At first glance, the Bauspiel Giant Rainbow looks familiar and perhaps similar to other sets, but on closer inspection, the size and proportions reveal that really it plays more like a remarkable set of blocks than the typical rainbow stacker.
Isn’t it funny–you may start out with a single Rainbow Stacker–but they just seem to multiply! Since first writing the first post about picking a rainbow stacker, a few more have joined our ranks!
You now have all these beautiful, open-ended and loose-parts toys. But thats it exactly–they’re on the loose. How do you contain them while keeping them accessible? We keep ours visible and available for easy play access.
Grimms and Bauspiel both make sets of thin flat wooden tile blocks. The Bauspiel set is their “Building Tiles” and, the Grimm’s is the “Color Mats”–both are beautiful sets and while similar in essence, this comparison shows how these two sets are different.
Grimms and Bauspiel both make sets of long thin wooden slats blocks. The Bauspiel set is their “Color Rods” and, the Grimm’s is the “Leonardo Sticks”–both are beautiful sets and while similar in essence, this comparison shows how these two sets build differently.
Have you looked at Just Blocks, and wondered how they might fit with the Grimm’s and Bauspiel blocks you have or plan to add to your collection? Here is a quick rundown of the sizing and how they fit together (the short version: very well!)
It’s fascinating to watch how toys change over time—and at first glance easy to think that blocks surely don’t change so much. Even within Grimm’s, they evolve. Before Grimm’s was “Grimm’s Spiel und Holz Design” they were “Spiel & Holz Design” –the original logo didn’t even have a rainbow.
The Bauspiel Stepped Blocks is an eye-catching set—how does it measure up to the better-known Grimm’s Large Stepped Pyramid and Counting blocks?
Rainbow stackers are delightful—they are art when they’re on the shelf, and can be anything from scenery to fancy balancing acts in play. There are many options, but it’s worth considering the function of the rainbow in your home before making a purchase.
When you’re setting up to build a Ball run using blocks, the size ball you pick makes a big difference. If you’re playing with a very small child, then you need a ball that is not a choking hazard. If you’re working with a young builder, you need something that won’t be frustratingly heavy or light.