Lego Escher Models

Andrew Lipson Lego ® Page contains some excellent photo graphs of Lego Escher models, ranging from Escher's Waterfall, Escher's Balcony, Escher's Ascending and Descending and many more beside.  Well worth checking out, these are quality constructions with excellent building explanations.

Lego 10193 Medieval Market Village

Lego 10193 Medieval Market Village is an incredibly detailed model.  It has over 1600 brick elements and kept my 10 year old daughter busy over 4 days to construct.   It sports two houses and 8 mini figures: a blacksmith, two soldiers, two male peasants, two female peasants and a boy mini figure.

The first house comes with a blacksmith's workshop with a water wheel powered anvil hammer. It also includes a stable for the horse.

The second combines a Village Inn  and brewery.  Sounds like the villagers will have some fun recreation time!

Houses can be opened out to allow easy access to the rooms which contain a lot of fascinating detail.

The kit also comes with a very busy open market,  with a market stall and baskets of produce, a table full of food (chicken, cheese and tomatoes) and daggers from the blacksmith's forge.   Also walking by are two soldiers carrying a treasure box containing coins and gems.   A horse and cart, chickens and two cows compliment the market scene.

The construction was relatively straight forward, if not time consuming.  The roof was a little tricky to assemble and the only downside is that the tree is rather fragile and keeps on losing it's foliage.  Apart from that, this is a great kit and almost gets 10 out of 10.   A quality kit!  Well done Lego!

The house opens up to allow access to the rooms.

The completed village scene. Very busy!

Lego 7498 Police Station

My 8 year old son recently acquired a Lego 7498 Police Station and he really enjoyed constructing this kit.  The kit comes in two stages which allowed us to take a break while assembling.

The Police Station comes with lots of large panels and windows, so construction fairly rapid, and there are enough small pieces to create quite a detailed model.

The kit comes with 2 splendid police vehicles, a police bicycle and a police dog  and 5 mini figures.   The two criminal mini figures can be locked up in their own cells after the police have apprehended them.   But the police need to be on their guard since the criminals have a secret escape route!

The police station is packed with details such as computer desk, photo-fit desk and there is even a coffee making machine and water dispenser!

For construction fun and value for money, I'd rate this 9 out of 10. It's certainly ideal for my son - non-stop "Cops and Robbers" with this toy!

The Police Station is rather large. Fitting it into a photo was tricky.

The police dog scares the criminals!

The jail-house comes with sliding jail doors.

Back of the Police Station. Easy access to office and cells.

The police vehicles have garages with sliding roof doors.

A police office can do their rounds on a bicycle.

Police van and car for speedy response action!

In the lock-up.  The cells come with a bed and a toilet.