Monday, September 14, 2009

New York City in a Bag

Today's stocking stuffer is this adorable wooden New York City in a bag! From the Museum of Modern Art's online shop, this set includes "MoMA's original 1939 building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Guggenheim Museum," plus three skyscrapers. There are also six little wooden cars to drive around the buildings. The website notes that the wood is from sustainable forests, and that the smallest piece is 0.25 inches high by 1 inch wide, and the tallest piece is 4 inches high by 2 inches wide.

The website recommends the buildings for children over 12. I honestly think you could go younger with these (maybe 7 or 8 years old?), but I agree that the set is not appropriate for very young children due to the choking hazard. I think kids would find these blocks fun to play with, and it's so refreshing to see wooden instead of plastic toys! These also would also be fun for an adult who's been transplanted out of the city to elsewhere in the country, who feels a bit homesick for New York City once in a while. The Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building could stick up out of the stocking, with the other blocks gift wrapped under the tree.

What: New York City in a Bag
Where: MoMA Store website
How much (as of today's post): $15.00 ($13 for members / plus shipping)

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