Friday, April 21, 2006

Reliable Easylock Tower

When I previously talked about Reliable Easylock, I said that they and American Plastic Bricks were the 1940s'-1950s' primary counterpart to Lego.

But that is only partially true: these very brick-like products were only really suitable for buildings (even if I did make cars, trucks, buses out of ours), while Lego from very early on was intended to more widely applicable, and has been extended over the decades into wildly divergent areas.

The flip side is that American Bricks and its alternatives did indeed have some advantages for many types of North American structures. Even if I keep sneaking in such digressions as bead mosaics and firetrucks, structures are still for me the core of Block Play.

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