Lincoln Logs have been around for a long time...they are just a simple kids' toy. The logs interlock and stack to form cabins and buildings... with windows, doors and chimneys ...or not. Toddlers can play with them, and even older kids can enjoy them too - especially with a huge set like ours. :)
There are different sized logs... the original logs were made of redwood.... more recent "logs" are made of plastic. I have watched and shopped at garage sales to find the old ones, since "plastic logs" just aren't as much fun. :) Plastic windows, chimneys and doors are okay, but logs? No, my kids like the "real" logs better.
Here is part of our collection of Lincoln Logs - we have 2 of the 18 gallon plastic totes - FULL of them. This is many sets all put together... a collection that has taken years to accumulate. My kids love building a whole village with these. :)
I have a couple of small sections of green indoor/outdoor carpeting that the kids put on the floor and build their creations on at times. The pieces are large enough for the kids to sit on and build....
Lincoln Logs were created after the maker was inspired by the earthquake proof Inperial Hotel in Tokoyo. They were made almost 100 years ago, in 1916.
They became very popular in the 1950s when Davy Crockett was such a popular theme.
I have never added a huge tote of Lincoln Logs to my kids' set at once. No, it has been a painstaking effort... a little here.... a bucket of them there... and so on... but it has been really worth it. :)
Just a simple design... but ingenious also.
I love it that these "old" toys are enjoyed so much. We get them out sometimes when we have company also. I have found it interesting that visiting kids who have been raised with all the latest toys and gadgets... still find these older toys to be fun. :)
If you don't have any Lincoln Logs, it may be worth watching for them. There are new sets of them out there, but as for me, I will still be hunting for more of them at the garage sales... and our set will continue to grow. Not all children would enjoy these as much as my kids do, but it is a worthwhile activity... problem solving in figuring out where to put windows and doors and which logs to use... how big the doors have to be to drive the little cars in (I have boys and OF COURSE, little cars need to be used with this! :)..... how to split the logs up to make it fair between siblings :).... and more.
Anyway, these are toys that have continued on for almost 100 years now.... and they remain popular enough to stay on the market.... and I am glad. :) Thank you for joining me on my blog today.... and if your children or grandchildren.... or maybe even you... enjoyed Lincoln Logs... I would love to read about it in the comments..... :) I hope you have a wonderful week.
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