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LEGO Minitalia was a theme available only in Italy during the 1970s. It ran from 1970 to 1976. It was long believed that the theme was also produced in Italy in order to comply with Italian importing laws, but it was recently discovered that such laws never really existed and Minitalia sets were sold in Italy alongside regular sets. Minitalia parts were different to regular LEGO parts in several ways. The plastic used was not the standard Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene plastic and the resulting bricks were not as bright in colour as LEGO ABS parts. There was no LEGO logo moulded on the top of studs as most bricks featured hollow studs similar to TECHNIC bricks. The hollow tubing used on the underside of regular LEGO bricks was changed to an X-shaped system. These differences only applied to the basic elements. In total, there were 21 Minitalia sets produced.

Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
1-Little House Set Box1Little House Set  1970
1-Small Basic LEGO Set1Small Basic LEGO Set  1976
11-Small Pre-School Basic Set11Small Pre-School Basic Set31 1973
12-Medium Pre-School Basic Set12Medium Pre-School Basic Set51 1973
13-Large Pre-School Basic Set13Large Pre-School Basic Set  1973
14-Small House Set14Small House Set  1973
15-Large House Set15Large House Set157 1973
16-City Square Set16City Square Set  1973
17-Airport Set17Airport Set  1973
2-Medium Basic LEGO Set2Medium Basic LEGO Set128 1976
2-Medium House Set2Medium House Set  1970
21-Truck Box21Truck33 1971
22-Car22Car47 1971
23-Delivery Truck Set Box23Delivery Truck Set64 1971
24-Minitalia Train24Minitalia Train77 1971
3-Medium House Set3Medium House Set154 1970
30 Boat30Small Ship Set26 1973
31 Boat31Medium Ship Set39 1973
32-Large Ship Set32Large Ship Set  1973
4 Large House Set4Large House Set218 1970
5-Large House Set5Large House Set307 1971


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