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Kapla Book & Colours Set

by Kapla

Kapla Book & Colours set comes in three different colour combinations. Each variation includes 40 wooden planks of two different colours (Light Blue - Dark Blue; Yellow - Green; Red - Orange) and a dedicated art book.

Measurements: ca. 23,5 x 24 x 5,6 cm
Weight: 0,4 kg
Colours: choose between 3 different colour combinations (Light Blue - Dark Blue; Yellow - Green; Red - Orange)
40 Coloured Wooden Planks

Recommended for children aged 3 years and older.

Most of the time an idea for a new product comes to mind when you can’t find a suitable object that ticks all the boxes. The Dutchman Tom van der Bruggen encountered this exact problem while trying to design and create a model of a castle that he wanted to build in the South of France. In order to visualise the finished construction of the castle of his dreams, Tom van der Bruggen tried to construct it using regular wooden blocks. However, the size and shape of the wooden blocks didn’t allow him to create certain features such as lintels, roofs and floors. Unsatisfied with the possibilities of the wooden blocks, Tom set out to design and create his own. He invented wooden blocks in the shape of planks which he named Kapla - an abbreviation of “Kabouter Plankjes” which means “gnome planks” in Dutch. 

All Kapla planks are identical in size with the dimension in ratio of 1:3:5. This unique and innovative design allows children and adults to build a wide variety of structures without the help of additional or supportive accessories. Balance and gravity alone hold the wooden planks in place.

Our wooden Kapla planks introduce children as well as adults to the world of imagination, creativity and concentration. These open-ended wooden planks provide hours of fun, entertainment and endless building possibilities. From simple to very complex structures, the wooden planks allow each person to build at his own skill level. Kapla is a natural construction game that encourages children to develop, practise and refine their fine motor skills, logical thinking and perseverance as well as building techniques and spatial awareness.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Great beginner set

I bought these as a gift for a 9 year old and couldn't resist a sneak peek before wrapping them up. Woweee! I want some for myself. Such a simple but fascinating building resource. I am amazed at how lightweight yet stable they are. It takes no effort to stand them on their ends. The book that comes with it offers excellent ideas and inspiration. I think this set is an excellent introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the brand.

Horsey mum
Happy plays!

Beautiful smooth blocks, amazing book which comes with lots of ideas-really good for getting your creative going. I bought for my 9 year old but I’d say little ones would enjoy stacking the blocks and big kids (aka adults!) would get a lot of joy playing with these too.


So many building possibilities with the Kapla blocks. I love how it comes with a book to give you some ideas.


My son loves these and enjoys making something new each time he plays with them. I love how the sets also come with a book which gives us lots of building ideas.