Review 700

We love reviewing LEGO sets here at Stuck In Plastic.

Some we get from LEGO and some we can’t resist to add to our portfolio because we have an image in our head we have to shoot.
And sometimes we just bump into the perfect stranger.
Love at first sight.
A must review.

Something like that happened to us this weekend. We got the car loaded with skis, plastic and camera gear and were heading for a simple weekend on the countryside.

No set reviews.
No big master plans.
Just some snow, ski and fun.

Building Together

And then we walked into a flea store after the ski (a different kind of after ski) and looked at some of the old stuff on the shelves, when suddenly I discovered a few original 700/5 packed away in a plastic bag.

Precious.
An opportunity into history.
I could not resist.

40€ and two packaged sets later (they contained much more as the original set bricks, they even had a few blue mosaic bricks inside them. Have to admit the owner did know his price point) we find Woody and Jessie all ecstatic about these bricks.

Lets Rock !

To be honest, not much has changed since the original release date. The original clutch was indeed not as powerful as today, but the creative experience just rocks.

Wobbly it is … these sweet memories

Woody (and I) loved to build the train, and sweet memories just came flooding back when building these original sets (although I actually  grew up with next generation of sets).

A two by two …

Flea Markets on the country side just got a tad more exciting for me. Looking for old sets to play with and look for that genuine touch.

 
What is the oldest set you have on your shelves ?

Taking plastic places.
Exploring my inner child and following Me2’s wanderlust into untold stories for generations to come.
100% Stuck In Plastic.

3 Replies to “Review 700”

  1. Stefan, I have that one too !
    A most beautiful set.
    My absolute favorite in this set are the musicians.
    I made a shoot with the Landspeeder before, but the musicians keep on coming back. One of them featured just a few posts down in the road ahead :)

  2. I have this one: https://www.toysperiod.com/lego-set-reference/universal-building-set/basic/lego-365-2-build-n-store-chest-3-plus/ :) Not sure if I have all the bricks, but I’m sure I miss two of the red dividers. Also the baseplates are broken into several pieces (I wanted several smaller ones when I was little and, well, the parents didn’t want to buy…) and duct taped together (I changed my mind about smaller baseplates…). It holds so many memories :) I love this set, even though it’s hard to use in photos – the minifig is hard to work with, bricks have different shades of colors because of age of this set, some of the bricks are a bit chewed on, some of the bricks have pencil marks (I circled every dot on some bricks, no idea why)… I miss those times :) I created minifigs by stacking 2×2 bricks – two bricks were children, 3 or 4 bricks were adults. I used different colors to differentiate between them or between families of them, or boys and girls… Much fun :)

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