We use Sendle and TransDirect to deliver to any location within Australia. Delivery is currently charged at 4 basic rates reflecting the costs we use.
A rate of $9.95 including GST, for up to 500g per order, for standard metropolitan delivery anywhere in Australia.
A rate of $10.95 including GST, for between 500g and 2Kg per order, for standard metropolitan delivery anywhere in Australia.
A rate of $14.95 including GST, for between 2kg and 5kg per order, for standard metropolitan delivery anywhere in Australia.
A rate of $18.95 including GST, for between 6kg and 10kg per order, for standard metropolitan delivery anywhere in Australia.
Larger orders or shipping to remote
locations mayincur an additional shipping charge, to reflect the costs
we receive from our logistics providers. We will endeavor to find the
most competitive delivery cost and we will request approval of the
additional charge with you before processing the order.
processed during normal business hours Monday to Friday in Melbourne. Our delivery turnaround time generally includes 2 business daysfrom the date the order is processed, depending on your location (Perth
may take up to 6 days, depending on the items ordered).
We use Australia Post and Sendle for deliveries, and will provide a
tracking number when we notify you that your order has been shipped. The tracking number will allow you to follow up with Australia Post and Sendle
If a product is not currently available in Australia - it may be due to it being Sold Out, or being a newly released product. You can register your interest to be notified when the product is back in stock. You will automatically be notified on the registered email address you provide
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to cancel
or modify an order. We will happily cancel your order before it has been
dispatched, but we are unable to cancel orders that have already been
LaQ is very
different to Lego. The only similarities is that they are both plastic and construction toys. LaQ has the following unique differences:
LaQ has ONLY 7
types of block parts - All of the models made are from these 7 different types
of block parts. 2 base and 5 connectors.
Click and Play - The parts make a Snap and Click sound which makes it more fun and is a similar sensation to popping bubble wrap. We find kids enjoy the
Snap and Click feel, leading to longer play and concentration
you lose 1 piece, it doesn’t matter, you can always find another part easily
Compact size and packaging. LaQ is great as a travel toy due to its size and low number of part types
Apart from the7
types of block parts, there are specialHamacron
wheels and shafts that enable rotational movement. There are now 3 different size wheels, and with matching shafts. Many of the LaQ products come with the Hamacron parts.
There is also a headband part, which is only available in the Sweet Collection Dreams set
LaQ is appropriate for Ages 4 and up. We currently
supply LaQ directly to Kindergartens in Australia and it is widely used in
childcare centres in Japan, hence LaQ is the 2nd biggest construction
toy brand in Japan.
LaQ is also available through MTA (Modern Teaching Aids)
, which is a major distributor to kindergartens, education centres and schools around Australia and NZ. The large education kits are available here
The small parts are great for young kids to develop
and strengthen their fine motor skills and concentration and provides the
detail for a realistic looking model, eg. Butterfly, Flower, etc.
Every LaQ product comes with a printed instruction guide/booklet which provides step by step instructions for all the models indicated on the packaging. The number of models will be shown on the package.
All of the small, medium and large kits will provide instructions for multiple models. The instructions will indicate how many parts are required to make each model.
The instructions are just the starting point for building, as you can easily substitute different parts and colours if required.
A typical product has an instruction booklet that has step-by-step high quality colour diagrams to make multiple models. There may also be simple 2D model templates that are for younger kids. As LaQ is available in over 27 countries, the instructions are also in English. The most complex model is typically the first instruction in the guide. As there are often a range of models, the complexity will vary and some will be easier than others.
Each instruction for a model starts with a parts listing, which list the quantities of each part type, and also the colour of each part.
Before commencing building a model according to the instructions, we would recommend that you find ALL of the part types/colours and assemble these together in piles, as this will enable the building process to be uninterrupted by having to search for a specific colour/part type.
The act of connecting and disconnecting the LaQ parts can be mastered by 4 year olds, as this is only dependent upon their fine motor control. LaQ however is also excellent for the development of these fine motor skills and dexterity so some 3 years could also be comfortable with playing with LaQ.
Given that LaQ is a different way of building, we initially suggest a limited amount of adult guidance and supervision to younger kids. However, kids will rapidly develop skills and want to experiment on their own.
The age rating on the LaQ products is dependent upon the complexity of the models and instructions. Making simple 2D and simple 3D models, requires the ability to follow instructions and use some spatial ability. Some of the more complex models such as the largest dinosaurs in the Dino Kingdom are of higher complexity
The Basic 101 kit is the simplest set to start with, as it only has 2D models to make, and is rated as Age 4+.
Many sets are rated as age 5+
are some kits which are rated 7+ (Ages 7 to Adults) which are a bit more
challenging for older kids and adults to enjoy