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Strictly Briks fosters creativity while taking your brick creations to new heights

by Leanne

Strictly Bricks 5 Sponsored postMy kids love LEGOs. They could play LEGO for hours and hours each day, building their own custom homes, businesses, cars, and even mini figures. I love how creative they are and how they can occupy themselves quietly for long periods of time designing, building, and then playing. Basically, it saves my sanity a few times a week at least.

But, the thing that drives me crazy? Their LEGO worlds spread out from one room to the next in a thin layer across the entire floor. They will have built a sprawling playable LEGO house with multiple rooms, and instead of it being organized like a traditional house that is built up for space saving reasons, their creation will look more like a crazy maze that spans the length of the room.

You know that LEGO table we bought so the LEGOs would all be up off the floor and we wouldn’t have to deal with tripping over LEGOs all over the floor? That’s been all but abandoned thanks to a thin layer of LEGO pieces that perpetually cover it no matter how hard I try to clean it up each week. So, there’s a thin layer of LEGOs over the best place to play and then they play on the floor which I have firmly insisted is a horrible idea numerous times. Sigh. Strictly BricksSo, I had an idea that I would help them build up instead of out. I would buy plastic risers from storage stores that would go on top of the LEGO table so it would provide play surfaces even when the miscellaneous pieces spread back out over the tabletop. Brilliant, right? Except the risers were not only expensive, they were also slippery and if someone slightly bumped the table, the LEGO pieces all fell off the risers and destroyed their house or scene they had set up. Let me tell you, my plan was extremely unpopular.

I had all but given up the epic LEGO battle and repurposed the risers as well as allowing floor play for the first time ever when I got an email about Strictly Briks. Strictly Briks is everything I love about LEGOs – their open-ended play that encourages creativity, their mix and match products, and the fact that you can combine sets to take your LEGOs to a whole new dimension. And, because every Strictly Briks piece is compatible with other brands of plastic bricks, it makes it an amazing addition to any LEGO collection. Strictly Bricks 8Strictly Briks‘ claim to fame is their stackable baseplates that combine with their patent pending Stackers™ to allow you to build up, not just out. The stackable base plate has a bottom that is designed to be stacked for tons of different construction possibilities. This allows kids to build towers, castles, sky scrapers, houses, schools, stores, parking garages, you name it.

We chose the Strictly Briks 10″ Triangle, Half Circle, Square Baseplate Pack to start our collection and it has made brick play so much more fun. Now the kids’ homes and scenes build up and allow for so much more play on the LEGO table. Instead of the thin layer of LEGOs that covers the table, the clutter is now kept to a minimum now that the baseplate pack allows them to stack their creations and set up more permanent structures. Strictly Bricks 3With a triangle, a half circle, and a square baseplate selection in one big pack, it allows you to create huge structures by combining them together, or it allows numerous children to play with the set at the same time because they all have their own set to build with.

Rather than step by step instructions with a “right” way and a “wrong” way to build each set, Strictly Briks offers truly open-ended play that even hubby can get behind. He despises it when super cool LEGO sets are broken apart and pieces go missing, so Strictly Briks is just what he needed to allow the kids to build and create without worry the wrath of dad. Strictly Bricks 6We chose the 1000 piece brik set from Strictly Briks so they had tons of pieces that are perfect for creating whatever they dream up. Add in some tires, windows and doors and this set has all you need to make houses, cars, inventions and more as they are the engineers, the designers, and they create their own blueprint. And, best of all, they know they can use these briks for building open ended designs, and that means they keep their designated sets whole.

We all know that kids will eventually bring their LEGOs onto the floor for set ups that require more space or when there are multiple kids playing. Thankfully, Strictly Briks has a solution for that, too. Their 15.75″ X 15.75″ Multi-Color Baseplates are perfect for when you must build on the floor but your mom has insisted that if she steps on one more LEGO they will all just disappear.

With the huge 15.75″x15.75″ baseplate, it means that their creations have a solid structure to them that can easily lift right back up to the table when they are done playing. It’s also so much easier to build on the baseplate than it is on the carpet, so the kids are just as thrilled as I am. When the baseplates aren’t in use {which is almost never}, they take up very little space, but spread out they cover a lot of territory and make it possible for them to build all sorts of sprawling scenes without huge amounts of set up and take down. Strictly Bricks 2It’s not just me raving about Strictly Briks. Even though they are new to the toy scene, they have an incredible 29 nods by all sorts of toy industry gurus. From the prestigious Oppenheim and Dr. Toy to whimsical Hot Diggity Awards, everyone sees how Strictly Briks helps foster creativity and imagination in kiddos, which is why they have been taking home top awards ever since they hit the scene two years ago.

Are you ready to take your brick play to a whole new level? Check out Strictly Briks and choose one of their hundreds of options that will make your kiddos swoon this holiday season.

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61 comments

Katherine November 29, 2017 - 11:43 am

Ill have to check these out for my boys. They have been wanting legos. I like all the buildings you were able to build

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Edye November 30, 2017 - 7:53 am

YES! They teach kids to be creative!

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darla December 1, 2017 - 12:09 am

What an awesome investment. cleaner and more fun 🙂

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carol December 1, 2017 - 11:01 am

I think it is because they use their brains to build things.

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Tyler Barber December 1, 2017 - 1:46 pm

My grandsons would enjoy building with this.

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Azeem Isaahaque December 2, 2017 - 4:17 am

Yes! I consider it to be educational because it helps them to be creative

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David Basile December 2, 2017 - 8:23 am

Sure makes them think and use hand skills

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doug g. December 2, 2017 - 2:24 pm

I believe they are…I KNOW WHEN I was little I was very curious about how buildings were constructed and there kinds of toys helped me understand more about that

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kathy Persons December 3, 2017 - 11:13 am

I love them they make them think and use their imagination

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tracie brown December 5, 2017 - 3:19 pm

absolutely! I think it allows for creativity and a little brain work behind building things.

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Ashley C December 10, 2017 - 2:21 pm

Yes because they encourage creativity and help children understand space, problem solving and following directions

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Charlene S. December 12, 2017 - 1:53 pm

Sure, when you are using your imagination you are learning.

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jenny December 13, 2017 - 11:57 am

Absolutely! The possibilities are endless!

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Sarah Mathias December 15, 2017 - 7:39 pm

Construction toys are educational. The encourage critical thinking and creativity.

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cheryl s December 16, 2017 - 7:26 am

yes, they teach reasoning skills

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Leela December 16, 2017 - 4:39 pm

Yes, I do. It encourages creativity, building skills and hand eye coordination.

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Amber Hites December 17, 2017 - 3:09 am

Absolutely. They help kids to be creative and use their skills as they try to build what they imagine. Thanks for having this giveaway!!!

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Jackie December 17, 2017 - 9:17 pm

I consider legos educational because it helps a child’s imagination and their ability to build and create shapes and designs

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Erica B. December 18, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Construction toys are educational because they let you test out ideas.

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Anne HIggins December 18, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Absolutely! Anytime we can use our imaginations and creative skills we are learning how to solve situations….whether it be for engineering, STEM or just having fun – the outcome is GREAT

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susan smoaks December 18, 2017 - 4:31 pm

i do consider them as educational because they require thought and preparation to create.

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sylvia December 18, 2017 - 5:29 pm

absolutely! it teaches kids how to develop, be creative, learn how things go together and patience when things dont work out

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kendra Noble December 18, 2017 - 5:46 pm

I most definitely do! I think any time you can mix fun with education you grab the kids attention much longer. We play a lot of educational games in our family.

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JoAnn F December 19, 2017 - 6:42 am

Yes very educational. They have to use their thinking skills and its hands on experience for them.

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Lisa V. December 19, 2017 - 1:36 pm

I do, they spark creativity and help teach how things work.

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Paula Michele Hafner December 19, 2017 - 7:33 pm

Yes, I do. They encourage the imagination and get a child to thinking and planning.

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Abigail Gibson December 19, 2017 - 11:50 pm

I do consider construction toys as educational because it allows the child to be creative.

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EMMA L HORTON December 20, 2017 - 9:35 am

YES…I THINK THEY ARE EDUCATIONAL BECAUSE THEIR MINDS HAVE TO IMAGINE HOW THINKS WILL LOOK AND HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING TO WHERE THEY WANT IT TO LOOK.

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Jae Park December 20, 2017 - 10:04 am

Yes, I think construction toys are educational, since they teach kids how things fit together, as well as spatial recognition skills. Thanks for hosting!

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Ed December 20, 2017 - 11:07 am

They yield imagination, logic and spatial context.

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Alison December 20, 2017 - 1:03 pm

I think that construction toys are educational because they teach imagination and creativity. They show kids that there’s more than one way to do something.

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Megan C December 20, 2017 - 4:14 pm

Yes, I think they teach them problem solving and how to following directions.

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Jessica Whitehouse December 20, 2017 - 7:36 pm

Yes, building blocks are educational- they teach physics and spacial reasoning

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elizabeth peck December 20, 2017 - 10:03 pm

They are totally educational and the beauty is they are so fun it they don’t seem like it.

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Kathy Green December 20, 2017 - 11:16 pm

Absolutely. They encourage free thinking and creativity along with motor skills.

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kathy pease December 21, 2017 - 4:21 am

Yes I think construction toys help a child use their imagination

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Hesper Fry December 21, 2017 - 12:14 pm

Yes, I do! It teaches kids to be creative and to use their imagination.

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Janet Boyanton December 21, 2017 - 12:31 pm

They help with fine motor skills, creativity, and learning how to put things together.

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Ellie Wofford December 21, 2017 - 4:41 pm

I absolutely do! They can be used in so many ways! And even just playing with them gets kids doing math & engineering without even realizing that is what they are doing!

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Michelle H. December 21, 2017 - 5:27 pm

They are educational because you have to think about what you are making and how you are going to make it.

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DanV December 21, 2017 - 6:04 pm

Yes, because they help kids explore creativity

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Vikki Billings December 21, 2017 - 6:11 pm

yes I do because when kids are building they are using their imagination and on top of that they are learning how to balance things, it helps with hand eye coordination.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Julie Hawkins December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

I do. I think they facilitate kids being creative.

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Philip Lawrence December 21, 2017 - 7:58 pm

I consider construction toys as educational since you have to use all aspects of math, such as angles, to build items.

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Amy Smeltzer December 21, 2017 - 8:12 pm

yes, they learn to be creative, patient and to share

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Janice B December 21, 2017 - 8:18 pm

Yes they are educational. They teach kids to be creative. They also teach kids how to figure out angles, sizes, and problem solving.

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Amy D January 12, 2018 - 11:38 am

My 4 1/2 year old daughter told me that she wants to build things when she grows up, so toys like this are certainly her favorite. I love the little people that it comes with. Great for imaginary play.

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