The Toy Mill
Welcome to the Toy Mill, young apprentice!
You now form part of an elite guild of tinkerers, artificers and gadgeteers. Our noble workshop hails from the Victorian era and was founded by distinguished machinist, Master Elys Steele. I would introduce you, but Master Elys is away at the moment…. Said something about traveling to the early renaissance and doing some research on the Hobby Horse. But no worries! I’m here to help you explore our world of novelties, playthings and other curious creations.
My name is Cogs, by the way! Let’s get on our way!
Good day, esteemed parent! We understand that you would like to enroll your child as an apprentice at The Toy Mill. Wonderful! Toy making is a fine art. As an apprentice, your child will experiment with materials. Discover their properties. Imagine the possibilities that each material affords.
She will play with toys. She will study them. She will tear them apart and put them back together again.
At times, your child will forge toys out of metal. Other times, he will forge them of wood. Or paper. Or pixels. He may create creepy-cute monsters that giggle or rockets powered by water. He may create a robot of scrap metal and other recycled materials. One windy day, your child may fancy creating a kite with a camera mount that can take photographs of your city.
Here are some of the learnings in store for our toy makers.