No. S356K -1973 Release
Life-Like shows a pair of Buildems
business kits in its 1973 Landscaping and Scenic Materials catalog. The 7-Eleven is listed as it often was by the company
as a Convenience Food Store and retailed for $3 in its kit form. The other Buildems business kit in 1973 was Life-Like's
Hamburger Stand, which had been the recalled McDonald's.
This kit is among Life-Like's buildings found in the 1974 catalog, but is not officially
labeled a "7-Eleven" as many might assume. The retail price for the kit in 1974 was $4.00.
Convenience Store -Assembled
No. S361F -1973 Release
This pre-assembled 7-Eleven kit is presented in Life-Like's 1973 Landscaping and
Scenic Material catalog. The assembled example is shown with a $7 price that year. I don't find the assembled kits
listed beyond this single catalog and can not confirm their existence. The pre-assembled collection included this kit,
the Hamburger Stand, and the three suburban homes.