Building blocks are part of so many great childhood memories for us. Whether they were LEGOs or Lincoln Logs or other colorful blocks, these sets have helped generations of kids fine-tune their motor skills and spark their imaginations. Here are four great building block sets we recommend.
PicassoTiles 100-Piece Set
PicassoTiles makes its block sets to be STEM education friendly (science, technology, engineering and math). Designed for ages 3 and up, this 100-piece set can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin
Lincoln Logs were invented around 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, the son of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999, these logs are made of high quality maple wood and every piece has indentations so they can connect to each other. This anniversary collection includes three construction ideas – a tower, two small houses and a large cabin.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
You don’t have to visit Universal Studios Orlando to get a close look at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry—it’s available in Lego form … albeit in 6,000-plus pieces. This set includes many of the iconic locations from the Harry Potter books including the towers, classrooms, Hagrid’s hut and even the Whomping Willow.
Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag
Mega Bloks created this set for little hands. Each big block fits to the others, and when playtime is over, just gather the toys into its handy storage bag.