Greater Toledo Train and Toy show

. February 22, 2013.
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Girls get dolls for Christmas, and boys get toy trains — so the cliche goes. What an outdated notion: who buys toy trains anymore? The further the information age advances, the more that digital toys replace objects like trains. But toy and model trains have gained new lives as collector's items and crafted art pieces; evidence of that will be abundant when Toledo toy masters will display an array of new and vintage toys for aficionados young and old at the Greater Toledo Train and Toy show on Sunday, March 10. The Michigan Lego Club will present the event's centerpiece: a big city train layout, composed of over 150,000 Lego bricks. A rideable Thomas Train will offer free rides for  children ages 4 and under, and over 250 dealers will be on-site to sell parts, offer repair advice, or appraise your antique. Something in your attic could be valuable — the Greater Toledo Train and Toy show is where to find out.

$6, early bird admission (8am); $8 after. Free for children under 12. 11am-4pm. Premier Complex, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. For more info, contact Randy Ramsey 419-215-4181, or visit www.toymasters.org.