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700/1 Gift Package is a set released in 1949, part of the Automatic building bricks line. It was manufactured from 1949 through 1965 in continental Europe, and starting in 1960 in Britain and Australia. Early versions of this set from 1949 through1953 had only automatic binding bricks type windows and doors without glass. From 1953 to 1956 the set had both automatic binding bricks type windows and doors, as well as tall classic windows and doors with glass. From 1956 to 1965, the set had only the classic type of windows and doors. The theme title for this set changed from Automatic binding bricks in 1953 to LEGO Mursten. After 1953, it was included with a one brick thick 10x20 baseplate. In 1956 the theme name for this set changed again to System i Leg which it remained until it was discontinued in 1965.
700/1 Gift Package included 84 2x2 and 84 2x4 slotted bricks, 10 each large, medium and small windows, 4 doors and 2 art cards for picture frames.
From 1949-1952 this set contained bricks in five colours. They were bright red, white, bright yellow, light green and medium blue.
From 1952 to 1953 the set contained bricks in four colours which were bright red, white, bright yellow and light green.
Starting in late 1954 the set only contained bright red and white bricks.
The set also came with two art cards for making picture frames. These art cards were discontinued when the Automatic binding bricks ended production in 1953 in favor of LEGO Mursten bricks.
There were nine different flat box versions of this set.
When LEGO sales started in Switzerland in 1957, the 700/1 Gift Package set came in a canister set with a tin top. It was produced from 1957 through 1965 in the canister.