Produced in exactly the same shape and size every time, award winning KAPLA blocks are designed to provide limitless building possibilities. The 1:3:5:15 ratio enables imaginative constructions that combine art, architecture and physics. Unlike plastic blocks that snap together, wooden KAPLA blocks do not, challenging builders to consider the laws of simple physics in order to achieve their desired construction. The name KAPLA is an abbreviation of the Dutch phrase “Kabouter Plankjes”—literally, gnome planks. KAPLA blocks are constructed of untreated natural pine from a sustainably managed forest in the South of France. A safe, ecological alternative to plastic and electronic toys, they are recommended for ages 3+.