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LEGO game boxes

4brickmoney4brickmoney Member Posts: 27
edited January 2012 in Everything else LEGO
I know it sounds crazy but I would pay more for sets if they all came in boxes like the games come in. They are great for sorting and storage. Im not saying package the small sets in them but $20.00 sets or more.


  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    MBA Kit #1 ($30) is a great box for this too.
  • pcironepcirone Member Posts: 346
    Yes like my 2 favorite sets from the 70's - 404 and 956... i was shocked at the crappy boxes when i came out of my dark ages.
  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 852
    I'm curious about the box development details-- (Gary, we need you!)

    I know back in the 1950's, LEGO had wooden boxes for the larger sets-- I'm not sure what they did for smaller sets back then, though.

    Then, in the 1970's at least, they had boxes with Styrofoam lined with vacuum formed plastic (pretty durable!) and flip-up lids. Again, not sure what they did for mid-sized sets.

    1980's featured boxes with cardboard tray inserts for many mid-sized sets. Large sets had cardboard trays but ALSO featured flip-up lids with cellophane windows, underneath which was placed a plastic tray that featured various elements.

    Sometime around 2000, mid-sized sets stopped having their cardboard inserts, and in 2001, the flip-up lids for larger sets stopped being made. They featured a new flip-up box design for large sets, with a double-wall of cardboard on the edges for added strength.

    Also, around the same time, they stopped featuring alternate models on the box art. I believe the first sets to do this were the Star Wars sets in 1999-- although some of those featured alternate models in the instruction booklets.

    Then... sometime... not sure when, they removed even the new flip-up box designs, and now all the boxes are pretty useless for storage, and don't serve as trays for building.

  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 819
    Don't forget that these boxes are PERFECT for baseplate storage and for transporting models to events/public displays. I used these boxes to package up vehicles and bring them to the Stamford Museum layout that ILUGNY set up in November. These boxes are sturdy to say the least. They need to be because unlike set boxes that are most likely tossed the games probably remain stored in box when not being played.
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