Lincoln Log Buildings, Castles, and other Creations

Over time our Lincoln Log collection has grown. My ancient set from when I was a child is ours. The set that my Granny used to have is now ours. We also bought a few of the cheap substitutes for the longer pieces from Clydsdale Cabin on Etsy (you do get what you pay for with him so quality isn’t super high, but for just having extra logs to build with his expansion sets are ok).

We like to use the Lincoln log sets, as well as some wooden blocks and foam tile blocks to create castles and kingdoms for Katrina’s small action figures and dolls. The adventures never end.

Many times when we complete the castle, town, or building we take photos afterwards before the ‘Giant Hurricane Katrina’ knocks it down…

Below are a few photos of some of these creations.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PvyQNXBkNBzMjBPy5

Photoed above are Elana and Sofia.  Creating cabins and castles tall enough to accommodate Elana’s height is sometimes tricky since things tend to get a bit wobbly once we get above her head height… but a lot of times we do try to create castles with at least one room big enough to allow for that sort of head room.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YiqJ2VBjHqipwzMy8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qtdR1qXLsbvWt77S9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rXT2SKy5tGJqGT479

The building we created above took a while to put together. Most of the creations shown here actually do take a while, but the higher you go the more careful you have to be be…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/E2qSbMHpqYKNdBGj7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kL8yJLjeMTkWfcQZ6

The above photo is one of the most pure and innocent photos from my daughter’s childhood that I will cherish.  The blue thing laying down in the cabin is her magic wand.  She put the covers on it to tuck it in for the night. 🙂

Usually when characters get involved in these creations she ends up putting them to bed eventually like this.  She even tucks in the bad guys from time to time.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SXwryRR5NcDHsTkn8

Peter Rabbit is a McDonald’s toy from when the movie came out. He fires a big carrot out of that spring loaded thing he holds.  For this reason he’s typically one of Elana’s head of Security.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6Z7Ys1mf2oH47ALCA

The Etsy purchased logs are a lighter color than the traditional set, so you can get some interesting patterns when you start combining the two sets.  I believe the Etsy stuff is just cheap pine, warps, cracks, and all, but it can still be fun to play with.

Below is the closest I’ve come to creating a Cathedral out of the logs…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sZoYrdYztLJQeUtv7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8QSGTzHeBjWg7wh8A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/F4Dd3VA5LSNfqb9U6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/viNL8rnZsKw6b64y7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/S3ryctUzF3XPiWh99

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9b6VQmh1ot3G9cXa9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4AdZd7c5sis7NRsW9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mbqc4Ta7ZRrkERPz7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qs2FYME3G23VsD3S7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ef6TpibK977mgcbt8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZNWY5gLxtvQA8vVw7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2SjUzVEZHP4XWVfy8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jrzPceDJ25mfqV4V7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y1QrSXTQRpJHgqFS8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sYYuSpTnATLAuUmbA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6F8MdhkkfiNVWYxF9

Katrina loves putting the one hole logs inside of buildings like the above photo shows. It’s interesting what patterns and conceptions she comes up with that are way outside of the box for her Daddy’s mind.   Her creative power astounds me daily.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gyy6HHWNBNe1aaaZ6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/K2GrVVQka1Wu5bfo7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/h3N4XC4xvuWiiYbH9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d4bGrRGaLeWL1Wpn8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZUCWdhAsywZGsiBBA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jeGa4amU75w2hWsKA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mCvGK7JAcSFz8bq59

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZotsFKHfCVf1d9kW9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UG6qMGeEzrSCKHVG8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CWtBrEPzTMB1g7Tw9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cV9BKeNQ1zKTXpLZ6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gHE8Fqr33P3PCvvB6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sSBDJiL5xC4NVC7u6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3hg8zuBbgrguggy49

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