10 Best Fire Starter Bricks
for February 2024

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Fire starter bricks are also known as fire starters. They're great for keeping a fire going when you're camping or hiking. These bricks are 3 to 4 inches long and 1 inch thick, with one side being polished to help start a fire, while the other is roughened for scraping off dead wood.

Fire starter bricks date back to the Native Americans, who used them to start fires for warmth and cooking. Today, these bricks are still used, but you can get them in 100-plus different flavors, from peppermint to sage to cinnamon. These fire starter bricks also come in different sizes, from mini to large, and in different shapes, such as rounds, squares, and logs.

Fire starter bricks are easy to use, just toss one in your campfire or fireplace. Then, just scrape off the rough side, and light the polished side. The polished side will ignite the rough side, and the fire starter will ignite and stay warm.

MOOZ Themes Reviews tests fire starter bricks for ease of use, performance, and heating time. We score the bricks on how easy they are to light, how hot they get, and how long they burn.

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Lego 75268 Star Wars Snowspeeder and Speeder Bike Playset with Starter Brick for Preschool Kids

Star Wars Lego 75268 Star Wars Snowspeeder and Speeder Bike Playset with Starter Brick for Preschool Kids TM

by LEGO

Features three construction models that are easy to rebuild after battles: The snowspeeder, echo base defence station and a speeder bike

The Lego Star Wars Snowspeeder and Speeder Bike playset is lots of fun, but it does have a few minor problems. The Snowspeeder and Speeder Bike playsets are nearly identical, but the Snowspeeder comes with two Snowtrooper minifigures and the Speeder Bike comes with one. The Speeder Bike is taller than the Snowspeeder, and the Snowtroopers are both smaller than the Snowspeeder's hero minifigure. The bikes also lack side wheels. The Snowspeeder also has a screw-in axle that makes the Snowspeeder difficult to maneuver, since it can only turn one way. The Snowspeeder and Speeder Bike playsets both include a free downloadable app that, although fun, isn t especially useful. The app includes instructions for building each set, and it has a zoom and rotate viewing function to help kids build. The app also has links to videos that explain how to build the Snowspeeder and Speeder Bike playsets. Unfortunately, the app isn t optimized for tablets, so it's a little difficult to use on a tablet. The app also doesn't work with Android-based devices, and it's missing some features, such as the ability to share photos or videos from the Lego Life app.

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Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol Pup Pack Backpack Role Play Set (15 Pieces)

Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol Pup Backpack Pack Role Play Set (15 Pieces)

by Melissa & Doug

Makes a great gift for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, for hands-on, screen-free play

The Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol Pup Pack Backpack is a cute, durable backpack that's fun for a variety of ages (though it works best for kids 3 and older). The backpack features working accessories, including a whistle, magnifying glass, red-lensed binoculars, pretend pup treats, a mission map and activity guide, and 4 double-sided mission cards. The backpack's sturdy design and sturdy straps make it comfortable to carry, and it's well made, so it won't fall apart after a few uses. The backpack's accessories are fun, but we found a few limitations: The binoculars don't magnify as great as we'd like, and they don't close securely. The PAW Patrol 3-in-1 tool doesn't open very wide, and it's difficult to use with very small hands. The mission map and activity guide are pretty basic, and they don't contain any puzzles or activities. But overall, the backpack is well-designed, and it's fun to use, making it a good choice for preschool-age kids.

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LEGO DUPLO Town Fire Station 10903 Building Blocks (76 Pieces)

LEGO DUPLO Town Fire Station Building 10903 Blocks (76 Pieces)

by LEGO

The LEGO DUPLO 10903 Fire Station is easy to build and encourages learning through play, fine motor skills and creativity for kids

The LEGO DUPLO Town Fire Station 10903 Building Blocks (76 Pieces) is a sturdy, colorful toy that is sure to delight both young children and their parents. Its 76 pieces are easy to put together, and kids will enjoy playing with them for hours. The set features several moving parts, including an opening back door, a rotating fire pole, and an opening cab window. The fire station toy also features a working siren and flashing lights that activate when a button is pressed, which is a nice feature for parents. The truck toy is large enough to be fun for a young child, but small enough that it won't take up too much room. The 3-piece ladder is sturdy, and the extra-long hose is nicely detailed. The axe and campfire are great additions to the set, and the firefighter figures are sturdy and make for nice play figures. Overall, the LEGO DUPLO Town Fire Station 10903 Building Blocks (76 Pieces) is a well-made, sturdy toy that will provide hours of fun for young kids.

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LEGO DUPLO Town Family Camping Van Adventure 10946 Building, Playing and Learning Camping Toy for Toddlers and Kids; New 2021 (30 Pieces)

LEGO DUPLO Town Family Van Camping Adventure 10946 Building

by LEGO

This activity-packed playset provides endless playful learning for kids aged 2 and up and a chance for parents to share precious developmental milestones with their preschooler

The LEGO DUPLO Town Family Camping Van Adventure (10946) is one of our favorite toys for preschoolers, and a popular pick in our guide to the best toys for 2 to 5 year olds. It's a big hit with toddlers, and it's also great for parents to play with with their young kids. The set comes with 4 DUPLO figures: a man, a woman, a girl, and a boy. The figures have textured, soft bodies, and their heads are movable and can turn from side to side. The camper van has spinning wheels and a removable roof, and the fabric tent has a roof that opens and closes. There's also a canoe with water and a park bench with a stand. This playset was our top pick for learning experiences in our guide to the best educational toys for 2 to 5 year olds, and it's perfect for teaching young children numbers, colors, and opposites.

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LEGO Disney Mickey and Friends Minnie Mouse’s Ice Cream Shop 10773 Building Kit; Fun Toy That Makes The Best Gift; New 2021 (100 Pieces)

LEGO Disney Mickey and Friends Minnie Mouse’s Ice Cream Shop 10773 Building Fun Kit; Toy That Makes The Best Gift; New 2021 (100 Pieces)

by LEGO

The set features an ice cream shop, a car with a Starter Brick chassis, to help get the building going, plus Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck minifigures and an exclusive Mickey silhouette tile

The Minnie Mouse Ice Cream Shop is an adorable set, and it's filled with fun details and clever play features. The set comes with 100 pieces, which is enough to build multiple stalls at the mall. Kids will enjoy placing figurines on the stalls and using the parasol and beach chair for role-play at the beach. The set is easy to assemble, and the instructions are easy to follow. The set is bright, colorful, and appealing to both girls and boys. The set is sturdy and well-made, and all the pieces fit together well. The set is a great addition to a collection, and it's a great gift for kids 4 and up.

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LEGO DUPLO Town Garbage Truck and Recycling 10945 Educational Building Toy; Recycling Truck for Toddlers and Kids; New 2021 (19 Pieces)

LEGO DUPLO Town Garbage Truck and Recycling 10945 Educational Building Recycling Toy; Truck for Toddlers and Kids; New 2021 (19 Pieces)

by LEGO

LEGO DUPLO Town Garbage Truck and Recycling (10945) is a colorful and versatile playset bursting with features and fun activities to inspire learning and play

With a fun design and engaging accessories, the LEGO DUPLO Town Garbage Truck and Recycling 10945 Educational Building Toy helps little ones develop fine motor skills while having fun. The recycling truck, which features a movable tipping function, includes 3 bags that fit into 3 matching waste bins, and the large broom can be used to clear out the bins and sweep up any mess. The set also includes 2 DUPLO figures a recycling man and a boy, as well as a movable truck. As children role-play imaginative stories about organizing the recycling and loading up the truck, they learn about colors, improve fine motor skills and develop aneco-friendly understanding. The playset provides endless playful learning for kids aged 2 and up and a chance for parents to share precious developmental milestones with their preschooler.

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LEGO Ideas Disney Winnie The Pooh 21326 Building and Display Model for Adults, New 2021 (1,265 Pieces)

LEGO Ideas Disney Winnie The Pooh Building 21326 and Display Model for Adults

by LEGO

An ideal birthday or holiday gift for LEGO fans, hobbyists and anyone who loves Winnie the Pooh, this display model measures over 9 in. (24 cm) high, 7 in. (18 cm) wide and 8 in. (22 cm) deep

The LEGO Ideas Disney Winnie The Pooh 21326 Building and Display Model for Adults is a lot of building fun for kids and adults alike. This buildable display model is an impressive 1,265-piece set that recreates scenes from the Disney classic Winnie the Pooh. It comes with 5 minifigures: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit, plus a LEGO Eeyore figure, all with iconic accessories. The set also features Pooh Bears buildable red balloon Sit Pooh Bear on the log by the buildable fire and, with his balloon, help him float up to see the bees buzzing around the 2 beehives in the tree. The house opens at the back for easy access to the authentic accessories inside including a buildable armchair, Pooh-coo clock and elements including a Pooh Bear storybook, honey pots and Poohsticks. The entire model measures about 7.5 inches tall, 10.5 inches wide, and 5 inches deep. The LEGO Ideas Disney Winnie The Pooh 21326 Building and Display Model for Adults is a great gift for any LEGO fan or Disney fan.

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LEGO Disney Mickey and Friends Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse’s Space Rocket 10774 Building Kit; A Cool Set for Kids; New 2021 (88 Pieces)

LEGO Disney Mickey and Friends Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse’s Space Rocket Building 10774 Kit; A Cool Set for Kids; New 2021 (88 Pieces)

by LEGO

Perfect for learning to build. The rocket and space station include Starter Bricks elements for an easy build so theres more time for play, plus 2 minifigures and an exclusive Mickey silhouette tile

This LEGO set is a fun gift for any Disney fan. The set comes with 88 pieces, including 25 new pieces, and is easy to put together. The set comes with enough pieces to build 1 of the 2 included models. The 2 models are unique, with one featuring a pink and purple color scheme and the other featuring an orange and blue color scheme. The set also comes with 2 minifigures, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The set is lots of fun for kids and adults alike. The set comes with 2 small flags and 1 large flag. The minifigures have the ability to move their heads up and down, and they can also swing from the ropes. The set also comes with 2 alien minifigures, so kids can either build the rocket with the alien minifigs inside or they can build the rocket without the aliens inside. The set comes with 2 large rocks, which kids can place inside the rocket. The set also comes with 2 cameras, which kids can place inside the rocket. The set also comes with 1 rocket that kids can place inside the rocket box. The set comes with 1 rocket with an alien inside, 1 rocket without an alien, and 1 alien minifigure. The set includes 1 large rock, 2 small rocks, 1 camera, 1 flag, 1 alien minifig, and 2 minifigures.

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LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship Expansion Set 71391 Building Kit; Collectible Build-Display-and-Play Toy for Kids, New 2021 (1,152 Pieces)

LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship Expansion Set Building 71391 Kit; Collectible Build-Display-and-Play Toy for Kids

by LEGO

Great for solo play or connect via Bluetooth to a friends LEGO Mario or LEGO Luigi figure (extra figures not included) for 2-player social fun where teamwork earns bonus coins

The LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship Expansion Set 71391 Building Kit is a great addition to kids’s LEGO Super Mario collection. Just like the Starter Course 71360, the Airship requires a set of compatible bricks, and if you want to build and complete it, you'll need to own the other sets in the series. However, the Airship itself is great, and it's fun to build and display. The set comes with three buildable figures, including Bowser, who is ready to fire the cannon. The Airship itself has a cool design, and players can use the included pieces to build another unique level in their LEGO Super Mario universe. The Airship unfolds to reveal a detailed interior, and there are plenty of challenges for players, including using Kameks broom to knock over Bowsers Mecha Hand and a plank to topple the mast. The set also includes the POW Block and Cannon Start Pipe, which players can use to begin the level and enhance digital-coin-collecting potential. This build and display set is a lot of fun, and it's a great way for kids to explore their creativity while building their own Mario levels.

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8.7
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LEGO City Prison Island 60130

LEGO City Prison Island 60130

by LEGO

Features a prison, helicopter, police boat, crooks' boat and a hot air balloon, helicopter features spinning rotors and an opening cockpit with space for a minifigure

The LEGO City Prison Island 60130 is a neat set, featuring a unique prison and helicopter escape scenario. The set is packed full with accessories, including 4 minifigures, 2 walkie-talkies, binoculars, backpack, 2 banknotes, crowbar, 2 flashlights, 2 handcuffs, 2 mugs, and a coffee machine. The set comes with 4 buildable figures, which you can use to build the prison, helicopter, and escape boat. The minifigures are all nicely detailed and come with accessories, including helmets, sunglasses, walkie-talkies, and handcuffs. The figures are nicely molded, with smooth, clean lines and no flaws. The build is fairly simple, but you do need some building experience, as some of the parts are a bit small and may be hard to fit together. The build is sturdy and holds up well when played with. The set is best suited for 6-12 year olds.

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