Links to some other architectural sites
As you might expect, the web is full of architectural sites, some dedicated to a specific city, architect, style or individual building and others of a more general or theoretical nature. I have no intention of trying to be comprehensive but just to point to a few of my favourites along with links to the major listing sites. I promise there will be some more here soon!
Other sites covering architectural construction toys
- For Richter Anchor Blocks, George Hardy's site is a must.
- For architectural construction toys more generally, but with a special emphasis on Bayko, visit Geoff Lilleker's site.
Geoff includes a good definition of what we mean by architectural construction toy.
- Sadly, the american collector Arlan Coffman died in April 1998. Geoff Lilleker has however incorporated Arlan's unfinished site on the joy and history of building toys into his own.
- For all things Bayko, visit Pete Bradley's Baykoman site. Full of information and photographs it also includes information on the Bayko Club, which despite the name is a broad church welcoming collectors of architectural construction sets more generally.
- Joe Lauher has a page primarily devoted to modern Lego, but including pictures a number of old architectural kits too.
- Photographs of some of George Wetzel's vast collection of construction toys show illustrations from
the box lids of building toys as well as Meccano and its imitators.
- The american Girder and Panel Collectors Club page has useful information about the various sets and some rather nice pictures.
- Visit Girder & Panel and Bridge & Turnpike Heaven for a huge gallery of photographs of sets through the years and lots of information.
- Joachim Kleindienst's site Baukasten Sammler is a wonderful site that has a great deal of information (in German) and lots of photographs.
- Jim Hughes' Brick Fetish site has a timeline history of Lego with lots of illustrative pictures.
- To play with virtual blocks on screen visit Maurici Carbó Jordi's Geocities site, which forms part of a larger and very interesting site which uses graphical means to show mathematical and logical ideas.