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Pennybrix

Pennybrix were a lego-style building set I had in the 70s, but instead of dots, the tops were made from a square split into 4 "corners" (difficult to describe). I think they got their name because you could a place a penny in the square on the top. They were only available in red, but you could get yellow wheels and blue roof tiles (which were individual and would require serious quantities to make a sizeable roof) You could also get windows and doors which could be installed as full units. I loved them and only betrayed them when Lego brought out its first Technical car (the one with the boxer engine and adjustable seats).


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Pennybrix Last post by www.doyouremember.co.uk
13 June 2014

Do You Remember Pennybrix?

Do You Remember Pennybrix?

  • Anonymous user
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    You've solved a mystery for me by talking about Penny Brix and Mr Periwinkle... I have a Bendy doll about 22in high - I was told it was advertising in shop window but until now couldn't find any mention of Mr.Periwinkle, always wondered what he and his tall green hat were advertising? Thanks for clearing up this mystery after so many years of looking after him.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was given a box of Penny Brix by Triang in the early 60's. I still have it & have taken a photo of it. It has been well played with, not just by my sisters & myself when we were young but also by my two children who are now in their teens. How do l upload a photo for your website? Denise
  • Anonymous user
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    I also had these bought for me in around 1968, I remember having two accompanying figures with the bricks, a top hatted green figure, and a cap wearing blue figure, I too would love to see photos of these bricks and accessories, but am also unable to find anything online
  • Anonymous user
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    Also remember Penny Bricks, and am disappointed that I cannot find a photo anywhere online. I remember the little figure, and always called him Mr Pennybrick... didn't realise until now that that was not his name.
  • Anonymous user
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    Like Peter of Hepburn, I had penny bricks when I was a child and I often think of the time when both my parents were alive and the happy times. I remember getting them for Christmas and I remember Mr Perriwinkle. I also remember my brothers friend standing on Mr Perriwinkle and breaking him. I was so upset. I loved and cherished my penny bricks. My brother had a wooden farm yard and I made the farm house with my penny bricks. I had great fun. Does anyone remember Tressy with the hair that grew. I still have mine. Carol, Belfast
  • Anonymous user
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    Yeah I remember Penny Bricks I had the little Red car and I believe there was a Train too
  • Anonymous user
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    my father sold penny bricks in his shop the reason for the nane was one brick cost one old penny two were two pence and so on. they also came in purple and turquoise
  • Anonymous user
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    im sad live in the past, but these were special,i remember the smell of the bricks the we man, just remind ne of better times mum and dad were alive family were close, to go back,im a very sad man seems just waiting ti die but with memorys that no one can take away, i was there what a great time to live, slade, led zep,and so on, ready to go now, we think we have it all now sad, we have NOTHING,a world full of sadness, let me go back just to see my mum and dad as they hand me my penny bricks, i miss them.
  • Anonymous user
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    If I remember there was an Austrian looking man with a feather in his hat called Mr Perriwinkle
  • Anonymous user
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    My friend Anne with an e used to play with these when she was a little girl.