Wooden blocks don’t seem like they should be items that come in “high” quality. It’s just a square block of wood, right? It’s not even that intricately carved, right? Well, wrong. Uncle Goose Blocks of Michigan not only shows that the quality of wooden blocks can indeed be incredibly high, but also that the prices aren’t. Every single wooden block is 100% hand-crafted in Grand Rapids, Michigan from environmentally considerate fast-growing basswood and painted with non-toxic child-safe inks. Each block in the set of 28 contains characters in the native language, printed symbols, and even pictures of animals with the names in languages. Japanese. TY-470.