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- After a licencing disagreement with the Samsonite Corporation, LEGO USA was established in Brookfield, Connecticut. Samsonite ended production of LEGO products in the USA, but continued production in Canada.
- The first boat hull, wing, propeller and helicopter rotor parts were introduced.
- The 1x6x1 arch and the 1x6x2 arch were introduced.