Quut are not like your variety store plastic beach toys. The plastic is sturdy and will last forever and the designs are really well thought out. The Alto Stackable Sandcastle is no exception – the equivalent of carrying 3 different sized buckets to the beach, and so much easier to build with. Would be great for “snowcastles” too. Well worth the investment so your little one can quickly build towers and sandcastles without them crumbling, and spend more time on moats, walls and decorations.