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The Ship Inn

A Typical English Country Pub.

Claridges

A Victorian Restaurant.

The Market

A Victorian Street Market with various market stalls and vendors.

Victorian Car

One of the many different coloured cars I've decorated.

Victorian Figures

Some of the many decorated figures I've created.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Commissions & Houses For Sale

It's that time of year again when everyone is looking for something special. I always get requests in the last couple of weeks and even days before Christmas for items from my blog. Although this is great to be in demand I have to disappoint a lot of visitors because I don't have many things for sale.

I do go to work for a living and Playmobil is one of several a hobbies I do in my spare time,  which I know will come as a surprise to some people. With all the best will in the world my creations can take quite a lot of time to do and I can't make things as fast as I'm asked. Even a small creation like a decorated room set can take a week to make and that's if I have all the parts I would need. Normally I would say I need a week or two just to get the parts ordered and delivered and a week to paint and decorate it.

As you can guess to do even a small house can take at least a month to make if it's a simple job, usually two months, and some thing large normally four months. I don't keep vast amounts of Playmobil tucked away somewhere - although I wish I could :) - I just order things as I need them.

Most of my work is commissions and I'm always happy to build something on request whether it's a repeat of an older design or something totally new. But this is on a first come first served basis. If your interested in something for a certain day eg Christmas or birthdays please ask well in advance so I will have time to build your creation.

I get a lot of visitors who looking through my blog at past work ask to buy a certain item then and there, thinking that I must still own it. I'm glad to say from my point of view that every thing you see on my blog has already sold. Some items will sell from just a preview others as soon as I show the completed item even before I've decided to sell it. Anything I do have for sale is listed on my Emporium blog.

So if you are interested in buying some thing please feel free to ask but order in advance and I hope you will understand if something isn't currently available. :)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

New Victorian Cars

I've just finished 3 new Victorian cars in different colours. Check out the new Victorian Car page for more pictures. These cars are also currently for sale on the Emporium.



Sunday, 17 November 2013

Horse Drawn Bus For Sale

Visit the Horse Drawn bus page for more pictures. Also available to buy on the Emporium page.








Saturday, 2 November 2013

Victorian Figures

I now have a selection of Victorian figures for sale. Visit the Emporium Page for more details.





Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Collection Clearout

The time has come to clear out some of my ever expanding Playmobil collection. I have some large projects on the go and I really need the space. It's a hard decision to have to make but I've got to narrow down the themes I collect, I can't keep adding to it as my walls aren't made of rubber :)

So over the next few weeks I'll be sorting out some sets, putting them for sale on here and reducing the price of the items I already have on sale. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Horseless Carriage

Early motorcars were called horseless carriages in England and were very simply a carriage with a small motor attached. Here's one of the early types.






Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Royal Carriage


My royal carriage with Queen Victoria.




Monday, 21 January 2013

XI Spanish National Fair of Playmobil Collectors

My friends and fellow Playmobil collectors from Aesclick the great Spanish forum have been in touch to remind everyone of their latest Playmobil Fair in Barcelone on the 16th & 17th February. So if you have some free time and are anywhere near by I urge to stop by and marvel at all their wonderful exhibitions. I'm sure you all have a great time.

Thank you Daniel for the info and I hope it's another great success.


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XI Spanish National Fair of Playmobil Collectors 

Next 16th and 17th of February, Barcelona will hold the XI National Fair of Playmobil Collectors, organized by Aesclick (Spanish Association of Playmobil Collectors). This event is a must for all Playmobil fans. 

Children and adults will enjoy dioramas created with the most valued Playmobil sets: Western, Roman Empire, Victorian, Medieval Knights, Dragons... and at the same time they can join entertaining competitions and activities with fantastic prizes. 

Aesclick will organize its traditional National Fair of Playmobil Collectors in Barcelona on 16th and 17th of February. This event has become an ineluctable appointment for all collectors in Spain and abroad. It will take place at "Cotxeres de Sants" Community Center. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy several themed dioramas. Be prepared to be involved with the mysteries of dragons and wizards, to contemplate the knights fighting for their princess or the elegance of the Victorian epoch!

In addition you will have the possibility of winning great prices participating in a lot of different activities. For example, all visitors can look for “The Hidden Click” placed on different dioramas. Be in the loop at www.aesclick.com 

And don't forget, one of our major attractions! The large number of Playmobil national and international sellers available, where you will find and buy new and discontinued sets and near all the pieces you can dream of. 

All children up to 12 years have FREE tickets. The adult ticket costs 3 € but don't forget that benefits, as usual, will be used by Aesclick to buy presents for children hospitals and children care centres during the Christmas period. 

XI Spanish National Fair of Playmobil Collectors
Date: 16th and 17th February 2013
Place: Cotxeres de Sants (C/ de Sants, 79), Barcelona (Spain)
Underground: L1, L5 Pla├ža de Sants
Bus : D20, 50 157

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Current Projects

Hello visitors and fellow Playmobil fans, I just wanted to let you know what I'm up to at the moment.
Currently I'm working on a second Grey Mansion and another Regents Street row of shops. Here's some pictures of a few of the room sets I'm working on.





I've also made a start on a 5302 which will become another Bistro although I'm planning to add an extra floor or two to it.


I'm just finishing off a small market scene and a decorated windmill. Photos of both in the next few weeks.

After all that my next big project will be a fairy scene. Playmobil will be bringing out a new range of fairies and unicorns etc and I'll be creating a large set up with their own tree houses. So that's my plan for the next couple of months unless I get anymore requests.