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Survey: The Journey of Your Oldest LEGO Set

The LEGO Group is currently running an interesting and engaging survey asking about your oldest LEGO set and its journey. The survey was created by a team in LEGO’s sustainability department that is looking to learn more about the experiences a LEGO set will go through during its lifetime. The results of this survey will help their internal teams understand the lifecycle of a LEGO set. Below are the details.

“Here at the LEGO Group, we are interested in learning about the different environments that a LEGO set will experience in its lifetime. Will it be displayed, rebuilt multiple times, kept in a box, or something completely different? Please take this survey to help us understand the journey that the oldest LEGO set currently in your home has gone through. The results of this survey will help different internal teams with understanding environmental factors that will impact a product during its lifetime.” Below are the links to the survey in English and German.

We in the LEGO Group, are constantly fascinated by and grateful to our consumers for their support and growing relationships. As children are our role models, so is every single LEGO user – a shining star that is iconic and should not be overlooked. Therefore, we are reaching out to you, hoping to learn more about the past, present, and future of the oldest LEGO set you have currently at home. Firstly, we will start by asking some general questions about you. Later we will fully focus on drawing the journey together with you. So let’s get started! (This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.)

What do you think? How did you like the survey? And what’s the oldest LEGO set you wrote about? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Oldtimer April 28, 2023, 11:32 PM

    This brought back fond memories. My oldest Lego set is one from the homemaker line. I don’t have the box, but I still have parts of it. This was a nice survey.

  • Martin April 28, 2023, 11:40 PM

    This was surprisingly wholesome. One of my favorite surveys. I was really into space when I was a kid. This was before the star wars sets came out. I’m curious whey they asked how we clean our bricks in the first part of the survey. It didn’t seem to do much with the rest of the questions and felt so random. Haha.

  • Mark April 29, 2023, 8:37 AM

    I’m glad to see the clarification in the survey itself. As an occasional collector of vintage sets, the “oldest set in my home” has a much less interesting story than the one I have “had the longest”, since I still have my first Lego sets from childhood.

    • Mark April 29, 2023, 9:34 AM

      I mostly finished the survey when I accidentally tapped the “report a violation” link and lost all of my progress. I may not bother to rewrite my responses. In short, mine was 1560 Basic Building Set. I still have pieces of its cardboard box and the parts are likely now all mixed into my much, much larger collection. I rebuilt my favorite model from 1560 (the blue alligator) a few years ago, with some part substitutions.

      • Håkan April 30, 2023, 5:10 PM

        Yeah. A lot of parameters here feel quite vaguely defined…

        And I really don’t remember which set that would have been my first, but it probably ended up in a general brick pile relatively soon…

  • Undercover AFOL April 30, 2023, 6:57 PM

    Nice survey. I kind of cheated and picked my oldest set from my childhood that I still in my family, rather than what I have in my current home. The oldest set I have was passed down to my younger siblings, so it has a better story.

  • SergeiS April 30, 2023, 8:19 PM

    My first pieces were from broken down sets from my older brother. I don’t even remember now what the sets were, but I still have some of those pieces. I recognize them because they are all scratched up. Especially the windshields.

    • The Other Mark April 30, 2023, 11:22 PM

      I think I was the same. My first sets were used and inherited from older kids in my family. My parents could only afford to purchase a few small sets for Christmas and birthdays. I remember looking wishfully through the magazines, but still fully enjoying what I got.

      • Håkan May 1, 2023, 6:04 AM

        Yeah, I think the situation here was largely the same. Broken sets from my older half-brother, and he might even have inherited some even older sets from somewhere. We used to have some maxi-figs and proto-minifigs on the countryside, and they were mostly before his time, even…

  • kay April 30, 2023, 11:59 PM

    I always liked the space sets that aren’t tied to a license. They are often more creative than the star wars ships. My favorite is probably blacktron. The color scheme was awesome!

  • Master Builder May 1, 2023, 9:56 PM

    Is anyone else having issues with the online Lego shop? I couldn’t connect at all last night. It was saying the site was busy and it put me in a queue.

    • Nofakebrick May 1, 2023, 9:59 PM

      Same. But I was able to eventually get in. This always happens when they have a lot of promos and new sets. I hope they will eventually fix their website.

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