Artificial stone bricks in cubic, rectangular and triangular shapes. Earlier sets just contained plain blocks in two colours, cream and either red or black. Later they produced sets containing cream blocks with embossed surface decoration, with colour on the raised parts. These embossed sets,
Tudor Bricks and Lodomo, include blocks that indicate building material (brick, wood-framing), windows and doors. Some later ranges of Lott's bricks included plastic windows either as separate parts or incorporated into some of the bricks. Lott's roofs are always hinged cardboard, covered in a number of different printed papers to simulate slates, tiles etc. Bricks with V shaped notches allowed chimneys to be placed on the roof. As well as plain pitched roof shapes some sets also had pieces to make right-angled pitch roof junctions, allowing T or cruciform shaped buildings. Some sets included carboard fences and trees made of a sort of spikey pipecleaner stuff set in a 'stone' base.
The style of building shown in the accompanying booklets and on box lids is a sort of interwar english country town paradise, with cottages, barns, churches, railway stations and so forth.
|| bricks that stack
||artificial stone, cardboard, plastic (in later sets)
||1930's to 1950's (?)
||Lott's Bricks Limited, Watford, England
Contents of a box (including those difficult to describe trees!), plus box lid and cover of book of plans.
Here are three suggested buildings from plan books, in increasing order of complexity
Here an illustration of something build with Lodomo shown the use of embossed blocks in window, door and brick wall patterns: