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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lincoln Logs:


I had a set of Lincoln Logs back in the day, but to be honest I was never as imaginative as the above pics. Basically I sucked at it. Besides, Legos were way better anyway. Just sayin'.

11 comments:

Hairball said...

Joe,
Didn't Lincoln Logs at one time come in a tall circular container? Like a giant sized carton of oatmeal?

I remember back before we had Lego blocks, my brother had some other kind of building blocks that I couldn't play with yet because of dexterity issues. (He's several years older than me.) I would beg him to build me a house out of those other blocks. As soon as he would finish the house, I would smack one side of the house till it fell down and yell that a tornado had hit it.

He only fell for that trick a couple of times. *sheepish grin*

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I had some of those and then an older kid on the block taught me how to spell some bad words. I proceeded to take individual logs and express my new found talent with chalk to show what I had just learned. My father saw it and I denied knowing what it meant. I never saw my Lincoln logs again.

joe said...

Hairball: Yes, I had the circular container too.
Btw, I can't believe he fell for it twice... ;^)

Goggles: Aw, he was no fun..

Charmed said...

My ex-inlaws had the original LL from when my ex-husband was little. My kids would play with them all the time.

joe said...

Sometimes I'd forget to pick all of them up and my folks would step on the pieces with their socks on. I can't even begin to count how many times I got yelled at...

grannyann said...

My brother and I loved to play with the Lincoln Logs but I bought some for the grandkids and they just ignored them. I guess because they didn't have to charge them up to make them work.

joe said...

The best toys were the ones that required imagination and no batteries.
Whenever we'd visit my grandparents on cape cod (before cable) they only had one tv channel that came in, and we still had a great time without the TV. We didn't even miss it.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Basic Lego sets ruled. You could make anything you wanted with them. And they made good weapons.

joe said...

And whatever you made with legos stayed together. I remember a few times having to pry the blocks apart with my teeth because they stuck so well, and I couldn't pry them open with my fingers. I had many legos with teeth marks.

Max Reddick said...

I had some of these. I loved these!

joe said...

Were you good at it? I wasn't.

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