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    It was a wet weekend, just gone, and as my son is lego mad, I dug out one of my old childhood technic sets from the 80s now he's a little older.
    It's been in it's box for about 30yrs and amazingly was only missing two pieces, despite having been dropped a few times, and several house moves. We scrounged replacements from other kits very easily.

    Set 8860 - Car Chassis - from about 1980, back on it's wheels in 2016.






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    I love the Lego Technic series. I've got this one that I bought last year but haven't gotten round to building yet.

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      Originally posted by victorbrunswick View Post
      I love the Lego Technic series. I've got this one that I bought last year but haven't gotten round to building yet.
      Looks like a great set. Some of the newer ones are incredible with their motors and actuators.

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        Originally posted by victorbrunswick View Post
        I love the Lego Technic series. I've got this one that I bought last year but haven't gotten round to building yet.

        Three years later I've finally started building it!

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          I can remember when Lego was just a bunch of bricks and you made of it what you would...
          Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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            I remember those old sets. For some reason I liked the gray rubber wheels that came with them.

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              Not Lego Technic but I scored this box of 80s Lego Space and Knights from a charity shop a while back for $20 (with a guest At-AT Driver bonus):



              Saving this till my boys are old enough not to eat it.

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                My late father was a bricklayer and I am certain that he used to get a huge buzz building houses out of Lego on Sunday mornings - I am sure that it made him feel nostalgic about his former occupation!

                The Lego was originally bought for me as a six year old, you understand, but my father couldn't help having a go himself.
                I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                I'm having so much fun
                My lucky number's one
                Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                  Nice model!

                  I credit those early 90's Technic sets with bringing me into my current profession. They were awesome. I remember those motors needing a long stack of C batteries though.

                  Ah the days when Lego figurines had only one face, regardless of the character

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                  • #10
                    I remember those old sets.

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                      I only remember ads for those kinds of Lego sets. I had a few of the cute astronauts ones and the yellow castle with the drawbridge and various knights. Of course i combined them for space knights!

                      I think the more specialized Lego sets you can maybe only build one, or whatever small number of things, they are meant to build, especially today... but in the early '80s and before it was more versatile.
                      My virtual jigsaws: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/beccabear67/Original-photo-puzzles

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                        I finally got round to dragging the lego out of the attic, here's my very first one - 1973

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                          then moving onto 1974

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                            I'm pretty sure the next 3 were 1977

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