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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.


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
1-Little House Set Box.jpg1Little House Set  1970
1-Small Basic LEGO Set.jpg1Small Basic LEGO Set  1976
11-Small Pre-School Basic Set.jpg11Small Pre-School Basic Set31 1973
12-Medium Pre-School Basic Set.jpg12Medium Pre-School Basic Set51 1973
13-Large Pre-School Basic Set.jpg13Large Pre-School Basic Set  1973
14-Small House Set.jpg14Small House Set  1973
15-Large House Set.jpg15Large House Set157 1973
16-City Square Set.jpg16City Square Set  1973
17-Airport Set.jpg17Airport Set  1973
2-Medium Basic LEGO Set.jpg2Medium Basic LEGO Set128 1976
2-Medium House Set.jpg2Medium House Set  1970
21-Truck Box.jpg21Truck33 1971
22-Car.jpg22Car47 1971
23-Delivery Truck Set Box.jpg23Delivery Truck Set64 1971
24-Minitalia Train.jpg24Minitalia Train77 1971
3-Medium House Set.jpg3Medium House Set154 1970
30 Boat.jpg30Small Ship Set26 1973
31 Boat.jpg31Medium Ship Set39 1973
32-Large Ship Set.jpg32Large Ship Set  1973
4 Large House Set.jpg4Large House Set218 1970
5-Large House Set.jpg5Large House Set307 1971

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