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What was the first Lego set with stickers?

happyskunkyhappyskunky Michigan Member Posts: 133
edited April 2016 in Everything else LEGO
Just curious what the very first sticker sheet to come in a set was.

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,482
    @Istokg, you're up :-)
    Legoboy
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,326
    Well sticker sheets were introduced circa 1972...  and although we really probably don't know the exact first set.... the 685 Truck (Lorry) with Trailer set was like produced in 1971 (for 1972 delivery) without a sticker sheet.....


    But by 1972 the designers realized that sticker sheets were now an option, and so they produced the same set with stickers, shown on the box and instructions, as well as for the model....




    So this 1972 set was among the first... and the no stickers version is much rarer.

    davetheoxygenmanbobabricksAllBrickcatwranglerOldfan
  • happyskunkyhappyskunky Michigan Member Posts: 133
    Awesome , thank you for the info

  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,326
    You're welcome!

    What confirmed this for me was this 1971 mini LEGO catalog from Belgium.  Any set in here that looks like it might have a sticker... when you look the set inventory up in Bricklink... you see that all the decorations are actually printed bricks.  So stickers first came out in 1972.

    http://www.peeron.com/catalogs/1971/mini/1/
    http://www.peeron.com/catalogs/1971/mini/2/
    catwrangler
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Ironically, the Homemaker sets in those catalogues DID have stickers - but they're not shown in the pictures. The sticker sheets are, however, shown on BrickLink and Peeron.

    Look at the back page of the 1971 UK catalogue:

    http://images.brickset.com/library/view/?f=catalogues/c71uk

    They're still not shown, but it specifically says "Plus transfers for extra decoration". They are stickers, too, not what we would think of transfers, as there's a set listed on BrickLink which says that the stickers have been removed but could be glued back on.

    Any advances on 1971?
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