Hello there!

 

I’m Birdie and I live in Antwerp, Belgium. I’ve been a Playmobil addict since I was about 5 years old, when I got the 3552 playground set as a present:

Then the girl next door, who was a bit older, gave me all of the seventies Playmobil sets her family had had from when they were little kids. The space ship, the blue circus, several colour sets, horses and knights, helicopters and the yellow garbage truck. I remember how it truly felt like finding treasure in the attick!

I was about 7 years old when Playmobil introduced the Victorian theme, still my absolute favourite. My collection grew with every birthday, Christmas and special occasion that involved a present.

Here's a picture of me at 12 years old: I even took my Playmobil with me to the beach!

I used to peer over catalogues for hours on end, and really enjoyed seeing the diorama’s with a combination of items from different themes and realistic backgrounds.

Now I've turned that into a full-blown hobby myself. I have an extensive collection of Victorian, western, medieval and city life sets, and I love creating diorama’s and sharing pictures of them on the Playmofriends forum. In January I made a diorama with my Victorians:

Furnishing the interiors can take hours, but it's so much fun! I always try to make the clickies come to life in their appropriate setting.

Another thing I love is visiting Playmobil fairs in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Luxemburg and Germany. The diorama’s of other collectors are so inspiring. The sellers usually have some special sets I can buy to complete my collection.

My boyfriend Mitri always accompanies me on these trips and at one point he caved and started collecting too: the Roman and Egyptian theme is his favourite. I happily use his purchased sets to create more diorama’s :-)

Most recently, I finished a western diorama with old sets and items from the DS catalogue:

It's taking up a big part of the living room, but it's fun to look at or change things around a bit.

Last summer I made a diorama of a medieval castle...

 

... and my clickies decided to have a jousting tournament :-)

Next time I'd like to do a modern city life diorama - hopefully I'll get to integrate the new daycare that I think is so cute.

Thank you for taking an interest in my little projects. And most of all: thank you Playmobil for this wonderful toy that has given me so much joy, throughout my childhood and in my adult life!

 

Best wishes,

 

Birdie

 

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Comment by Incador & Ratatouille on March 21, 2014 at 4:46pm

Hello Birdie, nice collection, why don't you expose your dioramas in the organized expositions, such as in Belgium (Seneffe, last w-e of april) or in the Nederlands or in the north of France such as we do ?

It should be nice to meet you there !!!

Best regards,

Daniela & Roger.


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Comment by Birdie on March 22, 2014 at 7:35am

Thanks a lot for your nice comments, everyone!!

Dear Daniela and Roger, I took a look at your PCC page and pictures, and I definitely remember seeing a lot of your diorama's in expositions in Belgium and Luxemburg. I'm in awe . I never considered being part of an exhibition myself, because I don't think I could manage (how do you get everything set up in just one day??). It looks like a job for professionals . We're joining the factory tour in April, so I don't know if we'll be able to get to Seneffe the week after, but I'll try for sure.

See you soon, hopefully


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Comment by Bubbles 13 on March 22, 2014 at 11:30am

Amazing Birdie, <3 <3


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Comment by Benoit on March 23, 2014 at 9:54pm

Congratulations for those diorama's.


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Comment by gjcklickyfans on March 24, 2014 at 4:55pm

These are very nice diorama's indeed!


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Comment by PlayMoto on April 4, 2014 at 4:43pm

nice pics Birdie. Hopefully you'll be next CotM ;-)

Comment by poures72 on April 5, 2014 at 9:05am

here are some fotos from my playmobil city so you may get some ideas.

i hope you will make a wonderfull modern town. i look forward to see it !!

regards !


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Comment by Birdie on April 5, 2014 at 10:41am

Thanks! Those buildings look awesome . What did you use for the streets in the first picture? It looks perfect.

Comment by poures72 on April 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

JUST PAPER! many diffrent colours green for grass gray for roads and for the Lines white stickers.


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Comment by Fan de Playmobil (Belgium) on April 22, 2014 at 9:05pm

Nice dioramas, nice pictures of Klickies "in situation".

Félicitations !!

I'll be in Seneffe next saturday afternoon... 

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