mickthemaverick wrote: ↑
08 Jan 2021, 11:47
Airfix Betta Bilda which was very similar to lego as far as the bricks were concerned but it had far more realistic roofs made from green clip together tiles and the door and window frames had pvc glazing. I thought it was much more realistic than lego!!
I had a huge Betta Bilda kit as a kid and always felt you could be a lot more creative with it than the Lego of the time, due mainly to the small bricks and proper windows... As you say Mick, the green click-together roof tiles were great for making very realistic buildings
I also had a lot of red roof tiles too...
I once built a tall factory chimney... My dad thought it could be more realistic with real smoke issuing from it so he put a lighted Woodbine in the fireplace at the bottom and it looked good until it melted the first course of bricks above the fireplace
momag46 wrote: ↑
08 Jan 2021, 17:11
Brickplayer used red/pinkish bricks made of terracotta? I think it was out of production by the mid 60s. It took hours to make something and then hours to set so like all kids I got fed up with it. I remember playing with the bricks for years, loaded into Dinky toy lorries etc. Plastic building kits took over such as above an then Lego took over the world.
I vaguely remember that Maurice
I had one but I was not that taken with it...
I have memories of how messy the cement was and there one could see at an early age I was never going to be successful with anything involving glue or viscous liquids... And so it remains... I'm still lethal with a tube of glue