Saturday, May 8, 2010

TBs TechNostalgia 04 - 8480 Commercial

Two years ago, I've initiated here the TechNostalgia tag, with a commercial from the 8880, Supercar. Now as a matter of coincidence (or not...), two years later it returns with a similar video from another iconic LEGO Technic set from the same Technic era, which was also released two years later. It is a video made available at YT by the same author, Chaz2727.

It was in 1996 (now 14 years ago), when TLG released its Technic model from the Space Shuttle. It was the set 8480, one of the most complex, complete and ingenious official LEGO Technic sets, ever made!
Most likely you won't remember or never seen it, but today I leave you with the respective commercial on the video below.



Very good memories! Aren't they? 

11 comments:

Al said...

YEY! I remember seeing this on TV when I was 11 yrs old. 8880 has the best advert, I remember seeing that when I was nine. The adds for todays sets are more forgettable IMHO which is not good for an advert really.

Starstreak said...

I have that set. It's still on my shelf. I wonder if the optical cables are brittle...

Al said...

They PROBABLY won't be brittle but they will always try to go in the shape they are in now inside the shuttle no matter how many times you pull them straight. I might experiment with hot water and a jig to hold them straight.

Warren said...

I have this set!!!! I built the Space Shuttle again a few months ago and just the other day finished the submarine again (alternate set). Fun to go back in time ...

Al said...

BTW did you know there were TWO technic space shuttles? A metaphorical gold star to who ever can think of the other one 8^)

toa-of-justice said...

Did I just see a TECHNIC set being fed to one of those dog-like creatures about 9 seconds into the commercial!? If so, that's awful! D:

Aside from that, I really liked that commercial. I wish I knew about that *other* TECHNIC shuttle though--was it an alternate model or a main model?

-Toa Of Justice

Al said...

Yes it was an alternative model.

toa-of-justice said...

Hey Al, would you happen to know the year of release? That would help me very much. :)

-Toa Of Justice

Al said...

Hmmm, would that be giving away too much?!!!!!!! Think "test car"

toa-of-justice said...

I found it!!! :D

http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8855-1

Thanks for the hint!

-Toa Of Justice

Al said...

nice one!!!!!!!!

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