I am selling my two lego sets that I played with when I was a child:
this set (Alpha-1 Rocket Base, set 483, released in 1979)
as well as the Space Supply Station
In March 2017, I washed all the pieces, let them air dry fully, constructed them, and took note of all missing parts.
I made inventories for both sets. A link to the inventory spreadsheet is at the bottom of this page. But first, photos!
Click on any photo for a very large (15 Megapixel) version.
Here is everything you will get if you purchase the Alpha-1 Rocket Base:
As you can see, I'm including a small handful of extra pieces.
Closeup of the enclosure:
A few extra pieces:
Full disclosure: as a child, I put some white-out on the base, to show where the pieces go. I made a little mistake too. I found it annoying to have to count out the positions on the instructions. As you can see from the above photos, it's pretty well covered by the constructed set (that was my intention). It may be easy to take off the white-out with turpentine; I haven't tried.
Notes about the Inventory Spreadsheet
I've made three columns for missing parts: good substitute, bad substitute, and missing. All other pieces are present and original, though as you can see, many of the pieces have discolored with age.
For the missing / substituted pieces, there is a photo of the piece, and a link to it on bricklink, as well as a note about it.
(In columns to the right, there are photos and links for all the pieces, but I wanted the missing ones to jump out at you.)
Keep in mind that the photos shown are what you get-- the inventory spreadsheet exactly matches those photos. I've done my best to show the pieces that aren't originals.
Thanks for visiting!