• Lego: A History in Bricks

    Compiled by sudorum. Updated 18 February 2011. Contains 11 sets.
    The most pivotal lego sets, those that proved significant in lego history. The term Lego itself is based off the Danish phrase "leg godt'' translated "play well." The Lego group's official motto is "det bedste er ikke for godt" translated as "only the best is good enough."

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7101: Lightsaber Duel

35 reviews
Pieces
52
Minifigs
2
RRP
$6
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The first Star Wars set, the most popular of the lego themes. It is currently 12 years running. This set also marked the beginning of the Lego production of movie themes like Spiderman, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter. A Steven Spielberg Studio theme was even created. As if this isn't enough, the star wars theme was also the first to be made in to a lego video game.
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5179 own this set, 1485 want it.

2847: Flyer

7 reviews
Pieces
15
Minifigs
1
Packaging
Box
Availability
Promotional
Instructions
Yes
Notes
Promotional release. Part of the initial Shell promotion in Switzerland. Also available from certain retail outlets in Germany, also from Woolworths, UK as part of a 3-set pack (in 1998) and Little Chef, UK in 1998.
Bricklist notes
The first set to feature an alien. Themed sets like Mars Mission and Space Police would follow.
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558 own this set, 244 want it.

5986: Amazon Ancient Ruins

9 reviews
Pieces
458
Minifigs
8
RRP
$80
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The best of the adventure series, also the second theme to include names of minifigures and theme plots(Time Cruisers was the first). Among the hero characters were Harry Cane and Johnny Thunder. Common villains were Sam Sinister and Senor Palimar.
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536 own this set, 834 want it.

6195: Neptune Discovery Lab

22 reviews
Pieces
508
Minifigs
4
RRP
$89
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The first of the aquatic themed sets this is in the Aquanaut sub category. Spinoffs include Aquasharks, Hydronauts, and Stingrays in the Aquazone category. Other aquatic inspired themes include AquaRaiders and Atlantis.
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1403 own this set, 718 want it.