Like their smaller counterpart, the Midi is made of a rubberized plastic, giving it that easy-to-grip feel and helping the pieces stick to each other. Coming in an assortment of colors (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, white, purple, and black), these pieces are 50mm long (2 X 1 ½ inches) and identical in shape.
This set come with 100 pieces, but other sizes are available. We list some in the Parts and Pieces section, below.
There’s no wrong way to enjoy these. Their texture makes them hold together well enough to build curves and bends, giving them different ways of being used than more solidly plastic building bricks, like LEGOs.
The larger size of the Midi makes them easier for small hands to manipulate.
Just as much fun as the Mini, these larger pieces are easier for younger children to work with. Though both the Mini and the Midi are recommended for children 3 years and up, we found that the Mini is sometimes just a little too small until children reach 5. The Midi is a great alternative, letting younger kids use their imagination while having a little better time getting those fingers to perform the right movements.
The larger size also helps for structures to have a little bit of movement. Nothing major, like a full rotation, but they can sort of seem like they’re moving around because the pieces have some flexibility.
Keep a bag of these in the car, purse, or other take-along, and bring them out in the waiting room, restaurant, or anywhere else where a quiet yet engrossing activity may help pass the time.
- Wipe down with damp cloth
- Wash in warm water and mild soap
For more information on how to clean toys, check out our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
The purchase link above is for the 100 piece, but there are other sizes:
400 piece Midi Set with Plastic Tub
150 piece Midi Set
50 piece Midi Set
20 piece Midi Set
There’s also a 50 piece Midi Set in pastel colors.
This toy may prove a choking hazard for children still putting objects into their mouths. Please provide supervision when small children are around.