Nature/ Type: Wooden building toys with innovative interlocking design
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Kids who enjoy construction & building toys / parents who love sustainable wooden toys
Brick walls - they are fascinating and give personality to a house. This “Large Wooden Building Blocks - Kubi House” from Happy Go Ducky captured my attention from the first time I set eyes on it; It has a quiet character and an irresistible charm.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Cleverly-Designed Wooden Bricks - The set comes with a wooden tray, 260 wooden pieces, and a wooden base. We felt like two serious builders starting a construction from scratch. First, we learned how to do “bricklaying” using traditional “stretcher bond” method (a brick at the top connecting two bricks at the bottom by half). The entire process reminds me of Lego-building, save that these bricks are not plastic, and they have uniquely-designed cylindrical pegs (slightly narrower compared to Lego studs). The wooden material gives a natural texture and nice “grippiness” to the bricks. Each of the rectangular bricks has 2 pegs at the top, and each of the cubes has a single peg. The studs interlocked with the tubes at the bottom of other bricks (similar to how lego works). The result is one aesthetically-pleasing, solid little cottage, made entirely out of wood, with windows on both sides, a “french-styled” twin doors, and a roof with planks decking. The set also includes an easy-to-follow illustrated instruction.
(2) Handmade Product - Kubu Dubi products are handmade and created by skilled artisans. I’m impressed with the precision and craftsmanship; the bricks connect beautifully (most require just a gentle push to connect; some of the “last brick” in a row require a little stronger push to attach). The windows, door and roof planks slide seamlessly into the pegs. Everything is precise, with no margin of error.
(3) Imaginative Play - I love the simple design of the house with no ostentatious “extras”. We got to learn the “basics” of house building using a strong base, brick-laying technique, functional windows and door, and well-built roof. This Kubi house is a beautiful addition to small world creations and as story-telling settings. We love how the toy encourages imaginative play!
(4) Wooden Material - Kubi Dubi uses sustainable materials. I love its durability and the lovely earthly tone of the house.
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