Afghan coppers trained with Playmobil
Lego Taliban daren't mess with tiny no-nonsense lawmen
In case you ever wondered just what kind of preparation Afghan police recruits get in order to prepare them to face the Taliban, rest assured they're offered the very latest in high-tech training technology.
For proof, check out the fourth snap in this slideshow from FOCUS online. Regular readers will note the same scrupulous attention to detail lavished on our own Playmobil reconstructions, including plastic trees, real sand and a lovingly-crafted building.
It'd be too easy to laugh at this initiative by German coppers to enlighten their Afghan counterparts as to just how you hold up the traffic while your colleague suspiciously eyes what appears to be a partially buried Smart Car, but the scene is notable for the conspicuous absence of Lego Taliban (pictured), meaning that in the world of Playmobil at least, the forces of justice always prevail. ®
Thanks to Matthias Toth for the tip-off.
All of our own illuminating Playmobil set-ups can be found here.
Makes sense actually
If you need to have cheap, robust models, Playmobil isn't a bad choice. The selection is good and you can get them in every toy shop.
Those scenes were for training purposes so you can build a new scene and hand the trainees the figures and make them set up a checkpoint or something.
Playmobil figures are big enough to be seen from the back rows.
Never mind Germans grow up with Playmobil so it's a pretty natural choice if there are no special models to be used instead. Many adults and all kids have some around.
Ceterum censeo we need that Playmobil icon.
.. in a british training class they are still trying to implement a 2million pound database to better keep an eye on who enters and leaves the room.
Never mind picture #4....
...Let's hear more about pictures 1 and 2 in the slideshow, please!