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Hello, My Fellow Lego Community!

I need your help. I have searched the web, but have been unsuccessful in finding a classic Lego carrying case. It had a hard red plastic cover with a thin gray flappable plastic handle, and two gray plastic sliding "knobs" (not really knobs because they did not turn, only slide). It resembled a briefcase but was designed to hold Lego's. I got it back in the early 90's and someone recently discarded the only one I had. I contacted Lego's directly and they had no idea what I was referring to. They sent me samples of the same red cases you can find on eBay and sites alike...if it doesn't have a gray plastic handle, then it's probably not it. Does ANYBODY know, remember, or have the case I am referring to? Thank you for your help. Any feedback is much appreciated.

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Was it something like this? https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?G=case4

 

In your place I'd look through the 'gear' section of Bricklink catalogue, see if you can find a match.  Failing that, I know some old Technic sets came with that sort of thing, maybe, I don't remember exactly.

Edited by Space Police XVIII

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Hi SP,

Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, that's the same one the Lego's rep sent me. The identifying feature is the gray flappable handle. It must have been a limited edition or only a small supply printed because this is mind boggling.

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to the forums btw Marc.

firstly what region are you in.  IF your in North america, then it May have been something Samsonite added as they were not above adding sets/gear etc especially in the 80;s/90's when they were the distributor on this side of the pond.

given nothing listed in bricklink seems to match what your describing, it may well of been a rare country exclusive item.  might need to bring the forums resident "history" guru in on this conundrum.

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On 8/4/2017 at 7:18 PM, Foxw said:

to the forums btw Marc.

firstly what region are you in.  IF your in North america, then it May have been something Samsonite added as they were not above adding sets/gear etc especially in the 80;s/90's when they were the distributor on this side of the pond.

given nothing listed in bricklink seems to match what your describing, it may well of been a rare country exclusive item.  might need to bring the forums resident "history" guru in on this conundrum.

Hey, Fox!

Yes, I am in North America and I never thought of that. Great point, thank you. Very helpful.

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The key comment to the Original Posters description was "flappable handle".  None of the Samsonite carrying cases (made in either red or blue from 1966-71) had a flappable handle... they were all non-moving handles.  

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However... that said... even the European carrying cases were of a non-moving handle type.....  

 

 

 

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Just want to say I appreciate all your help, guys!! This is what I call honorable at its finest. I'm going to buy the blue one from the other company as it's the closest I could find, but thank you so much for all your help regarding this matter. You guys are amazing! 

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