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Brickplayer Construction Sets

Brickplayer was made by Spears from 1938 till the mid 1960s. Pre-war the sets were to 1 in 27 scale. Post-war they were to 1 in 48 scale. In 1959 they introduced the more modern Contemporary Brickplayer. They were used to make model buildings. These were made using miniature bricks which were cemented together using a water based mortar. The models could then be immersed in water to dismantle them.


Manufacturer / Distributor

J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd., Enfield, Middlesex, UK


Below there are manuals / photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


An instruction manual for 1 in 27 scale pre-war Brickplayer sets 1 and 2
(Added 10/10/2019)

Pre-war 1 in 27 scale Brickplayer blueprints for models 1-8.
(Added 10/10/2019)

Photo showing the 1 in 27 scale doors and windows of the pre-war Brickplayer sets
(Added 10/10/2019)

An instruction manual for 1 in 48 scale early post-war Brickplayer sets 3 and 4
(Added 10/10/2019)

Blueprints for early 1 in 48 scale post-war Brickplayer set 3 - models 1 to 6.
(Added 10/10/2019)

Photo showing the 1 in 48 scale doors and windows of the post-war Brickplayer sets
(Added 10/10/2019)

A postcard that came with Brickplayer sets 1 and 2
(Added 10/10/2019)

A postcard that came with Brickplayer sets 3 and 4
(Added 10/10/2019)

A leaflet for the 1950 Brickplayer competition
(Added 10/10/2019)

An instruction manual for Contemporary Brickplayer sets A, B and C.

Contemporary Brickplayer blueprints for models 2-12. Unfortunately model 1 is missing from this set of blueprints. Also some of the blueprints have have got pen marking from when used when I was a youngster.

Photos of a Contemporary Brickplayer set C
(Added 19/02/2022)