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Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks

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4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New dimensions on the old click a block building style.

I like the ability to create in all directions with theses blocks.The trio blocks can click and stack like legos but you can also use poles,curved poles,and other connectors into the holes in...Read complete review

I like the ability to create in all directions with theses blocks.The trio blocks can click and stack like legos but you can also use poles,curved poles,and other connectors into the holes in each side of these blocks allowing your child to add new facets to his construction repettoire.make insects,aliens,robots,or the old stanby houses and vehicles we love from the past.this set came with eyes and wings,and other sets offer many different accessorizing parts such as wheels,curves,panels,walls,etc. These toys are multi colored and come in all kinds of sets aimed at boys or girls interests.The only down is they can be hard to snap together for the younger spectrum of the 3+ age group but my little girl got it after a little practice(that seemed to help steady her hand,maybe a learning benefit of this toy as well).we have made a dozen different things and will make a plenty more i'm sure,i actually can't wait to expand this collection to see the options available with mixed sets.

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Not a Huge Hit in Our House

I was excited when Fisher Price came out with these new Trio Building Blocks, because my son loves to build and these looked like a good alternative to the Mega blocks that he plays...Read complete review

I was excited when Fisher Price came out with these new Trio Building Blocks, because my son loves to build and these looked like a good alternative to the Mega blocks that he plays with constantly.  There were a number of manufacturer coupons out last year when they introduced the line, so they were fairly inexpensive.  I think that I should have tried them myself before I gave them to him, because as crazy as it seems, they are rather hard to put together.  You have to line them up just right to make them click, and it gets frustrating for my son.  My older son played with them a bit, but even for him (age 7) they were a  pain, and he went back to legos and kinex.  I know some kids really like them, but I just don't see the appeal - they are annoying to me, too.  You can make cool things from the blocks, so they could be a great creative learning toy, but that is not enough to recommend them - I would try the Mega Bloks instead.

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5.0

Fun but different building.

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from DES MOINES, IA

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

We received a couple trio set for Christmas this year, the batman cave and joker fun house sets. We have tons of lego dulpos and the larger mega blocks so we are very familiar to building with blocks. I was pleasantly surprised how fun and different these are.

They are very sturdy and keep their shape without falling apart. Trio blocks snap together in "squares" They have round holes on all sides of the blocks so you can add posts and other details.

The trio people are fun too. They are short with big heads and fit on some of the bricks. That's a great way to interact with the various buildings you can make out of the blocks.

I just wish they were interchangeable with my children's other block collections. .

Overall they are great fun and would make a great gift.

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5.0

Trio Building Blocks a Big Hit

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from Oregon, IL

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

My four year old son got a box of these Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks for Christmas this past year. They are really fun to play with. They are a good building block for kids a little too old for megablocks, but not ready for the regular sized legoes.

The particlular set we got came with instructions on how to build several things - a large building, some bugs, a helicopter, etc. I love the instructions, because they are very kids friendly - mostly using pictures instead of words. For example, instead of saying you need three long green sticks, it just shows a picture of three long green sticks. My four year old tends to get frustrated if he doesn't get things exactly right, so he does need some help still to build the particular images shown in the booklet. However, if he just wants to build a tower or something, he can certainly play alone. The blocks are easy to put together - they just snap.

We have really enjoyed these blocks and will probably invest in more sets!

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5.0

My kids LOVE Trio building Blocks

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from Clementon, NJ

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

I have a 3 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. My son was given this as a Christmas present from his Aunt. I was so excited to see he got the Trio block set because I know he really wanted it. My son is always really good at building towers, stacking, and sorting. The Trio block set comes with connectors to connect the blocks together, they are super easy to "snap" together and then snap apart as well. the possibilities of what you can build with it as fantastic. I also love how it comes with a booklet about how to build certain figures..like a robot, boat, helicopter and more all using the blocks. Consider this like "starter legos" for the young children. It is very easy for my children to use and build. Plus, I have to admit even I am having fun building the Trio blocks with my kids. haha. So if you have a little builder at home and you are looking into different building blocks, this is definitely a great set!

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4.0

Trios: Great Building Blocks, But Will Not Outlive Legos

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

We received our first Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks as a gift over a year ago.  I have three young boys who love to build and will play with Legos or GeoTrax for hours.  At first, these blocks held their attention. 

My oldest son loved the activity/project demonstration book that came with the original boxed set.  The pictures were clear and pretty simple to understand.  He was able to build the majority of the projects with minimal help from adults.  These ideas helped inspired him to create his own projects.  However, once he built all the items, he lost interest in the Trios and they sat on the shelf for several months.

After finding some close out deals, I have since added to our Trio collection.  We now have the fire station set and the police set.  We found the directions with these sets to be more complex and not quite as clear.  My oldest son had a hard time putting the tower together and frankly, so did I.  My four year old can not create more than the cars without assistance.  All in all, the boys will pull out the Trios intermittently but they are not their "go to" building toy.

Pros:

-Cost effective compared to other building toys

-Teaches mechanical and problem solving skills

-Shapes in sets are interchangeable so if a block is lost in one set, it can be replaced with one from a different series

 

Cons:

-The curved pieces can be hard to connect or keep connected

-Lots of parts means lots of which to keep track

-Not as high interest as more interactive building toys, such as GeoTrax

 

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4.0

Great blocks for older kids

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from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

I am impressed with the Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks because they encourage such imaginative play. You truly have to use your noggin to figure out which pieces fit together best. I have a three year old son who loves these blocks. There are a few problems however. The blocks are hard to set it place...you have to wait for a "click" and press down hard. This makes it hard for any child under 4. They are also hard to pull apart. My son has to ask for help for each block to be removed and he is larger than most children his age. I really think Fischer Price should make it easier for the children to connect the blocks and disconnect them. There is no need for it to be so hard. The blocks are interesting shapes and fit together in different ways. They are a different take on Legos. I plan on my sons using both kinds of blocks when they reach an older age. The only thing I can't figure out is why the Trio vehicle is so expensive compared to the rest of the Trio sets. Not sure why...

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4.0

Trio Building Blocks are a great addition to our play room

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from Sullivan, MO

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

Trio Building Blocks caught my eye one day in a toy store. I have tried Mega Blocks for my son and they were not a huge hit, so I decided to give Trio Building Blocs a shot, after all they were affordable. When we opened the package my son was immediately interested, he investigated and asked how they work. I showed him the simplicity of the click together design, but I have to admit they were a little tough to get apart once they were together. They did eventually 'break in' so to speak and are now easier to pull apart while still staying together firmly while being played with. I like that these pieces are large enough that I can see them when I vacuum so I don't accidentally suck them up or push them under furniture, and they are bright colors so they do not get thrown away with the mess when we clean our son's room. They are simple, affordable, birght, and fun so I would highly recommend them to friends.

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5.0

any kid can do something with trio

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from Portage, IN

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

I bought a big box of trio building pieces and some other themed trio sets last year for my nephew for Christmas. The sets we put together, easily enough. I had one car and one police station. He was excited about those for a little while, but after we were done they just got dumped into the bigger box of value trio pieces. The next time we played with them, he asked me to put the police station together, but he really wasn't interested enough to let me finish, instead he made his own gun (his favorite kind of toy). Ever since, he almost always makes a gun. So, the police station ended up being the kind of toy that looks cool in the packaging, but what the kid really wants is the generic tub so that he can do whatever his imagination tells him to do. Overall, the trio building blocks were a hit for my five year old nephew, he loves to play with them, and I don't have to spend the money on the fancy sets.

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5.0

Love Trio building blocks!

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from Spring, TX

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

My son just received a set of these for his birthday and I was skeptical since we already have tons of legos.  But I was pleasantly surprised!  They have a lot of different shaped pieces so that you have a lot more options when you want to create something.  I like the way the pieces click together and they're bigger so younger kids can use them although there are some smaller weird shaped pieces that may be choking hazards.  Overall though, my kids ages 3 and 5 really liked playing with these and making different vehicles out of them.  I really like the fisher price brand and I have hardly ever been disappointed when purchasing one of their products.  Like any other building block type toy, these will provide hours of creative play which to me is the best kind of hands on play they can participate in.  I would definitely recommend getting a set or two of these building blocks for your kids!

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4.0

Great early building system!

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from Hillsborough, NC

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

We received a set of the Trio blocks as a 4th birthday gift for my daughter almost 3 months ago.  Since then I would say that she has played with them every day at least once.  They are a great combination of Lego/Connex, with the ability to use them like blocks or use the little sticks to build up more.  The best part about it is that the blocks stay together fairly well, so her little brother has a harder time breaking her creations.  

The set we got came with a book with building ideas, which also helps her with her math skills.  She looks at the "recipe" to build, which has quantities of each block needed.  She gathers up what she needs and then starts building.  She also has fun coming up with her own creations.

The only negatives on this set are the difficulty of little hands getting the stick pieces into the blocks, and also the quantities involved in the starter set.  It does come with 100 pieces, but a lot of the design ideas require every one of the pieces so you don't have any room to lose any!  We have bought a second set for a Christmas gift to supplement her supply.

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3.0

Not a Huge Hit in Our House

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from Vero Beach, FL

Comments about Fisher-Price Fisher Price Trio Building Blocks:

I was excited when Fisher Price came out with these new Trio Building Blocks, because my son loves to build and these looked like a good alternative to the Mega blocks that he plays with constantly.  There were a number of manufacturer coupons out last year when they introduced the line, so they were fairly inexpensive.  I think that I should have tried them myself before I gave them to him, because as crazy as it seems, they are rather hard to put together.  You have to line them up just right to make them click, and it gets frustrating for my son.  My older son played with them a bit, but even for him (age 7) they were a  pain, and he went back to legos and kinex.  I know some kids really like them, but I just don't see the appeal - they are annoying to me, too.  You can make cool things from the blocks, so they could be a great creative learning toy, but that is not enough to recommend them - I would try the Mega Bloks instead.

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