I recently got it into my head that DS would enjoy some sort of construction toy...like tinker toys. But when I started looking into the classic tinker toys, the reviews are saying how poor the quality is these days. I did end up getting a small set of Lincoln Logs, but the set is for one specific thing with hardly enough logs to do anything else. (He's been just using the pieces to build fences now so at least they're still getting used.) Might be better off to order a big box of them from ebay! My mom has a huge bin like that for the grandkids at her house and even the 14 yr old still plays with them!
Does anyone have a nice, sturdy construction/building type toy to suggest? It's not urgent, but he's just at a perfect age right now! He does play with legos at preschool, but we've managed to avoid them at home so far. He's got a few blocks and a rainbow stacker...they generally make fences and barns. (DS is totally horse obsessed.)
Ideally, I'm thinking of something we can start fairly small and add to if it's something he likes. I'm not 100% anti-plastic, but I would prefer something wooden.