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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Retroist

I'm going to combine my Tyco military set with my Lego Titanic model and make a really cool naval battleship scene.

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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Retroist

I don't remember the LEGO battle with Tyco, but I do remember receiving Tente blocks from a well-meaning relative. They were smaller and incompatible with LEGO. I think I had a battleship and maybe an aircraft carrier. They were fun, but you had to be careful not to mix them into your LEGO stash.

Dollar General, Big Lots, and a few other discount stores have knock-off LEGO-but-not-LEGO sets. I don't know what the quality is like, but they are always priced 1/3 the cost of official LEGO sets which I'm sure makes them very appealing to parents and grandparents.

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