This is all the sets released in 1978 that I own, which accounts for about three quarters of all town sets released that year. Missing are four train sets and a few US-only and European special releases that I didn't even know existed until I got the internet!
Christmas 1978. My parents got me a box full of Lego sets from a store catalogue. I didn't realise it at the time but a new type of minifigure had been introduced by Lego, these had faces, moving arms and legs and hands that could grip things. The main thing that attracted me as a child to these new sets was the road plates, set 300 'T Junction' plates and 301 'Curved' plates and 302 'Straight Road' plates. So, I moaned and hassled my parents until they promised I would get some for Christmas. I was expecting one or two sets, I got a box of nine or ten including the road plates and a bag of extra trees and road signs. Now, 36 years later, I still have all those original sets plus one or two others I couldn't get at the time that I managed to find on ebay or Bricklink. They are still my favourite!
After I had taken all the pictures and packed everything away I realised I had missed out a set, 600 'Police Patrol' a small police car with a police officer. D'oh!!
|Overall view of the town...it's a bit crowded!|
|376 'Town House with Garden' My first Lego building. |
It came with a furnished interior and was hinged so it could
be opened and closed. One of my original Christmas '78 sets.
|374 'Fire Station' including 672 'Fire Engine' on the far left|
and 602 'Fire Chief' by the 'No Entry' sign.
In the foreground there is the top halves of 673 'Rally Repair
Crew' and 644 'Police Mobile Patrol'
|377 'Shell Service Station' with 671 'Shell Fuel Pumper' in |
the foreground. The red car is part of the Service station set.
This is a set I got from ebay, about 33 years after it was
|604 'Shell Service Car' arrives at 601 'Shell Gas Pump' to fill |
up while 642 'Tow Truck and Car' passes by.