Category: lego history

LEGO Set 307, 1957

LEGO Set 307, 1957

In the 1950s LEGO had these gorgeous packaging for its LEGO 1/87 gift sets containing a car, street lamps and a small building.

LEGO 1956

LEGO 1956

LEGO by Samsonite Ad featuring late 1960s H0 s…

LEGO by Samsonite Ad

featuring late 1960s H0 scale (1/87) buildings

LEGO 1955 LEGO 1:87 scenery

LEGO 1955
LEGO 1:87 scenery

Evolution of LEGO logos

Evolution of LEGO logos

Vintage LEGO catalog 1953

Vintage LEGO catalog 1953

This vintage LEGO catalog is showing LEGO bricks and H0 scale 1:87 trucks and cars on a Märklin model railroad layout. Source: miniland.nl

Lego 1:87 Model Railroad

Lego 1:87 Model Railroad

1950s LEGO System Commercial An other LEGO commercial where you…

1950s LEGO System Commercial

An other LEGO commercial where you can see the 1:87 cardboard layout and some 1:87 cars.

1955 LEGO System Commercial In this early ad is LEGO licensee…

1955 LEGO System Commercial

In this early ad is LEGO licensee Samsonite showing the 1:87 scale city layout with some early LEGO 1:87 cars, trucks, and trees.

Wir bauen eine Stadt – We build a CityThe Märklin 44734 Clip-on…

Wir bauen eine Stadt – We build a City

The Märklin 44734 Clip-on block car isn’t a new idea. Lego and H0 scale model trains have a long tradition. Back in the 1950s LEGO Germany came up with a TV commercial showing LEGO building bricks combined with a Märklin model train layout.

This commercial dates to 1957, 2nd year of LEGO in Germany!