Here another old article from Malcolm Parker (I cannot get hold of him and would appreciate if somebody knows about his whereabouts) - this time covering British Card Puzzles from the early post-war years.
I wanted to share this excellent article from Malcolm Parker with you (I cannot get hold of him and would appreciate if somebody knows about his whereabouts).
The hobby of slot car racing developed directly from people's ambitions to race model cars side-by-side in the same way as real cars are raced.
This model is the Schuco Classic. It is equipped with steering wheel control, a differential and an extremely powerful clockwork drive. This racing car is driven via a spring motion with a key, and additionally through an independent axle, which winds the clockwork drive up by a friction gear. A comprehensive selection of tools and accessories, such as a crank, tyre lever, hammer, open-ended wrench, replacement nuts and a mounting device is included; pitstops and other repairs can therefore be carried out "professionally".
Schreyer & Co. or Schuco was founded in 1912 (the trade name Schuco which was registered in 1924. In 1936, the company launched the first Schuco car, and astounded experts with the technical precision and the remarkable equipment of its toys. The ingenious inventor and owner of the company, Heinrich Müller, guided the mechanical finesse of this soonto-be world-famous model car to ever new heights: He developed mechanical transmissions, steering wheel control and handbrakes. In 1975, Schuco suffered the same fate as so many others in the toy industry, due to crushing competition from East Asia and the lack of demand, production was discontinued. Following a recent change in ownership, the company is producing replicas of the original models using the old moulds.
Enthusiasts from Hong Kong have unveiled their own Olympics - built entirely from Lego. More than 300,000 Lego bricks and 4,500 Lego people were used to create the display, by the Hong Kong Lego User Group.
Birds' Nest Stadium and its Football Field
To mark the 30th Anniversary of the minifig, Gizmodo is celebrating a video contest with Lego.
I know, I know, it's my 2nd entry today, but what a site The Brick Testament is!
Here four teasers from the sites 371 stories with 3,993 illustrations (and it says there is more to come!). Basically the site tries to show all of the Bible in a type of Lego Comic. Here we go: