Your first Lego set

A place to discuss anything retro that isn't games related

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
Joey
Posts: 3842
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 2:45 pm
Location: Leicester, UK

Your first Lego set

Post by Joey » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:18 pm

Can you remember what your first Lego set was?

Mine was the Shell service station in about 1988 so I was 5 or 6.

Image

I believe it was the second Shell station they produced.
Last edited by Joey on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

User avatar
thingonaspring
Posts: 1890
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:43 pm
Location: London, UK
Contact:

Re: You first Lego set

Post by thingonaspring » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:56 pm

Image

should mention it took me a bloody long time to find it... since i had no idea what it was called or anything :D

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 26810
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Re: You first Lego set

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:41 am

Mine was just a big box of blocks I inherited from my brother (who inherited it from my uncles). Mostly standard pieces.
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

User avatar
SoupDragon
Posts: 2087
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:20 pm
Location: Carmarthenshire, Wales

Re: You first Lego set

Post by SoupDragon » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:52 am

Mine was just a regular sack of blocks too. I also remember having real bricks and cement but the bricks were the size of Lego blocks which was cool :D
Image

User avatar
boggyb68
Posts: 2194
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:56 am
Location: On the planet of the Wardrobe Monsters...

Re: You first Lego set

Post by boggyb68 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:22 am

My first set was this: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=404-1 Good website that lists all the known Lego sets.

Love Lego, never got as much of it as I wanted though.. time to head of to Fleabay... :)

B.
Pinkle Squirmy Blip Blip Blip

Image

User avatar
greenberet79
Posts: 3360
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:37 am
Location: Liverpool

Re: You first Lego set

Post by greenberet79 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:31 am

Crikey, I've just had a severe flashback!

http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6971-1

I'd had Lego before, but this was my first proper set. It was a Moon base. The version on the website is American - I wonder if the UK was a different colour, as there's a lot of blue in the Yankee version. Apart from that it's identical.
"Very soon our luck will change, we'll do what we need to do to win matches, and we'll fly."

User avatar
joefish
Posts: 3070
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:05 pm

Re: You first Lego set

Post by joefish » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:53 am

boggyb68 wrote:My first set was this: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=404-1 Good website that lists all the known Lego sets.
Love Lego, never got as much of it as I wanted though.. time to head of to Fleabay... :)
Rich kid! Bet you had a C64 not a Speccy too! :lol: I'd have loved that set. It had a yellow motor in it FFS!

This is the earliest one I can remember. Not sure if it was my first - I may have had Duplo or something, though I'm pretty sure I was raised on Sticklebricks first.
Image361: Tea Garden Cafe

User avatar
Joey
Posts: 3842
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 2:45 pm
Location: Leicester, UK

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by Joey » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:05 pm

Looking through that website, another big set i remember having...

Image
Image

User avatar
felgekarp
Posts: 9351
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 11:47 am
Location: Earth 3

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by felgekarp » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:38 pm

I can't remember the exact one but I had all the Space ones that were released in 78 on that Lego site.
Splink!

User avatar
TwoHeadedBoy
Posts: 9028
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:55 am
Location: Liverpool
Contact:

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:51 am

This was my first one:
Image

And my first "themed" set was either this one:
Image

Or this one:
Image

This is the biggest one we ever got:
Image

Still got all our Lego, but it's in the attic of a relative's house. I'll retrieve it someday...
My comics blog (mostly lesser-known UK stuff from the 80s and 90s)
C=Style wrote:It's always refreshing and nice to see someone such as TwoHeadedBoy who is a SNES hating bastard at the best of times rate a SNES game so highly.

User avatar
joefish
Posts: 3070
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:05 pm

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by joefish » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:08 am

felgekarp wrote:I can't remember the exact one but I had all the Space ones that were released in 78 on that Lego site.
I hate you! :mrgreen:
It's taken me ages and a fortune on eBay to get that lot together. I had the small ship and a buggy.

User avatar
retrogarden
Posts: 778
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:02 am
Location: Manchester (ex Colwyn Bay)
Contact:

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by retrogarden » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:49 pm

http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6482-1 :)

Was a present off my Auntie. Was utterly brilliant!
Image
Image

pyroxian
Posts: 60
Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:16 am

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by pyroxian » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:14 pm

Like many of you, I just remember starting off with a large amount of bricks that belonged to older siblings.

Image

was the first one I remember getting given, along with a motor as well.

Image

was the first set I got that had a man in it (Excitement!)

Then my parents got divorced, so mine and my brother's collection probably tripled in size...

Then had a 'Dark Ages' where I didn't buy any lego until around '98, when I bought myself:

Image

Then lots of Star Wars lego, and now I have about 800 sets, including most of the Pirates Line, all of M-tron (awesome space line), a couple of Monorails (Monorail!) and a pile of the old Classic Space (Full list is here: http://www.brickset.com/search/?ownedBy=pyroxian :D )

User avatar
TwoHeadedBoy
Posts: 9028
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:55 am
Location: Liverpool
Contact:

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:30 pm

I'm mostly collecting the catalogues these days - finding the room for all the sets would be a nightmare, so I've got maybe half a dozen actual sets here, all the other sets in the attic somewhere (all mixed up without instructions or boxes!), and around fifteen catalogues so I can at least LOOK at the things.
My comics blog (mostly lesser-known UK stuff from the 80s and 90s)
C=Style wrote:It's always refreshing and nice to see someone such as TwoHeadedBoy who is a SNES hating bastard at the best of times rate a SNES game so highly.

User avatar
StickHead
Posts: 1149
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:06 pm
Contact:

Re: Your first Lego set

Post by StickHead » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:27 pm

Joey wrote:Can you remember what your first Lego set was?

Mine was the Shell service station in about 1988 so I was 5 or 6.

Image

I believe it was the second Shell station they produced.
That was my first, too! You have just triggered the biggest nostalgia rush I have felt for a long time. For a minute there I was back on my living room floor trying to contain my excitement enough to stop my hands shaking and actually build the thing! We were pretty poor when I was little, so it was incredible that I had a brand new set of my own.
The Joy of STicks - YouTube - Blog - Twitter - Facebook
New Developments and old inspirations in Atari ST gaming.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest