Wednesday, February 24, 2016

You're Probably Around My Age If...

...you ever played with these types of bricks (or owned/recognize them):


Or maybe you had these in the U.S:


And created stuff like this:


It might surprise some blog readers, especially the youn'uns, that Lego blocks were not always readily available. But no big deal. There were other choices when I was a kid.

My brothers and I played with these types of blocks for years and I can't tell you how many fond memories I have of that period in my life. Because of that, this very special toy will always have a soft spot in my heart.

Do you know/remember this toy?

32 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! My brothers and I played with these bricks when we were kids - this was before legos became popular.

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    1. These were fun, weren't they? A lot of good memories with them.

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  2. Yup I remember these ! I loved playing with them all ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. I do remember them and played with them :) They provided us with hours of fun indeed!

    betty

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  4. Oh yea. And how about those brown Lincoln Logs?

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    1. I remember the red chimney block vaguely. What I remember the most are the Lincoln logs. (sorry I'm posting as a reply--it's still the only way I can comment)

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    2. The brown Lincoln logs were popular, too! Although I never had them.

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    3. Tina, no problem about the commenting. I don't know what's causing the problem and I'm not sure if blogger will ever fix it. Anyhow, I have some ways to get around it and will create a blog post soon. It's a quick fix and not a permanent solution but it seems to do the job.

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  5. I SO remember these, Martha! It was like a puzzle....having to figure out the angles in making a turn or building up a strong structure. Loved these!!

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    1. You got it, Jim! You did have to figure that out. Lots of fun!

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  6. My brother did not have these, but he did have Lincoln logs. The green corrugated cardboard roof was the same though.

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    1. It seems those Lincoln logs were just as much a favourite!

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  7. I remember using building bricks maybe not this kind. It was fun making things.

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  8. I remember the fun times we had with these blocks.

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  9. Oh my god!! I remember those. They were actually my siblings'. I have fond memories of chewing on those red bricks (they were NOT hard like lego). Maybe I was teething. I remember how the little windows went in, and I think, swiveled out. Thanks for the memories!! -J.

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    1. You are right about the windows! They did move around. I'm not entirely sure whether they went in and out for sure, but that's what I remember, too!

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  10. I keep telling you that I'm before all this neat stuff. I had tinker toy. (You'll have to do a post on tinker toy)It was a great toy. However I did buy this stuff for my kids who are 44 and 46.

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    1. Yes, you keep telling me. And I still don't listen :)

      Oh, the tinker toys! I know them. I'm not sure I ever played with them. It's possible I did but probably not for long. I may have just tried them out a couple of times.

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  11. I remember those, but how about the old Mecanno sets? Did you ever play with that!

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  12. I had a big set just like the one shown. I never was able to complete a structure though. I got bored! My Dad usually finished it!

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  13. Building bricks can be so much fun ...
    Lego was and still is brilliant...

    All the best Jan

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    1. They sure can be, Jan. And kids of all ages enjoy them :)

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  14. Oh good gosh, yes. And I remember Pick-Up Sticks, too.

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