New 1970s images

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It's been a while since I've uploaded the images of vintage sets taken at a 'secret location' (but soon to be revealed!), so today I present to you new images of sets released in 1970. It is interesting that the train sets are quite sophisticated whereas the vehicles, particularly the LEGOLAND ones, are very basic indeed. 1970 was the first year that Duplo sets appeared, albeit without the red Duplo rabbit adorning the boxes.

It's also interesting that in the entire year of 1970, LEGO released just 38 sets, 6 of which were spares for trains and 6 were US-only Samsonite sets. These days it's usually over 400 different sets produced each year.

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By in Germany,

Wow, amazing pics! Thanks Huw! Interesting... the early Duplo sets even have normal LEGO bricks! Strange...
Alemas

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By in United States,

Thanks for the pics! Wow, there IS a big difference between the train models and the other ones, some are really really basic! Thanks again!

Kevin30

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By in United Kingdom,

Great - I have a number of these older sets, so it's nice to see images of them starting to appear on Brickset.

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By in Sweden,

Nice, been waiting for the promised next installment of vintage set pics.

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By in United States,

Nice photos indeed. I have an idea about where they may be coming from; I'll have to wait and see if I'm right!

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By in United Kingdom,

Personally, I dont like the really old sets :)

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By in Australia,

I like seeing how far Lego has come along since its introduction.

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