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Discovery Kids Construction Fort

Last Purchase:
4 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 25% of Kids Woots
Top 24% of all Woots
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Top 3% of Kids Woots
Top 4% of all Woots

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quality posts: 3 Private Messages Voltaire22022

We bought a few of these sets a couple of months ago. They're a little flimsy but if you have an older-ish child, that shouldn't be much of a problem. You can't just jam these together. It takes a little finesse. If you break/bend one though, you've got a lot of replacements.

Each set is big enough to make a little igloo/castle/blob big enough for 2-ish small children. We bought one for each of the nieces/nephews so that when they get together, they can make a mega fort.

This + ingenuity + a sheet = hours of fun.


quality posts: 7 Private Messages dagast2

Almost tricked me woot. Quick stop by amazon shows that poles dont stay in connectors and fall apart easily.

Was very excited at first though, would be very cool if it wasnt junk.


quality posts: 4 Private Messages SperkMik

One review at Amazon, where it's priced at $49. Briefly: you need more than one, and kids the right size can't really build the forts by themselves.

Oops! Another seller at Amazon has it for $32, and 31 reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Kids-Fort/dp/B009RUYPQ4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_misc_1

Best Buy has it for $25:


quality posts: 1 Private Messages tabbyfoo

I have one of these and my kids love it. They are 8 and 10. It does take some adult help to get the poles in, and a little practice for the kids to figure out how to make stable structures. I wish I had money to buy these, because I paid $30 for mine at barnes and noble.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Rampling

"Nonadecahedron" connectors?!! That would be a 19-faced polyhedron! As a connoisseur of regular and semi-regular polyhedra, I feel compelled to offer my nerdly correction here to this alleged "cool fact" listed amongst the other specs.

The true "cool fact" is that each of these connectors is a Small Rhombicuboctahedron, which is a 24-faced Archimedean solid (a semi-regular polyhedron) consisting of 18 square faces and 8 triangular faces. Apparently for the toy connectors in question, only the square faces have holes for the rods, making 18 holes in total.


quality posts: 1 Private Messages judygreunke

You should show the finished "castle" with a child in the picture. It appears to be bigger than it actually is. Each square is only 15" x 15". Rather small for a "door". Will be passing this up.


quality posts: 1006 Private Messages ThunderThighs


judygreunke wrote:You should show the finished "castle" with a child in the picture. It appears to be bigger than it actually is. Each square is only 15" x 15". Rather small for a "door". Will be passing this up.

There's a photo of the box on the sales page that shows a child in it.

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quality posts: 0 Private Messages mattdyer

I wonder how big a fort you could build with 3 sets.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages patty30068

I had been thinking of something exactly like this as plant supports. There are no good ones on the market, i.e. easily configurable to the height and width of the plant. So, whoever manufactures these, please think about making these with gardeners in mind. All you would have to do is vary the lengths of the poles. And make them green.

I am buying a set just for the round doohickies - I can buy dowels for the different lengths.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Cavdaddy

How many two and three dimensional shapes could you make with these?