I found the cuboro blocks a while back and I lost the link along the way. It took me minutes! (which I think is long for google-searching) to find it again, and I think I had to luck in on a search for “wooden cubes ball run“.
In any event, I thought about the cuburo blocks again because Eric and I were talking about really cool toys that a) don’t require batteries, b) have long-lasting play-value and c) actually seem fun enough for us to play with. Our own son might be a little young for this yet, but doesn’t it look fun?:
The blocks are all made with FSC accredited beech wood that is left untreated.
Of course, such a toy doesn’t come with a chintzy Wal-Mart price-tag.
You can buy these wooden marble run blocks online at Inquisitive Kid, and a starter kit is $149, and a larger set is $199. Yeah. A bit pricey to just go out and buy on a whim, but one can dream for future birthdays right? (For a child, I mean.. yeah…)
I guess if the actual toy is too expensive, we could always just get him the cool books about building different runs ($27.50).
While Cuboro doesn’t really have a direct link to our own modern jewelry designs, it’s always inspiring for us to see what products are out there, using simple, natural materials.