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ALL ABOARD THE LINCOLN LOGS EXPRESS!!!
L.L. RAILROAD LINE ROLLS INTO STATION
FOR PLAYDATE 2001
Classic All-Wood Log-Building Brand's Lincoln Logs L.L. Railroad Lines
Embark As Inaugural Train Play Sets
According to Chris Campbell, Vice President Marketing for K'NEX, there is a genuine movement among consumers to purchase classic toys, especially when they are updated to provide enhanced versions of the timeless originals. "Because so many parents and grandparents played with Lincoln Logs as children, there is a huge comfort level with the toy," said Campbell. "The Lincoln Logs L.L. Railroad series further adds to this allure, since like Lincoln Logs themselves, trains have always inspired a special fascination among children."
Invented in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, the son of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Lincoln Logs have brought the excitement of building into the homes and imaginations of children for the past 85 years.
Guaranteed to entertain children for hours on end, the new railroad sets combine Lincoln Logs signature log-building fun with traditional push-toy play and are available at two different price points:
Sawmill Express -- (Suggested Retail Price, $69.99) -- Children will delight in building this spectacular Lincoln Logs lumberyard and railroad play set and riding the rails on the four-car Sawmill Express Lincoln Logs train. Kids can travel by train on a thrilling ride through the woods, over hillsides and past the crossing gate into the lumberyard station, where they can help the workers chop down trees, split new logs and even build a lumberjack shack. The set includes all-wood Lincoln Logs for building a lumberyard, milling office, porch deck, lumberjack shack, log piles, bridges and tree trunks, as well as interactive components including "Magic Splitting Logs", a switch track, and a Log Splitting station with lifelike ratchet sawing sounds! As an added bonus, kids will get to make new friends with four fun figures--Mick the Mill Worker, Pierre the Lumberjack, Train Engineer Jones, and even Ol' Grizzly the Bear!
Prairie Express -- (Suggested Retail Price, $34.99) -- Kids will love playing "prairie roundup" with the horses and cowboy figures included in this Lincoln Logs frontier-themed play set. After assembling the train track, kids can "climb aboard" the Lincoln Logs train to travel to and from the prairie in true cowboy style! The old-west set includes all wood Lincoln Logs for building a prairie corral, fences and a stable for the horses. Additional components include a switch track, a two-car Prairie Express train made up of the engine and a stock car with drop down sides for loading the animals, and a corral gate. Six friendly figures, including Rancher Rick, Cowboy Tex the Ranch Hand, Casey the train engineer, and three wild horses--Wildfire, Storm and Lightning--offer added fun and play value
The new Lincoln Logs sets became available nationally in Fall 2001 and are recommended for children ages 3 and up.
Founded in 1992, K'NEX Industries was established to make and sell what has become one of the world's leading construction systems for children. Winner of more than 200 international awards and recognitions, K'NEX seeks to build young minds with its exciting product line and critically acclaimed K'NEX Education program. For more information visit www.knex.com.
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” For more information, please visit www.knex.com.