|Table with Single Leg. |
It seemed simple enough.
001. Table with Single LegThe very first toy pictured on the instruction sheet looked to be simple enough. It just used three of the metal pieces.
I should have known better. This Line Mar construction set was an inexpensive toy, and it shows. The metal pieces are far lighter than equivalent Gilbert Erector pieces (thinner metal = lower costs). And the stamping wasn't as exact, either. You can count on the sides of an Erector metal box to be exactly perpendicular. With Line Mar, it's simply... close.
|Table with a Single Leg.|
And I had a problem with the table top, which kept sliding off the pedestal. In the end, I had to bend the sides of the pedestal to ensure it rested flat on the base, and that the table top rested flatly on it.
Sure, it's a toy -- but not one that would hold up to any playtime.