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MELISSA & DOUG ARCHITECTURAL UNIT BLOCK SET
Design an architectural masterpiece with this set of forty-four hand-scrolled and turned wooden blocks in eleven different shapes. This natural finish, smooth-sanded hardwood block set is packaged in a handsome, wooden storage crate for easy storage. Great value! Dimensions: 4.5" x 15" x 12" Packaged Recommended Ages: 3+ years
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33 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Lacks precision but funApr 30, 2011
By With two daughters in tow
These blocks, made of rubber wood, are great fun as long as the scale of the structures is kept small. In combination with heavier quality maple blocks (Barclay wood blocks), I find that the lack of precision in the machining of the M&D blocks leads to a bit of instability, e.g. 4 architectural columns placed together does not form a solid even surface for something to be placed on top. Whereas 4 maple cylindrical blocks on the exact same surface provided a solid even surface for taller structures. Anyways, the M&D blocks are still fun, an inexpensive option, and a clever kid can probably work around the limitations.
32 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Don't Be A Blockhead, Just Click BUYJan 24, 2009
By M. Clark
I purchased these for my 2 and 6 year old boys. They enjoy them. What a great value and what great quality. I purchased it along with the Melissa and Doug Standard block set (64 pieces I believe, and natural wood also). If you are looking for a nice block set I would purchase both. I'm glad we did. One set would have been good, but the two sets together are better. There are more options, especially with this set. The different blocks, such as the pillars, provide extra character over some of the other sets I've considered. The blocks are a good size too. I've seen some pricier sets that have blocks that are half the size. The corners/edges of the blocks are sanded down also, so they don't have rough edges. These are the type of blocks that you would find in a classroom setting. Click "BUY" now!
34 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Building BlocksJan 07, 2008
By Grandma and Grandpa G
The old fashion building blocks were a hit from Santa. After the remote controled toys and WI were tried... the children went back to the blocks...creating villages and buildings for their cars and trains. Grandma also added minature pine trees and cardboard roofs...This gift will outlast the batteries and TV games. Good choice! We could have used even a larger set.
26 of 29 found the following review helpful:
We love these blocks!Jan 20, 2007
These are very sturdy, well-constructed wooden blocks. My daughter loves to build with blocks, but she was limited with her small set of plain blocks. This set has let her build many different structures using the unique shape blocks including columns, arched doors and steps. We are probably going to buy another set so she can build bigger buildings.
31 of 37 found the following review helpful:
A great choice if you're looking for high-quality blocksJan 19, 2008
By Sonia N. Simone
These are beautifully made blocks, well finished without rough edges or other problems. And blocks are one of the best toys out there for small (and not-so-small) children to build creativity, spatial reasoning, and the beginnings of mathematical thinking. The price on these is extremely fair for the quality, and much better than many I've found. A five-star product from a five-star toy producer.
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