Story By: Kathryn Quinn, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
These images show a replica of the Berlin wall built entirely with Playmobil by a creative German teacher to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its falls.
According to local media, 47-year-old Robert Packeiser’s scenes will be exhibited at the Mission of Lower Saxony Building in the north-eastern German capital Berlin.
Packeiser, from the city of Hanover in the state of Lower Saxony, spent over a year constructing the scenes for the 30th anniversary, which include Playmobil protesters climbing the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate as well as East-German Trabant cars crossing the border.
Packeiser said: “I designed it all myself, for example the TV Tower and the palace.
“I offered to do this exhibition as I wanted to present the historical event in a playful manner and add my little piece to the Berlin Wall Commemorations.”
Packeiser is a Playmobil fanatic and has over 10,000 figures and play pieces in his collection.
It is not the first time the teacher has used the toy figures to recreate history and his scenes of Ancient Egypt, medieval towns and dinosaurs have been exhibited in the past.
He said: “In my head I can create things quickly. As a small child we went to a toy shop and I saw Playmobil for the first time, since then not a day has gone past where I have not made something with the pieces.”
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