Rated 2 out of 5Â by grnwillow Not at all as pictured
I have ordered Guidecraft products before and love them, so I ordered these for my grandson for Christmas to build with or create things with. I figured they were made from scrap wood based on the picture, but I thought we would get something close to what is shown. While they did come smoothed and with no rough edges, the picture shows many different shapes and sizes and blocks with holes in them.
What I got, was a box of 18 blocks that are square or rectangular in five mixed sizes. None have holes cut in them, and the rest of the box was made up of smooth dowels cut in almost exactly the same size. I say almost as they vary by only about 1/16". The dowels are 5 1/2" L and about 1/4" in diameter.
The squares and rectangles range in thickness from 1/2" to 1 1/2". No round or dome shapes, no rings, no threaded dowels, no triangles. For him to use this I will have to find something to use as connectors for all the dowels. I can add holes, but I was expecting to get something at least somewhat close to the picture shown.
Totally unimpressed with the selection.