We have several different kinds of blocks in our house, but these are the favorite by far. My big kids do all sorts of creative things with them and I expect my little one will, as well, when he is old enough. I love their simplicity and natural look; it leaves much more to their imaginations. The flat blocks, bricks and sticks provide all the variety necessary to build wonderful structures. They are extremely heavy, so try to pick up in person if you can!
We purchased the medium pack and it has been a big hit. It's just the right amount to supplement other block sets and builds.
These blocks are incredible- well-made, beautiful, and your kid will use these non-stop every day. We build garages, cities, villages, car parking lots, airports, towers, etc. The flat pieces are perfect for roads. My only regret was not buying a bigger set. I bought the medium one for my 3 year old--will have to buy another one. EXCELLENT gift. I'm buying the small set for my brother-in-law as a baby gift.