Today I've uploaded new images of sets released in 1971. LEGO stepped up a gear compared to 1970 and released 63 sets. However, the market was fragmented further this year: not only were Samsonite sets being made and sold only in North America, but LEGO started marketing Minitalia sets in Italy (for reasons already discussed). The year also saw the first Homemaker sets: 'dolls house' style sets but without any figures to go in them. We had to wait until 1974 for the LEGO family to appear!
I'd like to thank bluemoose for taking and post-processing the images which have come out really clean and clear. He's also improved the 1970 images I posted on Wednesday. Also, thanks to Bruno who has helped fill the gaps for 1970 from his own picture collection.
Watch this space for more: 1972 will be coming up next...
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