I knew I had to sort the entire collection, as it was a mixture of both old and “new” LEGO. Now, by old, I’m talking about bricks that used the old stud logo design and old plastic (CA, or cellulose acetate). These were used until 1963. There was also a lot of the new stud logo design and new ABS plastic variety, introduced in 1964.
Not only that, but there was a stack of bricks that had the patent pending marked on the underside. Obviously these bricks were used while the patent on LEGO was still pending, used between 1958 and 1974. For those of you that want to read more, the information on the different eras of bricks, the information I’ve just mentioned was from this BrickLink site.
So that’s my first foray into vintage LEGO. By the time this is published, I’ll have attempted to build the Esso Filling Station, so that will be Monday’s review, all things going well.
Have you had any experience with vintage LEGO sets? Which ones have you got? Leave a comment below.