Monday, December 30, 2013
How It All Started
I have been asked quite often, how I got started collecting miniatures. As far back as I can remember, I loved to play with miniatures, and design scenes. I spent countless hours as a boy building elaborate houses with Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys,
and my erector set. I used to draw all kinds of houses and floor plans too. My wife and I had a chuckle a while back when we discovered a few of my old floor plan drawings - each one had a large "play room" designed into it.
The first few images are snapshots of some of the first miniature furniture I was exposed to. It is all by Kage. These particular pieces were stored in a shoe box at my Great Grandmothers house in Parowan Utah. I used to love to get that box out and play with them as a child. She gave them to me as a child and my collection has grown. To see my Kage collection, click here.
When I was around 5 or 6, I inherited a slightly used, Fisher Price Little People house and a few pieces of furniture that came with it. I have written about it before here.
Soon after that, I also got the Fisher Price Little People houseboat.
Early in my childhood, Star Wars hit the big screen. I loved it, and collected the action figures. I soon was building housed for the Star Wars figures with my Legos, Lincoln Logs, and the erector set. I had built a working elevator with the erector set that I used over and over. I discovered some furniture that was the same scale as my Star Wars Action Figure and began collecting it. It was by Fisher Price also.
I removed the chalk boards from my toy box, and used them as floors, while creating walls with my Lincoln Logs and Legos. I found a toy box just like my childhood one for sale online!
Mine still had the hutch/shelves attached on top. At any rate - the chalk boards pop right out and make great floors for Lego Houses and Star Wars People.
I still have the Fisher Price furniture that I used to play with. More to follow.