Thursday, April 19, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 084 Mechanical Acrobat

I found a Line Mar Match Box Construction Set from the 1930s, complete and with instructions. The box claimed the set made 100 different toys. I decided to test that claim -- one toy at a time. You can read all the posts for the Line Mar construction project at 100 Toys.

084. Mechanical Acrobat

Although it's called a mechanical acrobat, this week's build is actually the model of a mechanical acrobat. As you can see, there is nothing to make the figure move around on the crossbar. 

And there's something else. Once again, the illustrator got a little ambitious with his drawing. The set comes with two cubes. The model requires three -- two for the crossbar and one for the head of the figure. 

The only way to make the toy at all was to use one of the larger blocks instead.  

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