As a kid, I played Lego all the time. I remember creating an entire town of buildings, schools, offices, a zoo, a hospital, and even a police station. I played with this Lego “town” for years and years. It was sadly dismantled on our family’s final move from New Jersey back to England.
How did I make this wondrous diorama? I created my town using a large piece of wall paneling, a roll of my dad’s drafting plans, a box full ‘o cars and trucks, a bin full ‘o assorted safari and farm animals, and of course a bin full of Lego.
Back in the day, I had more of the assorted bucket ‘o Lego than Lego kits. I recall receiving a Lego Lunar Module kit. The kit was easy to assemble until I had to place the body of the space craft on the 4 splindy, robot-like legs. I’m not sure if the Lunar Module every “stood up” but whether it stood up or not didn’t diminish the pride I took in creating my very own Lego creation.
My dad set the piece of wood paneling on a table. I purloined a large roll of drafting paper. I drew the outline of roads, train tracks, airport runways, homes, and buildings on the roll of paper. I created the buildings out of Lego to make a town infrastructure. Added people and animals to create a Lego Town.
This much played with toy structure playset was sadly unphotographed. You’ll have to take my word for it that I played with it fore years. Phooey on growing up in the pre-digital age where a roll of 24 films could last a year unless the roll was inserted in the camera on the first day of vacation.
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