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Very first Lego set



  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Member Posts: 279
    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!
    That would be 854 - a great little fun vehicle and one of my first Technic sets at around the same time. Still have it, still love it!
  • herobrinefanherobrinefan Member Posts: 2
    mine is set nr 7830-1: Creator Bucket.I don't remember nothing of it,but I was a year old when I got it!But I think I started playng when I was 2 years old.I totaly ignored lego's choching hazard warning!
  • malachirobertsonmalachirobertson Member Posts: 268
    My first Lego set was "Building Set with People" #195 (=non US 250). The main model was an airplane with a person. I have the beaten up instructions still with me.
  • Silber334Silber334 Member Posts: 147
    My first Lego set is the Town House (560-1)
    I was about 5 or 6 years old when I got it. After that, my parents encouraged me to be creative and bought me Legos instead of action figures that were popular at the time. Thanks to them, they got me an entire Lego Town dating back to 1980 or so. Of course, I dunno what's happened to them after that. Bummer...... :/
  • dodianododiano Member Posts: 72
    This was my first Lego SET! I actually bought this MINT IN BOX a couple of years back and it is still sealed I can remember it was the first Lego Set I ever owned and in love with LEGO ever since!!

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  • CCLINCCLIN Member Posts: 23
    My father worked in the ocean freight industry when I was growing up, and from one of his business trips he brought back my first LEGO set, the Maersk 1552. As a kid, of course I had no idea how rare or special that set was at the time. It was built and went through all the play and wear a LEGO set would with a 6 year old kid. A few years later when we moved, it just got lost in the shuffle....just like many of the other stories here, I guess...
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    I was in the first grade when a friend showed me his new Lego set (it was 6842). I told my brother about it and we begged my mom to take us to the toy store to get Lego. She let us each choose a set.

    My choice was 6600.
    My brother chose 6602.

    A few weeks later she got us 6630 and the life-long love of Lego was on!
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    well, i inherited a few mid-70s sets from somewhere before I was old enough to remember. I don't technically remember receiving this, but I'm quite certain that 590 - engine company #9 ( was the set bought for/given to me. I still have the tattered, ripped, and well-worn instructions (most of them anyway), and I'm sure 90%+ of the (well-used) pieces are still in my bin of childhood LEGO, which I keep separate from my recent collection of post-dark ages LEGO. After the 590, most of my childhood LEGO was classic space, with the 483 Alpha 1 Rocket base and the 6970 Beta 1 Command base being the two earlier (major) sets. I also dabbled here and there in town stuff, but space was the main attraction.
  • knuclear200xknuclear200x Member Posts: 45
    My first Lego set was a Duplo set
    I remember treating it like any other toy, until
    This started my whole lego obsession. Thank you, Santa.
  • tdhbrtdhbr Member Posts: 188
    I also have 195 Building Set with People, mentioned earlier. Although I would say that my first may have been 565 Moon Landing. Many of you are making me feel old.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,756
    Man, I'm WAY too old to remember my first set !
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    ^ Wasn't your first set that battlepack from the Marathon Man license? Unfortunately, it only came with three Minifigures but you did get a cool chair.
  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,366
    Funny thing... I just came across my oldest known LEGO element from my collection... so you all can stop feeling old...

    It is a gray 10x20 baseplate from a 700/1 set I got at Christmas 1960 (mentioned earlier in this thread)... and it has no LEGO logo on the studs... only once on the underside in what is known as the "dogbone" font (LEGO in italics with what looks like a dumbbell going thru it).
  • DeevoDeevo Member Posts: 1
    Mine was 6841 Mineral Detector. This started a long love affair with Lego Spaceimage
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    My introduction to LEGO was this: 6698-1: RV with Speedboat -

    How I would love to own that again :(
  • brickingbricking Member Posts: 58
    My dad bought me this garage when I was about 4 or 5:
    The first sets I bought myself would be the 600s in 1978. I was 10 & I remember begging my mum for an extra 10p in my pocket-money. Then I could afford one a week!
    It's only now that I realise what a great period this was in lego. I even had for Christmas.
  • AaronAaron Member Posts: 13
    I know I had a fair bit of Duplo as a child. It seemed to just be a mixture of bricks, 2705 passanger train with a fair bit of track, 2644 Service station and a few other cars. There also seemed to be a few crane pieces mixed in as well. Most of it is still around and my 2 1/2 year old nephew is currently getting enjoyment from whats left.

    The first Lego set I got was the 6361 Mobile Crane. It really kicked off my love of Lego.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    edited April 2012
    I actually don't remember what my first set was, but it might of been 7667.

  • princedravenprincedraven Member Posts: 3,764
    edited April 2012
    UCS Falcon

  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    edited April 2012
    It was back in the 80's :P that is as far as I can remember but here is an attempt:


  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,018
    edited April 2012
    The one I remember first was: I loved this set. You could play with it in the water. The rotating water cannons were really cool. You could also make a short boat if you pulled out the middle section of the hull.

  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    edited April 2012
    Think it was this: Not sure though.

  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,729
    edited April 2012
    I had Duplo first and some basic brick tubs but my first proper set was the Laser Ranger:

  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    edited June 2013
    I think inserting pictures would make this thread more interesting and easy to read. @coolsplash already noted my first set so I'll list my second. :o)


    I've gone back and added pics to the previous posts. :o)
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,018
    UCS Falcon
    Your first set was the UCS Falcon???? Seems like all other sets would be sort of anticlimactic.
  • PlaugePlauge Member Posts: 39
    It´s such a long time ago so I´m really not sure. But the first specific set I remember is this one 361 Garage
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    6699 Cycle Fit-it Shop. I was 2. I don't know what my parents were thinking, giving a 2 year old Legos, but I'd like to think it made be a better person.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,141
    edited April 2012
    My first set was the buckhoe. I still have most of it except for the back bucket. So if anyone has one please pm me.
    Also remember haiting the fact that I could not get the bucket to swing like a real digger. Always wanted to drive on when I was little...oh the easy life.
  • SpaceCakeSpaceCake Member Posts: 291
    Mine! Passed on to me in 1994.

  • MartinMartin Member Posts: 375
    edited April 2012
    My first set was a train and I have loved LEGO trains ever since:

    I only wish I still had it.
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    ^ not sure if it was my first set, but it is the first one I remember receiving. I do still have it, and the box, but it's all in 'well loved' condition.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    My first set was 6332 - Command Post Central.
  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    My first set was main street in 1980
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    This one, and I still have it!
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Btw @Yellowcastle, my second LEGO set was the one you listed :P and I still have both of these sets with me. Amazing thread you guys!
  • LeelaLeela Member Posts: 53
    6349 - Holiday Villa - naturally my favorite set till now :) I still have every piece, including the box.


    I thought my first set was 6506 - Precinct Cruiser but my parents say they started with a big house for me and my sister :)
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    I'm pretty sure I had some buckets of bricks before this, but the first set I remember getting was 6074, the Black Falcon's Fortress.
  • RainingBoroSi02RainingBoroSi02 Member Posts: 59
    6541 Trail Ranger,my first set
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    edited April 2012
    I never had Legos as a child :( I was into Star Wars figs, toy cars and mud pies lol. I lived out in the country so I played with boy toys. I was a tomboy and an only child so I never played with "girly" toys
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    Motor Speedway: I think this was the first proper LEGO set I got, for Christmas. However, since I was really young when I got my first set (well below the recommended age range) I don't really remember getting it at all.

  • ktmoktmo Member Posts: 73
    I don't think I can remember my first set. We had Lego in the house since before I can remember.
  • mikersoftmikersoft Member Posts: 57
    I'm pretty sure it was this one..

    Followed by several other space sets (though I cannot recall in which order)...

    Beta-1 Command Base
    Galaxy Explorer
    Starfleet Voyager
    All-Terrain Vehicle

  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Guys, have you noticed one thing about these classic City sets. LEGO is not making anything like these nowadays and they so can. With the new bricks and so much advancement. No wonder I still cherish my old City and Space collection :)
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Member Posts: 999
    I can't remember exactly, but the two oldest sets still in my possession are from 1994; not sure which came first:


  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    6399, bough as an accessory on a train layout, but a few years later we sold all three of them to someone I worked with. In 2009 we came out of our dark ages and tried to find this person so we could offer to buy them back but couldn't find him.

    Our first set coming out o our dark ages was 7897, 7898, and extra track. We still love trains!
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    edited April 2012
    Set 0000: Random multicolour box of hand-me-down 1960s bricks.

    Something like:
  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 864
    My first set was:
    And my first SYSTEM set was:

  • OldfanOldfan Member Posts: 707
    First set was 565 Moon Landing. I was 5 or 6 years old.

  • ChrisJThunderChrisJThunder Member Posts: 115
    I tried finding my first set online, but I couldn't get any pictures. it was a big Freestyle set with a shallow, wide red bin, assorted pieces, one minifig, and two light green baseplates. Ah, memories ...
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