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Wooden building blocks - any recommendations?

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Doitnicelyplease Wed 28-Nov-12 06:52:10

DD1 is 4 and really into building things, I thought it would be a nice idea to get her and DD2 a shared gift of those classic wooden blocks. Anyone know where I can get a really nice set?
Thanks smile

FamiliesShareGerms Wed 28-Nov-12 07:14:03

ELC do a big bag of basic wooden blocks

Clothilde Wed 28-Nov-12 07:58:52

Haba do really lovely building blocks, with some beautiful add-on sets. I think it's also Haba who do a series of architectures blocks to add on bits in the style of various iconic citiy skylines. You might also be interested in Kapla blocks which are actually more like planks and which can be used to make amazing models. My two children (6 and 3) are sharing a big set of Aldi kapla block equivalent as their main present this year.

shewhowines Wed 28-Nov-12 15:21:21

Second ELC. Ours have lasted years.

Doitnicelyplease Wed 28-Nov-12 18:05:25

Thanks for the suggestions! I dont have ELC here but I will check out the haba ones smile

amck5700 Wed 28-Nov-12 18:40:18

the village in a bag ones are good value too.

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001W2DM8W/ref=asc_df_B001W2DM8W10783022?smid=AY2QS2JNAIS1I&tag=gpsuk-toys-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B001W2DM8W

coldcupoftea Wed 28-Nov-12 18:45:42

We have these Eichhorn ones, www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0002ML4CY/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1354128136&sr=8-1π=SL75 I like them as they are a bit smaller for little fingers/ more detailed building and have pretty patterns. And the box is a shape sorter!

Doitnicelyplease Thu 29-Nov-12 00:53:54

Another question - I have also seen this lovely wooden domino rally set
http://stoysnetcdn.com/alex/alex86w.jpg

Do you think this would be a faddish toy and would I be better off sticking to a wooden building blocks set (like this one)

http://www.tinyfootprinttoys.com/toys/images/pt%20100%20blocks.jpg
or this one
https://www.polkadotpond.ca/Images/Products/Large/PLAN/Plan-Toys-Creative-Blocks.jpg

My major concern is that the building block sets are really small in real life and won't be much fun.

Doitnicelyplease Thu 29-Nov-12 00:54:18

Another question - I have also seen this lovely wooden domino rally set
stoysnetcdn.com/alex/alex86w.jpg

Do you think this would be a faddish toy and would I be better off sticking to a wooden building blocks set (like this one)

www.tinyfootprinttoys.com/toys/images/pt%20100%20blocks.jpg
or this one
https://www.polkadotpond.ca/Images/Products/Large/PLAN/Plan-Toys-Creative-Blocks.jpg

My major concern is that the building block sets are really small in real life and won't be much fun.

Doitnicelyplease Sat 01-Dec-12 07:47:23

For anyone else researching blocks I decided to buy two Plan Toy sets the large set of 50 unit natural building blocks and a smaller set called creative blocks which has some different shapes and coloured blocks.
I really loved the Haba blocks but they were very expensive for not many so not great for trying to start a collection.
Would like to get DD2 the Sevilla set for her birthday though - they are beautiful
www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001327LO2

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