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Advanced Build Kits (1ek1ck)

Build challenging builds for expert builders
4.5/5
$99.99 $65.99 – SALE

Advanced Build Kits (1ek1ck)

Challenging builds for expert builders
4.5/5
$99.99 $65.99 – SALE
  • Challenging builds for kids 8+
  • Keeps kids off screens and engaged in creative play
  • 100,000 kits sold & winner of 9 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?
Explorer Kit
$111.75
Creator Kit
$123.52
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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 Explorer Kit and one Creator Kit

Each Explorer Kit includes…

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 Explorer Kit

  • Forts that use about 6′ x 4′1.8m x 1.2m of floor space and are about 4′1.2m tall
  • Tunnels that are about 12′3.7m long and about 2′ x 2′0.6m x 0.6m in size
  • Or any of our 5 Original Creations with X1 in the name plus 4 of our challenging Advanced Creations

Things you can build with one Explorer Kit and one Creator Kit

Buy more Explorer Kits and Creator Kits to build even bigger.

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 9 Toy Awards

Reviews

Over 100,000 Kits Sold

Customer reviews

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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.
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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!
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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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Kate
December 30, 2022
My kids LOVE this
I wanted to give my son something that would keep him off his screens and help him to interact with his brother. We built the first fort from one of t...More
I wanted to give my son something that would keep him off his screens and help him to interact with his brother. We built the first fort from one of the pictures on the instructions and he hasn’t even taken it down to build something else, he and his brother love playing in it! Very sturdy for being cardboard. One suggestion- make a kit that is waterproof for outdoor play! It does take up quite a bit of space to build a fort and then leave it up (luckily we have a sunroom/playroom). All in all very worth the price, very much a great kit for a Minecraft loving kiddo! My kids are 6 and 3, but I enjoyed building it myself so I believe older kids would enjoy it as well.
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Mousom Roy
December 28, 2022
Great fun and great service
This is great fun and an excellent creative new way to get kids away from screens. I would like to say thanks to the team at make-a-fort who responded...More
This is great fun and an excellent creative new way to get kids away from screens. I would like to say thanks to the team at make-a-fort who responded to my emails super quickly to keep me informed during the shipping process as I ordered this during the Royal Mail strikes in the UK. My kit arrived well in time for Christmas and has kept my daughter (and me!) very busy. Lots of fun! Thank You!
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Susan S
December 27, 2022
Creative activity for grandsons
I bought each of my grandsons a Minecraft Make-A-Fort kit, for Christmas. Everything time they put together a fort it looks different & provides ...More
I bought each of my grandsons a Minecraft Make-A-Fort kit, for Christmas. Everything time they put together a fort it looks different & provides hours of fun!
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Rebecca Harp
December 27, 2022
Perfect for my 8 yr old grandson
This is perfect for those older, taller kids that want to build a fort. We bought 3 sets so he can build up and out. He always wanted us to save box...More
This is perfect for those older, taller kids that want to build a fort. We bought 3 sets so he can build up and out. He always wanted us to save boxes which took up too much room. These are perfect to take down and put back in their boxes and store. Love them.
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Heather
December 27, 2022
So much fun!!!!
We all loved building our first forts!! Super easy to use and hours of fun.
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Carol
December 27, 2022
Brilliant and creative present!
This was an amazing Christmas present which kept our two grandchildren entertained for a day whilst the grown ups managed to relax a bit! Easy to a...More
This was an amazing Christmas present which kept our two grandchildren entertained for a day whilst the grown ups managed to relax a bit!

Easy to assemble and robust.
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Natalie Stone
December 25, 2022
Amazing People Work Here ! Great Product!
Our nephews absolutely loved the Minecraft kit - it was the HIT of Christmas this year. What we love is how it sparks their own creativity and express...More
Our nephews absolutely loved the Minecraft kit - it was the HIT of Christmas this year. What we love is how it sparks their own creativity and expression…gets them off screens too ;)

But I have to speak to the amazing customer service of the team! I ordered too late and they personally helped me get a kit in time - they texted, they problem solved, and they did it all with a smile and generosity. We love supporting this family business.
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Robyn
December 20, 2022
A must have for every child!
This was a surprise gift and I’m now the best Auntie EVER! Make-a-fort for hours into different shapes encourages your creativity. It’s so much fun!
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Ben Gerber
December 19, 2022
Great Product
The best marketing and delivery system I have experienced!! Cannot wait until Christmas to construct the forts!
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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.

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).

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