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Featured set of the day: Airport

Lluisgib recalls his quest for a set that eluded him as a child and the day it was gifted to him:

It was 1985 when LEGO launched the Airport subtheme. At that time I was 10 and I already had few sets. When I got the catalogue of that year in my hands I fell in love with the set 6392 Airport. One aircraft, one helicopter, a terminal, a runway… It was the perfect set. Some weeks after getting the catalogue, I saw it for first time in a shop near my grandma’s house. I was impressed by the size of the box and the box art. I asked my parents to get it for my birthday.

At that time the economy in Spain was no so good. My parents started a business couple of years before because my father lost his job. He was working as designer of Hi-Fi devices but when Spain opened the import of Japanese devices, the national industry almost disappeared. Due to this, and that we were three brothers, it’s understandable that they were not able to buy it.

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