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Wooden Blocks
Three Standard Kits
 for Children

American Hard Maple Blocks - "the real deal"


    On this page you will find our Standard Wooden Block Kits. These Kits are the right kits for children from about 6 to whenever (maybe 12) who really enjoy building things.  Some youngsters in this age range will spend hours and hours at this and can make structures that fill a room. Kids need lots of block rectangles to make things, but they also need arches, planks, triangles, wedges and columns.  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.  As a rule of thumb, we believe that a 6 or 7 year old will need about 200 blocks and can use many more if they get excited.  This number of blocks requires a small bookshelf or a cubby system.

 Our "A" Kits are somewhat more detailed and offer a wider range of pieces.  The "B" Kits are chunkier with somewhat larger pieces.  In general, "A" Kits and "B" Kits are the same size (volume/weight).  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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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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Premium Maple (USA)  
Reg $518.80
20% off Sale $415.04
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Maple First & Seconds (USA)
Reg - $492.86
Sale  $376.32
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Base Kit - Version B12
(160 pieces - 26 shapes)
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Premium Maple (USA)  
Reg. - $475.24
20% off Sale $390.08
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Maple First & Seconds (USA)  
Reg. - $451.48
Sale $348.00
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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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Intermediate Kit

The Base Kits above are our best selling kits for children in first grade or beyond, but the Intermediate Kit is a better 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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Reg. - $1025.80
Sale $784.25
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Maple First & Seconds (USA)
Reg. - $974.51
Sale  $696.31
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Also  . . .
People who buy these kits often add the following items for building ideas and storage.




Large Block Wagon

This wagon is large enough for
our Beginner Kit "A" or "B"

Large Blocks Wagon
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  Large Blocks Wagon
 Unfinished $65.00
Sale 15% off - $55.25
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Block Crates/Totes:
Unfinished, Stackable

totes

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Overstock - While they Last!
Crates/Totes

 Regular $17.50
Sale 30% off - $12.25
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12" by 30" Block
Add-A-Cubby

One Unit holds about 2-1/2
cubic feet.

Cubbies Small

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12 x 30 cubby
 Regular $39.95
Sale 25% off - $29.95
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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"

  Premium Maple (USA)
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Bokk on Children's Blocks

Hardcover
167 Pages
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