Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nintendo N&B Block Leisure House (レジャーハウス, 1968)

I just completed my collection of Nintendo N&B Block sets. The first one I got - many years ago - was a Leisure House set. Fittingly, the last one was the other Leisure House set.

Nintendo N&B Block Leisure House (1968)

Both have the same name: "Leisure House" (レジャーハウス). But the models are quite different.

The other Leisure House (on the right)

Although the name of the two sets is identical, the product code is not: one is called NB 980-L and the other NB 980-LH.

The oldest Leisure House has product code NB 980-L, the newer is NB 980-LH

The oldest of the two (NB 980-L) is the one I recently added to my collection. It is the rarest of the two. In fact, it is one of the rarest of all N&B Block sets, together with the Universe Set.


Although it is featured in a leaflet that came with many N&B Block sets, I wasn't sure I was ever going to lay my hand on it.

N&B Block leaflet with the elusive Leisure House shown on the left

But now I got it. Finally.


With Leisure House I completed the range of almost fifty different sets. Well, at least those are the ones I know the existence of right now. But more may pop up at some point in the future.

If you want to know more about Nintendo N&B Block, than check out the following introduction to this great series of construction sets.

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