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Large Sets of Wood Unit Blocks
Four Large Kits
For Multiple Children

American Hard Maple Blocks - "the real deal"


    On this page you will find our Large Wooden Block Kits. These Kits are suitable for a number of children.  This is enough blocks to keep a few 8 year olds or a 9 year olds occupied for days or to build towers that reach to the ceiling.  We have carefully assembled each kit to provide the right balance of these different pieces, but you can easily alter the mix in a kit by adding pieces from the "Booster Kits" page or the "Open Stock" page.  This number of blocks requires a bookshelf or a cubby system.

 Our Building Blocks Kits come in Premium Hard Maple (all firsts) and Hard Maple First & Seconds.  To see a bigger picture of the wood blocks kits, click on the picture icon(children's blocks).  To study what's in a kit, click on the List of Pieces.  The pictures give a visual image, but the "List of Pieces" is the definitive list of what is in a kit.
Recommended for ages 3+.

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Intermediate Kit

The Intermediate Kit is a good choice where more than one child is going to play at the same time.  One of the small problems with children is that they hoard blocks and squabble over certain pieces.  This problem is best solved by buying a bigger kit.  The Intermediate Kit is also big enough for a devoted play area or preschool where three or four children are going to play together.

"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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Intermediate Kit A12
(380 pieces - 36 shapes)

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Premium Maple (USA)  
Reg. - $1025.80
Sale $784.25
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Maple First & Seconds (USA)
Reg. - $974.51
Sale  $696.31
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Advanced Kit

The Advanced Kit is a "tweenie" kit for the family that needs a bigger kit than the Intermediate Kit but doesn't want to go for a kit as big as the Family Kit (below).  This kit will keep three or four children occupied for days and provides ample blocks for a small group of children without a lot of squabbling over specific shapes.  This is a good preschool kit as long as play is limited to four or five younger children.  This kit is also perfect for a couple of 8 year olds who are accustomed to blocks and have big ambitions.  You can make a small city with this number of blocks.  A bookcase or cubby system is required for storage.
   

Advanced Kit A12
(518 pieces - 36 shapes)
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Premium Maple (USA)  
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Sale $993.18
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Maple First & Seconds (USA)
Reg - $1267.48
Sale $880.15
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"When you really need to nail up
a lot of theses, nothing works
better than cathedral doors from
BB's." - Martin Luther

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Family Kit

The Family Kit is a large kit for the family that is designing a play room and needs an ample supply of blocks for their children and friends.  This should keep four or five 8 year olds occupied at cooperative building and allow structures four or five feet high with airports, bridges, churches, and other structures. It can take a couple of weeks for children to deploy this number of blocks but the potential is amazing. A reasonably sized bookcase or cubby system will be required for storage. 
 

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to make your Bauhaus a Wow House!"
 - Walter Gropius
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Family Kit A12
(638 pieces - 36 shapes)

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Reg. - $1645.34
Sale $1203.48
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School Kit

The School Kit is a little larger than the Family Kit (above) and includes an extra ration of the largest blocks.  As the name suggests, this is a good kit for a school setting where children are working cooperatively to build larger buildings and multiple structures.  We also sell school kits on another part of this web site that are targeted to those using one of the common manuals on block play.  But those kits tend to have a very attenuated range of shapes are are more suitable for kindergarteners than for older children.  This kit contains plenty of the blocks that will be interesting to more advanced builders.

School Kit A12
(718 pieces - 36 shapes)
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Premium Maple (USA)  
Reg. - $1973.50
Sale $1416.53
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"бинго!  Make a quaint little village on
the Dnieper one day; make a new one
downstream the next!
- Grigori Potemkin


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This is by far the best available book on block play we have found. It has over
a hundred pictures of block projects and helpful advice by architect and
author Lester Walker.  Hardcover, 167 pages, this book will be a terrific
stimulus for kids old enough to read or follow picture designs.  Teachers and
parents will also find many useful ideas.  A real gem.

Lester Walker's:
"Blocks Building  for
Children"

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Bokk on Children's Blocks

Hardcover
167 Pages
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