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KAPLA®

SINCE 1987

 

The story of KAPLA®

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.


Kapla planks are made from 100% untreated French pine wood sourced from the sustainable Landes Forest in the South West of France.



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    KAPLA® 200 BOX

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    342.00 SR

    Description The classic KAPLA starter set! Includes: 200 natural planks 1 KAPLA building pamphlet Inside of a nice, long lasting box with a ha...

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    342.00 SR
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    KAPLA® Octocolor Set - 100 planks

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    280.00 SR

    Description Add an assortment of colors to give your KAPLA structures contrast! Includes: 100 planks in 8 different colors: red, orange, yello...

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    280.00 SR
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    KAPLA® 40 Colors & Book - Light Blue, Dark Blue

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    165.00 SR

    Description The perfect KAPLA combination! Includes: 20 Light Blue planks 20 Dark Blue planks 1 KAPLA Art Book with images featuring light blue...

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    165.00 SR
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    KAPLA® Challenge

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    86.00 SR

    Description Challenge yourself - or a friend! - to make each of the KAPLA structures pictured on the 12 challenge cards. Test your balance! Who ...

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    86.00 SR
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    KAPLA® Art Books

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    58.00 SR

    Hard-covered KAPLA inspiration books!Each book has a different theme and level.Each book is full of beautiful KAPLA constructions. KAPLA has creat...

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    58.00 SR
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    Kapla Eiffel Tower Box

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    280.00 SR

    The KAPLA Eiffel Tower - A guided construction for  older kids and adults. Build a 69 cm high Eiffel Tower using 105 KAPLA planks and a detailed in...

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    280.00 SR