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Published: Monday, 3/15/2010

Lego layout tops in blocks at 'Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show'

CTY trains15p   Jim Garrett, of Redford, Michigan, left, a member of the Michigan Lego Train Club, near the all-Lego train. There are approximately 100,000 Legos in the trains, buildings, cars, etc that comprise the entire scene. The 11th "Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show" Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 2010.  Jetta Fraser/Toledo Blade CTY trains15p Jim Garrett, of Redford, Michigan, left, a member of the Michigan Lego Train Club, near the all-Lego train. There are approximately 100,000 Legos in the trains, buildings, cars, etc that comprise the entire scene. The 11th "Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show" Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 2010. Jetta Fraser/Toledo Blade
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Jim Garrett of Redford, Mich., checks out the all-Lego train layout, which uses about 100,000 of the plastic blocks to complete the village scene. A Michigan Lego Train Club member, Mr. Garrett was in town Sunday for the 11th ‘Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show' at Gladieux Meadows.


CTY trains15p  Older brother Carson Koomen, 5, tells their dad that Carly, 2, his sister, is ready to get off "Thomas the Train". Carson stopped the train for her to disembark. The 11th "Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show" Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 2010.  Jetta Fraser/Toledo Blade CTY trains15p Older brother Carson Koomen, 5, tells their dad that Carly, 2, his sister, is ready to get off "Thomas the Train". Carson stopped the train for her to disembark. The 11th "Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show" Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 2010. Jetta Fraser/Toledo Blade
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Carson Koomen, 5, above, stops ‘Thomas the Train' so his sister Carly, 2, can disembark. Yesterday's show also featured more than 250 juried dealers from all over the country and exhibits of old-time toys.


CTY trains15p  William Smith, 4, of Sylvania, checks out "O" gauge cars with his gradfather Stu (cq) Powder, of Sylvania. Powder says Smith "has the whole Magillah" of a set in the Powder basement, and it is a great way for them to spend time together.  The 11th "Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show" Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 2010.  Jetta Fraser/Toledo Blade CTY trains15p William Smith, 4, of Sylvania, checks out "O" gauge cars with his gradfather Stu (cq) Powder, of Sylvania. Powder says Smith "has the whole Magillah" of a set in the Powder basement, and it is a great way for them to spend time together. The 11th "Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show" Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 2010. Jetta Fraser/Toledo Blade
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At right, William Smith, 4, of Sylvania checks out ‘O' gauge cars with his grandfather, Stu Powder. Mr. Powder says William ‘has the whole megillah ' of a set in the Powder basement.




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