I get a lot of comments here on the site and also over at the Efteling UK Facebook page asking where Laafs can be purchased. The sad fact of the matter is, they are no longer in production, and haven’t been for quite a few years now. Unsure of what a ‘Laaf’ is? Click on the ‘People of Laaf’ page along the top of the screen. In short, a Laaf is a glorified garden gnome, however there are also household Laafs who, of course, live indoors. There is a Laaf village in Efteling where the Laafs reside.
Laafs used to be available for adoption in the Loetiek outside the Laaf village, however, now there is not a single Laaf to be had! If you are looking for one, the best place to look is eBay or other online auction sites. Efteling UK HQ has adopted some this way and they all seem pretty happy in their new residence! You may also find the odd one lurking in your local garden centre, so keep your eyes peeled!
I have included a scan of one of the pages of an old Laaf leaflet, which show some house Laafs. There is even one to hold your toothbrush; how helpful!
roslyn todd said:
I have a Later Laaf which has never been used & still in original packaging & box. I’ve just taken him out of his polystyrene home to photo for ebay & he is as he was when bought in 2000. Excellent condition.
Do you buy them? Or have anyone interested in him?
We don’t buy them as such, but if you would like to show him on our Facebook page please do so, someone on there might help you out! If you post a photo and some details, just search Efteling UK on Facebook!
can anyone help me? I have the Last Post gnome. The talking box doesn’t work. Does anyone know where I can purchase abother box?
I hope you can help me. Thank You. I purchase mine in 2000.00
Can anyone help me? I purchased my gnome in 2002 “Last Post”. The talk box doesn’t work. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new box that says “wipe your feet”?
Hi, thanks for stopping by the site. Unfortunately, I don’t think you’ll be able to find one now, since the Laafs are no longer in production. We can only suggest to keep checking eBay!
Lee Kent said:
Hi, you have a wonderful page here & I wonder if I maybe cheaky to post a quick mention since these gnomes are now becoming very scarce, I have two very beautiful laff gnomes, I have Loeky & lof sr, Both are fairly large & both in original condition having been boxed since new, I am about to place them on Ebay simply because I know nobody that would be interested personally, If anybody reading this might like to have a look before they sell please contact me.. sorry to be cheaky but it would be such a shame should these go to a dealer rather than a collector.. I have added my email here should you wish to reply & hopefully it might be possible to contact me, thanks lee
Hi Lee. I don’t think too many people would see this comment on here but if you have Facebook, you can post this on our Facebook page if you like.
Lee Kent said:
hello, thanks very much, I shall try to find it and post it there, I wish you peace & happiness lee