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#201 charlieboy


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

This is the first set I remember getting as a present, my uncle helped me build it on christmas day-

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#202 TheRedGuy


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

I'm sure it was a DUPLO set. I barely remember any of it but I'm sure it was a ridiculous turtle wagon with random DUPLO bricks inside. If anyone knows what set it is, I'd be happy to know.

EDIT: I found it.
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I also found out that it isn't even DUPLO.

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#203 LRDark


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:15 AM

I believe my first was 6237 Pirates' Plunder sometime around 1993. I think it's an excellent small set, and it was what launched me into my hobby! I always used to call Rummy "Mr. Brown" and  the guard "Mr. Black."

#204 quidditys_shore


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:05 PM

i'd had buckets of lego since an early age but never any sets, that was until the 8865 technic test car. i got it for my 12 birthday in 1989.

i used to love building it & changing gears, watching the engine working & then dismantle to build the other kit you could make with the set!

however i sold it 2 years later to get a sega megadrive!

though i loved lego & building things (usually with imagination & not sticking to instructions) i never bought another set. that was until 2008 on our first trip to disneyworld & i entered the lego shop at downtown disney!
that was the first time i'd ever seen lego star wars! i fell in love! they had the 10179 millennium falcon for $400 (£200 back then!) which i drooled over but knew it wouldnt fit in our suitcases!
i got a few star wars small kits after that & after returning to disneyworld in 2009 to get married, i still had £300 of spending money left so when we got back i got the 10179 off ebay! :)

#205 Garyn Dakari

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

First set I played with, or first set that was actually mine? I've got so many older siblings that Lego has been in the house longer than I can remember, but the first set that was actually given to me to own was 4478: Geonosian Fighter:
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Before that though, other sets had been bought as "group gifts", so they belonged to everyone. That was my first personal set :)

#206 Wrinkledog


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

My first Lego Set was set 722. I still remember getting it for christmas and all the amazing times I had.
My Cuusoo Project:      

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#207 MsRowdyRedhead


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:12 AM

My first set was the 1236 Garage with opening door..
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Have a happy day!

#208 OzBen


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:07 AM

I can only remember 1 set that i owned as a kid and thats probably only because i won it at a fun little competition for kids at the Birkenhead Point Lego store in Sydney.
It was 6697 Rescue Helicopter
My twin brother was so jealous LOL

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#209 harmacy


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

My first set (for me, not a joint family effort) was the 6381 Motor Speedway in 1988 on clearance from my local toyshop. Really wanted the 6395 Victory Raceway that was sitting next to it though:) - which I finally purchased late last year as MISB.

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Edited by harmacy, 04 June 2012 - 10:05 AM.

UCS does not mean 'Ultimate Collector Series', it means 'Unavoidable Cash Sucker'.

#210 vriverajr3


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

i cant remember what set i got 1st but i do remember it was from the Star wars theme. wish i still had all my older sets from when i was a kid.
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#211 Callwork


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

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Got this fire fighter boat 1979 model as  hand me down from my cousin. My first bought set was the street sweeper 1985. Still here with building instructions

#212 avbprincess


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:13 AM

My first set was a Robin Hood looking set. No picture to post because I'm honestly not sure which one it was; it was so long ago!

#213 Bilbo Baggins

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:56 AM

A pirates set when I was 5 :cry_happy:

#214 TheSwampCreature


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:20 AM

373 Ambulance was my first, but my first real set was a BIONICLE set in 2001.
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#215 SheepEater


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:35 AM

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I am not as old as the image suggests, though. Although it came out in 1976, my parents bought it in 1980.

#216 HawkLord


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:44 AM

The first set I can remember from when I was younger was the Space Set 6802 Space Probe Vehicle. It wasn't much, but I'm positive I built nearly every possible combination with those bricks. That little rover was great and the bot was perfectly simplistic.

Definitely a 5/5.
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#217 Canticleer blues

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:14 AM

My first sets, received at roughly the same time on the same day, were 6589 Radical Racer and 6326 Town Folks. To this day  I still have most of the pieces to both, although all are broken to some degree. :blush:   I also feel it's worth mentioning that some of my first exposures to Lego in general were the Lego Island video game and a mailed catalog featuring the Adventurers theme.
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#218 jedi1984


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

6688 Ambulance. I don't remember the year I got it but I think it was around 1988

#219 Lightning Dragon

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:42 AM

I believe it was some car :laugh:

#220 Combee


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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:55 PM

I'm pretty sure it was this:

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Still have that "minifig" sitting around  :classic:

#221 Trijntje


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

My first set: Posted Image

and my second:  :wink: Posted Image

#222 Tilly


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:40 AM

View PostCombee, on 05 July 2012 - 05:55 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure it was this:

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Still have that "minifig" sitting around  :classic:

Ha! I just spent several minutes on Brickipedia trying to ID this set! I think this was my first (non-Duplo) lego too! My first build-with-instructions set was probably 6592 Vacation Hideaway. It's been built and dismantled many times over the years...

#223 spirogero


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:23 AM

My first set as a child, was "386 Air Ambulance".
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But the set that made me see LEGOs seriously, was the 10030.
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Edited by spirogero, 07 February 2016 - 11:09 PM.

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#224 rdflego


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 04:48 PM

Set 1796 'Freestyle Bucket' was my first. I must have received it when I was 3 or 4 one Christmas and I have a few candid photographs from the day. Unlike most I never had a 'dark-age' and now, 16 years on, the very same Freestyle Bucket is currently sitting in my Brickcave next to my desk.
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#225 Severus A

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 03:03 PM

My first set was 371-3, Seaplane, in 1977. It was one year before I've started the school. I still have two inverted blue slopes from that set.


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