Citiblocs are high quality wooden construction blocks which inspire both traditional building and modern design. The secret behind Citblocs is that every piece is exactly the same shape and size. Each block is precisely cut from Grade A Radiata Pine from certified renewable forests in New Zealand. Citiblocs Building requires no glue, no snaps, no connectors and no magnets: just gravity, balance and imagination.
Building with Citiblocs is simple: stack one block on top of another. Their specific size and shape and weight allows building that is simply not possible with other building toys. Build a small cabin by the lake or a tower that reaches the stars!
50 perfectly cut flat rectangular blocks encourage engineering and architectural abilities. Build towers, trains, creatures and more. Assorted Cool Colors are Blue, Green, Turquoise, Dark Green and Natural. The blocks are all the same size – measuring in inches approximately 1/4 inches thick x 1 inch wide x 4 1/2 inches long.
Beautiful, but it may be complex
Posted 1/16/2011 by cristian carlone
Beautiful block construction game. More difficult constructions require a lot of patience and careful planning and the lack of a manual or booklet with some examples does not help. It's surely a beautiful and fashinating game suited for ages from 5 up (my wife, loves it!) calling for a lot of spacial thinking, planning and design. Pieces are sturdy and perfectly balanced, so it's very easy to place them together. My son plays with it often and likes it.
Simple, but lots of play value
Posted 12/27/2010 by B. Sambrook
I bought this for my 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son. As expected, they enjoy building towers, but my daughter has also built roads with these blocks, and my son has loaded up his dump truck with "lumber" or "trash". Citiblocs definitely lets your child use their imagination, which is something I value in a toy. Both kids have used Twigs with the Citiblocs.
Some of the blocks have some rough edges like they still needed sanding, but overall they were smooth. A booklet comes with the set that shows what you can build with the blocks, but no directions for doing so. I was scratching my head when my son asked me to build the truck. You also need to place the blocks perfectly when doing the designs, otherwise they won't be stable. Could be frustrating for a young child who is interested in replicating the designs; ours have been content doing their own things.
Most of the designs portrayed in the booklet can be done with the 200 piece set; five of the more elaborate ones require 250 - 300 blocks.
These blocks are great. You can stack them in so many different ways. We got these for our 3 year old and she hasn't stopped playing with them. She builds castles, barns, fences, she even makes roads out of these blocks.
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