Random set of the day: Parts Pack

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Parts Pack

Parts Pack

©1978 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 961 Parts Pack, released in 1978. It's one of 9 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 78 pieces.

It's owned by 180 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


16 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Now this is the most original, inventive title for a set I ever did see.

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By in United States,

Does this set buld an engine using only its contents? Because those weird arched 2x2 pieces are the old pistons.

Today we have Xtra and its parts packs, but really with the availablity of Bricks and Pieces and Bricklink, parts packs are no longer needed. But add on sets that make stuff like an engine, pneumatic compressor, or the like are appreciated.

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By in United States,

Does this set buld an engine using only its contents? Because those weird arched 2x2 pieces are the old pistons.

Today we have Xtra and its parts packs, but really with the availablity of Bricks and Pieces and Bricklink, parts packs are no longer needed. But add on sets that make stuff like an engine, pneumatic compressor, or the like are appreciated.

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By in United States,

I remember getting this parts pack along with my #956 Auto Chassis - the big car for my birthday (1979). Somewhere along the way I received a second parts pack and I used the two to add a body to the car as shown in the later pages of the instruction manual. There were also two other companion packs - the motor with battery box (#870) and the gear reduction motor kit (#872). Still have all items in their boxes and after 40 plus years everything still works. The best part in the parts pack box was the universal joint; I broke may of these with some wild creations that had just a bit too much torque for what the materials could handle then. Thanks for the memories!

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By in New Zealand,

It’s a disassembled Huwbot.

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By in Australia,

While other kids wanted cars, and minifigs... 7yr old me dreamed of getting this set! so many mechanical possibilities!!

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By in Hungary,

Your future president: What you read is what you get.

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By in Latvia,

How many of these sets were released in the 60's and 70's?! I'm sure this is not the first RSOTD that is a parts pack

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By in Finland,

Now that I look at it, you could still gather together nearly the very same parts as shown here from the current parts that are in production. Some have been updated just slightly but others are pretty much the same as ever.

It's a fun thing to think about.

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By in Belgium,

I thought for a moment that this was news about Lego's collaboration with Ikea.

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By in United Kingdom,

The boy version of a clikits set when you think about it. Yet no-one ever complained about these showing up in the RSOTD. Isn't that something to think about

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By in United Kingdom,

umm actually it is the Supplementary Set - sure that fits our regular troll's needs...

and look at that photo, when Technic was made of metal! Good old days ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

I have this one (well the one in the picture anyway) as 871 the European version.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow!
I’d forgotten this set!
I remember getting it for Christmas in 1980 and wishing it was a different colour, which would match my 8860 car chassis better!

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By in United States,

@csiramokus- metal?

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By in United Kingdom,

@gelkster - it is so oversaturated that it looks like that :)

afaik the only metal pieces are the wheel axles and some old motor accessories.

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