The snap of connecting two LEGO® bricks, being surrounded by seemingly endless amounts of colorful pieces, the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment once an entire build came together . . . LEGO® sets probably hold a great sense of fun and accomplishment in your childhood—no matter how old you are. Here are some of our favorite LEGO® sets throughout the decades that make us nostalgic for our youth!
If you’re a child of the ’70s . . .Yellow Castle (1978): The Yellow Castle was the first of many minifigure-scaled castles in the Castle play theme. It had the most number of bricks for the price at the time of its release.
Police Headquarters (1979)
If you’re a child of the ’80s . . .
Post Office (1982)
Monorail Transport System (1987)
Emergency Treatment Center (1987): All these minifigures are exclusive to this set.
Black Seas Barracuda (1989): “As a child, it was the set that you had to have. Everyone wanted the Black Seas Barracuda.” —Michael Thomas Fuller, LEGO® Designer Manager
If you’re a child of the ’90s . . .Airport Shuttle (1990)
Poolside Paradise (1992)
If you’re a child of the 2000s . . .
Aquabase Invasion (2007): This is the biggest of the seven Aqua Raiders sets released.
If you’re a child of the 2010s . . .
Parisian Cafe (2014): “It is one of the first Modular Buildings to really evolve the concept to a new level of storytelling and detailing.” —Jamie Berard, LEGO® Design Manager Specialist.
Great LEGO® Sets: A Visual History explores the history of LEGO® sets from 1955 to present day in magnificent detail. With this book, you can learn more about some of the most significant, popular, and outstanding sets throughout time. (Plus, the book comes with an exclusive micro-scale space cruiser build!)
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