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Universal Building Sets were released as early as 1966, but in 1973 the Basic LEGO sets became known as "Universal Building Sets". The sets were produced in two set number versions. One version was for produced for Europe, Britain, Australia and Canada (Canada started in 1974). The other version with the same box art but with different set numbers was for the USA. Most, but not all Universal Building sets between 1973 and 1981 were made for both geographic areas. Some of the sets were not sold in the USA. Universal Building Sets #2 thru #4 were first introduced in 1973 in continental Europe, Britain and Australia, followed by Canada in 1974. The USA versions under the numbers #105, #115 and #125 were also introduced in 1973.


Universal Building Sets sets were composed of an assortment of System bricks and building instructions that allowed to build various LEGO models related to a specific subject, in contrast to sets from other themes, such as LEGOLAND, which usually only contained pieces and instructions for one specific model. Other themes that were already present in that era were LEGOLAND and Trains.

The Universal Building Sets offered a greater range of a building possibilities and stirred the user's creativity to a larger extent than sets with just a single predefined model.

There were also Universal Building Sets for DUPLO and TECHNIC.

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image 070  Universal Building Set          
No image 077  Large Basic Set          
No image 088  4.5V Super Set          
No image Basic Set          
No image Mini Building Set          
No image 10  Universal Building Set          
No image 10009  Assorted Blue Bricks          
No image 107  4.5V Motor Set          
No image 110  Universal Building Set          
No image 1106  BASIC Building Set          
No image 111  Universal Building Set          
No image 112  Universal Building Set          
No image 113  Universal Building Set          
No image 114  Universal Building Set          
No image 115  Building Set          
No image 125  Building Set          
No image 135  Building Set          
No image 140  Basic Set with Motor          
No image 145  Building Set          
No image 1513  Basic Building Set Gift Item          
No image 1577  BASIC Bucket          
No image 1658  Viking Line          
No image 1679  Basic Building Set          
No image 1701  Basic Building Set Trial Size          
No image 1703  Dalmatian Station Building Set          
No image 1705  Large Dinosaur Bucket          
No image 1715  Special Value          
No image 1743  Box of Standard Bricks, 5+          
No image 1809  Aeroplane          
No image 1819  Large Bucket          
No image 1823  Sailboat          
No image 1824  Flying Duck          
No image 1825  Racing Car          
No image 1826  Aeroplane          
No image 1827  Helicopter          
No image 1828  Basic Promotional Set          
No image 1845  20th Anniversary Jackpot Bucket          
No image 1867  Medium Bulk Bucket          
No image 1882  Large Bucket          
No image 1884  Small Bucket          
No image 1885  XL Bucket          
No image 1901  Mini Basic Set          
No image 1901  Mini Building Set          
No image 1905  Mini Basic Set          
No image 1910  Promo Basic Set          
No image 1911  Basic Set          
No image 1920  Promo Basic Set          
No image 1922  Basic Building Set          
No image 1924  Viking Line Ferry          
No image 1932  Basic Building Set + Storage Case          
No image 1944  Basic Set with Storage Case          
No image 1953  Mouse          
No image 1954  Basic Set with Storage Case          
No image 1955  Color Line Ferry          
No image 1962  Basic Building Set          
No image 1963  Basic Set with Storage Case          
No image 1964  Basic Building Set          
No image 1994  Turtle Bucket with Motor          
No image Basic Set          
No image 20  Universal Building Set          
No image 2033  DUPLO Elements with Storage Block          
No image 2309  Preschool Basic Blocks Set          
No image 2494  Purple Bucket          
No image 2742  Loudspeaker          
No image 2757  Bad Monkey          
No image Basic Set          
No image 30  Universal Building Set          
No image 3032  Special Value Bucket          
No image 3033  Special Value Tub          
No image 308  Basic Building Set          
No image 310  Basic Building Set          
No image 317  Basic Building Set          
No image 320  Basic Building Set          
No image 322  Basic Set          
No image 327  Basic Building Set          
No image 330  Basic Building Set          
No image 337  Basic Building Set          
No image 340  Basic Building Set          
No image 340  Block House          
No image 347  Basic Building Set          
No image 350  Basic Building Set          
No image 355  Universal Building Set          
No image 366  Universal Building Set          
No image Basic Set          
No image 40  Universal Building Set          
No image 402  Universal Building Set          
No image 404  Universal Building Set          
No image 4217  Classic Play Desk          
No image 4220  Large Box of Bricks          
No image 4281  Classic Trial Size          
No image 4282  Classic Trial Size          
No image 4284  Classic Trial Size          
No image 4285  Classic Value Bucket          
No image 4291  Classic Build & Store Tub          
No image Basic Set          
No image 50  Universal Building Set          
No image 504  Basic Building Set          
No image 508  Basic Building Set          
No image 510  Basic Building Set          
No image 520  Basic Building Set          
No image 530  Basic Building Set          
No image 535  Basic Building Set 5+          
No image 540  Basic Building Set          
No image 544  Universal Building Set          
No image 550  Basic Building Set          
No image 566  Universal Building Set          
No image 577  Basic Building Set          
No image 599  Universal Building Set          
No image Basic Set          
No image 610  Rescue Helicopter          
No image 611  Air Canada Jet Plane          
No image 624  9v Basic Motor          
No image 628  X-Large Grey Baseplate          
No image 639  5+ Bulk Bricks          
No image Basic Set          
No image 715  Basic Building Set          
No image 720  Basic Building Set          
No image 722  Universal Building Set          
No image 725  Basic Building Set          
No image 730  Basic Building Set          
No image 733  Universal Building Set          
No image 735  Basic Building Set          
No image 740  Basic Building Set          
No image 744  Universal Building Set          
No image 78  Basic Set          
No image Basic Set          
No image Universal Building Set          
No image 800  Gear Set          
No image 801  Gear Set          
No image 802  Gear Supplement          
No image 8020  Universal Set          
No image 803  Gears, Bricks and Heavy Tires          
No image 8035  Universal Set          
No image 8064  Motorized Universal Building Set          
No image 8074  Universal Building Set with Flex System          
No image 810  Gear Set          
No image 811  Gear Set          
No image 812  Gears, Axels & Bricks          
No image 820  Wood Playbox Full, Large          
No image 821  Wood Playbox Empty, Large          
No image 822  820 Wood Playbox Full, Meduim          
No image 823  Wood Playbox Empty, Medium          
No image 890  Wind-Up Motor          
No image Universal Building Set          
No image 90  Super Set          
No image 910  Universal Building Set          
No image 911  Universal Building Set          
No image 912  Universal Building Set          


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