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The first plastic bricks produced by TLG were in 1949, known as Automatic Binding Bricks. The bricks themselved did not have LEGO printed on them. By 1952 the Automatic Binding Bricks sets started having the LEGO logo (the small fancy one used on TLG wooden toys) in the lower right corner as an added decal, but continued having Automatic Binding Bricks ...
3652 Technic Engine Piston Square 2 x 2 This part was included in sets from 1977 until 1995, but it began to be replaced by 2851 starting in 1990: The main advantage of the newer piston is that it allows more pistons to fit in a smaller area of space. The piston is able to fit into the 2850 2x2 cylinder: The old piston required a brick-built 4x4 ...
A quick search on Bricklink gives the following results: Catalog: Parts: Minifig, Head: Search Results for dual sided Unknown year (41) 2001 (1) 2002 (10) 2005 (4) 2006 (7) 2007 (4) 2008 (4) 2009 (18) 2010 (27) 2011 (43) 2012 (86) 2013 (90) 335 Total Parts (View All) This search was caried out at http://www.bricklink.com Assuming that the Bricklink ...
The exact details of the business agreements between LEGO and the companies whose names and logos it has license to use are confidential, but we can infer some general information. The sets LEGO has produced that feature an oil company name or logo fall into three general categories: Sets produced by LEGO with only the branding of the oil company and ...
There is a list of recent recalls on the Lego site, so that's a start. It contains two items: A specific version of the IR remote, typically used for trains. A one piece toy truck, only sold in the USA.
The Automatic Binding Bricks were first sold in Denmark in 1949. They were sold both in boxed sets and also loose in special wooden cases at retail stores. During the first year of production, neither the bricks nor the packaging had the LEGO name or logo. Beginning in 1950 the name LEGO was molded into the underside of the bricks, however the original molds ...
Apart from the family figures, there was also the 1988 Technic action figures set (8712), which stood about 2.5 minifigs high from memory. There have been a few iterations over the years up into the 90's.
The code was introduced as a puzzle in the spring 1981 issue and is explained in the summer 1981 issue. (Page 7 at the bottom of the page). the issue can be found found at: http://www.1000steine.com/brickset/miscellaneous/BricksAndPieces/1981-2%20Summer.pdf And here is the code: Enjoy!
The most valued sets, when not using price as a criterion, will vary from collector to collector, based on their interests. In my experience doing LEGO Customer Service, collectors of all ages tended to focus on particular themes. While the Ultimate Collector's Edition Millennium Falcon may be the most prized jewel to a Star Wars collector, it may have ...
ATC is the Asahi Toy Company from Japan. Here are the pages from their 1971 catalog showing some of their construction sets:
In addition to the answer posted by 62Bricks, I've been able to find other types of brick that are licensed by LEGO, but which are not branded as such: Bayer Test Bricks Bayer is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company with whom TLG has had a close working relationship over the years. Bayer has produced a number of test bricks for LEGO to test clutch ...
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