The sets vary with their size, they contain up to 300 parts of precisely cut pine wooden prisms of 9 x 9 mm, gables, roofs and bases made of plywood, doors and windows, even foil representing glass. Paper prints can be applied on roof areas. The set also contains sandpaper to use for small adjustments. Individual parts are glued with wood and paper glue according to step-by step diagram instructions, i.e. pictograms, with symbols for separate working acts. This simple system also enabled easy eight-language versions of the instructions. Look great as part of a model railway or imaginative (1:32). Needs PVA or wood glue.
History of the building
The construction kit you have represents one of several types of traditional village structures. Wood, favorite construction material of our ancestors, used to be readily available to almost everybody. This material allowed construction of numerous beautiful wooden structures throughout Europe. The size, architectural complexity, and aesthetic beauty of different structures reflected the prosperity and taste of their owners. Wood was used not only for construction of family dwellings, but also for farm buildings, churches, guildhalls, and other structures in traditional villages. Stone, another frequently used building material, was used for construction of cellars and building foundations. There were many skillful carpenters among farmers, who could construct the walls, make the windows, doors, and furniture. The roof was traditionally covered with wood shingles. Construction of wooden houses became eventually standardized, allowing effective production of individual house components such as doors and windows by specialized wood craftsmen. When you are building your project, realize that you will be going through the same stages of construction as your ancestors did. The construction kits available in this series will allow you to create a traditional European village containing all major components of everyday life. Enjoy your project ! The kit in this package contains all materials necessary for construction of a bell tower and a well. Each village used to have one bell tower and one well. The bell was used to notify the inhabitants of village certain times of day (e.g. noon), or as an alarm in the case of fire or other important events. The well was a source of good quality drinking water. In the ground, it was protected by a stone wall and above the ground it was usually protected from the outside elements by a small wooden anclosure. The village inhabitants would bring their wooden pails, fill them with water, and carry them to their homes.