Imagination at play in Luxembourg

How popular can an exhibition dedicated to Playmobil figures be? Very, it would seem, judging from the crowds who flocked to Clemency for this year’s “LuxPlaymoDays”.

The timeless line of children’s toys were developed in the early 1970s by German inventor Hans Beck with knights, Native Americans, and construction workers the first figures to be rolled out in 1974.

Despite an initial lukewarm reception, the toys shot to fame at the International Toy Farm in Nuremberg and they continue to be firm favourites.

In the cultural centre in Clemency, 12 scenes were created using the tiny plastic figurines, including the 100th edition of the Tour de France and another inspired by the Steampunk phenomenon.

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