What a treat for our young testers to discover this wonderful assortment of wooden blocks with bold colorful artwork, graphic patterns and sparkles. ALEX has crammed over 30 blocks with faces, arms and feet into this early building set so that there is virtually no end to the imagination and manipulative play. The shapes are so unique and intriguing. Parents reported that their children were obviously stimulated by the colorful graphics and the textural feel of each piece. The development of spatial relationships and basic building principals is on full display here. With all that and the fact that the wooden pieces are so well made with solid wood and baked on paint that never showed even the slightest signs of wear, the scores and reviews were sky high for Maxville Blocks.