Kids will be inspired to create amazing architectural designs with these large-scale construction pieces called Habitadule (meaning "livable spaces" in French). Each piece is printed with an exclusive design on both sides for twice the entertainment. They will love coming up with new structures to build with friends, family or on their own, whether it's a performance set, playhouse, decorative screen - wherever their imagination takes them. The possibilities that come from their thoughts can create endless designs and constructions. They'll also enjoy its unique cut outs that can create light effects: shadows, starry night scenes or observation posts. Stores in a cardboard suitcase, easy for putting away and carrying to grandma's, friends' or any play date. Pieces are made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified (FSC) cardboard that is lightweight and extremely durable with its two outer layers and unique honeycomb interior allowing it to hold up under pressure. Sorry, gift wrap not available.
For ages 4 to 7.
• Create amazing architectural designs • Printed designes on both sides • The building possibiities are endless! • Stores in a cardboard suitcase • For ages 4 to 7
Available Colors Blue Red
Size Panels 25"L x 19"W x 5"H
Story About The Designer: Marie Compagnon is a French plastic designer, who lives in Sonchamp, France. After studying architecture and design at the Camondo School, she now develops her own designs focused partly in installations, micro-architectures, scenography, and the other in "place-objects" and items that build space. She has earned several awards.
Comments about Product: First of all, for such an expensive and aesthetically pleasing toy, I my hopes were high. This product is made of cardboard - NOT corrugated plastic (which would have made it a little more durable). It is extremely difficult to get the grooves to match up. It was a challenge for me to construct, never mind the time the children had with it. The flimsy materials plus the complicated construction make it a terrible toy for children!
Comments about Product: I purchased this product since my 3 year old loves building forts and I was tired of having the sofa cushions dragged all through the house. She loves it!!
She loves building forts and "castles" and it's become her little hideaway nook for napping or coloring. She also does lots of imaginative play with different toys "living in the castle." I've also found that my dog likes to snuggle in there as well. There are lots of configurations you could try, but my daughter is into building her forts.
Just 2 things to keep in mind - if your child likes to keep her creations up, you'll need to dedicate some space for this toy. Also, some of the edges are bending. This might be an issue if your child tends to be hard on their things.
Overall, this is an excellent product and we will most likely purchase a second set for her.
Comments about Product: I got this for my 4-year old for the holidays. She loves it but it is already pretty much used up (May). It is made of cardboard and bends when little hands, or big ones for that matter, are trying to put it together. In addition, it is set up for building fun play structures, but they don't survive like a play structure needs to because the cardboard is flimsy. My daughter is really gentle with her toys, and I think this is the first one we won't pass on because it won't be worth anything. Not worth the price. Bummer.
Comments about Product: My 6 year old uses the modular pieces as shelves, walls, his office, a laboratory, anything and everything. The pieces are light enough for him to manipulate by himself. Younger kids may bend the tab/slot ends. For the price, I would have liked a stronger cardboard, but I couldn't figure out a way to make this myself.
Comments about Product: We've barely used it since we purchased and opened it because I'm worried about it being ruined. I expected it to be made of more durable material - more similar to the Connectagons. Quite a bit of money to pay for some colored cardboard. We didn't return it because it was a gift from Santa.
Comments about Product: A great concept and we thoroughly enjoy them, but there really are too few to build a small fort which is what I think most kids will want to do with them. We can make a 3 sided shelter, but it would be a vast improvement if there were more pieces.
Comments about Product: Great product! My 3 year old and 8 year old both love it. There were small easy pieces that my 3 year old could "help" with. The 8 year old can put it together, and it is sturdy cardboard, but kids like to rush, so the cardboard does get a bit bent. Very open-ended and stylish looking.
Comments about Product: This has been a fun toy, and the design makes it pretty versatile and the kids have had fun with it. However, for the price, I was not expecting cardboard. I don't think the product description was accurate at all. If your kids are rough on their toys, I wouldn't reccommend this product because it won't last all that long.