Mobitec, a French LEGO


Mobitec was a French brand of the toy maker Montblanc. Montblanc started selling a LEGO clone under its own name in the 1960s. Later it was sold under its own brand MOBITEC. Montblanc/MOBITEC is a clone of the 1956 LEGO, the last pre-"Patent Pending" brick issues, with the studs hollowed from the bottom. But the studs have a smaller diameter and so they do not connect with LEGO. However, the system is quite likeable and the colours chosen with a French measure of good taste.

Below a comparison of Mobitec material with a LEGO brick (Figure 1) and the cover of a #7 roll-package (Figure 2).


    Figure 1- The Mobitec basic elements with a 2X4 LEGO brick
    Figure 2- The cover of a Mobitec #7 leaflet
João Manuel Mimoso, Lisbon, Portugal, Feb 15, 2010
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