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Block City | No.B 750 | The Chicagoan

construction set

1950s

Construction toys vary in sophistication, ranging from simple wooden blocks to complex Lego sets with detailed instructions. Regardless of the skill level required, construction toys share one crucial element: their infinite, reusable quality. A child can build one structure, knock it down or take it apart, and build something new, limited only by her own imagination. Many toys do not have the same open-ended play. A board game, for instance, has a limited number of possible outcomes, and a coloring book survives just one use. An endless number of possibilities, however, awaits the child who engages in construction play.

ManufacturerTri-State Plastic Molding Co., Inc.
Materialplastic | cardboard | printed paper | metal
OriginHenderson, Kentucky
Styleconstruction
Object ID113.5021

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