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Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks

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  • 60-piece standard unit block set allows children to build towers and towns
  • Stimulates creativity and hones basic motor skills
  • Features natural look; pieces are easy for little fingers to grasp
  • Excellent tool for teaching math concepts, organizational skills, sequential skills, and spatial relations
  • Includes 60 solid-wood pieces and wooden storage box
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 15 x 17.9 inches ; 20.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 21.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00008W72D
  • Item model number: 503
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (791 customer reviews)
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Children can let their imaginations run wild as they build towers and towns with this 60-piece standard unit block set. The 60 large, classroom-sized blocks have a classic look and are easy for little fingers to grasp. Ideal for ages three to five, this block set stimulates children for hours as they engage in imaginative play.

Naturally Finished for a Classic Look
Wooden blocks have been around for centuries and make an excellent tool to teach basic math concepts, organizational skills, sequential skills, and spatial relations. It is no surprise that blocks are found in almost every pre-school and kindergarten classroom. Youngsters become the architect of their own world as they fit pieces together to form their vision. This open-ended play set stimulates creativity and hones basic motor skills.

Each set features a large variety shapes and sizes including arches, columns, squares, rectangles, triangles, cylinders, and circles, as well as basic, half, and double unit blocks. This block set is crafted to the standard unit block size (1-1/2-by-2-by-5-inches) and constructed from Rubberwood, a resilient hardwood. The blocks are big, chunky, and easy for kids to grasp and build with. Smoothly sanded surfaces tantalize fingertips and create a handsome natural aesthetic. Best of all, when the child finishes constructing their masterpiece, all the pieces store neatly into a wooden storage box.

There is no limit to the types of fortresses the child can build with these blocks. This deluxe set even contains pillars, buttresses, gothic circles, and half-circles for advanced architecture. As an added bonus, the storage box doubles as a building platform. Children and parents have fun as they complete projects together. Parents can purchase another set and add to the amusement. An essential for any child's toy box, these blocks are sturdy, durable, and beautiful enough to put on display. The box measures 15 x 12.2 x 5.4 inches.

What's in the Box
60 solid wood pieces and wooden storage box.



The open-ended play set stimulates creativity and hones basic motor skills.


The 60 large, classroom-sized blocks come contains gothic circles, half-circles, buttresses, and pillars.

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Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks

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I might buy another set for more blocks!
Linden
The blocks are a very sturdy hard wood, but are also very well sanded and smooth so there is no chance of splinters.
Happy Mom
Comes in what seems like a nice wooden storage box.
D Arnel

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608 of 616 people found the following review helpful By Annalea on October 2, 2007
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There is one reviewer here who didn't like these blocks. (I'm guessing that reviewer has other, more expensive, unit blocks.) Please allow me to address the points raised by that reviewer.

"The Weight": Some children can lift 15 pounds (like my 3-year-old), and some can't. Know your child, and supervise the little ones when moving the full box of blocks. Common sense, really. Not a problem. Usually, my kids leave the box on the floor and just push it across the carpet.

We have had one box split near the bottom at one end. A little wood glue and an overnight clamping session, and it was good to go. The dovetail joints are plenty strong for the job, even if there might be weak points in the wood. For the first while, my kids' favorite piece was the box (it was a boat, a bed, a car, etc.), so I'm not surprised that it had a problem.

"The Smell": yes, these blocks to have a slight odor to them when the package is first opened. It's the finish they use, and it's not strong at all. I would guess it's some type of natural oil. (Tung, linseed, or something similar.) I'm highly sensitive to chemicals and other odors (headaches and allergic reactions), and this didn't bother me at all. It dissipated quickly, and is completely unnoticeable after a short while. I especially like the finish M&D use on these blocks because it's not readily apparent, and yet it has kept the wood smooth. Even blocks that sneaked (under their own power, I'm sure ;o) into the bathtub have dried very well. The grain of the wood raised slightly, but smoothed back down nicely with play, and never splintered at all. The feel of these blocks is great, too. Smooth and pleasant to touch, but with enough texture to make them easy to manipulate for small hands.
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215 of 228 people found the following review helpful By S. Lipson VINE VOICE on February 25, 2004
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These blocks are all you could ask for--and at an unbelievable price!! These are indeed "Standard Unit Blocks". They are just like what you will find in Preschool and Kindergarten classes. The selection of sizes and shapes is very, very good for a set with only 60 blocks total. That being said, if you can afford it I would strongly recommend buying 2 sets. When youngsters start building it's a shame if they run out of building materials for their creative experiences. The quality, weight, and workmanship of these blocks is outstanding. This is surely a gift that can be passed on for generations. In this day and age of pricey toys-so many being electronic and/or requiring only "one right answer or goal" it's incredibly refreshing and truely necessary to encourage children to be creative and explore learning through active free play. I purchased 2 sets of these blocks for my 3 & 4 yr old boys. I believe that the purchase of these blocks are probably one of the most valuable "toy" choices I have and will make.
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98 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Mike Winn on October 11, 2003
The craftmanship and detail approaches perfection while the variety of play becomes infinite. My son (4 years) continues to astound us with his imagination and engineering feats when he builds with the "Standard Unit Blocks." This will be his second box, allowing him to expand the existing set and enjoy his play even further.
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89 of 98 people found the following review helpful By PlanetSmile on June 24, 2008
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Please be cautious if you have young children who might chew on these blocks! Some of the blocks have wood filler in them. My son mouthed a block with filler and was able to chew the filler off. When the filler is wet, you can scrape it off with your fingernail. Who knows what kind of glue and chemicals are used in the filler.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful By D.S. on April 25, 2011
We ordered these blocks thinking we were getting 60 blocks- wow! But when our son opened them we were greatly disappointed in the amount of large blocks vs. small pieces made from the scraps. There are only 2 large long blocks in the whole set. There are plenty of little pieces but as those of us who played with blocks when we were young know, it's the large ones that help you create the big towers and castles. This is what makes building with blocks so much fun! There was also a large piece of Styrofoam inserted under the blocks to give them "lift" and make it seem like there were more blocks in the crate. There really should be many more large pieces and not so many small ones. Very disappointed!
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43 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2013
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I bought these for my kids for Christmas and was very disappointed after unwrapping the box to find a formaldehyde notice on the bottom of the box. This chemical offgasses and can be very harmful to health especially children. I am shocked and disturbed that M&D would allow this in their products. I have heard other instances of this brand using toxic paints etc and no longer think of them as the "natural" brand I used to.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 1, 2004
We bought these blocks for our four year old son. They were a hit! Our 7yod and 2yod enjoy them as well. They are extremely durable and have rounded edges. They are solid blocks and are actual unit blocks instead of small blocks. I was tickled at what I got for the price. We are looking to buy 1-2 more sets so that we have plenty for all of their creations!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. A. Case on December 2, 2004
Our family received 2 sets of these blocks and they are well worth the money spent. I would highly recommend purchasing 2 sets at once (especially if free shipping is offered as this alone will save you a bundle of $$). This set is top quality (as we have found true of all the Melissa & Doug products we have purchased) and you will not be disappointed.
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