEGOREDO]] is one of the most popular sets of the theme.]]
 
[[File:6769 Fort LEGOREDO.jpg|thumb|250px|[[6769 Fort LEGOREDO]] is one of the most popular sets of the theme.]]
* [[6712 Sheriff's Showdown]] (1996)
 
* [[6716 Weapons Wagon]] (1996)
 
* [[6755 Sheriff's Lock-up]] (1996), re-released as [[6764 Sheriff's Lock-Up]] (2002)
 
* [[6761 Bandits' Secret Hideout]] (1996)
 
* [[6765 Gold City Junction]] (1996)
 
* [[6769 Fort LEGOREDO]] (1996), re-released as [[6762 Fort LEGOREDO]] (2002)
 
* [[2845 Indian Chief]] (1997)
 
* [[2846 Indian Kayak]] (1997)
 
* [[6706 Frontier Patrol]] (1997)
 
* [[6709 Tribal Chief]] (1997)
 
* [[6718 Rain Dance Ridge]] (1997)
 
* [[6746 Chief's Tepee]] (1997)
 
* [[6748 Boulder Cliff Canyon]] (1997)
 
* [[6766 Rapid River Village]] (1997), re-released as [[6763 Rapid River Village]] (2002)
 
* [[6790 Bandit's Wheel Gun]] (1997)
 
* [[6791 Bandit's Wheel Gun]] (1997)
 
* [[6799 Showdown Canyon]] (1997)
 
* [[K6762 Western Collection]] (2002), included the sets 6762, 6763 and 6764
 
   
;Other sets/products
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{{Clear}}
* [[3974 Cowboy Key Chain]]
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== Sets ==
* [[5923 Western Photo Frame]]
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{{ThemeTable/renovations
* [[5317 Wild West Accessories]]
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|08098 Rose Art Floor Puzzle, Wild West 3D
* [[5392 Wild West Accessories]]
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|2845 Indian Chief
* [[8098 Rose Art Floor Puzzle, Wild West 3D]]
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|2846 Indian Kayak
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|4127417 Walmart Co-pack
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|4244710 Minifig - Western Cowboy with Guns
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|5317 Wild West Accessories
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|5392 Wild West Accessories
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|5526554 Steckbrief für den Kopfgeldjäger
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|5526564 Der Falsche General
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|5923 Western Photo Frame
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|6706 Frontier Patrol
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|6709 Tribal Chief
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|6712 Sheriff's Showdown
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|6716 Weapons Wagon
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|6718 Rain Dance Ridge
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|6746 Chief's Tepee
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|6748 Boulder Cliff Canyon
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|6755 Sheriff's Lock-Up
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|6761 Bandits' Secret Hideout
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|6762 Fort LEGOREDO
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|6763 Rapid River Village
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|6764 Sheriff's Lock-Up
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|6765 Gold City Junction
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|6766 Rapid River Village
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|6769 Fort LEGOREDO
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|6790 Bandit's Wheel Gun
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|6791 Bandit's Wheel Gun
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|6799 Showdown Canyon
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|K6762 Western Collection
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}}
   
;Audio dramas
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<gallery>
* [[5526564 Der Falsche General]]
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[[Video:Lego System Western|thumb|300px|right]]
* [[5526554 Steckbrief für den Kopfgeldjäger]]
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[[Video:Lego Western Commercial|thumb|300px|right]]
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</gallery>
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[DUPLO Western]]
 
* [[DUPLO Western]]
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{{Fr|Western}}
 
[[Category:Themes]]
 
[[Category:Themes]]
 
[[Category:Western| ]]
 
[[Category:Western| ]]

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Western, also known as Wild West was a LEGO System theme that ran from 1996 to 1997. Three sets were re-released in 2002.

The theme was set in the Old West in the second half of the 19th century and featured cowboys, outlaws, cavalry soldiers and native Americans. It was the first theme that introduced realistic fire arms (revolvers and rifles) that could also be found in the real world of today, while Pirates only featured antique weapons like muskets and flintlock pistols. It was also the first theme to introduce racial characteristics for minifigures. That being the printed head pieces for the indians.

Description Edit

Western

Gold City under the watchful eye of the Sheriff, while it's harassed by bandits.

Western was the first minifigure-compatible Wild West-styled LEGO theme, but there have been earlier sets of the same subject. Most notably 620 Wild West Scene (1975) and 617 Cowboys (1975) which both included the old LEGOLAND Minifigures, that already had the same cowboy hats used today.

The first sets from 1996 focused on the aspect of sheriffs fighting against outlaws as well as the military presence in the old west and less on civilian life. The few sets that featured town-life served more as a back drop for the gang of bandits robbing carriages or banks. The town, called Gold City, consisted only of the Sheriff station as well as a bank and a general store (6765 Gold City Junction). The bandits took refuge at an abandoned mine outside the city. Another important element of the theme was the cavalry, based at Fort LEGOREDO.

In the second and also last year of the theme, 1997, Indians became a major part of Western. Most of the sets included teepee's, including their main settlement, Rapid River Village. None of the sets including Indians featured other types Western Minifigures .

Three Western sets were re-released in 2002, similar to Pirates which also had three re-releases the previous year.

Audio DramasEdit

There were two Audio Dramas released for the theme, titled "LEGO: Steckbrief für den Kopfgeldjäger" [1] And "LEGO: Der Falsche General"[2]. At the moment these have not been translated.

New and exclusive pieces Edit

Several new pieces were introduced with the Western theme, such as the revolvers and rifles, as well as the soldiers' kepis, which has since been seen as grey in Rock Raiders and Star Wars sets, as black in Adventurers and Trains, brown in Adventurers and tan and sand green in Indiana Jones. The Bandannas used for the cavalry soldiers and the bandits were another of the new pieces that were seen again in various later sets, as were the large barrels. The gold bugle, another new piece appeared in sets of the Western theme, and later Time Cruisers, Soccer and My Own Creation themed sets.

Rare pieces that did not appear elsewhere include the Indian teepee's, the hollow tree stump and various accessories of the Indians, such as the headdresses of the chief and the medicine man, the hair pieces of the other Indians and the feathers with black tips on their heads.

6769 Fort LEGOREDO

6769 Fort LEGOREDO is one of the most popular sets of the theme.

Sets Edit

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
08098 Rose Art Floor Puzzle, Wild West, 3D08098Rose Art Floor Puzzle, Wild West 3D  1997
2845 Box2845Indian Chief21Indian Medicine Man 1997
2846 Indian Kayak2846Indian Kayak181 1997
41274174127417Walmart Co-pack   
4244710-Minifig - Western4244710Minifig - Western Cowboy with Guns1 2004
5317 Wild West Accessories5317Wild West Accessories39 1999
5392 Wild West Accessories5392Wild West Accessories31$5.001997
5526554 Steckbrief für den Kopfgeldjäger5526554Steckbrief für den Kopfgeldjäger1 1997
5526564 Der Falsche General5526564Der Falsche General1 1996
5923 Western Photo Frame5923Western Photo Frame138Indian Chief 2 2002
6706 Box6706Frontier Patrol263$6.001997
6709 Box6709Tribal Chief14Indian Chief$4.001997
6712 Box6712Sheriff's Showdown26Sheriff, Black Bart$4.00 / DM 9.95 (= €5.09)1996
6716 Box6716Weapons Wagon63Soldier$8.00 / DM 19.99 (= €10.22)1996
6718 Box6718Rain Dance Ridge712$8.001997
6746 Box6746Chief's Tepee1313$20.001997
6748 Box6748Boulder Cliff Canyon2506$40.001997
6755 Box6755Sheriff's Lock-Up170Sheriff, Red Shirted Cowboy, Flatfoot Thompson, Dewey Cheatum$25.00 / DM 49.95 (= €25.54)1996
6761 Box6761Bandits' Secret Hideout2385$40.00 / DM 79.95 (= €40.88)1996
67626762Fort LEGOREDO67310$99.992002
6763 Box6763Rapid River Village3437$70.002002
6764 Box6764Sheriff's Lock-Up171Sheriff, Red Shirted Cowboy, Flatfoot Thompson, Dewey Cheatum$19.992002
6765 Box6765Gold City Junction337Banker ,

Black Bart , Zack , Sheriff , Cavalry Soldier ,

Flatnose Curry
$50.001996
6766 Box6766Rapid River Village3437$601997
6769 Box6769Fort LEGOREDO66810$85.00 / DM 179.99 (= €92.03)1996
6790 Box6790Bandit's Wheel Gun211$2.001997
67916791Bandit's Wheel Gun21Black Bart$2.001997
6799 Box6799Showdown Canyon754$10.001997
K6762 Western KitK6762Western Collection857 2002


See also Edit

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