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Craigslist find - Lego McDonalds?
I responded to a craigslist ad today that has the below set in the lot. The lot contained some really old bricks. Some from the 60s and 70s as well as some stuff from the 80's. The guy selling told me that he had a relative that had worked for Lego and that she had given him a bunch of stuff back in the day. He also said that several people had called about this picture and that it appeared to be a US set that was given to owners of McDonalds restaunts in the US. He also told me that he had 2 more in the boxes as well as a few Burger Chef restarants that were the same thing. THere are no instructions nor is there a set number associated with it. Ive never heard of this.
I searched the database, but couldn't find anything like this. I gave $85 for the lot, which was an overpayment based on the condition of the rest of the lot, however, I am curious what this is.
Wondering if anyone out there has any info on this. Seller had said that there were several people who offered a coupla hundred dollars for the restaurant model.
He also said that he would probably be willing to sell the rest to me. Obviously I want to see the sets in the boxes.
Anyone have anythoughts??
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As an offhand guess, it sounds perfectly plausible, but kinda odd if it was intended to go to *all* McDonald's store owners in the USA. I don't know how many there were in the 1980's, but there were already thousands of them across the country, which is an awful lot of models for LEGO to assemble and distribute-- especially if they're not glued! It strikes me more as the type of thing that might go to *select* McDonald's owners, like (maybe) the ones who performed really well that year or something? Certainly interesting, though! Be sure to keep us posted if you discover more!
So Japan can be expected to have a lot of strange stuff that we may not have seen elsewhere. But there are no known Burger Chef sets from North America or Europe.