Once again Lady Raptastic brings up a blast from the past--Lincoln Logs! I mean who doesn't love those building blocks of life? They certainly no legos, but they were prime toys for me when I was but a wee tot (in much the same way K'NEX rocked my play world some years later). Things I liked to do while building:
1) See how tall I could make a building (and I'll be damned if that tower fell over before I wanted it to).
2) Copy the buildings on the box in their exact form (I'm a perfectionist).
3) Race a friend to see who could build the most complete structure with as many blocks as possible the fastest (I always won).