Toys of the Seventies, Lincoln Logs

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These may predate the 70's
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John - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
These things smelled so nice. Really, I'm not kidding. My brother and I would make "racecars" using a long one and two smaller ones. In the picture here, near the bottom of the house, you can kind of see how this would have looked like. Also the small ones flew far if you shot them using a rubber band stretched between two fingers. Mother was quite busy with the younger children so us older ones had a lot of free time.
DC - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the generic version at grandma and grandpas. Many horses were coralled at the "lincon log" ranch
Retronut - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
These really did smell nice. I've never forgotten the scent of them. This is when toys were actually creative and really did educate kids and encouraged play. Now-a-days the toy requires batteries, makes a load of noise and does all the imagining for the child. What the heck kind of fun is that?!
jimmattcait - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Lincoln logs and want some for my kids. If you have not seen Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, you miss a great scene where a kid builds a statue of Abe Lincoln out of Lincoln Logs because he thought it would be funny.
Lincoln Logout - November 05, 2011 - Report this comment
"These things smelled so nice." Yes, I so remember that scent! I think the logs were coated with something that made them smell like the leprechaun's equivalent of real furniture, like a cross between cedar and oak or something. Wow, browsing the Toys and Food sections of this site has brought back memories based on visuals and tastes, and now smells!
Rob Lambert - November 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Lincoln Logs well preceded the 1970s. The son of the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright created these during World War One, and they were patented by 1920. A self-named company, the J.L. Wright Toy Company sold these for decades. Lincoln Logs were especially popular during the second world war, as a substitute for metal toys which were out of production. The 1970 Sears Wishbook lists several different sets, ranging from $3 to $12. Today, Lincoln Logs are sold by the K'Nex Company

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