The Geobra LO 100 aerobatic glider pictured
right was a kit I remember to have
built in the 60´s.
According to John Burns  "...this
company was started by Georg Brandstätter in
the late 1950´s. Kits below were available
until the late 1960´s".
412 HSK 3
413 Olympia Meise
All three are gliders and in 1:50 scale.
Some years ago I aquired the Olympia Meise
in an auction (see box, parts, instruction
sheet in detail
I did not put much effort in looking for the
Lo-100, until now.
John Burns  is not quite right regarding
the company history. According to the
website of Geobra Brandstaetter
Georg Brandstaetter, took over the
company in 1908 which was founded
by his father Andreas in 1876 .
In 1954 Horst Brandstaetter
entered the company and is still the owner
today .They produce the famous Playmobil
figures. [History of Geobra Brandstätter
Sadly there is no information about the
plastic kits and the other products listed
On the rear cover of the Olympia Meise instruction sheet,
Geobra presents a
product range of models.
(see picture below right - lager
On the lower right of this sheet the two
other glider kits are depicted.
On the left there are listed the so called
(Slingshot gliders ), toy flying
airplanes which could be lauched via a
rubber sling shot..
I fondly remember to have had most of them these as a child, knowing from that time
what a Vought Cutlass and a
Though hard to find I will collect these
toys to complete my collection downwards.
The attractive boxart compares well with
kits of this period.
Very interesting for
me are the missiles depicted on the upper
right, be they static kits or flying models.
I like to find out more about them.
misile I found and bought in February
2010. It is a non flying plastic kit.
A picture of the box and a sales leaflet of
the tank on the lower left is
to be found
( to the
Alex and Sean ).
Generally military vehicles are beyond my
interests but I will make an exception and
offer some information for fellow collectors
about this quite obscure brand
Geobra Lo-100 Kit No. 411
To the cortesy of
Geobra Olympia Meise Kit