Object StatementConstruction toy, Brick City Conversion Kit Set B 300, and instructions, plastic / metal / cardboard / paper, made by Thomas Hore & Co, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1950s, used by Wyatt family, Hobart, Tasmania, and Roseville, New South Wales, Australia, 1950s-1960s
Physical DescriptionConstruction toy, Brick City Conversion Kit Set B 300, and instructions, plastic / metal / cardboard / paper, made by Thomas Hore & Co, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1950s, used by Wyatt family, Hobart, Tasmania, and Roseville, New South Wales, Australia, 1950s-1960s
The Brick City scale model construction toy set comprises interlocking, green and white, plastic bricks for the construction of houses and other structures modelled in a scale 1:32. The set comprises full and half bricks, door lintels, gable bricks, long lintels, doors, corner lintels, gates, copings, windows, and fences. This set is a conversion kit which enabled it to be added to the smaller Brick City 'The Surfers Paradise' set to make up the larger 'The Bellevue Hill' set. The bricks are scaled to be an eighth the size of an Australian house face brick including mortar, the windows and doors are 1/32 the size of full-size windows and doors. The pieces of the construction toy are housed in a cardboard cylinder with a metal lid. The case is decorated with an illustration of a family standing above a constructed town with 'BRICK CITY' in bold letters in the centre. A description of all the parts contained in the kit can be found around the top.
The set includes an instruction booklet entitled 'Brick City Master Builder's Catalogue' which provides instructions on laying foundations and building brick walls and corners then goes on to show a number of completed houses and other structures. According to the instruction manual, the Brick City bricks and other construction pieces are made of 'precision moulded, rigid, shatterproof, non-toxic, non-flammable plastic'.