Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Facade block sets, in German Fassadenbaukaesten, are also know as windows construction sets, or Fensterbaukaesten. Instead of building an entire structure, they are intended for constructing simpky a building facade, with decorated doors, windows, wall surfaces, etc. Many, many different sets have been made by a variety of manufacturers over many decades.
See the german collector site at JK Baukastensammler for a variety of example sets, many with images of the sheets of sample designs typically included with these sets. Even if you can't read German, poking around in that web site will reward you with a wealth of fascinating images of all sorts of German toy construction sets.
(Picture from January, 2005)