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Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy

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Product Description

The first Stem Building Toy system for toddlers, Grippies™ Builders combines tactile exploration, magnetic play and an introduction to the basic principles of engineering and geometry. Grippies™ unique, magnetic rod and ball configuration provide a secure, frustration-free set of construction options as children first discover the joy of building. Unique in concept and design, Grippies™ provide a fun, safe and exploratory experience for toddlers. The 20 Piece Set features 4 soft matte textures in exciting bright colors. Suggested age: 18 months and up.

The Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy Features:

  • Open-ended magnetic Stem building toy for toddlers, age: 18 months and up

  • Combines tactile exploration with magnetic play

  • Provides introduction to engineering 30 Piece Set in exciting bright colors

  • Over-sized ABS Plastic rod encapsulates magnets

  • Accompanying metal balls are over-molded with soft plastic; Seamless texture for secure construction


Guidecraft was built in 1966 upon the foundation of smart, beautifully-crafted wooden toys for children. Since then Guidecraft has expanded their ever-growing portfolio to construction toys, furniture, arts and crafts storage and household helpers. Guidecraft's quality products are constructed with FSC certified wood and are tested to meet or exceed international ASTM safety standards.

Features

  • Open-ended magnetic Stem building toy for toddlers, age: 18 months and up
  • Combines tactile exploration with magnetic play
  • Provides introduction to engineering 30 Piece Set in exciting bright colors
  • Over-sized ABS Plastic rod encapsulates magnets
  • Accompanying metal balls are over-molded with soft plastic; Seamless texture for secure construction

Additional Info

355861

EB55C48F

716243083129

G8312

3.4 pounds

13.6 x 11.3 x 4.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great grip (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

Great for the young and older kids

By Momandboys

from Denver

Pros

  • Great Grip
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

      These toys are great for all ages. They would great with the tiny hands of 18 month old or older kids as well. They are very versatile for building in addition to eating :). They have a soft grip and different textures to help with the different senses for the little ones and were also used as massage tools buy the big kids. The balls are soft as well and have an incredible magnet in them. We enjoyed building large towers and also seeing how the magnets interacted with the other pieces for the older kids.
      These grip together well. The taller the structure got the more accurate your pieces needed to be in order not to tumble. We liked trying to build high structures. The one downside is that hair from animals or crumbs or things on the floor with stick to the pieces. They do come clean easily with a rinse under the water. Just let them air dry unless you want more lint on them.

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      5.0

      Great unique toy!

      By Becky

      from Kalamazoo, MI

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Great Grip

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

        I received two of these boxes free from Tryazon. My two boys (4 yr and 17 months) love them! I was a little worried that hair, dust, crumbs, etc would stick to the balls because of the material they are made from. But, I haven't had that problem- even after playing with them outside. My kids love building with them on our doors, as well as the floor. I didn't think the magnets would be that strong to build 3D objects, but they are! My kids love pretending they are dumbbells and lift weights like daddy.

        My con is that for the price, you don't get too many of the grippies. We have 2 boxes and that's a perfect amount.

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        5.0

        Good Quality Toy for Toddlers

        By juligrismir

        from Provo, UT

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Great Grip
        • Imaginative
        • Safe

        Cons

        • A little expensive perhaps

        Best Uses

        • All City

        Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

        I loved watching my kids design and imagining while playing with this toy. Grippies really helped them to use their imagination, which I loved about the product. The kids entertain themselves for quite a while with the toy. It works great to have around babies as well since they can grab and put their mouth on them without any issues, so it's a super safe toy for toddlers & babies. Worry-free toy!

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        4.0

        Great quality set with sparks creativity in lil minds..Loved

        By Monica

        from Parsippany -NJ

        Pros

        • Corners Well
        • Creative
        • Great Grip
        • Great Quality
        • Long Lasting Tread
        • STEM

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

            I got this product for free from Guidecraft through Tryazon. I was really impressed with the quality and built of pieces. My 18 month and 4 yr old instantly fell in love with this toy and it was really engaging while being creative. They would make structure and shapes in 3D . i really like the soft grip material that was so perfect for my lil one's hand. The magnet are pretty strong . my kids and their friends had fun making big structure with two pack of Grippes on their playdate. This definitely a very creative set which will keep lil children engage for good amount of time. Its a very high quality product with secure magnets. The shapes can be built in 3D , which really helps lil mind to explore different dimension with their structure. There are only two things that i did not like about this product : 1) Its priced lil high for 30 piece set, and you can't build a big structure with 30 pieces , so you at least need 3 or 4 pack of 30 pieces to make a big structure. 2) the pieces are lil heavy , so if your kids have the habit of throwing their lego blocks or balls , they might throw these grippies, and it can hurt since each piece are lil heavy for a 1 or 2 yr. the ball in the set are specifically.
            But overall this product is really high quality and very creative. this can definitely be a engaging set

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            5.0

            Grippies Builders

            By Heather

            from Bath, NY

            Pros

            • Great Grip
            • Long Lasting Tread
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Wears Unevenly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

              These are so amazing! My youngest is 18 months and my oldest is 5 years old. We hosted a Tryazon Grippies Builders Party at our house last night and as you can see in the photos, all of the children had so much fun with them. They are perfect for tiny hands and even older children. They have a soft grip on portions of the pieces and the balls are made with a soft rubber but are a hard ball like a magnet.

              These grip together well. The kids built towers and even built robots and anything that came to mind at the time. Not to mention it entertained every child that was there for at least an hour or so.

              The only thing I warn is that if you have animals that shed, these will pick up the hair quickly if they fall on the floor. I wipe them off quite often with a wet wipe or a washcloth and they come clean. It's not something that has deterred my children, because they love them anyways!

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              5.0

              Great for little hands

              By Ttq88

              from Katy, Tx

              Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

              My boys loved these! As well as my other mommy friends & their kids! It's easy for my 19 month old to play with these w/o me having to worry about him swallowing any small pieces & choking. It's big for their tiny hands and easy to connect together. Although my 5 year said that what he tried to build doesn't stay together well with the balls so instead he just made a long sword with the long pieces haha. I wish these came with a storage box but that's not a deal breaker. I just throw them all in a ziploc bag when the kids are done playing with them.

              I received these in exchange for my honest & unbiased opinion. I'm so glad that I did otherwise I would of never heard of these grippies!

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              5.0

              Great for little kids who love to build

              By TheBrooklynMet

              from Warwick, NY

              Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

              I have a one year old, three year old, and four year old and I got grippies for my one year old's first birthday. As soon as I opened it for her, she started grabbing for the pieces, pulling them apart, and putting them back together. She also loved the round balls which were a perfect size for her hands. Of course, my three and four year old quickly joined her in playing with them (and taking them away from her so they could use them). My four year old used them to build a square and my three year old started making "sculptures" of himself using the balls as his head. Since then they have been having a lot of fun making all kinds of things and the best part is I don't need to worry about the pieces being too small for my one year old to use. I take their popularity with all three of my kids as a sign of just how fun they are for little kids who love to build. The only downside is that with all three of the kids enjoying them, there won't be much time for me to use them.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Highly Reccommend!

              By Liisa

              from Washingtonville, NY

              Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 30 Piece Building Toy:

              My 3 year old loves these! When he plays with the them, he's thinking about how to create and build different structures. It has also taught him the difference between magnets that repel and magnets that don't. I think he's learning and not realizing it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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