Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 2 year-old ++
Who would love this: Anyone!!! KAPLA is for all ages & personalities, kids + adults
I have been a KAPLA follower for a really long time; the bold and extraordinary creations of the world-wide KAPLA community have always impressed me profoundly. No glue, screw or clips are required. What you need is an imagination, steady hands, and a basic sense of balance and gravity. I am sincerely thankful to KAPLA Australia for providing me this “KAPLA 200 Box: 200 natural planks”. We’re immensely excited to start our journey as a newbie KAPLA-builders!
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Learn New Building Techniques - We have played with similar plank-building sets in the past, but I never fully grasped any basic techniques and my constructions were often limited. I love the included KAPLA booklet that features various images of building ideas and “dissected” process, allowing us to have a rare glimpse of the complex KAPLA structures from different angles and perspectives. We learned about the 3 “basics” of planks-stacking (flat, on the side, or standing-up vertically). We learned how to build “circular” shape that ascends in size, how to defy gravity by using symmetrical weight, how to build a ramp and other dramatic sloping surfaces, and how to build a spiral staircase by searching for the balance point. It is amazing what such seemingly simple construction units (perfectly identical planks in 15:3:1 ratio) can create!
(2) For All Ages - KAPLA is for all ages and personalities! My three-year-old set up a “playground” and enjoys knocking down the planks. My six-year-old loves challenging himself with tall structures and complicated maze. It’s light weight, open-ended, inspiring. KAPLA encourages development of fine motor skills, concentration, and perseverance.
(3) Sustainable Material - KAPLA is made of natural untreated wood from the sustainably managed pine forests of Les Landes (France). The planks have smooth finishes, and are precisely cut and subject to high quality controls.
(4) Expandable & Additional Features - I love the few special “KAPLA” signs that give an iconic touch to the created structures. I love that KAPLA is expandable and we can add on to our collection with more planks. I also love the simple and easily portable cardboard storage box with cord handle that comes with this set.
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