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LEGO Universal Building Sets

Here are some early sets, known just as Universal Building Sets. Remember 404? The instruction manual included directions for building a BIG black & yellow hovercraft quite different than one from today (Technic 8824) but just as cool…

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
105 - Universal Building Set N/A ? 149 / ? 0
110 - Universal Building Set 80k ? ? / ? 0
111 - Universal Building Set 80k ? 152 / ? 0
112 - Universal Building Set 80k ? 203 / ? 0
113 - Universal Building Set 80k ? 258 / ? 0
114 - Universal Building Set 78k ? ? / ? 0
115 - Universal Building Set N/A ? 164 / ? 0
190 - Building Set with People 82k 75 526 / ? 0
194 - Building Set with People 53k ? 90 / ? 0
195 - Building Set with People 54k ? 89 / ? 0
196 - Antique Car 67k 75 115 / ? 0
197 - Building Set with People 71k ? 120 / ? 0
198 - Family N/A ? ? / ? 0
200 - LEGO Family 36k ? ? / ? 0
310 - Basic Building Set N/A ? ? / ? ?
315 - Basic Building Set N/A ? ? / ? 0
317 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
320 - Basic Building Set 76k 85 ? / ? 0
325 - Basic Set in Cannister N/A ? ? / ? 0
327 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
330 - Basic Building Set N/A 86 ? / ? ?
333 - Basic 3+ N/A ? 115 / ? 0
335 - Basic Set in Cannister N/A ? ? / ? 0
337 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
340 - Basic Building Set N/A 86 ? / ? ?
345 - 3+ Building Set in Bucket N/A ? 127 / $17.00 0
347 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
350 - Basic Building Set N/A 86 ? / ? ?
355 - Universal Building Set 76k ? ? / ? 0
357 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
365 - 2 Module Storage Case with Bricks N/A ? ? / ? 0
366 - Universal Building Set N/A ? ? / ? 0
385 - 3 Module Storage Case with Bricks N/A ? ? / ? 0
400 - Universal Building Set 37k ? 294 / ? 0
402 - Universal Building Set 40k ? ? / ? 0
404 - Universal Building Set 131k 76 ? / ? 0
544 - Universal N/A ? 141 / ? 0
545 - 2 Module Storage Case with Bricks N/A ? ? / ? 0
547 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
550 - Building Set N/A 86 ? / ? ?
555 - Universal Building Set 30k ? ? / ? 2
565 - K565 5+ Build N' Store Chest N/A ? 672 / $44.00 0
565 - 5+ Build-N-Store Chest N/A ? 672 / ? 0
566 - Universal Building Set N/A ? ? / ? ?
639 - 5+ Bulk Bricks N/A 97 400 / $19.75 0
715 - Basic Building Set N/A ? ? / ? 0
720 - Basic Building Set N/A 85 325 / ? ?
722 - Universal Building Set 34k 80 ? / ? 0
725 - Basic Building Set N/A ? ? / ? 0
730 - Basic Building Set N/A 85 411 / ? 2
733 - Universal Building Set N/A 80 ? / ? 0
735 - Basic Building Set N/A ? ? / ? 0
740 - Basic Building Set N/A 85 523 / ? ?
744 - Universal Building Set N/A 80 572 / ? 0
800 - Gear Set 48k ? ? / ? 0
801 - Gear Set 50k ? 115 / ? 0
812 - Gears, Axels & Bricks 42k ? ? / ? 0
900 - Universal Motor Set 82k ? 18 / ? 0
1474 - 3+ Building Set N/A ? 61 / $7.75 0
1523 - Basic Building Set N/A 86 25 / ? 0
1602 - Trial Size Imagination Set Bag N/A ? 16 / ? 0
1603 - Trial Size Imagination Set Bag N/A ? 13 / ? 0
1607 - Trial Size Imagination N/A 87 25 / ? 0
1651 - Special Offer N/A ? 30 / ? 0
1666 - Brick Vac N/A ? 1 / ? 0
1668 - Special Offer Trial Size N/A 92 30 / ? 0
1701 - Special Offer Trial Size N/A 94 24 / ? 0
1708 - Blue Ribbon Savings! N/A 94 650 / ? 2
1715 - Special Value N/A 95 400 / ? 0
1840 - Freestyle Polybag N/A ? 23 / ? 0
1846 - Freestyle Polybag N/A ? 25 / ? 0
1847 - FreeStyle Polybag 136k 96 33 / ? 1
1850 - Freestyle N/A ? ? / ? 0
1860 - Try Me! N/A 95 30 / ? 1
1868 - Freestyle Box N/A 96 210 / ? 0
1879 - Basic Set in Bucket N/A 92 425 / ? 0
1880 - Basic Set in Bucket N/A ? 559 / ? 2
1884 - Basic Set in Bucket N/A ? ? / ? 0
1885 - Basic Set in Bucket N/A ? ? / ? 0
4130 - 3+ Building Set N/A 95 ? / ? 0
4131 - 3+ Building Set N/A 95 ? / ? 0
4132 - 3+ Tote Pack N/A 95 ? / ? 0
4133 - 3+ Bucket N/A 95 124 / $16.50 0
4134 - 3+ Large Bucket N/A 95 ? / ? 0
4142 - 4+ Tote Pack N/A 95 ? / ? 0
4144 - 4+ Busy Bus Pick-Up N/A 95 ? / ? 0
4145 - 4+ Build-N-Store Chest N/A 95 ? / ? 0
4150 - 5+ Building Set N/A 95 ? / ? 1
4152 - 5+ Large Bucket N/A 95 ? / ? 2
4153 - 5+ Build-N-Store Chest N/A 95 683 / $41.50 2
4157 - Freestyle Polybag 148k ? 33 / ? 1
4161 - 6+ Oval Suitcase N/A 95 ? / ? 2
4163 - 6+ Electric Building Set N/A 95 348 / $49.50 2

LEGO Models

LEGO Models are those sets which, unlike the Universal Building Sets, included pieces and instructions for a particular model. At first, these included vehicles, then moved into buildings. Some sets included the larger sized LEGO people. Before the release of the Legoland sets which included the articulated Mini-Figures, LEGO released several "Enviro Models", such as the 555 Hospital or 538 Police Station. These included a building, vehicles and the non-articulated mini-figures which predated the current mini-figs.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
192 - Policemen 24k 76 ? / ? 0
198 - Cowboys 20k 77 ? / ? 2
199 - Scooter 19k 77 ? / ? 0
205 - Wedding 13k 78 ? / ? 4
208 - Mother with Baby Carriage 7k 78 ? / ? 2
213 - Airplane Ride 8k ? ? / ? 2
214 - Road Repair 9k ? ? / ? 2
215 - Indians 10k ? ? / ? 4
217 - Service Station 32k ? ? / ? 6
218 - Firemen 32k ? ? / ? 6
290 - Panel Truck N/A ? ? / ? 0
311 - Legoland Boat 20k ? ? / ? 0
314 - Police Boat 39k 76 ? / ? 0
315 - Container Ship 42k 76 ? / ? 0
330 - Gas Station 48k 77 ? / ? 0
335 - Transport Truck 27k ? ? / ? 0
340 - Fire Truck 36k 77 ? / ? 0
358 - Rocket Base 34k ? ? / ? 0
360 - Gravel Quarry 51k 76 ? / ? 0
368 - Taxi Station 23k ? ? / ? 0
369 - Naval Station 41k ? ? / ? 5
370 - Police Headquarters 52k 76 ? / ? 0
371 - Tipper Truck 18k ? ? / ? 0
372 - Texas Rangers 18k ? ? / ? 6
373 - Offshore Rig with Fuel Tanker 48k ? ? / ? 3
374 - Fire Truck 14k ? ? / ? 0
377 - Crane with Float Truck 41k ? ? / ? 0
378 - Tractor 15k ? ? / ? 0
390 - 1913 Cadillac 12k ? ? / ? 0
390 - Helicopter N/A 86 ? / ? ?
391 - Police Car N/A 86 ? / ? ?
392 - Fire Engine N/A 86 ? / ? ?
393 - Tow Truck N/A 86 ? / ? ?
394 - Harley-Davidson 1000cc 11k ? ? / ? 0
395 - Rolls-Royce 15k ? ? / ? 0
398 - U.S.S. Constellation 98k 78 1033 / ? 0
410 - Payloader 49k 73 25 / ? 0
420 - Police Car 77k 73 15 / ? 0
425 - Fork Lift 25k 75 17 / ? 0
430 - Biplane 29k 75 16 / ? 0
435 - Tipper Truck 30k ? 17 / ? 0
445 - Police Units 44k 75 39 / ? 0
450 - Fork Lift 41k ? ? / ? 0
455 - Lear Jet 20k 75 39 / ? 0
456 - Spirit of St. Louis 36k 77 ? / ? 0
460 - Rescue Units 38k 74 32 / ? 0
480 - Rescue Helicopter 41k 75 ? / ? 0
485 - Fire Truck 48k 75 62 / ? 0
490 - Mobile Crane 45k 75 35 / ? 0
491 - Formula 1 Racer 30k 77 67 / ? 0
492 - Truck & Payloader 35k 77 ? / ? 0
540 - Swiss Villa 97k 73 150 / ? 0
545 - Conveyor Station 111k 73 157 / ? 0
550 - Windmill 82k 75 204 / ? 0
555 - Hospital 50k 75 220 / ? 7
560 - Heliport 101k 73 166 / ? 0
565 - Moon Landing 32k 75 346 / ? 0
570 - Fire House 69k 73 218 / ? 0
580 - Brick Yard N/A 75 195 / ? ?
585 - Police Station N/A 75 280 / ? 0
614 - Excavator 11k 76 ? / ? 0
616 - Cargo Ship 4k ? ? / ? 0
622 - Tipper Truck 14k ? ? / ? 0
626 - Red Cross Helicopter 6k 78 ? / ? 0
640 - Fire Truck 14k ? ? / ? 0
642 - Shell Tow Truck 15k ? ? / ? 0
662 - Dump Truck N/A 76 24 / ? 0
687 - Caravelle Plane 19k ? ? / ? 0
688 - Tank Truck 26k ? ? / ? 0
689 - Truck & Shovel 24k 76 ? / ? 0
690 - Shell Station 22k 76 ? / ? 0
692 - Road Repair Crew 19k 76 ? / ? 0
694 - Transport Truck 20k 76 ? / ? 0
696 - Bus Stop 5k ? ? / ? 0
697 - Stagecoach 4k ? ? / ? 0
710 - Wrecker with Car 107k 73 89 / ? 0
711 - Jeep 39k 77 ? / ? ?
712 - Sea Plane 44k 77 ? / ? ?
730 - Steam Shovel with Carrier 44k 73 101 / ? ?
760 - London Bus 16k 75 109 / ? 0
769 - London Bus N/A ? ? / ? ?
770 - Rescue Set 54k ? 132 / ? ?
775 - Fire Fighter 40k 77 120 / ? ?
780 - Road Construction Set 59k 75 ? / ? 0
1955 - Color Line Cruise Ship 56k 97 242 / ? 0

LEGO Basic Building Sets

For 1983, the name Universal Contstruction Sets was dropped, and the Basic name was used instead.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
510 - Basic Building Set N/A ? ? / ? ?
515 - Basic Building Set N/A ? ? / ? 0
517 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
520 - Basic Building Set N/A 85 ? / ? 1
525 - Basic Set in Cannister N/A ? ? / ? 0
527 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
530 - Basic Building Set N/A 86 263 / ? 0
535 - Basic Set in Cannister N/A 90 340 / ? 2
537 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
540 - Basic Building Set N/A 86 ? / ? ?
557 - Basic Building Set N/A 87 ? / ? ?
577 - Basic Building Set N/A 81 409 / ? 2

LEGO Freestyle Building Sets

In 1994, the name Basic gave way to Freestyle.

Set Number & Name Image Size Year Pieces / S@H$ Figs
1776 - Bonus Value Bucket N/A 96 950 / ? 0
1796 - Freestyle Bucket N/A 96 641 / ? 3
1819 - Bonus Value 950 Pieces N/A 95 950 / $19.99 0
2121 - Freestyle Polybag N/A 97 11 / ? 0
2122 - Freestyle Polybag N/A 97 14 / ? 0
2123 - Freestyle Polybag N/A 97 12 / ? 0
2127 - Freestyle Polybag N/A 97 13 / ? 0
4055 - Medium FreeStyle Value Bucket N/A 97 320 / $11.00 2
4128 - XL FreeStyle Value Bucket N/A 97 ? / ? 0
4134 - 3+ Large Bucket N/A ? 234 / $22.00 0
4135 - 3+ Tote with Building Plate N/A 97 ? / ? 0
4137 - 3+ Medium Clear Pack N/A 97 ? / ? 0
4138 - FreeStyle Value Set with Carry Case N/A 97 ? / ? 0
4139 - 3+ Large Display Bucket 42k 97 239 / $22.35 0
4146 - 4+ Bucket N/A ? 387 / $33.00 0
4147 - 4+ Building Canister N/A ? 182 / $15.50 0
4151 - 5+ Tote Pack N/A ? 266 / $14.25 2
4158 - 5+ Building Set N/A 97 ? / ? 0
4162 - 6+ Building Set N/A 95 596 / $27.50 2

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