This play world was comprised of four building projects that combined to form an oceanic environment with islands and fortified buildings and the Village by the Sea, the largest Playmobil® structure we’ve built so far. When we first put this play world together, it just didn’t work to have all of these marine vessels sitting on flat, blue colored mats. We really felt that for this to be a proper pirate adventure world, the sea itself had to come to life. This inspired the use of the transparent blue Lego® pieces of which we used around 30,000. The pieces do sometimes fall on the floor when playing, but for the most part the traction from the mats limits how far they can move.