Building Sets Girls Will Want to Build & Play With

Disclosure: I received the products below to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

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My boys have always love building and they would build with whatever they could find. My daughter though has not grasped the building concept. She of course can stack blocks but she is not really creative as far as building goes.

STEAM Learning seems to be a common phrase nowadays, with “A” for art recently being added to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A new line was recently introduced to help girls spark imagination and a lifelong love for STEAM Learning.

Build & Imagine StoryWalls play-sets are made of colorfully illustrated magnetic panels that kids can join together however they want. The end result is a scene they have created and one they can play with. The illustrated pieces are perfect story starters that can spark imaginative play. My daughter has the whole imaginative play down pat but she has always needed help with science and engineering.

The Build & Imagine sets use both left and right brain play, encouraging spatial reasoning and problem solving. The products are like a 3D storybook setting with kids as the architect and storyteller.

There are currently three Build & Imagine sets available, with two more coming in the fall.

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I got the chance to check out Malia’s Beach House. It has received numerous awards already, including Dr. Toy’s 2015 Best Classic Toys.

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The set includes 16 dual-sided StoryWall building panels, two dolls and more than 40 magnetic accessories. The pieces allow kid’s to build a whole beach house. The set is designed for ages 4 and up, which my 4 year old had no problem building. She did need help to get it started as the pieces didn’t make sense to her at first but once my 7 year old son showed her, she got it.

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Overall, this is a set that has really sparked my daughter’s interest in building and science. I love seeing that spark in her now when she builds like my boys have always had. These sets are so open-ended and kids can really be creative when building and then styling with the accessories. After the fun of building there is time to play and then re-build to a different structure!

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BUY IT: Malia’s Beach House can be purchased for a suggested retail price of $59.99 from Build & Imagine. Build & Imagine StoryWalls play sets can be found online at e-tailers such as Amazon.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Laurie Peterson says:

    I am really touched reading this. I am so glad your family is enjoying my new building sets.

    Our illustrations and the resulting imaginative play they spark are designed especially for kids like your daughter. Instead of just building a structure (which can be boring for a lot of kids, especially girls), you are building a scene for your stories. I am delighted to hear it’s working to draw her into the world of building and helping her develop the very important skills that come along with building.

    So glad you gave Build & Imagine a try. Stay in touch!

    Laurie Peterson
    Founder & Inventor
    Build & Imagine

    • Thanks! I am all about toys that are gender neutral but my daughter likes girly colors and toys so Build and Imagine was a great way to get her interested!

  2. James Robert says:

    This would be fun for my youngest and I like it is also educational.

  3. Nataile Brown says:

    I absolutely love that companies are making building toys designed specifically for girls. This set looks like so much fun too. I’m glad your daughter had fun and was excited about it. 🙂

  4. Richard Hicks says:

    Would make nice gifts for birthdays or xmas

  5. What a great way to spark imaginative play. So colorful and interesting.

  6. Deborah D says:

    my nieces would love this.

  7. It seems like a fun twist between building and a doll house 🙂 When I was little I used to build a house for my Barbies out of Legos haha

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