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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Well-made but small
By C. Ernest
The blocks are smaller than I thought they would be. That said, they are good quality, well-made and are fun to play with. More than likely you will want more than one set.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Great first set of mini unit blocks
Yes, these blocks are small. I knew that when I purchased them, and so far my 18-month-old son doesn't seem to mind. In fact, playing with these blocks has gotten him more interested in building. We sat down and played with them for quite awhile after opening the package. I plan to add to them over the next few years with Plan's larger set of unit blocks. Until then, these are fine.
The colors are not as vibrant as the picture shows, but I didn't buy them for the colors. They are safe, non-toxic blocks that stimulate my son's imagination. I love Plan Toys. I have not been disappointed with a single one of their products, and we have about 5 of their toys now. Very durable, no paint to chip off, and the packaging is simple, recyclable, and easy to open.
I would recommend this set for younger toddlers, with the intent for buying larger sets when they are able to sit still longer and not knock down every structure as soon as you build it.
These have been, to date, the most played-with of all the Christmas gifts my son received last Christmas. He plays with them almost every single day. A note on the size difference between these and standard unit blocks; we have both and I prefer these for his age (20 months) because they are smaller and less likely to cause damage or injury. We recently purchased a set of Melissa & Doug standard unit blocks and they are heavy and huge! As with these, 2 sets are better than 1, and I would have been better off to purchase another set of these for now and waited another year for those. They are very heavy and my son can't lift the box, which upsets him. He can also break something or hurt himself if he throws one of the larger blocks, whereas these don't hurt as much. Both are great choices for open-ended play. We love these!
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By Joy Nicholas
I love these blocks! I'm actually back to buy more because we've lost a few in the year-and-a-half since I purchased them, but my son loves them so much. The are some negative reviews here because of the size. I completely disagree with assessing them negatively based on this. First, they are not for adults; they are for young children. You know, as in people with small hands? My mother is an occupational therapist, and she loves them! She said they are just perfect for mental development and honing both gross and fine motor skills and has ordered some herself. They are not choking hazards. If they were, it would be stated that they were for ages three and up. Also, the fact that they "fit in a cake box" (as one negative reviewer put it) is really quite ideal. I had bigger blocks growing up that were very cumbersome to put away. I keep my son's in a lunch box that he can carry around, and they don't have to be put away in a specific order just to fit in. They don't take so much space that you have to find a special place for them. You can even take them with you when you go out of town for the weekend. I would say the only down side is that some might get lost, and then you'll have to buy more -- which you'll definitely want to do!