These blocks are an EXCELLENT value. We use them for table top play, but they can also be an addtion to train or Matchbox car play. My child creates a small village with a road winding through it and then adds little bears or animals or even some of her smaller dollies to extend the creative play. The colors are bright and the shapes are varied, and can be mixed and matched to make numerous combinations of different buildings. They are solid wood and so very durable and no batteries required! The blocks come in their own storage bin, but will also fit easily into another bin in many storage systems.Your child will enjoy these blocks for a long time and return to them again and again.