Bouw Mee

‘Bouw Mee’ was produced by Albouw, headquartered in Baarn, The Netherlands and sold bij S.I.O., sales office in Amsterdam. Most likely sold in this period: 1949~1953.

The building system consists of wooden columns, wherein wooden fixtures and cardboard plates could be mounted. It’s also possible to create a nice flush bottom layer, inside the fundation trusses.

If you own a box and want to sell it, please let me know. I would love to try this one!

Other sources:

More information:
SIO, in relation to a cooperation with Albouw from Baarn.

Box A1:

Two boxes are produced: A1 & B1. They both consists of the same manual and a 1:1 drawing with all parts. Box B1 had 88 parts inside.


Most of the abbreviations could be refered to Dutch names.


Manual from

Unspecified parts: Box BIII & box cover

Sofar box BIII is never found. Looking to the photo (and reference), it should also contain sqaure windows on ground level. This requires a new part (Z14 in library).

Looking to the front cover of the boxes, there are even more ‘unreleased’ parts. Basically the house in the middle is a ‘small’ version. Currently there are no parts found which fit.

Some system characteristics

Here a short list of some system characteristics and how it’s retrofitted into the virtual LeoCAD library:

Part types:Original:Virtual:
14×14 [mm]
Single color pieces
PannelsPainted cardboard
Thickness: 3 [mm]
Single color pieces
Bay size3 sizes
LeoCAD settings:
Draw line every X studs
Snap XY1 [mm] 1/20 stud
Snap Z1 [mm] 1/20 stud
Rotations90 [deg]
52.5 [deg] roof

Library information

Here an overview of the parts library:

Building in LeoCAD

So let’s build a nice example from the manual: “Kleine Garage met zadeldak”.
Showing the different building steps, for such a lovely building:

Building instructions – Bouw Mee.

A nice comparision, between ‘Bouw Mee’ and ‘Mobaco‘ (Jumbo series):

Comparison: Bouw Mee versus Mobaco

Seems like a well thought-out construction game!
Although I do have a little worries about those wooden pegs.
I would love to own such a “Bouw Mee” box and give it a try, I you know a box, let me know!