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Melissa & Doug Wooden Construction Building Set in a Box (48pc)

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$13.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • 48-piece wooden building set
  • Includes 12 bolts, 8 nuts, 16 building boards, 6 blocks, screwdriver, and storage box; illustrated building guides show how to create a crane, motorcycle, airplane, and race car.
  • Storage box is predrilled so it can become part of a structure too;
  • Promotes counting, sorting, and fine motor skills; encourages problem solving and constructive play.
  • Makes a great gift for preschoolers, ages 4 to 6, for hands-on, screen-free play

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.
Number of Pieces: 48
Suggested Age: 4 Years and Up
Assembled Dimensions: 2 Inches (H) x 14.5 Inches (W) x 10 Inches (D)
Educational Focus: Shapes and Colors
Includes: Figures
Industry or Government Certifications: Meets ASTM Standards
Material: Wood
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 15575866
UPC: 000772051514
Item Number (DPCI): 204-06-0935
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1.55 inches length x 11.75 inches width x 9.85 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

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Q: How many kids can play with this set

submitted by fhankins - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, The Construction Set in a Box comes with a variety of pieces that can be shared by multiple children. Best, Your Friends at Melissa & Doug

    submitted byManufacturer - 3 years ago
3.8 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations
length of play: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
quality: 3.33 out of 5

Not the quality I expect from this company

2 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
My preK son received this kit as a gift. We love most of our Melissa & Doug toys, and he is definitely enjoying building creatively with this kit. Unfortunately it is very flimsy - four of the wooden pieces have snapped, in "clean" snaps that are nigh impossible to fix with wood glue. This is with a fairly normal rambunctious 4- almost 5-year old style of play, mostly by accidentally dropping/banging into something. He broke two of the longest pieces the very first night he opened it and was devastated to realize he could no longer build most of the suggestions on the box. He also gets frustrated that the screws and bolts from this kit aren't mix-&-match compatible with the ones from the toolbox toy that he already had (which, incidentally, has a limited number of wooden pieces that have lasted for two+ years now). Overall this isn't the long-lasting quality that I expect from Melissa & Doug.
1 reply from Melissaanddougpwr team - 1 year ago
Hello Megan, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We take the quality of our products very seriously and we are sorry to hear about your experience. Please give us a call at 800 284 3948. Anyone on our friendly Consumer Care team will be happy to help you. Best, Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
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Not sure if I would buy again

3 out of 5 stars
- 2 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
The set is great. Very disappointed that the tools and screws are not interchangeable with the Melissa and Doug tool kit that we already have.
1 reply from Melissaanddougpwr team - 2 years ago
Hi Megan, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Construction Set in a Box. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to pass it along. Best, Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
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A good product and fairly priced.

5 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
My grandson will love this. It could be improved by the addition of a lid to the box. Otherwise it is perfect for the young mechanically minded youngsters.
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Very Lid Friendly but terrible storage solution

4 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
These are great quality and easy to put together. The pieces are double threaded so they can screw on any direction(no worries about pieces being upside down) and this prevents the pieces from tightening after a certain point so they come off easily. My 9 month old can easily play with this and have fun with brother. One problem we found with this toy is that it comes with a cool storage box but no lid. The pieces get lost pretty easily without a lid so if you get this plan on getting another container to store them in.
1 reply from Melissaanddougpwr team - 2 years ago
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Construction Set in a Box. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to pass it along. Best, Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
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Great fun!

5 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
My mom bought this for my daughter for her third birthday and she LOVES it! He favorite thing to build is train tracks!
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Exactly what I needed.

5 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
Bought this to go with the work bench. Love it and so does my son.
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Pretty much useless

1 out of 5 stars
Loli - 3 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
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.
1 reply from Customer Care team - 3 years ago
Hi: Thank you for your post and for bringing this to our attention. Providing our customers with quality products is very important to us and I am sorry to hear about your experience. I would love the chance to speak with you, get some details and help you with this. Please call me at 800 284 3948. Best, Carrie
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Pretty much useless

1 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
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.
1 reply from Melissaanddougpwr team - 2 years ago
Hi: Thank you for your post and for bringing this to our attention. Providing our customers with quality products is very important to us and I am sorry to hear about your experience. I would love the chance to speak with you, get some details and help you with this. Please call me at 800 284 3948. Best, Carrie
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I would NOT buy this product again!

1 out of 5 stars
- 4 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
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.
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4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Susan B - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very sturdy. My 3 and 5 year old grandsons love it but there aren't enough pieces for both of them to build something so that is why I bought this as a second set.
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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3 out of 5 stars
abbb3 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Nice wooden starter set, but not all pegs are drilled correctly, so some screws can't go in. Also, as people have mentioned, it's really really limited. You can only build 1 thing at a time since there aren't that many parts and only 1 car as it only comes with 4 wheels. It is priced fairly for what it is.
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Don't know

1 out of 5 stars
Chom - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
I can't tell you a thing about this item, as it was a gift and the child has yet to play with it.
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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A lot of fun that can't be expanded upon

3 out of 5 stars
- 6 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
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.
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Stimulates Interest

5 out of 5 stars
- 6 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
Great interest builder for our grandson. Thanks for developing this set.
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Great product for a great price!

4 out of 5 stars
- 6 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
My son received this product as a gift and while building the different pieces, we learned that we were missing one of the flat 2 hole pieces that is required to build the airplane. The only item we can't build and my son really wants a to build the airplane. Surprised that a piece was missing from this product.
1 reply from Melissaanddougpwr team - 2 years ago
Hi Dave: I just read your post and I'm here to help. Please call me at 800 284 3948 so I can assist you with this right away! Best, Chelsea
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Great toy, but...

3 out of 5 stars
- 6 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
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.
1 reply from Melissaanddougpwr team - 2 years ago
Hi: Thank you for taking the time to comment on the construction set in a box. I am so sorry to hear about your experience and would love the chance to speak with you, get some details and make this right. Please call me at 800 284 3948. We want every experience you have with us to be a great one! Best, Chelsea
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Great construction kit

4 out of 5 stars
- 8 years ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
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.
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fun to construct things with your little helper

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
unknown - 9 years ago
Really nice put together. Great to work with adults until the child can construct on their own.
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