My wife has quite the sense of humor. After a recent thrift store outing, she came home and announced she got me a box of vintage LEGO, with original box, manual, etc. She then presented me with this:
I am fortunate to have a wife who not only supports my LEGO hobby, but has a sense of humor about it. So, for 50 cents, we are the proud owners of a vintage Brix Blox set. Looks as though it is from the 1970′s, and marketed through Sears. Let’s take a peak inside the box:
The pieces are larger, similar to Duplo, but have a harder feel than Duplo, much more like regular LEGO. They fit together with a satisfying click and feel. Just basic shapes and colors. Here is the manual:
Inside you are reminded of the simplicity of plastic building blocks prior to the 1980′s, where everything is constructed from large rectangles. “Boy on wagon” is one of the more interesting suggestions in the manual:
You are certainly reminded of the imagination aspect of these vintage toys, especially when looking at “freighter or “chicken”:
All in all, it was fun to check out the set. But, I think I will stick with LEGO.