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LEGO is available in ca. 60.000 shops in more than 130 countries over the world.
The USA/Canada company (that makes plastic suitcases and other products) sold LEGO from 1961-72 in the USA, and from 1962-86 in Canada. Afterwards TLC took over operations, and Samsonite is no longer in the LEGO business.
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Since 1997 LEGO sells a series of sets aimed at girls featuring dolls (~15 cm) with cotton clothes. The houses and furniture are made of special LEGO bricks interchangeable with the regular bricks.
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In 1979/1980 a jewelry series for girls was available. The sets included bracelets and necklaces out of LEGO pieces.
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It seems that in the LEGO history no guidelines were used for setnumbers.
Some ranges are used twice for different themes (0300-0400 were town-only sets in the early seventies, in the late secenties these number were used for town, space and Fabuland).
Surprisingly in 1989 three sets were released with the same number (1974).
Also a theme can be interrupted by a different series: the Duplo numbers are interupted by the Shell promotion sets 2535-2543.
To make things even more confusing, some European sets have different numbers in the USA: 107 (US-# 901), 854 (US-# 948) and 6140 (US-# 6109).
Since 1997, LEGO sells software both with sets (for example 8299 Search Sub, 8428 Turbo Command) and without sets (LEGO Racers, LEGO Chess).
LEGO created a seperate division for software development, LEGO MEDIA, in 1996.
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The first theme within the LEGO System. The first space sets arrived in 1979 in 1987 the first subthemes appeared (Futuron). Pre 1987 sets are now dubbed 'Classic Space' among the LEGO-fans.
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"May the force be with you!" The famous space saga is officially, many LEGO fans created their own models of the movies, recreated in LEGO since 1999.
Visit the Official Star Wars website.
Visit From Bricks to Bothans a fansite for LEGO Star Wars.
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