These are super cheap, flimsy, and far overpriced. My 3-yr-old son got some for Christmas last year from his wealthier grandparents. They are not good in smaller homes, as they get tripped over and stepped on constantly. Within the first week, we'd destroyed almost 15 of these blocks. Within two months, only approx. 15 REMAINED. They only come in a couple colors, which is incredibly unimaginative. I had more fun with old shoe boxes and empty cardboard appliance crates as a child, and those were free. If you want to spend $30+ just buy a bunch of craft supplies and order free priority mail shipping supplies from USPS. They have boxes of all different sizes and shapes, and you can paint/decorate them any way you want. Plus they're sturdier than these and you'll have a wonderful time making the boxes together.