We are fans of the ingenious Korxx blocks, the brainchild of parents Patricia and Sven Kuck of Germany.  Made of safe, sustainable cork, these blocks are a VERY different experience from the traditional, beloved maple unit blocks.  Aside from the variety of shapes (circles, ovals, rectangles, triangles, columns, etc.), they are:

- Quiet

- Lightweight

- Attractive

And, due to the friction between Korxx surfaces, they hold fast even when tilted on an angle -- making for some very unusual creations!

 

They have produced smaller color sets for some time, but this year, you can find larger color sets and a new black-and-white set that is quite striking. 

 

 

Great for any young builder, from 3+.