Category Archives: LEGO

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Here are some pics from Lego set 21306, The Beatles Yellow Submarine. This was a Valentine’s day present for my wife who built it with our son while I snapped a few photos for the blog. I think the character likenesses of Paul, John and Ringo are pretty good, not so much for George though in my opinion. The Yellow Submarine itself is cool, funky and as psychedelic as you’d expect. The cockpit opens up for the Fab Four to get inside, and the set also comes with the character Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D.


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Will Lego follow on with other Beatles/musical themes? How about a 3D recreation of the Sgt Pepper album cover in mini figures? You can see my Beatles Corgi taxis here … so how about some Lego taxis to match? Some smaller sets would work well too, as the price tag on the Yellow Submarine is high I think.  I would love to see some onstage rock scenes like classic Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden with Eddie, Pink Floyd with floating pigs, Joplin, Hendrix, Morrison, Marshall amps, lights, drum kits etc. Music and Lego could be such a good match.


 

LEGO

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In 1949 in Denmark, interlocking bricks known as “Automatic Binding Bricks” were created by Ole Kirk Christiansen of the Lego company. The design was based on the UK-patented “Kiddicraft” self-locking bricks. By 1958 Lego had modified its version into the famous and much-loved brand that we all know today. Although many new Lego designs and innovations have emerged since then, those original interlocking studded bricks from more than fifty years ago are still compatible with the modern sets of today.

TVTA’s collection of Lego ads feature some superb examples from around the world, including some excellent Danish ones – the home of LEGO! Thanks for looking 🙂


Space sets 

Denmark. 1981.

Denmark. 1981. Featuring Lego sets 6842, 6870, 6970.


Denmark. 1979.

Denmark. 1979. Featuring Lego sets 889, 897.


Germany. Fix Und Foxi N° 37. 1984.

Germany. 1984.


Germany. 1980.

Germany. 1980.


Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


France. 1983.

France. 1983. Featuring Lego sets 6881, 6928, 6951, 6881.


France. 1983.

France. 1983. Featuring Lego sets, 305, 6930, 6980.


France. 1985.

France. 1985.


France. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget prize offer. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget prize offer. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget prize offer. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget prize offer. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget prize offer. 1983.

 


City sets and other themes

France. 1978.

France. 1978. Featuring Lego sets 602, 620, 640, 672.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978. Featuring Lego sets 300, 301, 302, 605, 622, 625, 641, 670.


France. 1981.

France. 1981.


France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 371, 373, 663.


France. 1983.

France. 1983.


Cowboys and Indians

France. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 210, 215 372.

France. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 210, 215 372.


Knights/Medieval

France. 1983. Featuring Lego sets

France. 1983.


Denmark. 1984. Featuring Lego sets

Denmark. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.


France. 1986.

France. 1986.


France. 1981.

France. 1981.


Technic and Expert Builder sets

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 850, 853, 870.


France. 1982. Lego set

France. 1982.


France. 1982.

France. 1982.


US. 1981. Lego set 8859.

US. 1981. Lego set 8859.


US. 1981. Lego set 8860.

US. 1981. Lego set 8860.


US. 1978.

US. 1978.


US. 1981.

US. 1981.


France. 1981. Lego set 744.

France. 1981. Lego set 744.


France. 1979.

France. 1979.