We love it when a toy company takes a classic and makes it iconic, and that’s just what Make Me Iconic has done with its Australia and Melbourne themed threading and stacking blocks.
Whether it’s cattle dogs perched on the back of a ute, fairy bread or Vegemite toast that reminds you of home, the Iconic Toy Threading Blocks – Aussie ($35) has got them all and then some. There are 15 blocks in a set, as well as a length of string attached to a wooden threader.
The Melbourne version has a tram, the crazy grinning face of St Kilda’s Luna Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and a few other iconic places and objects that a Victorian will recognise in a heartbeat.
Threading blocks in all their many forms are a classic toy for a good reason – they help kids develop important motor skills and hand eye coordination. That the iconic toys teach kids about home is a nice bonus. Each set costs $35.
Iconic also make Melbourne and Aussie wooden stacking blocks for $30. Piece together a picture with meat pies, prawns, thongs and other quintessential bits of Australiana, use the flip-side to teach kids their numbers or just stack them as high as you can.
Find the Iconic Toy Threading Blocks and Wooden Stacking Blocks online at Make Me Iconic. Make sure to check our previous Make Me Iconic posts for more Australiana toy goodness from this fab homegrown brand.