architect wrote: The 375 Castle was originally designed in light grey and not yellow. Godtfred did not like the fact that children (or LEGO product designers) could build army tanks out of so many basic grey bricks.
Frank_Lloyd_Knight wrote:That's interesting -- I never knew that. Where did you ever manage to find that historical tidbit? Regardless of the color, I just thought it was cool to find a castle item from such a relatively early date.
Even without BrickLink it was (kind of) possible to get all the parts you needed – if you were rich enough. Toy stores had little boxes with elements in different shapes and colours, such as this: http://guide.lugnet.com/set/224_6Papy.G wrote:I know these days there were much more basic bricks, but where the Megablocks could somebody get this many yellow macaronies, or, red 2x1 45deg rooftops, for example?
Or was it more like a designer demonstration. Children could see it and just think they would never have enough parts to achieve this.
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