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Offline mikemasey  
#1 Posted : 04 September 2019 04:33:56(UTC)
mikemasey

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Hi all on Australia's 4th day of spring, and its a scorcher all ready!!
Looking through the 2017 catalog I saw the new item for kids(and their dads). It was the Building Block Car set 44736 complete with three ready to build brick kits. It doesn't say that it is, but I assume that this is compatible with that other Danish plastic brick company?
I've looked in my spares box and may have a go at making my own"building brick" wagon to see how we go.
I've already made a flat wagon out of an old Triang and some Mega blocks, now donated to my railway club for the kiddy layout.
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#2 Posted : 04 September 2019 12:47:54(UTC)
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Mike,

I do believe that the 44734, 44736, 44737, and 44738 (Disco! car) all accept "The Danish Blocks".

Here is a Stummi forum with some pictures re: the 44734 and the indication I get is that "The Danish Blocks" (Is this like having to say "The Scottish Play"? LOL ) are fully compatible. ThumpUp And the Märklin site equates all 4 of these items. So, I am going out on a limb and "Yes"!

https://www.stummiforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=127893

And you can get extra LightStax blocks here if you really want to light up your life:

https://lightstax.com/

LightStax are used on the 44737 and 44738 cars.

Jimmy
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#3 Posted : 17 September 2019 12:51:15(UTC)
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I also like this near-vintage look Mother M + "Danish Blocks" Cool ...

UserPostedImage

Jimmy
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Offline PhillipL  
#4 Posted : 18 September 2019 01:59:55(UTC)
PhillipL

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Originally Posted by: mikemasey Go to Quoted Post
Hi all on Australia's 4th day of spring, and its a scorcher all ready!!
Looking through the 2017 catalog I saw the new item for kids(and their dads). It was the Building Block Car set 44736 complete with three ready to build brick kits. It doesn't say that it is, but I assume that this is compatible with that other Danish plastic brick company?
I've looked in my spares box and may have a go at making my own"building brick" wagon to see how we go.
I've already made a flat wagon out of an old Triang and some Mega blocks, now donated to my railway club for the kiddy layout.


Remember, it is the sworn duty of every dad to thoroughly test every toy given to his son. Dads also must demonstrate and assist their son's in the proper use of that toy as well!
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Offline Markus Schild  
#5 Posted : 18 September 2019 08:18:27(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post
I also like this near-vintage look Mother M + "Danish Blocks" Cool ...



Hi Jimmy,

Very nice picture. Do you know exactly where it was published?

Regards

Markus

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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#6 Posted : 18 September 2019 12:28:02(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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Hi Markus,

According to this it was the 1955 LEGO catalog:

http://www.trains-and-trains.dk...2017-03-cross-over.shtml

So maybe I should say "The Danish Blocks" + Mother M...Woot

Jimmy
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Offline RayF  
#7 Posted : 18 September 2019 13:54:30(UTC)
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What's the deal with "Danish Blocks"?

Its LEGO, LEGO!

BigGrin
Ray
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Offline xxup  
#8 Posted : 18 September 2019 14:57:24(UTC)
xxup

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OMG! Ray said the L word,.. Scared
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#9 Posted : 18 September 2019 15:08:09(UTC)
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Oooohhhh well, that would be an infinite loop into which I stumbled along with "The Scottish Play"...Whisper Mode On: although I think it is M herself RollEyes who refers to it as "compatible with the blocks of all well-known manufacturers" Cool - perhaps since it is not an 'Official Licensed LEGO" product? Whisper Mode Off

LEGO - LEGO! Märklin! Märklin! ThumpUp Whhheeeeeeeeee!

Jimmy
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Offline RayF  
#10 Posted : 18 September 2019 17:49:58(UTC)
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Laugh Laugh Laugh
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Offline cookee_nz  
#11 Posted : 18 September 2019 18:46:25(UTC)
cookee_nz

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Originally Posted by: xxup Go to Quoted Post
OMG! Ray said the L word,.. Scared


I think if we all practice, we too might achieve this nirvana.

It's a bit like Fonzie saying the S word.....

Laugh

But I agree its an awesome photo and I can see why Markus would like to know more, it's an intriguing image. New catalogue collection coming on?
Cookee
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Offline TEEWolf  
#12 Posted : 18 September 2019 18:58:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mikemasey Go to Quoted Post
Hi all on Australia's 4th day of spring, and its a scorcher all ready!!
Looking through the 2017 catalog I saw the new item for kids(and their dads). It was the Building Block Car set 44736 complete with three ready to build brick kits. It doesn't say that it is, but I assume that this is compatible with that other Danish plastic brick company?
I've looked in my spares box and may have a go at making my own"building brick" wagon to see how we go.
I've already made a flat wagon out of an old Triang and some Mega blocks, now donated to my railway club for the kiddy layout.


The building block car 44734 is still availbale.

https://www.maerklin.de/...s/details/article/44734/

And see the Start-up catalogue offers for 2019 (be careful to show it to your kids. Could get expensive.BigGrin )

http://www.maerklinfanclub.de/en/

(see the section "The Wagons for Builders"Smile )
http://www.maerklinfancl...Builders/1317.9.291.html

http://streaming.maerkli...talog2019_online_EN_.pdf

and happy searching

https://www.maerklin.de/...start-up/product-search/
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Offline Jabez  
#13 Posted : 18 September 2019 21:05:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post
Oooohhhh well, that would be an infinite loop into which I stumbled along with "The Scottish Play"...
Jimmy

It ain't the Scottish Play, it's the Danish Play, and I don't mean Hamlet.Flapper

I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#14 Posted : 19 September 2019 00:09:43(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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LOL
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Offline Markus Schild  
#15 Posted : 19 September 2019 09:19:28(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi,

It may be interesting that LIMA sold something similar in the 1990s:

Italian: http://www.rivarossi-memory.it/LIMA/Lima-Brick/Lima_Brick.htm
Google translated: https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rivarossi-memory.it%2FLIMA%2FLima-Brick%2FLima_Brick.htm&sandbox=1

Regards

Markus
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#16 Posted : 19 September 2019 12:20:51(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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And adding this could make for a downright Colour-Full Lego+Märklin layout: Love https://www.maerklin.de/de/produkte/details/article/78095/

UserPostedImage


Although the 78095 may only be available on ebay Blink

Jimmy
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#17 Posted : 22 October 2019 22:54:00(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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And Märklin had from 1973-1976 "Märklin Plus", quasi-ersatz LEGO:

UserPostedImage

From: https://bricks.stackexchange.com...ocks-are-these/9047#9047

Plastic blocks and Märklin go together like a horse and carriage...BigGrin

Jimmy
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#18 Posted : 08 April 2020 12:49:09(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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And if I ever figure out the algorithm that The Google uses, it might just warp my brain even more than it already is...but this just popped up (while looking for something else LOL ), although it seems more geared to US prototypes, this particular issue has an article on the köf at LEGO...

https://issuu.com/railbricks/docs/railbricks8

page 24-25, and this is Issue 8, so there are a few more out there. I had never seen this before, Maybe 'issu.com' just posted them? Oy! Some mighty talented brickers out there.

And some good ideas for our Märklin Block layout.Cool
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