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Very first Lego set

LegoCollectorLegoCollector Guest Posts: 9
edited April 2011 in Collecting
What was your very first Lego set you ever got? Mine was the Space Explorians hovertron set.
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  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    My first set was 6712 Sheriff's Showdown. My parents got it for me when I was 6. It's a pity I lost it; I would love to see that set in person again...
  • vynsanevynsane Member Posts: 179
    edited April 2011
    The discussion of set 575 and set 600 in another topic spurred my memory of actually owning 600 - which is in contention as the first set to include a minifigure (I had no idea!) I was born in 1977, and that set was apparently released in 1978, but actually remembering getting it means I couldn't have been younger than 3 when I received it and I seem to remember getting it in Florida, visiting my great-grandparents.

    I remember toys hanging around on shelves a lot longer back in the day... there was none of this "remove this wave of sets before the next one hits", new products were just added along-side older products until the older ones were gone.

    Unfortunately, that set is no longer with us, along with all my other childhood sets. :(
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    edited April 2011
    '600' was released in the US in 1981 as set '6600'.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6600-1
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    Its hard to remember back that far but I think it was one of the early space sets. Probably around 82 or 83. I vividly remember the Black Falcon catapult and castle.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    If we're going to upload images, please be conscientious and only do so if they're not readily available at a URL and/or there is value having them inline. In the case of the set images, I think linking to the brickset set guide would have been sufficient.

  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    @vynsane: sets definitely stayed on the shelves longer, and if bluemoose is correct (and why wouldn't he be?) about 6600 being released in 1981, it seems more plausible that your recollection was indeed correct.

    Having said that, a lot of studies have been shown that we have false memories that predate our remembrances simply by being related stories.

    At any rate, I just happened to post an image of my MISB 600 Police Car this past weekened: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/1611/#Comment_1611
  • slingerslinger Member Posts: 10
    I can't remember exactly, but I think it was 386 air ambulance.
  • TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
    I've actually been trying to pin this one down myself...while it is difficult, I can definitely remember 360 as one of the first.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=360-1
    Still have the parts. :-p no box or instruction sheet though...
  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 87
    6266 (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6266-1) was my first. My mom bought it for me about 16 years ago when I was 4 or 5, and I've been a fan ever since.
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    edited April 2011
    Mine would be the Stunt 'Copter N' Truck. I would have been 7 or 8.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6357-1
  • brickbusterbrickbuster Member Posts: 6
    367 moon landing for my birthday in '75 I was 5. the one with the square white astronaughts -cool.
  • creaturecreature Member Posts: 16
    The first set i've ever built was a white racecar, i don't know the set number as it isn't on the instruction manual.
    I loved LEGO since then .
  • Coder_XCoder_X Member Posts: 29
    I'm not 100% sure but I believe it was 6245 Harbor Sentry http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6245-1
    I want it back so bad, I think I might buy it on Bricklink again ( without the box it's payable )
  • NellisNellis Member Posts: 3
    edited April 2011
    6682-1: Cement Mixer
    was mine first lego set (as being told by my mum, she wouldn't want to buy it at first but i didn't leave and after a bit of whining i did get it :) ) after that i was hooked ofcourse, how could one resist the minifig with a red hard hard and the blue and white color scheme of the truck.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6682-1
  • emzexemzex Member Posts: 2
    Mine was 8062 Technic universal briefcase:
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8062-1
    Ordered through a German catalog, as there was virtually no LEGO to buy in our town at the time. Still have it. Things sure have changed since 1995!
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 265
    Not entirely sure, but the first sets I remember having were Universal Building Sets 112, 400, and 911. The first model set I recall getting new was 760 London Bus.
  • RogueRogue Member Posts: 27
    6301 Town Mini-Figures.
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 255
    My first LEGO set was the 6524 Blizzard Blazer: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6524-1
    My older brother already had about 20 sets by then. Before the LEGO sets there was DUPLO, but I have no idea which sets that were. The DUPLO bricks are still at my parents though...
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    My memory is shot and all my childhood Lego got binned, so really I now consider my first set: 10179 :) Not a bad set to start with.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 237
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=487-1

    was the first I can remember. God I wish I still had it.
  • bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
    I can't really remember the exact set, but it was one of the early space series. I'm guessing one of these two given the simplicity of the build (I know I owned both of these):
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=885-1
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6842-1
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,630
    edited June 2011
    Ha this is really revealing all our ages isn't it! I had a few town sets (and still do) such as http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6688-1
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6689-1
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6656-1
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6632-1
    But remember my first BIG set was the awesome Blacktron Battrax! http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=6941-1
    (Sorry got a bit carried away in the nostalgia and links :P).
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 804
    Am I the only one raised on DUPLO? :) This was my first one:
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=532-1

    My first System set was this one:
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=554-1

    DaveE
  • war44lockwar44lock Member Posts: 75
    I was the youngest in my family so I kinda inherited a big pile of Lego, but I remember MY first set well. I was nine years old, it was Christmas of 1989 and the box was huge, I opened it up and was in awe. I got Black Monarchs Castle! that was probably my first love hahaha best of all, I still have it now : ) they just don't make toys you want to hold onto like that these days. Well no one but Lego anyway.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,630
    ^^ I recognise those Duplo pieces! But obviously never realised that I had that set as a child : )
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    This is the first big set I had (though it could have been my sister's - she has now claimed it anyway, and has it on display in her living room!)
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6370-1

    I'm now on a mission to collect all the other houses from over the years.
  • Agent_DebrisAgent_Debris Member Posts: 55
    My first was set 200 the family, cant be sure of the year but think it was 1974, oh dear that was a long time ago!
  • slingerslinger Member Posts: 10
    I never got any duplo, but I still have some fabuland sets laying around!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,179
    edited June 2011
    I believe the first one I got (The first I remember anyway) was http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6606-1 - Road repair cart OR http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6607-1 service truck ... Still a neat set IMO, but I am biased :-)
    First big set was 6384 Police Station
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 487
    My first Lego set was the 6510 Mud Runner. My grandmother got it for me when I was about 3 years old. My parents, taking heed of the choking hazard presented by the pieces, kept it away from me until I had long turned 4 years old. I found it in a cabinet in the apartment we lived in, box already opened. Undeterred, I built it and spent hours rolling it around the apartment. Little did I (or my parents) realize at the time, but that set ignited a collection that continues to grow to this day. But I never forget it all started with a tiny dune buggy with a smiling driver in blue.
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 536
    My first set was the Knight's Joust. It came in a styrofoam tray that I used to store all of my legos until it finally fell apart. :-( A shield broke (I glued the front onto the top of one of the shields from the Knight's Procession. What did I know when I was five?). But getting that set from my grandma is one very clear memory from my childhood. And thirty years later, I still have the set with the instructions, (with the double shield, and missing a visor). Good memories there.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=6083-1
  • georgebjonesgeorgebjones Member Posts: 224
    Oh I remember this so well. My first set was the fire station, http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6382-1. Was it the first fire station?
    Got it for my 4th(?) birthday. I loved it so much. Played with it for hours and hours, and I still have all the parts to it, but they are severely play worn for sure. The garage doors are all cloudy and scratched.
  • dimefielddimefield Edmonton Alberta CanadaMember Posts: 314
    392 Formula 1 racer... still have the instructions and the model...stickers are long gone and the original bricks have alot of my dental imprints on them.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 279
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=775-1

    I still have a few pieces, but sadly most were lost.
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 465
    My first true Lego set was
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=333-1 or 1922 (it's not in Brickset's system). I really don't remember much about them other than they were Xmas presents and just always had them around.

    The first really got me fired up was the Battering Ram http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6062-1. This the set that turned me from somebody that had a few Lego bricks into somebody that loved Lego.
  • achillespdxachillespdx Member Posts: 106
    I just found video of me on my 3rd birthday in March of 1984 opening up 6375 Exxon Gas Station - had to have been my first set. I may still have pieces of it at my parents' house... I need to have a look.
  • bzcatbzcat Member Posts: 9
    My first set was #379 Legoland bus station

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=379-1

    I still have the set and box. Nice contrast with the latest City Corner and City Transportation set.

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7641-1
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8404-1
  • mrfootballmrfootball Member Posts: 84
    edited June 2011
    My first set was the 'Galaxy Explorer'. I so loved this set as a child and I hope to pick up another someday.

    image
  • slovakiastephslovakiasteph USAMember Posts: 62
    My first set was, I think, a blue bucket with various lego blocks. My dad bought it for my sister and I, and we used to build on the basement floor with him.

    The first set I purchased was the Paradisa horse ranch. :) I just dug it out and put it together... I brought it with me when I moved out, separated from my brothers' mass of Lego.
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard VirginiaMember Posts: 250
    My first set that I remember was Black Monarch's Castle as it was a Christmas present in 1989.
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6085-1
  • RobbRobb Member Posts: 144
    My older brothers owned this castle before I began playing with Lego. By the time it got to me, there were a couple knights left, parts of the drawbridge, and LOTS of yellow bricks. In fact, I assumed that nearly all Lego was yellow and was always surprised when I saw non-yellow Lego - I thought it was rare.

    http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=375-2

    However, when I was 3 or 4 years old, my older brother bought me my own special Lego set, and I was delighted to find its record here on Brickset:

    http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=344-2

    Gosh, how I enjoyed arranging, building, and re-configuring the house/garage for that odd little monkey and goat duo. I had no idea there was a whole series of Fabuland sets. I would have asked to collect the whole series, had I known.
  • mikeyobmikeyob Member Posts: 26
    edited July 2011
    Got mine for Christmas....my life changed after that

    6378-1: Shell Service Station

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6378-1
  • HuskerDontHuskerDont Member Posts: 32
    The first set I remember owning is 6380 Emergency Treatment Center. I remember building it with my grandma when I was in the hospital for my fourth birthday.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,179
    ^--The 6380 was the last large set I got from my Parents for Lego and it was/is an awesome set and the closest thing to a hospital besides the actual DACTA Hospital
  • gustoffr2d2gustoffr2d2 Member Posts: 2
    I don't remember having any legos really when I was a young child. I bought my first set when I was 14 when I got my first job. It was the Forestman's Hideout. It reminded me of Robin Hood.

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6054-1
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,082
    I hate this question.... LOL.... it would be the 700/1 set (produced in 8 box types from 1949-65) at Christmas 1960... I still have the 10x20 gray baseplate from that set. This was shipped to the USA from my uncle in Germany (our family moved from Germany to the USA 3 years earlier)... so I got my first set a full year before LEGO was sold in the USA (1961). See pic below...

    Oh, and yes... instructions were on Papyrus....
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Lots of hand-me-downs and miscellaneous, but the first big set I remember walking back from the shop with is

    image
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 536
    ^I hope you didn't have to walk too far; that's a big one for small hands...:-)
  • CancanCancan Member Posts: 31
    A blue Technics go-kart from perhaps 1978 or so? I still have all the pieces but no instructions - I have been meaning to track it down so I can rebuild it. It was a great vehicle!
  • clowndiscuslegoclowndiscuslego Member Posts: 97
    mine was the 7720 train set. still have it today
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