Collector245

How should I lay out my 700/4 set?

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Hi,

I was wondering if anybody knew how to properly checkerboard a 700/4 set. As you can see mine is a bit of a mess. Also what parts should be included? 

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After cleaning up the bricks I have attempted to lay it out correctly. Here is how it turned out:

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It looks like I have too many red bricks. Does anybody know where there is an inventory?

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Oh wow! You've got one of the very old sets. I don't have experience with these sets so.....only I advice I can give you is to build a house. :wink:

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I cant really build with it considering that this was before 1958, so the bricks had no bottom tubes and the have no clutch power. I have more older sets, this one is from 1957.

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Yeah! I think you should go ahead and seek help from someone who was a child at that time. LOL 

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Sorry, that isn't really possible. Considering that sets like these were only sold in Europe. I kind of feel bad for the kids at the time, their creations would never stay together...

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Yeah! Playing with Lego was like playing with Jenga blocks at that time! 

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Posted (edited)

And you also could pick from a wide selection of 4 or 5 colors.

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You have the right idea in checkerboarding, but have too many red bricks, and not enough white ones.

This is a pair of Dutch 700/3A sets (the next larger size from the 700/4).  They too have more red bricks that white, but not to the point that you do....

 

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You need to figure out the parts for a few more 4x4 checkerboar squares in white ... using these hollow bottom white bricks.  Find a (European) seller that has them all, and order from one person to save postage.

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=bhol04&colorID=1

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=bhol03&colorID=1

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=bhol02&colorID=1

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=3065&colorID=1

Since these are all Cellulose Acetate bricks, you really can't build anything stable from the anyway, so building with them is not important... just displaying them in the box is.

So order some of the white bricks to get your box to look more checkerboard like.

 

 

 

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Yes!  That looks great.  Good job!

There is always at least 1 or 2 trans-clear bricks in these sets, so you got that right as well.

Recently I talked to a gentleman whose father used to own a toy store... and these flat box sets used to drive retailers crazy... because if it was dropped or tipped... there would be LEGO flying everywhere.  So, many retailers taped the boxes shut, and there are a lot of these sets with tape or tape marks on 2 sides.  You are fortunate if you have no such tape marks on your set.

This set now looks like it would when it was originally sold in circa 1957.  Very nice!  :wink:

Edited by LEGO Historian

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