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#579 Super Set
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1983-1985
Description: This Construx set contains 257 pieces that enables a child to build anything from simple vehicles, to jetports, to dinosaurs. Pieces include a working pulley, a crank assembly, and a "cable" for realistic action. Designed for children ages 5 years and older.
Accessories: 257 pieces including, but not limited to the following:
  • FPT16607 - #579 Super Set instruction/idea booklet.
  • Panels:
    • FPT16592 - unknown number each - Square blue flat panel (measures 2" long, 2" wide).
    • FPT6568 - unknown number each - Blue flat rectangular panel (measures 4-3/8" long, 1-7/8" wide).
    • FPT16603 - unknown number each - Small blue flat rectangular panel (measures 2" long, 3/4" wide).
    • FPT16606 - 2 each - Transparent smoke-tinted angled panel (measures 3-1/2" long, 2" wide).
  • Connector beams:
    • FPT6560 - unknown number each - Grey 4-1/4" long straight connector beam (measures 4-1/4" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT6502 - unknown number each - Grey 2" long straight connector beam (measures 2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT6503 - unknown number each - Grey short straight connector beam (measures 1/2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT16565 - unknown number each - Grey angled connector beam (measures 3-1/2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT6561 - unknown number 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 - unknown number each - Blue 6-peg connector nut (measures 3/4" long, 3/4" high, 3/4" deep).
    • FPT6447 - unknown number each - Black 4-peg jointed connector nut (measures 3/4" long, 3/4" high, 3/4" deep).
    • FPT6448 - unknown number 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 - unknown number each - 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 - unknown number each - Black hook with a connector on the end (measures 1-1/2" long, 7/8" wide, 1/2" deep).
    • FPT16567 - unknown number each - Yellow round pulleys/wheels with a connector molded onto one side (measures 15/16", diameter, 9/16" high).
  • FPT16598 - unknown number each - Small round black suction cup with a round connector knob on top. Measures 1" diameter.
  • FPT16569 - unknown number 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.
  • FPT6487 - unknown number each - Black rubber tires that attach to the connector pulleys that double as wheels (measures 1-3/4" diameter, 3/8" thick).
  • FPT16572 - unknown number each - Tiny yellow cylinders (Measures 1/2" long, 3/8" diameter).
  • FPT16573 - unknown number 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 - unknown number 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 - unknown number 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).
  • FPT6572 - Small dark grey long rectangular engine with 4 round molded circles on top. (measures 2" long, 3/4" wide, 3/4" tall).
  • FPT6576 - Large light dark grey squared engine with a round air cleaner and other molded gadgets on top (measures 2" long, 1-7/8" wide, 3/4" tall).
  • FPT16640 - Grey rounded jet pod engine with a rounded body and a rounded exhaust on the back and a square connector piece on the bottom. One side of the body has a rectangular opening that shows the hollow inside of the body. Inside the body has a "L" imprint for left side (measures 1-5/8" long, 1" tall, 3/4" wide).
  • FPT6486 - Grey rounded jet pod engine with a rounded body and a rounded exhaust on the back and a square connector piece on the bottom. One side of the body has a rectangular opening that shows the hollow inside of the body. Inside the body has a "R" imprint for right side (measures 1-5/8" long, 1" tall, 3/4" wide).
  • Construx figure(s) - detachable figure including:
    • FPT16581 - White "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 white section that swivels to connect legs to.
    • FPT16582 - Left white 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.
    • FPT16583 - Right white 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.
    • FPT16584 - 2 white legs with 2 white 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.
    • FPT6583 - Red "hair". The inside of the "hair" 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" deep.
    • 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.
    • FPT16596 - White 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.
    • FPT16579 - Caucasian head/face with brown eyes and eyebrows. The top of the head is flat with a slightly raised oval-shape on the top to connect hair or hat pieces.
Variations: None.
Other Information: This set was sold in a 17-1/4" long, 11-15/16" high, 2-7/16" deep display box.
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