Pclasp (@admin)
8 months ago

Lincoln Logs

One of my favorite toys when I was a kid was a set of Lincoln Logs. These were simple, not expensive, yet provided hours of entertainment. I had quite a few toys, but the Lincoln Logs were my favorite. I guess the reason I liked them so much was because there were so many things you could build, and making something on your own is often more fun anything else. I don’t have any Lincoln Logs any longer, but I am buying some for my daughter this Christmas. Maybe she’ll even let me play with her for a little while.

Lincoln Logs come in a variety of lengths, and have grooves cut into the ends so you can build. Most children start out by building a simple log cabin with Lincoln Logs, but after that, the possibilities are endless. They also have roof pieces of various sizes, and some sets come with plants and such, or at least they used to.

Lincoln Logs are a classic toy, and you can find them new, or you can find people who sell sets that have survived for twenty years or more. If you go into a vintage toy store, you will probably find an old set of Lincoln Logs. You may even have a set in your attic, or in your parent’s attic or basement. As long as they were not exposed to water, they are probably still in great shape.

Today, you can still find them in toy stores, and the sets are can be larger and more diverse than they once were. Because Lincoln Logs are so versatile, much like Legos, their appeal is in their simplicity. They can do so much for so little, and with talking toys and interactive stuffed animals dominating the market place, sometimes you need the peace and quiet of a toy that lets you dictate what you want to do next.

Look in your local toy store for Lincoln Logs, and you will probably find what you are looking for. If you can’t, you can always shop online. You can find new and used sets of Lincoln Logs on eBay and other online auction sites, and you may get a great deal this way. Your child might groan when they open them on Christmas morning, but don’t be discouraged. You may soon find that this is their favorite toy, even if they don’t want to admit it.