Anker Nativity 2

Last week I posted the smallest of the Anker Nativity buildings.

This week will will move to the next largest. This one has two pages for the drawing in the plan book.

Anchor Blocks - Anker Nativity Scene - Ankerstein - Toy BlocksI posted the second page first to show the back of the building. In the list of buildings in the plan book, this design is listed as Crib. In this drawing we also have a shepherd with his sheep and dogs and a woman getting water from the well. Another neat element is the large open space on the back of the building. It is designed so that you can put an opaque sheet of paper with an image in the opening. You can then back light the image and have a background inside the building.

Anchor Stones - Anker Nativity Scene - Building Blocks - Christmas Scene - CribNow for the front of the crib. Here we see a more traditional nativity scene. We see the different animals, the family, the wise men and an angel and star in the sky. We will not discuss whether the wise men were really here at this time. We will just enjoy the artistic representation.

Anchor Stone - Ankerstein Crib built with set NF12 - Nativity Scene - Building Blocks

This structure was built with four boxes of stones – 6, 6A, 8A and 10A. These four boxes of stones make up set number NF12. If you contrast this structure from the one that I posted last week, you will see that it is not only bigger, but it also has more details since some of the blocks are smaller and there are also new shapes.

You can visit my first post about Ankerstein to find out more about how the set system works.

I will share one more Nativity scene that is built with even more blocks before Christmas. Not sure what day yet. Perhaps on Christmas Eve.


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8 Responses to Anker Nativity 2

  1. Boomdeeadda says:

    It always amazes me how the arch keystone keeps everything in place without mortar, is it the last brick that you place?

  2. vanbraman says:

    In this one you have to be careful to put the two arch pieces up together so that they support each other. Then you build on top of them to further stabilize the structure.

  3. Glenda McDougal says:

    My oldest grandson would love these. He artistic and good at building. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Glenda McDougal says:

    He’s … sorry

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