After launching Lilliput Lane in September, 1982, no one was more surprised than founder David Tate at the rapid success of his "cottage" and miniature houses industry. The company had done well with its models of vernacular English architecture, and by 1985, it was ready to broaden its scope. To that end, Tate and assistant sculptor Tom Raine spent several weeks touring Germany, looking at houses and searching for potential models for a proposed German collection.
It's likely that during this trip, the dark, Gothic architectural style of the Teutonic castles that they visited helped to shape the "legend" that followed.
Each Lilliput Lane cottage undergoes a long and technically challenging production process before completion. Many Lilliput Lane cottages are based on real buildings, capturing vernacular architecture in magnificent miniature detail.
What's your Lilliput Lane cottages worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.
|Rare Lilliput Lane Beside Seaside||08/2021||$ 1 207.39|
|RARE 1997 DISNEY LILLIPUT LANE WDW||07/2021||$ 908.22|
|Lilliput Studley Royal Bundle Of 5||08/2021||$ 804.92|
|Lilliput Lane Prototype Original First||06/2021||$ 804.92|
|Lilliput Lane CLIBURN School…||06/2021||$ 772.73|
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