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Build & Imagine StoryWalls

Watch your child become a designer, builder, and storyteller right before your eyes.
Build & Imagine’s colorful illustrated StoryWalls connect magnetically
to build a world where dress-up characters work and play.

It’s the fun of a dollhouse with the enrichment of a building toy.

Easily change things up and create a whole new adventure, for endless imaginative play.


award-winning magnetic building sets

  • huff_slider"Build & Imagine: Many girls love playing with dollhouses. But, some girls also love building their own dollhouses."
  • dr_toy"Perfect for little hands and big imaginations! Will provide hours of fun and language development."—Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (Dr. Toy)
  • american_slider"a clever cross between Legos and a dollhouse."—Good Life Guide
  • chronicle_logo2 "Reimagining the building block: Oakland mom creates innovative toy to teach science, technology, engineering, and math."  see article
  • “I couldn’t believe how long this play-set kept them occupied . . . and working together.”—Kailani (Island Life) see review
  • "This set sparked my daughter’s interest in building and science. I love seeing her build like my boys always have."—Cher (Mom and More) see review
  • "It's fantastic! It gets girls building, being creative, and playing cooperatively."Mike Wood, Founder of LeapFrog
  • pal_sliderTop 10 toys of 2014 award: "A perfect intersection of engineering and language learning." —Play on Words see article  
  • bragging_mommy "Sometimes I feel like their aren’t many girls construction sets but this one is perfect!"—Briann (The Bragging Mommy) see article
  • CoolMomPicks_wide_just_hand "This is one fun construction toy for kids that combines playing with dolls with an active building experience."Cool Mom Picks see article
  • CommonSenseMedia "Hot Trends From Toy Fair: Build & Imagine invites girls to combine StoryWalls into worlds where their imaginations can soar." see article
  • “Melds the good fun of magnets, doll houses, and building sets and is truly reinventing play time!”—Amber (Thrifty Mom) see review
  • “Katie used her imagination for hours and had a wonderful time with this low-tech toy. It was a breath of fresh air!”—Beth (Musing Maniac) see review
  • "It’s easy to set up and clean up, and perfect for us to bring along to grandmas house."—Elaina (A Time Out For Mommy) see article
  • "I cannot discount my pride that I'll be giving the coolest grandparent gift ever! "Bob Morrison, retired priest
  • “Super modern dollhouse meets Magnatiles.”mom of 7 year old

What Kids Are Saying

  • “I love it. This is like a design program where you build your own town and see the sights.”Blanca, Age 9
  • “I haven’t seen anything like it."Caitlin, age 9
  • “It’s better than other building toys because there are pictures. I like pictures better than plain things.”Raimi, age 7
  • “Characters look unique compared to the same doll face you see everywhere.”9 year old
  • “I’ve experienced a lot of dollhouses, but not a magnetic one you can design yourself.”8 year old
The magnetic dollhouse you design yourself.

What's Happening at Build & Imagine

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Draw & Build Dollhouse

Now you can illustrate your own scenes with our Draw & Build Dollhouse.



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