Construction Toys

Probably the most influential construction toys were the Erector sets of A.C. Gilbert, first introduced in 1913, and their English made competitor, Meccano. ... In addition, construction toys of wood, mortar and plastic-such as Lincoln Logs, Anchor Blocks, and Lego - taught principles of architecture. Lego continues to be an extremely strong brand and produces many TV and film related models including Star Wars and Harry Potter with some set despite being produced in the last 20 years being highly collectable.