Classic Building Toy
- What: Lincoln Logs
- When: 3 years and up
- Why: Durable, classic, wide age range
- Where: Amazon
Looking for a building toy that has stood the test of time? Want to indulge your kids with the classic construction that never goes out of style? Invest in a set of Lincoln Logs (or bring your old set out of storage) and let their creativity run wild.
These interlocking pieces can combine to make a variety of structures. From cabins to barns to fences and more, kids can connect and create endless combinations. The round logs come in four lengths, short, medium, long, and extra long, for a variety of building needs. Leave gaps for windows and doors while using the divots on each log to connect pieces with no magnets, studs, or other parts needed. The sturdy solid wood construction means these logs will last for years. Half log pieces make great roofs, especially when paired with the triangle supports, which connect to the regular logs.
Lincoln Logs work great on their own, or combine seamlessly with other toys for even more fun. Kids can build a fort and populate it with their Army Men, or house their tiny toy hamsters in cabins they build themselves. You can buy sets with various numbers of pieces, with or without a handy storage tin or container. My kids, at ages eleven, nine, and seven, still love to play with Lincoln Logs, and create detailed structures and story lines to accompany their buildings.
If you want a classic toy that will last for years to come and can be handed down to relatives and friends, invest in a set of Lincoln Logs.