After launching Lilliput Lane in September, 1982, no one was more surprised than founder David Tate at the rapid success of his "cottage" 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, 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.

Lilliput Lane value and price guide

What's your 'Lilliput Lane' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Cottages Bundle Lot 101 New Used Boxes 09/2019 $1 279.00
Altec 604c In Ellent Condition Original 09/2019 $1 200.00
Collection 07/2019 $750.00
Bluebell Line Snow Covered 2004 08/2019 $495.00
Homeward Bound For Christmas Special 10/2019 $495.00

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