…is better than a dry day anywhere else!
Recently we have been receiving an increasing number of queries about the value of Laaf ornaments. Whilst we’re happy to help identify a Laaf or help with other information about the figures, we simply cannot provide a value for them.
They haven’t been made for a good few years now, so there’s no set value for them. Also, we’d hate to predict a price, and then for the seller to get nothing near that price! These little Laaf folk are basically worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them. Something else to consider is that Laaf folk come in many sizes, from thumb-sized Christmas tree ornaments to toilet roll holders that reach over 3ft! Of course, the size of the Laaf will often determine the price you will receive for it.
If your Laaf has its passport, its coin and a serial number on the bottom, you’re looking at a genuine Laaf which may bring more money than a one without those things. Having the original box is also a bonus.
Please check completed listings on eBay if you’re considering selling your Laaf, as this will give you a rough idea of the price you may get for yours.
If you still have a question that needs answered, please consider contacting Efteling from their website here.
Remember, a Laaf is for life, not just for eBay!
If the people of Laaf were to make a tourist video to get people to visit their village, this would be it! This much-loved corner of the park maybe isn’t spoken about as much as other areas and attractions, but it’s a great place to chill out on a hot day, or simply when you need a change of pace. No matter how many times you visit these folks, they’re always happy to see you!
Video by Eftelwesley
If you shop at an Emté supermarket, you may have noticed over the last few months that you can now buy bread which has been made by the people of Laaf! Of course, who better to make bread? The three bakers in the Laaf Village have been baking away for many years now, so their bread must be very tasty!
Here are the different types of Laaf bread you can buy:
The Emté site even has some recipes for the Laaf bread.
Here’s how it works…
The Three Laven Bakers day in and day out bake the most delicious fresh breads. Their secret?
They are up early in order to harvest the grain. Between the millstones of Lariekoek Huys in the Laaf Village, the grain is freshly ground and the best meal of the whole Lavenlaar made. In the bakery the Bakers knead the dough until it is elastic. The dough is left to rise, and baked in the oven using traditional methods.
When the bread smells delicious and is a light brown colour, it is ready to leave the bakery. Then off it goes to the EMTÉ supermarket…
It’s very nice to see the people of Laaf getting around outside of the park again!
All images from Emté Supermarkten
A while ago, Laaf Loos had a little accident. We went into the garden, and there he was, face down in the pond; he’d fallen in. But wait! His face wasn’t in the pond, as his head was on the grass! Of course he was taken in to be fixed straight away, and all was well again.
However, it happened again yesterday. Poor Loos was in the pond, and his head was on the grass. We’ve no idea how he managed it. Maybe he is trying to end it all! Hopefully not. Although, it is very strange that his little head didn’t fall in the pond with the rest of his body…And that he’d turned around before he fell in…Or maybe he was pushed?!
It isn’t often we post twice in one day, but we’re just so happy!
First of all, it is 100 days until we visit Efteling, so smiles all round! 😀
On top of that, someone just arrived in the post…
Laaf Lunikus has made his way from Rotterdam and arrived this morning. After being un-boxed and having a good stretch, he is back to work, ready to cut some cheese. We’re happy to have adopted him!
Last year Efteling announced that the Laaf village was going to receive a bit of a refresh with some new characters coming into play there, called the Lummels. While the Laaf village would not be changed, these new characters were to inspire new merchandise, a T.V series, and a new attraction on the land alongside the existing village.
Now, it has been unofficially reported by a number of sites that the new attraction is to be two free-fall towers that will be partially built into the ground. Charles Willemen is the chief designer of the ride, who previously worked on the Flying Dutchman, and he plans for this new attraction to be partially built inside a cave, which stays within the theming of the Laaf village. If everything goes to plan and these rumours are true, the ride should be opening in 2014.
Our thoughts are not too positive on this one, although we do have faith in Efteling of course! Free-fall towers seem a bit extreme though, we think, for the subject matter. As stated in the story of the Laaf folk:
‘They had tunnelled below a place called the Efteling in the Netherlands. The Efteling is one of Europe’s oldest and most attractive theme parks. The Laafs decided to investigate the source of the music and made their tunnel to the surface. When they saw the beauty and the colours of the Efteling, the Laafs knew they had finally found a place where they could be happy again‘
This would suggest that they climbed out of their tunnel and took up residence in Efteling, not that they came shooting out of the ground like they had a firework stuck up their…yeah, you get what we mean…The Laaf people are a peaceful breed, so we can’t quite fathom the logic about creating two free-falling towers there, but maybe it will work! We live in hope.
For more info, check out parkwijzer.nl and loopings.nl
There are a few ‘leading ladies’ that stand out in Efteling, but none more than Laaf Lot, who runs the Kraamhuys in the Laaf Village. ‘Kraamhuys’ literally translates as ‘Maternity House’! Here, she looks after many Laaf babies, while her other half snoozes in the chair beside her. We still suspect that he may have had one too many Laaf beers!