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  We manufacture and sell classic, school size wooden unit blocks for children made of premium American Hard Maple in 54 different sets and Booster Sets.  Our children's blocks are just like those wooden blocks available when you were a child.  We sell Open Stock in 118 individual shapes.  We sell alphabet blocks in 31 languages and variations, we sell craft cubes and parts for hobbyists, and we sell block stock for those who want to make their own. We also carry a line of imported Rubberwood blocks for those requiring an economy product. 
Lily at 2
The Party of No! 
Fortress  Weekly Sale Specials    

Every week or so we randomly put one or two of our sets of blocks on special sale to give you a nice discount. There is no pattern to this. We just look at what we have a lot of in-stock and try to bring the numbers in line with our expectations for the rest of the year. This is a nice bonus if you happen to be looking for what is on sale. 
Open Stock

You can buy one piece or any combination of pieces you like by shopping on our Open Stock Pages. On these pages we have listed for sale all of the 118 different pieces and shapes that we manufacture - many of them shapes that are not included in our regular Sets.
Pod Racer 
finials booster  Booster Sets

As children's play with a set of blocks evolves, they often develop special interests such as playing with cars or soldiers.  We have numerous booster sets that cater to these special interests like our Road Set and Fortress Set.  The booster sets also include a number of rectangle kits.  These allow you to add a bunch of the basic rectangles in order to pump up a kit that has become too limited and requires more basic blocks.  These make a great gift in the second year or for a birthday in mid year.   
Economy Blocks

The block sets we manufacture aren't for everyone.  If you are looking for low price, you can't beat these sets of economy blocks and other toys made of Rubberwood.  Toys from China, Thailand, and other Asian Basin countries combine American design with the economies of cheap labor and recycled lumber and materials.  At these prices, you can't go wrong. Rubberwood is derived from exhausted latex plantations and this material is then recycled into useful products.
Rubberwood #5 tiny 
assorted wooden cubes  Craft Cubes and Parts     

If you are looking for cubes for Minecraft, PLTW, photo blocks, or ihascupquake  - here's the place.   We have cubes in every size from 1/2" through 4".  We have craft balls, squares, rounds, and a variety of other pieces.  And if you need custom pieces just send us an inquiry specifying type, quantity and your schedule - we'll be glad to quote.  If you need to use a School or Company Purchase Order - just look at the menu, find the link, and read the directions.  Easy Peezy. 
Block Projects  

Here are some examples of things children can make with Building Blocks.  Kids merely stack blocks and make roads for some years, but about 7 years old they begin to build fancier structures and by 8 or 9 they can copy representations of real buildings.  If you have some pictures of things your children have made, we'd love to add them to our gallery.  These projects may require some pieces from open stock, but they are illustrative of the sorts of things that children can do starting around five or six years old. 
Arc de Triomphe 
Free Scrap  Free(ish) Scrap    

Boxes of Scrap. 15-20 lbs. The perfect thing for art teachers, crafters, or others able to use random cut-offs and scrap block pieces.  This is clean, unsorted scrap from manufacturing blocks and is the perfect thing for teachers or others engaged in free form creations.  The material takes paint well.  You pay handling and shipping. 
 
 
Making Your Own Children's Blocks 
  

Okay . . . so you've been cluttering up the basement with that Radial Arm Saw for years, and promising to make a Gazebo since the "Evil Empire" speech.  Fish or cut bait.  Here's how to make a set of unit blocks. Making building bricks and unit blocks calls for an orderly mind, but anyone who has worked with wood knows that children love cut-offs.  You can't go wrong making your own. No matter what you make, they're going to love.  Taking a step up, if you want to make blocks like ours - here's how to do it.  And if you want to do it quickly or if you lack tools like a planer, you can buy the molding directly from us on this page. Then, all you have to do is chop the molding and sand the ends. 
song at 7 
The Maize Peril
Pictures of Block Buildings 
Lay-a-Way


If you would like to buy a nice set of blocks, it's easy to spread the payments out using our simple Lay-a-Way payment plans.  There is no fee, no penalty or restocking charge, and if you change your mind, we'll refund your money.  Here's a way to lock in summer prices for the holidays. 
 
 
Pictures of Famous Buildings


Here are some pictures of famous buildings for your builder to render in blocks (click left).  On these pages you will find numerous pictures that can be copied for school reports and architectural projects.  These pictures are in the public domain. 

Pictures of Famous Buildings 
 
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