Build Creativity with Bloco™ – Creative Building Toys for Kids

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When I think of the educational values I want to instill in my boys lots of important things come to mind: knowledge, hard work, persistence, and one more VERY important attribute–Creativity.

Finding creative building toys that really engage your children is an exciting thing.  It is even more exciting when that toy also teaches hard work, persistence, and a certain understanding (knowledge) of how something works.

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Bloco Toys - Foam Character building blocks, Creativity Toys

A little while ago I was contacted by a Canadian toy company called Bloco.  If you live in Canada, you may already be familiar with Bloco Toys.  Bloco™ is a groundbreaking, patented construction toy whose high density foam pieces and uniquely designed plastic connectors interlink allowing children to create loveable, silly, and sometimes even ghoulish characters.  The plastic connector pieces act as joints so kids can either display or play with their creations.

You know you’ve found one of the best creative building toys when it has received the “Top Toy of the Year” award from Creative Child Magazine and the Children’s Choice award from the Canadian Toy Testing Council!

bloco Toys - top toy pick

Bloco Toys come in several different themes and characters.  You can see their full lineup of building toys at the Bloco website.  We were sent the  Robot Invasion set (225 pieces) and the Ogre & Monsters set (280 pieces) for Big Brother and Little Brother to review.

I have to admit that when I was looking at the Blocos on their website I wondered how well they’d stand up to actually being played with.  I was a little dubious that the foam wouldn’t be prone to ripping when played with by 4-10 year olds.  But as soon as I began taking the pieces out of the box I could see and feel how durable (with the exception of a few very thin parts, like the robot’s antenna) the high density foam would be.

bloco toy high density foam creature building

As you can see, each set comes with a lot of little pieces so if you have little ones like Baby Z, who likes to put everything in his mouth, you’ll want to be careful to keep the Blocos out of reach.

As an adult, the design of the whole set is really quite impressive.  Upon opening the box you’ll see 3 to 4 sheets of the high density foam with the pieces waiting to be punched out by your child.  From those 3 to 4 sheets of foam they’ll be able to create a variety of fairly intricate characters or animals.

Best building toys for kids, Bloco toys

Your child can choose to free-build their own creation or follow the step-by-step instructions provided.  The age range stated on the box starts at age 4.  However, you’ll probably find that most 4 year olds are going to need a fair bit of help from an older sibling or grown up.  My 6 year old, on the other hand, is able to follow the directions and build his Bloco creations correctly and quite quickly.  Once my 4 year old gets used to how the pieces fit together he should be able to free-build without any help.

*One word of advice for any age child: Start your child on the easiest looking character of the set, or be prepared to build with them.  There are a lot pieces to these characters, and if your child is a novice builder you don’t want them getting too frustrated and throwing in the towel.

bloco - creative building toys

The high density foam pieces are large enough even for those little 4 year old hands.  And, as an added bonus, they are washable. 🙂

You really can’t go wrong with Bloco™ toys.  Starting at around $14 retail (they’re under $10 on right now) for the single character sets, Bloco creative building toys help build important motor skills, foster creativity, and teach instruction following and character traits like persistence and patience.  Children will be able to take pride in (and play with!) their masterpieces and works of art!

Check out all the Bloco creative building toys at!

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Click HERE for a fun Bloco toys giveaway!!!


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. Chrystal Bingham says
    Blocos look really neat, I am sure our monsters would love them! However, how do they hold up to being stepped on (hey, it's inevitable in our house!)
  2. Wow, Amy--I didn't know you were a super-awesome blogger! (This is soon to be Barksdale wife Kathryn, BTW.) Anyway, these toys look awesome! My 4-year-old son received a lego set (the regular mini legos, mind you) for Christmas from my brother (who doesn't have kids), and he loves it, but I think the larger pieces, plus the fact that they are foam, would be a far superior alternative! I'm thinking I may even buy a set for a birthday party gift we need for this weekend. Glad to know about these!
    • Hey Kathryn! LOL, now you know a little more about me. :) I started Oh So Savvy Mom, and blogging in general, 4 years ago this summer. It has been a fun adventure! Blocos would make a great birthday gift. Currently they are only available (to my knowledge) online with being your best bet for shipping speed. Hope that helps.
      • Hi, You can also find Bloco toys set on Fat brain toys and Thanks Bloco Team
  3. Janet W. says
    I love how inexpensive this toy is, but it's so unique! My grandson would love to build one and show off his creativity!
  4. These are adorable & I agree creativity is a high value when it comes to education.
  5. I love that you have to build them. My nephews would love these!! Thanks for the great review. Yes, if it was voted the best it is a great toy!! I have never heard of them before your review. Now I know a great present too!
  6. What a neat toy set! I like how they probably wouldn't hurt like legos when I step on them. ;)
  7. These look really cool. And I'm picky about how many and what kinds of toys my kids get. I like that he can learn while building these and that it's not just a one time and I'm bored kind of toy. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Rebecca Parsons says
    These are cute. The bottom one reminds me of the robot Number #5, It is from a movie.
  9. Oh these are so neat! Carter loves to build things and would have so much fun with them! I love that they are washable too!
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  11. Cathy Burnett says
    I think this is a great product. Not all children learn in the same way. Some learn by touching, some by hearing, some by reading, etc. We need to foster creativity in our children in any way we can.
  12. Jill Myrick says
    I love that this set allows my children to build using instructions or their imagination. jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com
  13. courtney hennagir says
    I have got to get these for my kids! I love that they are different looking from the other popular blocks on the market.My son would love to build that robot.
  14. Amylynn H says
    These look unique and creative! I'm sure my son would have a blast building with them.
  15. Wow, these look neat and interesting!
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  17. nicole dz says
    I like toys like this that my kids can spend hours playing with. Very fun for creative play. And I love how much these kits contain. Very cool.
  18. Bloncos is very good creative toys for kids and my nephew has these toys! He just loves them and is always playing with his set that he got for his birthday. I like the hours of learning and creativity these toys provide.
  19. Tabathia B says
    I like how the pieces are small enough to build something with definition but it would seem to be a little difficult for 4 yo because of the small pieces as opposed to lego which have bigger pieces to put together. But I do like the idea of this
  20. these sound like a fun way to encourage creativity
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