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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby architect » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:36 pm

My first set was 455 Learjet: http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/455-1

Before we had our own sets we were building with family Lego sets from the 1960s.

My first castle sets were 6010 Supply Wagon and 6030 Catapult. Later I received 6080 King's Castle, a personal favorite of mine.

http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6010.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6030.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6080.html

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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:54 pm

architect wrote:My first set was 455 Learjet: http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/455-1

Before we had our own sets we were building with family Lego sets from the 1960s.

My first castle sets were 6010 Supply Wagon and 6030 Catapult. Later I received 6080 King's Castle, a personal favorite of mine.

http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6010.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6030.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6080.html

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It's funny how lots of people had just a generic box of Legos that they inherited before getting the first set that actually made an impression.
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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby ffilz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:32 pm

Frank_Lloyd_Knight wrote:
ffilz wrote:My first set was Set 111 Starter Train Set Without Motor from Samsonite with these instructions:

http://peeron.com/scans/111-2/?id=4083

(Verified from a scan of a picture from Christmas morning the year I got it). I also got a motor set.

Prior to that, we did have LEGO, but from my understanding, it was a collection my dad's German colleague left with us after they returned to Germany from spending a year or so in the US. I remember having a 50x50 base plate, bricks, slopes, doors and windows, trees, and other bits.

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I have never seen this set before. It's so basic, it really makes you notice how much sets have developed over time.

Yea, really basic. What we had, I never got that into LEGO as a kid. Had I got some of the 70s sets, especially the trains, I might not have had a dark age...

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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby BrickFan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:35 pm

The first I can remember is my dad buying me a Tie Fighter
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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:56 pm

BrickFan wrote:The first I can remember is my dad buying me a Tie Fighter


Nice. Do you recall which set specifically? I remember making Tie Fighters before there actually were any Lego Star Wars sets. I'd use a couple of big green base plates for the solar panels with a block of 2x4's for the cockpit. I don't think anybody would have recognized what it was supposed to be but myself. :)
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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby Athos » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:42 pm

The first one I can remember is this police car:

https://brickset.com/sets/6623-1/Police-Car

But I think I got this one earlier:

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http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Avatar/oldlego.jpg

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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:02 am

Athos wrote:The first one I can remember is this police car:

https://brickset.com/sets/6623-1/Police-Car

But I think I got this one earlier:

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http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Avatar/oldlego.jpg

Steve


Judging by the two minifigures, and the size of the base plate, I wonder if that universal building set was this one:
http://peeron.com/inv/sets/555-2

It would be nice to find a picture with the inside lid of the box. Looking closely… the top-left corner of the second picture in that page looks like it has a partial image of the same model in the very center of the lid in your photograph.

Edit:
Looking in Bricklink, one of the sellers had a photo of the inside lid. It definitely looks like the same set.
https://www.bricklink.com/myImg/365672.jpg
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Re: What is the first LEGO set you remember?

Postby Athos » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:53 pm

Yes that is it. I remember the instruction manual.

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