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Advanced Build Kits (1ck)

Build challenging builds for expert builders
4.5/5
€90,52 €59,74 – SALE

Advanced Build Kits (1ck)

Challenging builds for expert builders
4.5/5
€90,52 €59,74 – SALE
  • Challenging builds for kids 8+
  • Keeps kids off screens and engaged in creative play
  • 100,000 kits sold & winner of 10 toy awards
  • One of the best investments in your child’s creativity
Choose a Quantity

One Explorer Kit and one Creator Kit is best for a 4-7 year old where a parent helps or 8+ year olds that can build by themselves.  Easier with multiple builders.

Make 9 of our Creations including forts, giraffes, puppet theaters, jets, and more. Or let your imagination run wild and design your own.

Want more? Want our original kits? Want our Minecraft kits?
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Durable
100,000+
Kits Sold
Made in USA
Made in Switzerland

The Joy of Building Forts

Creations You Can Build With This Pack

Or Use Your Imagination To Design Your Own Creations

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Why Choose Our Kits

Easy to Assemble
Keep Kids Off Screens
Colorable
Eco-Friendly
Build Again and Again
Stores Back in Case

What's Included

This pack includes one Creator Kit.  Each Creator Kit includes…

  • 27 x R3 Panels (each 23″ x 7.5″)(each 58.4cm x 19cm)
  • 8 x R2 Panels (each 15.4″ x 7.5″)(each 39cm x 19cm)
  • 12 x S Panels (each 7.5″ x 7.5″)(each 19cm x 19cm)
  • 8 x H3 Panels (each 23″ x 11″)(each 58.4cm x 28cm)
  • 4 x H2 Panels (each 21.6″ x 7.5″)(each 54.9cm x 19cm)
  • 4 x H Panels (each 10.8″ x 7.5″)(each 27.4cm x 19cm)
  • 4 X D Panels (each 15.4″ x 15.4″)(each 39cm x 39cm)
  • 4 x Z Panels (each 22″ x 7.5″)(each 55.9cm x 19cm)
  • 6 x Yellow Triangle Braces
  • 86 x Black High Density Foam Connectors
  • 1 x Carrying Case (24” x 24” x 4.5”)(61cm x 61cm x 11.4cm)
  • 1 x Getting Started Guide
  • 1 x Children’s Product Certificate

Things you can build with one Creator Kit

Add one or more Explorer Kits to build even more creations.

Important: These Advanced Build Kits are intended for advanced builders that enjoy the challenge of building something difficult.  This often involves following a long series of instructions.  Also, the builds with the Advanced Build Kits are often not forts that allow kids to play inside.  If you prefer to build big forts to play inside instead, our Original Fort Kits or Minecraft Fort Kits are much better options.

How to Build

Award Winning

Winner of 10 Toy Awards

Reviews

Over 100,000 Kits Sold

Customer reviews

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Elsbeth Haymon
November 27, 2023
Excellent product and customer service
The kids love the Explorer Kit - lots of fun and creative play. Additionally, I ran into some issues with delivery of the kits and Make-A-Fort dealt ...More
The kids love the Explorer Kit - lots of fun and creative play. Additionally, I ran into some issues with delivery of the kits and Make-A-Fort dealt with them very quickly and very much to my satisfaction.
Helpful? 0 0
Jennifer
November 26, 2023
Amazing company!
I have yet to open the box (it is a Christmas present) but I have to tell you I am so impressed with the personal customer service and attention given...More
I have yet to open the box (it is a Christmas present) but I have to tell you I am so impressed with the personal customer service and attention given by this company! I cannot wait for my 7 year old mine craft crazed kid to enjoy the mine craft kit! It may end up fully built in his room! (It’s decorated Minecraft).
Helpful? 0 0
Ellen Stoltz
November 10, 2023
I ordered these kits a few years ago for our grandsons. The boys are homeschooled and hands on learning, creativity and imagination are always a focu...More
I ordered these kits a few years ago for our grandsons. The boys are homeschooled and hands on learning, creativity and imagination are always a focus for these busy little minds.
These kits have mostly survived not only the three owners, but adventures with additional playpals.
The boys are older now and we are giving them 3 additional explorer sets to allow them to extend their builds and/or replace a couple of older pieces.
Our one dissatisfaction is that we requested these be mailed to their Mom, mailing address confirmed, but it ended up coming to us. Can't afford another shipping fee to forward it on, so they will not get this until after Christmas as they live in another state and we are not traveling during the holidays.
Helpful? 0 2
Alfredo perea
October 30, 2023
Amazing
Something so simple can create hours of fun for my 4 year old. She enjoyd making her own fort and spends time in there with toys she had already forgo...More
Something so simple can create hours of fun for my 4 year old. She enjoyd making her own fort and spends time in there with toys she had already forgot about. Amazing product.
Helpful? 1 0
Robert Carmick
October 20, 2023
Haven't used yet. Bought as an early Christmas present. I'll advise on the 25th of December.
Helpful? 1 2
Minecraft Explorer Kit photo review
Minecraft Explorer Kit photo review
Minecraft Explorer Kit photo review
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The Simpsons
September 30, 2023
Unleashing Creativity
In an era where screen time often usurps genuine hands-on play, the Make-A-Fort Kit emerges as a beacon of imaginative exploration. From the moment my...More
In an era where screen time often usurps genuine hands-on play, the Make-A-Fort Kit emerges as a beacon of imaginative exploration. From the moment my daughter got her hands on this kit, the living room morphed into a hub of endless architectural endeavors. With every cardboard panel she connected, a new facet of her creativity was unveiled, bringing forth rocket ships, and secret hideaways.

The beauty of the Make-A-Fort Kit lies not only in its ability to provide hours of engaged play, but in the life skills it imparts. As my daughter navigated through constructing her whimsical abodes, she was unknowingly honing her problem-solving skills, developing a knack for spatial reasoning, and gathering a healthy dose of confidence with each successful build. The journey from a pile of cardboard to a self-made fortress showcased her ability to innovate, adapt, and overcome challenges; lessons that are imperative in today’s rapidly evolving world.

What I cherished most was witnessing her choose the allure of building over the passive engagement offered by her phone. The Make-A-Fort Kit has not only provided a platform for her to express her creativity but has instilled a love for active play. It’s a heartwarming sight to see her eyes light up as she envisages her next grand design, ready to tackle it with gusto and a cardboard panel in hand.

The Make-A-Fort Kit is more than just a toy; it’s a catalyst for nurturing creativity and resilience in the young minds, preparing them for a future where thinking outside the carboard box will be their greatest asset. Each fort she builds is a testament to the boundless adventures that await when we encourage our children to build, to think, and to imagine.
Helpful? 0 1
Explorer Kit photo review
Explorer Kit photo review
Explorer Kit photo review
+1
Russ Gorbaty
September 23, 2023
SO SICK!!
My kids are loving this! I’m living through them and helping them build this, wish I woulda had this as a kid. I would of been cuttin up! Only compla...More
My kids are loving this! I’m living through them and helping them build this, wish I woulda had this as a kid. I would of been cuttin up! Only complaint is that we ran out of the discs connector pieces so I wish they would of added more.
Reply from Bernadette Rivera:
We're overjoyed to hear that your kids are thoroughly enjoying our product! It warms our hearts to know that you're sharing in their excitement. Regar...More
We're overjoyed to hear that your kids are thoroughly enjoying our product! It warms our hearts to know that you're sharing in their excitement. Regarding the foam connectors, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. If you find yourself in need of more, you can easily place an order through our our website where you'll find the option to purchase additional foam connectors. Thank you once again for your feedback, and we're grateful for your support.
Helpful? 0 0
Missy
September 15, 2023
Great product, Great service
I purchased the Minecraft make a fort kits for my son for his birthday. He absolutely loved it. Before he would make forts with blankets and storage ...More
I purchased the Minecraft make a fort kits for my son for his birthday. He absolutely loved it. Before he would make forts with blankets and storage bins, whatever he could find. These forts are much sturdier and look much nicer. Great customer service, we did have an issue with some defective foam connectors. I emailed the company and within less than 24 hours received a response and a tracking number for a new shipment of connectors. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
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Explorer Kit photo review
Mora
September 10, 2023
Funny
Súper
Helpful? 2 1
Richard
January 3, 2023
Amazing forts!
We bought two packs of the Explorer kits and had an absolute blast putting them together on Christmas day. My kids are 3 and 5, so the bigger one got ...More
We bought two packs of the Explorer kits and had an absolute blast putting them together on Christmas day. My kids are 3 and 5, so the bigger one got more involved with the building, the younger just put all of her toys in there and had a great time there. They both enjoyed knocking them all down a couple of days later and helped packing it all up ready for next time.

Great, responsive customer service as well, really appreciated.
Helpful? 10 18
Christine S
December 31, 2022
Amazing customer service
We had been given Make a Fort as a gift, which was an excellent idea. We had to reach out to customer service for some help & they were outstandin...More
We had been given Make a Fort as a gift, which was an excellent idea. We had to reach out to customer service for some help & they were outstanding, and quick!~ they replied back immediately right after Christmas to guide us. We really are impressed. thank you!
Helpful? 20 8
Minecraft Explorer Kit photo review
Joelle
December 30, 2022
Minecraft fan’s dream!
The birthday girl actually hasn’t seen it just yet, but her Mom shared this photo of the assembled fort, expressing how great and sturdy it is. We ar...More
The birthday girl actually hasn’t seen it just yet, but her Mom shared this photo of the assembled fort, expressing how great and sturdy it is. We are both excited to see Sawyer’s reaction! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Helpful? 10 9

FAQ

BASICS

Building forts with boxes is great but this is way better than boxes…it’s panels that kids can connect together to build whatever they imagine. It stores back in a provided case when not in use, can be used over and over, and is much easier to build/tear down.

Our kits are also quite durable (checkout the See How Strong page). and can be reused for years to come. It’s worth every penny!

Kits are what you buy and Creations are what you can build with the Kits.

The Kits include a variety of components that can easily be connected together to build many different types of Creations

Build any one of our Creations by downloading step-by-step instructions or build your own Creation the way you want.

The Explorer Kit is our original fort building kit that allows building really big forts easily. The Creator Kit is an expansion pack that can be combined with the Explorer Kit to build more intricate and challenging forts.

Yes. Each of fort building kit is made from an upgraded cardboard that is much stronger than normal shipping box cardboard. Can be used over and over with reasonable care. Check out our See How Strong page for a demonstration of the strength.

Yes. To assemble, simply slide the foam connectors snugly into the panel slots. To disassemble, simply remove the foam connectors from the panels. Can be reused over and over again.

Yes. Each fort building kit has been tested by a certified toy testing laboratory to ensure all components are non-toxic and safe for use in a children’s toy.

All components fit back in the provided carrying case. The carrying case fits under a bed or in a closet when not in use.

A single Explorer Kit can make a 4’ tall fort that requires about 4’ x 6’ of floor space. Browse our Creations to see the floor space required for different types of structures.

Many families use their main family room to build a big fort during the day and then disassemble the big fort back into the provided carrying case in the evening to reclaim their family room.

Our Explorer Kit includes 20 large panels, 86 black foam circular connectors, 18 yellow triangle braces, a Getting Started Guide, and a carrying case.

Our Creator Kit includes 67 panels in a variety of shapes, 86 black foam circular connectors, 6 yellow triangle braces, a Getting Started Guide, and a carrying case.

Yes. Each fort building kit is made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled again at the end of life of the toy.

Yes. Each of our Creations have downloadable step-by-step instructions.

Simply push the black circular foam connectors snugly into the panel slots to connect panels together.

Connect lots of panels together to form forts, tunnels, mazes, etc.

Younger kids (4-6) will often need help building while older kids (7 and up) can often build themselves.

The Explorer Kit is intended for anyone that enjoys building forts. These forts are easy to build, are big enough to play inside, and have a stronger structure when complete.

The Creator Kit is intended for advanced builders that want a challenge. These forts often require following a long sequence of instructions, can be too small to play inside, and can be "wigglier" when complete.

For a single younger kid, a single Explorer Kit may be enough.

For multiple kids or for an older kid, two to three Explorer Kits are recommended.

For very advanced builders, adding one or more Creator Kits to your Explorer Kit purchase is recommended.

Browse our Creations to see how many of each kit are required to build a variety of different structures.

Add your shipping address to your cart to see an estimated delivery date in your cart.

See our Shipping Policy for shipping details.

Building forts with boxes is great but this is way better than boxes…it’s panels that kids can connect together to build whatever they imagine. It stores back in a provided case when not in use, can be used over and over, and is much easier to build/tear down.

Our kits are also quite durable (checkout the See How Strong page). and can be reused for years to come. It’s worth every penny!

Yes. Each of fort building kit is made from an upgraded cardboard that is much stronger than normal shipping box cardboard. Can be used over and over with reasonable care. Check out our See How Strong page for a demonstration of the strength.

Yes. To assemble, simply slide the foam connectors snugly into the panel slots. To disassemble, simply remove the foam connectors from the panels. Can be reused over and over again.

Yes. Each fort building kit has been tested by a certified toy testing laboratory to ensure all components are non-toxic and safe for use in a children’s toy.

All components fit back in the provided carrying case. The carrying case fits under a bed or in a closet when not in use.

A single Explorer Kit can make a 4’ tall fort that requires about 4’ x 6’ of floor space. Browse our Creations to see the floor space required for different types of structures.

Many families use their main family room to build a big fort during the day and then disassemble the big fort back into the provided carrying case in the evening to reclaim their family room.

Our Explorer Kit includes 20 large panels, 86 black foam circular connectors, 18 yellow triangle braces, a Getting Started Guide, and a carrying case.

Our Creator Kit includes 67 panels in a variety of shapes, 86 black foam circular connectors, 6 yellow triangle braces, a Getting Started Guide, and a carrying case.

Yes. Each fort building kit is made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled again at the end of life of the toy.

Yes. Each of our Creations have downloadable step-by-step instructions.

Simply push the black circular foam connectors snugly into the panel slots to connect panels together.

Connect lots of panels together to form forts, tunnels, mazes, etc.

Younger kids (4-6) will often need help building while older kids (7 and up) can often build themselves.

The Explorer Kit is intended for anyone that enjoys building forts. These forts are easy to build, are big enough to play inside, and have a stronger structure when complete.

The Creator Kit is intended for advanced builders that want a challenge. These forts often require following a long sequence of instructions, can be too small to play inside, and can be "wigglier" when complete.

For a single younger kid, a single Explorer Kit may be enough.

For multiple kids or for an older kid, two to three Explorer Kits are recommended.

For very advanced builders, adding one or more Creator Kits to your Explorer Kit purchase is recommended.

Browse our Creations to see how many of each kit are required to build a variety of different structures.

Add your shipping address to your cart to see an estimated delivery date in your cart.

See our Shipping Policy for shipping details.

BENEFITS

Yes. Reimagine your time together. No batteries, no screens. Make-a-Fort is a product that lets kids be kids. No blinking lights, annoying sounds or screens - let your child imagination take center stage.

Yes.  Make-A-Fort is one of those rare activities that is fun for almost any age and it's a great way to spend quality time together as a family.

Yes, kids can build forts over and over and over.  After the forts are built, kids can bring in their collection of toys, a pillow, and a blanket to have their own private space.

Yes, coloring the panels with crayons, markers, or non-toxic paint can be another really fun activity.  The reverse side of the panels are blank and provide a great canvas for your own designs.

SHIPPING AND RETURNS

Yes, we have a 14 day risk free money back guarantee starting from the date your order is delivered.  Read more in our Refund Policy.

No, all packages are shipped in plain brown shipping boxes without our logo to avoid giving away any potential surprise.

Shipping is fast. Most orders ship from our warehouse the following business day. You can see an estimated delivery date when in the shopping cart.  See our Shipping Policy for more details. 

Update your shipping address in your cart to see shipping and handling cost.  See our Shipping Policy for more details.

Yes, when your order is boxed up and has a shipping label, you will receive an email with tracking number(s) to track your package(s).

Track Order

Is the shipping box big?

Yes, each kit measures 24″ x 24″ x 5″ (61cm x 61cm x 12.5cm) and weighs 16 lbs (7.3 kg).  It’s a big and heavy box to ship.

Is Shipping just the actual cost?

Yes, the Shipping amount is the actual cost to pack and ship your parcel.  There is no markup nor profit added to the Shipping cost.