DOCKLETS® is a new system of building blocks for both small and tall builders! Adhesive dots provide the models with stability and flexibility at the same time. The hooks and loops are distinguished by colour in order to allow for an intuitive use of the blocks. As a side effect, the dabs of colour make the products become a real head-turner. Illustrated step-by-step instructions make building the model ideas child’s play.
Four different theme sets are available since late 2016: Universal/Starter, Dinosaurs, Creepy Crawlies and Architecture. The amount of pieces ranges from 40 to 50, providing either three or four model ideas. In addition, three new sets will be introduced this summer: a playful Robots set (43 pcs, 4 model ideas), a Horses set (47 pcs, 3 model ideas) and the masterly Maxi set (160 pcs, 20 model ideas).
DOCKLETS® has received several awards and nominations, the most recent being the 2017 EUROPEAN PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD. The system promotes the development of creative skills and spatial awareness in children. The blocks in all DOCKLETS® products are compatible with each other. This means imagination and free play in particular, are at the forefront, as well as the structural fun of building.
The whole range was developed by Berlin-based design studio TPPD (Thade Precht Playful Design). Manufacturing and sales are carried out by Beluga Spielwaren GmbH.
Name of the products/brand: DOCKLETS®
Sort of product: Wooden construction toy
Date of product launching: 10/2016
Packaging size (standard sets): 313x313x65 mm
Amount of toy bricks per set (standard sets): 40-50
Target age group: 5-14 years
Suggested price: ~25,00 €
Designer: TPPD / Thade Precht Playful Design, Germany
Manufacturer: Beluga Spielwaren GmbH, Germany
About TPPD: TPPD is a German design studio specialized on playful projects of any kind. They dream up and create both two- and three-dimensional products, brands, books, toys, games and websites.
About Beluga Spielwaren: Beluga is a well-known German toy company located in the „toy region“ Nuremberg. Their range of goods mainly comprises wooden toys, plush toys and games, as well as licensing products.