Dado Bricks Are What Dreams Are Made Of

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 by 1 Comment
Dado Bricks Are What Dreams Are Made Of

They are rather expensive and not particularly practical if you live in a small house, but it’s hard to deny the “cool” factor of these cardboard Dado bricks.

Essentially, they are Legos that allow your child to build life size structures. Isn’t that what every Lego-loving child dreams of?

Each set of Dado bricks comes with 20 double bricks and 10 single bricks. I would suggest ordering two sets, however, since this doesn’t seem like enough bricks to allow your child to build a fort, playpen, or other life size creation.

If you have more than one child, you also have to take into account that this is one of those toys your kids will probably end up fighting over.

The product description says that you need to assemble the bricks, but reviewers seem a bit mixed on how difficult this actually is.

Most of the reviewers seem to agree that the bricks are durable once they have been assembled by an adult, so you don’t need to worry about your child bending them with normal use.

My son will spend hours in his room making Lego collections. If he had a room filled with these bricks, I’d probably never see him again!

In addition to the cardboard bricks, Dado also makes cardboard cubes and interlocking planks to inspire young builders. All of the items can be purchased on the Fat Brain Toys website.

What do you think of the Dado cardboard bricks? Is this a toy your child would enjoy?

Photo credit: Fat Brain Toys

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Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders lives in Iowa with her husband and son. She has been a freelance writer since shortly after earning her degree in journalism from The University of Iowa in 2003. She writes extensively about parenting, crafts, and creative ways to save money. Visit her at

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  • Julie C.

    I think you would need an awful lot of these to make it fun for your child and not just frustrating that he can’t build the fort or castle he is imagining. Sounds expensive!