Uncle Toby visits Legoland!

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What can I say?  My Uncle Toby would have loved it.  My kids sure did.

 DM

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2 responses to “Uncle Toby visits Legoland!

  1. Not enough counterscarps. And that castle on the far right couldn’t take an 18-pounder ball to save its life.

  2. Speaking of counterscarps, the V&A Museum of Childhood, another favorite of my kids, has a great collection of toy soldiers dating from the 19c. Apparently the lead kind, which I still remember playing with, only originated with 19c manufacturers like William Britains, which amazingly still exists:

    http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/collections/toys/manufacturers/britain/britains/index.html

    But take a look at these beauties, from Britains’s American Revolution collection:

    http://www.collectiques.net/directory/William_Britain/American_Revolution/

    Funny how Legos make for a kind of peaceful toy-soldierish style of play.

    DM