23 December 2011

23rd December 2011

When we see the intricacy, size and price of Lego sets nowadays we're always amazed by how simple a time the 1970s were. The Lego people had big heads, you couldn't get green pieces (except baseboards and trees) and models would be as simple as the one above.

This is set 0275-1 (just 275 at the time, but Lego cataloguers are a pernickity bunch) and it came out in 1974. Sarah had it as a child, and can you imagine any child now opening a Christmas present and finding this inside being particularly impressed?

If you would like to see lots more Lego models from the 1970s (and before and since), just visit http://www.brickset.com/browse/

Thanks to Freddycat1 on Flickr for the photo.

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