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#1 AvaLoves

Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

Hi everyone! I'd like to buy some building blocks for my DS (7yo) that aren't Lego? I'm in the New England area of NSW so I need someone who stocks locally. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

#2 qak

Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

The only other buidling blocks I have seen are targeted at younger age groups say age 2.
Why not lego?

Edited by qak, 16 February 2012 - 01:01 PM.

#3 Amelia_Marie

Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

Hi AvaLoves,
I've got a couple of sets of the COGO blocks - they're similar to Lego (actually I think they're compatible with Lego - don't know if that's going to be a problem if you don't want Lego) and they come in sets that allow you to build specific things like racing cars and helicopters. Both my son and daughter like them. I don't know if anyone sells them in New England, but I bought mine online from this company in Queensland and they shipped to me: http://basementbargains.com.au/childrens-t...building-blocks

Hope that helps.

#4 Ben_13

Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

If you mean building blocks that clip together you could try Mega Blocks which are another alternative to Lego, you can get them online (http://www.mytoyworld.com.au/mega-bloks-c-1_289.html). There are some sets that are just a big box of blocks.

Hasbro has also recently released a range called Kre-o, these are available everywhere but have recieed a luke warm response.

Edited by Ben_13, 26 April 2012 - 12:23 PM.

#5 countrymel

Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

Check these out!

Unfortunately they haven't put them on their website yet - but it sounds as though it is only a matter of time.

Have a look around the site - it looks marvellous.

#6 belinda1976

Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

Do they specifically have to be blocks or do you want something that just clips together.

You could try Magnetix or Zoobs.

#7 libbylu

Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

The 'Trio' block system from Fischer Price is a bit easier than Lego, but more challenging than Megablocks or Duplo.  Problem is that it doesn't seem to be stocked that much in shops anymore - not sure if they are phasing it out?  In any case, DS has lots as does his cousin and they love it and play with it heaps.  It is good from 3 to 4 years plus and you can do lots of things with it.
You can certainly still buy it online.


Edited by libbylu, 26 April 2012 - 12:46 PM.

#8 Escapin

Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

Why don't you want Lego?

#9 mum mum mum

Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

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