I got this Shell Station lately by buying 1,500 pesos worth of fuel and paying 180 pesos. (The Pista di Fiorano is “a private racetrack owned by Ferrari for development and testing purposes.”) The stickers and a card came in a transparent plastic bag.
I got this set of LEGO Minifigures some time ago by buying 1,500 pesos worth of fuel and paying 140 pesos. A flyer describes the Minifigures this way: “1. Ferrari Refueling Engineer The role of this engineer is to make sure that the right amount of Shell fuel is put into the car before each race. This LEGO Minifigure comes with a mobile refueling unit. 2. Shell Track Scientist It is her role to analyze fuel from before, during and after each race, ensuring the Ferrari team gets the best possible performance from their cars. This LEGO Minifigure comes with a laboratory rack and multiple Shell fuel samples. 3. Ferrari Race Mechanic The Ferrari race mechanics are key to making sure the car is running properly all the way through each race. This LEGO Minifigure comes with the trolley used to lift the front of the car during each pitstop.” The stickers came in a cardboard box with the number 6027723 impressed on it.
I got this Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta some time ago by buying 1,500 pesos worth of fuel and paying 140 pesos. A flyer describes it this way: “Its distinctive round headlights work incredibly well in LEGO bricks giving the final model the unmistakable profile of this classic Ferrari.” It has a pullback motor (called a Micro Engine in the flyer). The stickers came in a cardboard box with the number 6014531 impressed on it.
I have two sets from the Shell V-Power Nitro+ LEGO Collection promoted from October 28, 2012 to November 30, 2012 (a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and a set of LEGO Minifigures) and one set from the newer collection promoted from October 30, 2014 to January 15, 2015 (a Shell Station). I like the fact that LEGO includes extra parts with their sets.
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Yesterday, I did something I very rarely do: I opened a Hot Wheels package. I couldn’t control myself; Let’s Go is just begging to be ridden by a Lego minifigure. (Not to worry, I have two more unopened Let’s Go packages.) Unfortunately, the seat in my Let’s Go doesn’t fit Lego pieces tightly.
During the 1990’s, I started collecting Lego catalogs. These would be given for free at the toy section of SM malls. I have square catalogs from 1995 to 1999.
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I had my first job in 1996, as an instructor at a university, and, if I remember correctly, the first thing I bought when I got my first paycheck was a Lego Technic 8235.
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