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24 Minitalia Train was a Minitalia set released in 1971.


  • This set consisted of 77 parts, the majority of which were produced in Italy. They were different from LEGO parts in several ways. The plastic used to produce these bricks was not ABS plastic and the resulting bricks were not as bright in colour as LEGO Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene parts. There was no LEGO on the top of studs as most were hollow like Technic bricks. The tubing system LEGO uses to couple bricks was changed to an x type system. Other more complex types of bricks used were manufactured by LEGO such as the towball and sockets and fence parts. Minitalia was produced in Italy much the same as Samsonite was produced in the USA. The difference being to somewhat avoid difficult importing laws in Italy.