Melissa & Doug Construction Set in a Box

4.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
Melissa & Doug Wooden Construction Building Set in a Box (48pc) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 20.
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Product Description With 48 wooden pieces (including nuts, bolts, drilled bars to connect, and a child-size screwdriver), this classic building set gives kids all they need to tinker and build! Printed right on the sturdy storage box are building plans for a crane, motorcycle, airplane, and race car to get the fun started. With some imagination and a few creative twists and turns, kids can make hundreds more amazing structures too! Any time kids play with this durable set, they'll be building fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination. Included extension activities guide parents to educational activities that also build early math skills. Brand Story By From the Manufacturer From classic wooden toys to crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose. Since the company?s founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products that inspire open-ended thinking, encourage kids to see new possibilities, and offer Countless Ways to Play. It?s part of a bigger vision to Take Back Childhood. Because by giving children a true childhood with the space and freedom to explore their world, we give them a path to realizing their full potential!

Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would NOT buy this product again! Very deceptive packaging. All brightly colored cardboard inserts made the set look like a good sized toy with many components. When inserts are thrown away, the wood box holding the pieces is way too big. Who pays attention to the number on box of parts and then mentally figures out that really isn't a lot of things one can make ? One of the lime square bolts broke soon after playing with set as hole was not large enough to go on screw to hold it in place. Screwdriver was not sized correctly. This grandmother will not shop "Melissa & Doug" toys.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pieces too thin and break easily Our son got this set for his birthday a month ago. Two pieces got broken within a day, and another one just bit the dust yesterday. Our older son got a similar set at a similar age 6 years ago and nothing has broken, but between then and now the flat building pieces have become thinner and now can be broken easily by an impatient 4 year old guest pulling a bolt out at an angle (bending the piece until it snapped) or by being stepped on by a child. Make the pieces more sturdy, like you used to!
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointed with a consistent lack of quality Bought the Construction Building Set for use by a 4 year old, but I was disappointed by the lack of consistent quality amongst the parts. While some of the screws and nuts went together easily, many did not. The problem is clearly that the threads were not properly cut for too many parts. I could probably correct these problems if a tap and die set were available but such is not the case. For a building set for a young child to be success and not a frustration all parts must go together easily, but with that not being the case the set I purchased can not be used.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pretty much useless This set just doesn't work. I am a mom who is ok with my kids getting frustrated or having to work at something to figure it out, but even I am fed up with this set. The pieces just don't fit together. The threadings don't match. Some are too tight, and some too loose. The heads keep breaking off the bolts beacuse we're turning them so hard to try to make them fit the too tight threads. And to be honest, there's just not that many interesting things a four year old can build with this set.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A lot of fun that can't be expanded upon I bought this for my two boys who love it. Problem is, it's very limited. This would have easily got a 5 Star from me, but there's no way to expand the collection. It's like if LEGO only made a kit where you could build one thing and then they just stopped there. It would be great if there was an expansion kit with, at least, more screws, bolts, and peg boards. As of now it seems my only option is to multiples of the same set.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has potential and will teach my daughter things buuut Im a firm believer in toys should build things. Hand eye coordination, spacial skills, patients, motor skills, and actual things. Plains, houses, blobs, or what ever their awesome little brains come up with. This toy does do that. Now heres the buts. It has a limit, no expansion pack, the box holes are not even drilled to allow the box to become the base of something like a big car (nor is the spacing of the holes right for a pannell to be put across nor is bbn their enough parts to make the box a car with these faults), the threadings are super tight on some of the pieces, the screw driver is useless due to previous stated issue, and there should be more parts and not cardboard fillers where more parts could be put. All in all its all right but seems to be anther buy use and grow out of. Construction style toys should be a be able to grow with your child. End line is we got our dollars worth of fun.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great toy, but... As a stand-alone set, it's wonderful and my 5 year old loves it. However, I recently found out the hard way that it's not compatible with another wooden tool kit that's also a Melissa & Doug product. The "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" wooden tool kit to be precise. My son received both of these for Christmas and I already combined them thinking that the pieces would work together since they were both made by Melissa & Doug. It's pretty disappointing and now I have to weed out the Mickey Mouse misfits. Also, even the pieces from one set don't always work together if the threads aren't 100% carefully aligned, and even then it's anyone's guess which set of holes on the cube the screws will go all the way through. It's a good way to promote fine motor skills and problem solving, I guess. Bottom line, I'd recommend it to a friend, but only if their four year old is strong enough to force the wooden screws through.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great construction kit I bought this product thinking it would match up with the Melissa and Doug "My Toolbox" as the pieces look identical. It doesn't. The screws in one are a little thinner than the other, so the nuts slide off. Also a couple of the screw heads were not attached and I had to glue them. By itself it is a great set. Perfect for a 3 year old that like to build.
Date published: 2016-05-19
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