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American Hard Maple Blocks - "the real deal"

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INF A12

Young Children don't need a large set of toy blocks.  They look at the pieces and show them to other people.  Being able to manipulate and learn the names of shapes is a milestone.  Our smallest block is too large to choke on.  This set is scaled to the same scale as larger sets, and when your child is ready to move up this set will integrate perfectly with larger sets.

"Barclay Blocks has the right
stuff to make your Bauhaus a
Wow House!" - Walter Gropius 

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INFKIT - Version A12
(29 pieces - 13 shapes)
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BAB  B12  Kits
The BAB Sets are about twice as large as the INF sets and provide a good deal more elbow room for creativity.  Sets this size are still intended for very young children, but allow building some simple layouts and box buildings. The INF sets are fine for a first set of blocks, but if a young child is already playing with some blocks and clearly enjoys them, than the BAB sets may be a better choice.  

BABKIT - Version B12
(41 pieces - 15 shapes)


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"Stop babbling about a Ziggurat! 
Let's build a a little summer place
near the Hoteps in Gizeh!"  - Mrs. Khufu 

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The Walker Book Set
Our favorite book on Block Play is Lester Walker's Block Building for Children. This book has a number of projects that are suitable for building and does an excellent job of explaining various stages in the process.  However, like any book of this sort, it starts out with a list of pieces necessary for making the projects.  The set below is designed to go with this book and includes all of the necessary pieces, plus some optional pieces that the book recommends for expanded play. 

"When you have a finicky customer
like Louis the Fat, you want the best.
  Flying Buttresses from BB's are
the Bomb!" - Abbe' Suger   

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Beginner Set
Walker Book Set 12
(78 pieces - 14 shapes)

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Reg. - $214.68
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Take a deep breath!

This is merely one page of 165 pages including 13 pages with sets of unit blocks. Don't buy something just because it's on sale.  We have smaller sets, bigger sets, cheaper sets, alphabet blocks, booster sets, sets for schools and 97 individual shapes for sale in Open Stock. This is the "specials" page.

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Base Kits 12
The Base Kit A is our best selling kit for children in first grade and beyond.  By this time, your builder needs about 200 blocks to satisfy a growing ambition.  The beginner kits in the medium kits are large enough for a 5 year old, but a 6 or 7 year old has bigger plans and wants to make buildings that look like something, or build towers that require a chair to reach the top.  The Base Kit A should do the trick.

"Barclay Blocks has the right
stuff to make your Bauhaus a
Wow House!" - Walter Gropius 

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Basic Kit Version A12
 (216 Pieces - 31 Shapes)
 Our best selling kit for 6 year olds. 

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Maple First & Seconds (USA)
Reg - $492.86
Sale  $376.32
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An Imported Rubberwood

Economy Block Set
This is an imported Rubberwood economy block set.  We get these blocks from Thailand and they are so cheap, you couldn't buy the lumber for a set like this made out of American Maple.  The workmanship is okay and they are the correct size for American School sized blocks.  If you want more, but two sets.  At this price, you can't go wrong.

"бинго!  Make a quaint little village
on the Dnieper one day; make
a new one downstream the next!
 - Grigori Potemkin

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Rubberwood Set #511
(150 pieces - 13 shapes)

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Rubberwood (Thailand)

 Regular - $216.02
25% off Sale $162.02
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Triangle Kit
(34 Pieces)

Good for schools.  This set includes most kinds of triangles, and encourages familiarity with their names and relationships.  Kid's like the triangles.  They can be used to make roof joists, and children seem to enjoy fitting them together to get a natural lesson in similarity and congruence.
Triangle Kit
(34 Pieces)
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 Reg $102.71
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"Yurt schmert! 
Get me some nice blocks from BB's"
-Mrs. Kahn

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