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08-29-2006, 05:19 AM
I tried finding reviews on the haba building blocks, but couldn't find any, negative or positive. How do you find them? Does the color last, or does it fade/chip easily? I remember the blocks I had as a little kid and it was our favorite toy. It lasted and lasted and lasted. I want to give my son the same fun experience. They seem to be great, but a picture tells me nothing.
08-29-2006, 07:38 AM
We just have the HABA fantasy blocks so I can't comment on their other blocks. We've had them for a year now and they show no signs of wear. The color is fine and their is no chipping. My biggest complaint (and it's a big one) is that many of the blocks are very small and choking hazards (like their long, thin, cylinders or a cone that is the perfect size to fit into a young toddler's mouth). So, as a result, I've put some of the blocks away and DD plays with the safer blocks. They say for ages 1 and up but I think 2 or even 3 and up is more reasonable.
Right now my favorite blocks are :
They are so beautiful IRL and we play with them daily. The colors are so bright and beautiful and we have had no problems with them. Well worth the money.
08-29-2006, 11:33 AM
We have the First Blocks and they are great, no chips. We're not terribly hard on them though, and usually play on carpet.
I'm eyeing some Barclay blocks for when she gets a bit older.
08-29-2006, 11:54 AM
Mary, the Barclay ones are the only ones Mari has ever had and she has always done just fine with them!
08-29-2006, 01:33 PM
Oh, I know she's technically old enough, but she doesn't really *need* them right now, KWIM? If there were a group discount or something then I might bite but otherwise we can wait.
We have the HABA ones, and a set that was mine growing up. I've no idea the brand but they are very hard wood, though a little sharp and precise for little hands (not as big as standard unit blocks). I wish I did know the brand since they don't show a bit of wear and they were one of my favorite toys as a child. :(
We have several Haba block sets and they have all held up very well. No fading or chipping at all. We have hardwood floors and DS is very rough on his toys, so I've been very pleased with their quality.
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