LEGO At 85: Our First Five LEGO Sets

LEGO is celebrating 85 years since the iconic brand began life as a small wooden toy maker in Billund, Denmark. Over the course of its long history LEGO has transformed from a small family run business, into an multinational leader in the toy industry. To help celebrate this milestone, we are running a number of special features, themed around the LEGO Groups legacy. As many AFOLs will attest to, their first LEGO sets hold plenty of fond memories. My LEGO life began in the 80s when most LEGO sets were released as part of the LEGOLAND branding. The LEGOLAND sets included much loved themes like Space, Castle, Pirates and Town. My first five sets were mainly from the Town range, although my very first set was the King’s Castle. Back then my Mum spent most of Christmas Eve night building the sets ready for me to open on Christmas morning. Sure that kind of defeats the object of LEGO but I was young, so it’s allowed. Amazingly 34 years on I still own each of the sets featured below. Although the King’s Castle still holds fond memories, the Light & Sound Rescue Helicopter is still a special set for me. I can still remember the unique sound of the siren made. What are your first five LEGO sets? Share them with us in the comment or on Twitter and Facebook.

6080: King’s Castle

Released: 1984 | Pieces: 674

6392: Airport

Released: 1985 | Pieces: 530

6386: Police Command Base

Released: 1986 | Pieces: 381

6380: Emergency Treatment Centre

Released: 1987 | Pieces: 308

6482: Rescue Helicopter (Light & Sound)

Released: 1989 | Pieces: 198

Images via Brickset database


Author: Adam White

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