What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
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These little cars are actually quite valuable nowadays, so this box of them would be worth a fortune.
These little cars are actually quite valuable nowadays, so this box of them would be worth a fortune.
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Fun fact: The first Lego cars were not made of Lego bricks. They were HO-scale models of mostly European real cars and trucks. They were built in HO scale because it was a common scale for model railroads, which were extremely popular at the time. Even after Lego released the first wheel pieces, these HO-scale cars continued to be sold alongside small Lego buildings:

Also, that garage door would automatically open when you placed that black Mercedes in the driveway. Lego was doing fancy stuff even back then.
Also, that garage door would automatically open when you placed that black Mercedes in the driveway. Lego was doing fancy stuff even back then.
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Towards the end, there was even a bit of overlap, with Lego releasing a car transporter set in 1970 that featured a brick-built truck carrying HO-scale cars (top photo). However, in 1970, Lego actually stopped making the HO-scale cars, so when they ran out of tiny cars to put in the car transporter set, they used toy cars built by Minix instead:

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