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December 08, 2004

Construction Toy at the Imagine Children's Muesum

A little while ago I discussed the Imagine Children's Museum and mentioned this cool construction toy they had downstairs. I couldn't remember the name, but some investigations reveals that the name is...VLON. No wait, actually it's Maxamec. The website has some pictures if you want to look, but you can't buy it online. It's sold through a network of distributors. The distributor for the Seattle area is named Patty Birchman, and if anyone asks I can tell you her email address (you can also buy it at the museum).

Posted by AdamBa at December 8, 2004 10:05 PM

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It looks very similar to a toy I had as a child. It was plastic not wood, but you had differnt length yellow bars with holes in them, and blue plastic nuts and bolts to attach them together. There were a few blue wheels, some big red boxes to build things around, and a spanner for tightening the bolts.
You could build all kinds of things, from a table and chair, to a push along car, to a toolbox for storing all the pieces in. All at a scale where you could actually use your creations.

I can't remember what it was called, and a cursory Google hasn't found anything similar. I don't suppose its still being manufactured.

Posted by: Edward at December 11, 2004 10:28 AM