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That's just about it.
or it could be this one -
Here's the one I have:
Attached as well.
I also have some sets from the 60's but I don't know how "rare" they are. I'll have to check my Lego book.
I've also got a brochure (and some other literature as well) from Legoland circa 1985 or so that I've never seen online. Oh, and the I've got the box (and parts too, probably) from a promotional set - just some basic bricks - that came with some toothpaste. For a long time I'd never seen it mentioned online, but I think its been added to Brickset in the past couple years.
@madforlegos The Lego collector's book has a rarity guide for each Lego item. I have to take it at face value though because it doesn't give any more detailed information other than a scale from 1-5.
For those few of you who have my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide (1949-80) on CD... there are a lot of unique and prototype parts that are very very rare.
The rarest part would be a 1957-58 prototype 1:87 scale LEGO Opel Kapitän... only 7 are known to exist (4 yellow, 2 red, 1 orange). A yellow example was sold in a private sale from a Danish seller to a USA collector for $4,000. Some are known with out glass windshields. The 1st image below is of a rare red example in a Dutch collection.
The rarest set is difficult to determine... but one set that I have only ever come across once was this USA only Samsonite wooden box Educational set of 1963-65. It also happens to be the largest 20th century set ever sold... with 3,250 pieces and cost $100 back in the 1960s ($75 to institutions). The 2nd image is a catalog image, but I know a USA collector who has this set.
And the 3rd image... is of the rarest known colour of the LEGO briefcases was black (owned by a Dutch collector), and dates to 1985.
I could post another 300 images of rare LEGO sets and parts that most of you probably have never seen... (such as 80 different LEGO wooden box sets) but it would be easier if you just bought my LEGO CD... :-) which I am releasing a new one in about another 5-6 weeks covering 1949-90s. I'm selling it from my USA Bricklink store (Gary Istok Rare Bricks) for $29.95. It has 75 chapters, covering everything imagineable. The folks who put the Official LEGO Collectors Guide together used my earlier (1949-80) LEGO CD as a reference... and I am mentioned as such on page 4.
Another shameless plug! ;-)
Mine would be a 214 1-10 Continental European Retailer Windows/Doors box. This box was used by continental European (but not Portugal) retailers to sell individual windows/doors to children... whichever parts that they chose.
UK/Australia and USA/Canada did not have these retailer boxes... but had separate 214/1 thru 214/10 windows or doors parts pack (10 different in each red or white).
These boxes were first introduced in late 1957, and discontinued in 1967. My example dates to 1961-65 box style, and I found it collecting dust in a bookstore in Germany in 1979 (paid 40 Deutschmark for it... about $20).
The original box (as obtained by retailers from TLG) contained 375 classic (1956-86) LEGO windows and doors. Individual cardboard refills of specific windows/doors could be reordered (in boxes of 25-50, depending on which size)... or an entire box refill could be ordered (under the 214S number).
I now need to get a wooden box. They're very cool. I feel like I could have seen one of those small Opel cars and passed it up not giving it a second thought as I didn't know what it was. I do now though.
1st Image (top to bottom) all UK 700K boxes... 1960, 1961, 1962-65.
2nd Image (starting top row, L to R) 1957 Swedish 700, 1958 Danish 700, 1959 Austrian 700, German 1960-62, Belgian 700 (empty), German 700 (empty). The 700 sets were sold with or without contents. The without contents varietys often had blank tops.
3rd Image 1957 German 700 contents. Note: these are the hollow bottom bricks of 1956-58. The 700 boxes always had a shallow tray of 8 partitions that could be removed to show 4 partitions underneath. There were always 24 partitions in the 700 boxes.
4th Image German boxes 1968-70 820 (left), 1963-65 710 (right lower), 1963-65) 712 (right upper).
These are a fraction of what I have in Chapter 10 of my guide.
- The Red Sox promotional minifigure:
- A wooden box with sliding lid from the late 50's or early 60's (not sure what set, it only had red and white elements inside)
- Various promo Duplo bricks
Those are probably the "rarest" that were actually produced. I've also got a chrome C-3P0 and chrome Darth Vader, but they're more modern, and were coveted by collectors, so I don't consider them quite as "rare". Same goes with my numbered Santa Fe and numbered UCS Falcon. And there are some other things that are just rare elements from a long time ago, but came in normal sets, so I wouldn't characterize them as "uber rare", like the black broadsword, red monorail motor housing, white pigtail piece, minifig-scale pony, etc.
Apart from that, I've got some test-mold elements that were never released (and hence are "rare"), but those aren't really worth qualifying since there are TONS of those out there among collectors, few of which are the same. In that category I've got some 2x2x3 corner slopes in tan, 3x3x1 corner slopes in tan, larger-than-normal battle droid heads, battle droid arms that have larger clips than normal, a black scimitar with a stud HOLE rather than a stud at the end, brown goblets, a clear fish, and brown and tan garage doors. ... I think that might be it, but there might be a few other oddities in that category.
I mentioned to a few of my long time LEGO collector friends that usually post over on Bricklink... that there's a friendlier atmosphere over here... and the topic is almost always LEGO... fancy that!
(phone number blurred by me). Though they aren't that rare - but they are pretty cool!
Then, semi-LEGO, I have a few rare Brick Arms parts and the custom Brick Journal Ninja figures from the San Diego Comic Con a couple of years ago.
But my desk at work has the true rarities, parts that have never been and cannot be! Chrome space guns, transparent skeletons and dolphins, test molding of mini-figures in weird colours, and some parts in colours that have never existed in LEGO. And that's the stuff I can talk about. But really these aren’t mine; I just hoard them in my drawers in case I can ever get them into a set!
(Brown pony and white polar bear shown for reference).
My rarest would be uh... Lego Universe Astronaut? I don't have anything of much value.
Also it would I have quite a lot of rare lego star wars figures from 2005 and before. I value minifigures very highly and have big shrine for them in my bedroom!
I wonder why they included it in the game if it never saw a store release...