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#578 Land/Air Adventure Set
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1983-1985
Description: Construx Action Building System with pieces to build a helicopter, a flat bed truck, a swing set, a space ship and more. Pieces include a working pulley, a crank assembly, and a "cable" for realistic action. Designed for children ages 5 years and older.
Accessories: 180 pieces including, but not limited to the following:
  • FPT16605 - #578 Land/Air Adventure Set instruction/idea booklet.
  • Panels:
    • FPT16592 - Square blue flat panel (measures 2" long, 2" wide).
    • FPT6568 - 4 each - Blue flat rectangular panel (measures 4-3/8" long, 1-7/8" wide).
    • FPT16606 - 2 each - Transparent smoke-tinted angled panel (measures 3-1/2" long, 2" wide).
  • Connector beams:
    • FPT6560 - 4 each - Grey 4-1/4" long straight connector beam (measures 4-1/4" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT6502 - 29 each - Grey 2" long straight connector beam (measures 2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT6503 - 27 each - Grey short straight connector beam (measures 1/2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT16565 - 6 each - Grey angled connector beam (measures 3-1/2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT6561 - 4 each - Flat blue connector beam with a hook on each end. The beam has a "Fisher-Price" imprint on the side (measures 3-3/4" long, 1/2" wide).
  • Connector Nuts:
    • FPT6504 - 42 each - Blue 6-peg connector nut (measures 3/4" long, 3/4" high, 3/4" deep).
    • FPT6447 - 6 each - Black 4-peg jointed connector nut (measures 3/4" long, 3/4" high, 3/4" deep).
    • FPT6448 - 2 each - Orange 5-peg connector nuts with a female slide connector on one side (measures 15/16" long, 3/4" high, 3/4" deep).
    • FPT6569 - Orange 5-peg connector nuts that are hollow to allow strings pass through them (measures 3/4" long, 3/4" high, 3/4" deep).
    • FPT16568 - Black hook with a connector on the end (measures 1-1/2" long, 7/8" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT16567 - 6 each - Yellow round pulleys/wheels with a connector molded onto one side (measures 15/16", diameter, 9/16" high).
  • FPT16569 - 2 each - Yellow pulley crank handle with an oval-shaped arm and a short handle attached to one end of the arm. The end of the arm that does not have a handle has a round hole with a pie-shaped wedge on one side. Measures 1-5/8" long, 5/8" wide, 1" deep.
  • FPT16753 - Small round yellow pulley/wheel. There is a hole in the center of the pulley with a small triangular peg on one side of the hole (measure 7/8" diameter, 3/16" thick).
  • FPT6487 - 6 each - Black rubber tires that attach to the connector pulleys that double as wheels (measures 1-3/4" diameter, 3/8" thick).
  • FPT16572 - 3 each - Tiny yellow cylinders (Measures 1/2" long, 3/8" diameter).
  • FPT16573 - 3 each - Long thin yellow rod.
  • FPT6573 - White 12-3/4" long plastic string with clear plastic shoestring tips on each end.
  • FPT16570 - 2 each - Square green cockpit seat with a slightly raised "backrest" on the top edge and molded gadgets and handles molded on the top edge of 2 sides. The "seat" is square inside with a connector hole in the center of the bottom. The bottom of the cockpit has an imprint marked "©1983 Fisher-Price Toys Division The Quaker Oats Co. Made in USA". (measures 2" deep, 2" wide, 1-1/2" tall).
  • FPT16589 - 4 each - Long reddish-orange propeller with a squared connector piece on the end. One side of the blade is marked "Fisher-Price" (measures 4-1/2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
  • FPT6604 - 4 each - Short reddish-orange propeller with a squared connector piece on the end. One side of the blade is marked "Fisher-Price" (measures 2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
  • FPT6574 - Green square turntable piece with a round hole in the center. There is a raised rim around the center hole with raised 4 pegs on the rim and 4 holes on the square base beside each peg. The pegs connect to the inside rim of the FPT6575 turntable piece. Therer are U-shaped holes in the corners of the square base. Measures 2-7/8" square.
  • FPT6575 - Green square turntable piece with a round raised rim and hole in the center. The raised rim has ribbed lines on the sides. The corners of the square base have U-shaped holes in the corners. Measures 2-7/8" square, 11/16" tall).
  • Construx figure(s) - detachable figure including:
    • FPT16593 - Blue "body" with a chest, a round peg on top to connect a hear, and 2 round pegs on the sides to connect arms. The bottom has a blue section that swivels to connect legs to.
    • FPT6580 - Left flesh-colored (Caucasian) arm. The arm has a rounded shoulder and a squared fist on the end. The arm has a recessed connector hole by the shoulder and on the end of the hand. The arm is marked "L" for left.. Measures 1-3/8" long.
    • FPT6579 - Right flesh-colored (Caucasian) arm. The arm has a rounded shoulder and a squared fist on the end. The arm has a recessed connector hole by the shoulder and on the end of the hand. The arm is marked "R" for right. end of the hand. The arm is marked "R" for right. Measures 1-3/8" long.
    • FPT6578 - 2 blue legs with 2 blue shoes on the bottom all molded together. The top of the legs has a rectangular hold in the center with a round "bar" that connects the top of the left leg to the top of the right leg.
    • FPT16585 - Silver space helmet that has an opening for a face to show through. The inside of the helmet has an oval-shaped circle with 4 pegs on the outsides to snap onto a head piece.
    • FPT6582 - Yellow construction helmet. The inside of the helmet has an oval-shaped circle with 4 pegs on the outsides to snap onto a head piece. Measures 7/8" wide, 3/8" high, 1-1/8" deep (including front bill).
    • FPT6581 - Caucasian head/face with brown eyes, eyebrows, and a brown moustache. The top of the head is flat with a slightly raised oval-shape on the top to connect hair or hat pieces.
    • FTP6583 - Red "hair". The inside of the "hair" has an oval-shaped circle with 4 pegs on the outsides to snap onto a head piece.
Variations: None.
Other Information:
  • FP578BOX1983 (Box ONLY) - This set was sold in a 15-3/16" long, 10-11/16" high, 2-7/16" deep display box.
  • FP578SET1983 - Complete set in original display box. WFL: 07-AE-25-5-C
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