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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Wooden castle building blocks

Whilst visiting a branch of THE WORKS (a UK discount book and craft store) I saw that they had on sale a set of wooden castle building blocks.


The set costs £25.00 ... and I was very tempted to buy a set, as I could see all sorts of potential uses for the components. I resisted temptation this time, but I'm not sure if I will be able to do so the next time a visit the shop.

The set would be ideal for anyone who wants to build a traditional toy fort to go with their 54mm-scale LITTLE WARS-style figures ... and I can envisage some of the parts being suitable for use as the basis for buildings in other scales.

8 comments:

  1. Probably worth keeping an eye out in charity shops for similar. There are quite a few similar items on Amazon, see https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KB4W9S5/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AMGLCTVEC06MP&psc=1 or https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002UJIX8K/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B002UJIX8K for example.

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    1. Nigel Drury,

      Thanks for the links; the sets on sale on Amazon certainly look worth further investigation.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Very interesting - both THE WORKS and at least the second of the two Amazon links.
    I am currently doing a 54mm gird-base project, and have been wondering what I will be able to use for buildings.
    http://timspanton.blogspot.com/

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    1. Tim Spanton,

      The parts may be a bit too small for a 54mm-scale fort, but they certainly could provide some of the parts that would be needed.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. I'm really thinking of using parts of the Castle Blocks set to act as Built-Up Areas rather than building a complete fort. It's for a 54mm refight of battles of the Franco-Prussian War, and it looks like the Blocks have a sort of Germanic-East France look … maybe
      http://timspanton.blogspot.com/

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    3. Tim Spanton,

      You are right; they have a sort of eastern France/western Germany look about them. I think that the two sets of building blocks would be suitable for your requirements.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      It is interesting to note that traditional-style wooden toys are still being sold, even in our plastic, throw-away, electronic age.

      All the best,

      Bob

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