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Block City | No.B 1500 | The New Yorker

construction set

1950s

The individual blocks of Block City construction sets dating from the mid-1900s are similar to the bricks of the popular LEGO sets. The white plastic bricks of the Block City system interlock by means of the square studs on top of each piece that enabled the young architect to stack blocks as needed to construct miniature buildings and towering skyscrapers. The Block City sets remained popular through the middle of the 20th century.

ManufacturerTri-State Toys
Materialplastic | cardboard | printed paper | metal
OriginChicago, IL
Styleconstruction
Object ID113.5022

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