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What’s the difference between brick building and block?

At a first glance, the difference between brick building bricks and block blocks isn’t obvious. But even though brick building and block are made by the same company, have the same brick-like appearance and are built to be used in the same way, there are many things that make them different.
block blocks are meant for a younger audience aged 1-5 who finds brick building bricks too fiddly or is at risk of choking on some of the smaller brick building pieces. To solve these problems, block blocks are much thicker, wider and chunkier than brick building bricks, with most block blocks being twice as long, wide and high as the similar brick building bricks. To put this info into a more visual example, picture four 2 dot x 2 dot brick building bricks together in a square. You could cover them all with one block 2 dot x 2 dot block.

Do block blocks fit onto brick building baseplates?

Yes! Not only are block compatible with all brick building baseplates, but the block blocks work with brick building bricks too. As you would imagine, block does fit a lot better on Large peg block baseplates, but you can get awaywith using brick building boards for both and you can save yourself some serious cash if you want to just stick to one type of base plate.

We manufacture a huge brick building board that is double sided, meaning it can fit both brick building bricks and block blocks. Thanks to its large size, it can be shared between multiple children playing at the same time with both size bricks and blocks.

What colours do block base plates come in?

Although you don’t get as many different colours, we are working to manufacture a range of coloured baseplates. The most popular colour and the only one we offer currently is green, our block compatible green baseplate is one of our most popular products!
If you would like a new colour added, drop us an email, we love to hear from our customers.

What sizes do block base plates come in?

block baseplate sizes are a lot more restricted than brick building base plate sizes. Some of the common sizes include 6 dot x 12 dot (9.5cm x 19cm), 12 dot x 16 dot (19cm x 25.3cm) and 24 dot x 24 dot (38.1cm x 38.1cm).
As well as the silicone baseplate, The Wacky Warehouse also manufacture an exclusive block baseplate size – 32 dot x 24 dot (20”x15”) that is a great size for building on.