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Possible different year of introduction for an old set?
In July 1978, my parents took me to Hershey, Pennsylvania for a vacation around my father's attendance at the National District Attorneys Association conference. I was five. At some point on this trip, they gave me a Lego set to build in the hotel room. I recall it being #554
Fuel Pumper (an Exxon fuel tanker truck). I distinctly recall sitting at the hotel room desk and assembling it and putting the little gray shutters on the door with the hose and applying the stickers. It was my second Lego set (following #492
in 1977) and my first with an actual minifigure. The set hasn't been disassembled since then (although I've had to put some pieces back on as they've come off during play or with moves over the years.)
One problem though... Bricklink says this set was released in 1979. I'm certain the Hershey trip was in July 1978 because we have a photo album that has photos from that trip. (Unfortunately, there's no photos that show the set on the desk of the hotel room.) ...so could the release date of this set in the database possibly be wrong? ...or am I mis-remembering this even with the clear memory of building this in that 70s-style hotel room?
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