Donald Architect / Donald Arquitecto

This toy was manufactured by Manufactura de Juguetes M. Bartrès in Barcelona, Spain, under license from the Walt Disney Corporation in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

There appear to have been two series. In the first series, columns were made of wood, and the panels and base plates from cardboard. In the later series all parts were plastic.

More information:

Box & content

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:
thickness: 6 [mm]
Single color pieces
ColumnsPlastic 8.5×8.5Single color pieces
thickness: 1.5 [mm]
Single color pieces
Typical wall panel42 x 54 [mm]
Floor stripsPlastic
thickness: 2 [mm]
Single color pieces
Bay size48 [mm]48 [mm]
LeoCAD settings:
Draw line every X studs3
Snap XY? [mm] (…)
Snap Z1 [mm] (1/20 Stud)
Rotations90 [deg]


Together with C. Mol, we estimated all dimensions:

The single category, consists of these unique parts:

Part types:Numer of parts:
Floor plates1
Total parts:17

Building in LeoCAD

Random building

Well I don’t like the plastic look (and feel). But one interesting aspect is the way the floor system works. The floor system allows for overlap. So a bigger floor could be created, w/o more ‘unique’ parts: