Let Your Imagination Flow with Trio Basic Building Sets

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​There are half a dozen Trio sets that purposely don't have any theme at all. The instruction manuals you get with most of them do make some suggestions as to what you can do with the pieces, but you might want to just set them aside at first and let your (child's) imagination take over.

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​Getting Back to Basics or Starting at the Beginning

P6837 Basic Building Set

P6837 Basic Building Set

​The first general set that Fisher-Price created for Trio was simply called the Basic Building Set (P6837).

You get 86 building pieces (counting the 2 "bonus" pieces) in a complete set. As you can see from the picture above, you can do a lot with that many pieces.

​A complete list of those pieces follows.

  • ​17 Red size 1 bricks (2 are bonus)
  • 2 Orange double angled bricks

  • 2 Orange size 1 angle bricks

  • 10 Yellow size 2 bricks

  • 3 Aqua size 3 bricks

  • 2 Green size 4 bricks

  • 2 Blue size 5 bricks

  • 1 Blue 4x5 base

  • 2 White eyeballs

  • 1 Minifig (green shirt)

  • 2 Large green panels, size 5 (height)

  • 2 Small green panels, size 3 (height)

  • 1 Brown roof support with arched window

  • 4 Green size 6 straight sticks

  • 8 Green size 5 straight sticks

  • 15 Green size 3 straight sticks

  • 4 Green size 4 double bent sticks

  • 8 Yellow size 4 curved sticks

  • 1 Instruction booklet


​A Storage Box: An Awesome Idea

P6838 Building Set with Storage

P6838 Building Set with Storage

​Look at all you get with this basic Trio building set! And you get a storage bin that doubles as a base plate to boot!

Note how the lid of the container has ridges and holes just like Trio bricks. That's what I mean when I say you can use it as a base plate on which you can start your creations. Leave it on the bin or set it on the floor, whatever make the most sense to you.

You get 99 building pieces (including the bin and lid) in this set. You might see some people refer to this as a 100-piece set (a nice round number), but that includes the instructions in the count.

Note too that, even if you put everything into the bin, there will be lots of empty space inside. It might look like you didn't get a complete set, even though you really did.

​Here are those 100 items you should expect in a complete set.

  • ​24 Red size 1 bricks

  • 1 Brown size 1 brick

  • 2 Orange size 1 angle bricks

  • 12 Yellow size 2 bricks

  • 5 Aqua size 3 bricks

  • 4 Blue size 5 bricks

  • 1 Car frame (blue)

  • 1 Car chassis (with 4 wheels)

  • 1 Blue propeller

  • 2 Light green 5 high frames with inserts

  • 2 Light green 3 high frames with inserts

  • 1 Light green tree (flat)

  • 1 Minifig (red shirt, blue pants)

  • 1 Brown double angle brick

  • 1 Brown roof facade

  • 8 Light green size 5 straight sticks

  • 2 Orange size 2 triangles

  • 20 Light green size 3 straight sticks

  • 8 Light green size 4 double bent sticks

  • 1 Container lid

  • 1 Container

  • 1 Instruction booklet


​Pastels for Everyone and More Storage Too

R8867 storage bin

R8867 storage bin

​Fisher-Price must have thought that their Trio sets were appealing mostly to boys, so they came up with this pastel set to get more girls interested in their products. I have no idea whether this marketing worked or not.

R8867 bits

R8867 bits

​This set, which is officially known as Girls' Starter Set with Storage, has almost as many pieces as the earlier storage set.

Obviously, many boys will want to play with this set, just as many girls will like the others too. No need to pigeonhole anyone here.

​The pieces in this pastel set are in the list below.

  • ​23 Pink size 1 bricks

  • 2 Light blue size 1 angle bricks

  • 12 Light yellow size 2 bricks

  • 4 White size 3 bricks

  • 4 Orange size 4 bricks

  • 4 Hot pink size 5 bricks

  • 1 Hot pink car body

  • 1 White car chassis

  • 1 Light green rotor

  • 2 Light blue size 5 walls with pictures

  • 2 Pink size 3 walls with pictures

  • 1 Light green flat deciduous tree

  • 2 White and blue eyeballs

  • 1 Light blue double angled brick

  • 1 Light blue roof support with arched window

  • 8 Hot pink size 5 straight sticks

  • 16 Light green size 3 straight sticks

  • 8 Light green size 4 double bent sticks

  • 2 Light blue triangular panels

  • 1 Girl

  • 1 Hot pink storage bin lid

  • 1 Storage bin

  • 1 Instruction booklet


The ​Figure Assortment Set Gives You More Bits

​I'm not 100% certain what you get in the Figure Assortment set (T0793), but it may include the following pieces.

  • ​2 Wizard’s knights

  • 1 Horse

  • 1 Wizard’s banner

  • 1 Morning star

  • 1 Axe

  • 1 Large shield

  • 2 Construction workers

  • 4 size 1 bricks

  • 1 Small crane

  • 1 Jack hammer

  • 1 Bullhorn

  • 2 Firemen

  • 3 size 1 bricks

  • 1 Water cannon

  • 1 Face mask

  • 1 Hatchet

  • 1 Hose nozzle


​Spin the Gears...You Might Even Learn Something

​With the Trio Gears Set (V9195), Fisher-Price gave kids something really special to play (and perhaps learn) with. The picture above doesn't really do it justice, but it's a decent start.

The list below may give you a better idea of the possibilities. Notice that you get 13 gears in total.

  • ​8 Green size 1 bricks

  • 8 Orange size 2 bricks

  • 4 Light blue size 3 bricks

  • 2 Green size 4 bricks

  • 7 Green size 5 bricks

  • 2 Light blue 4x5 brick bases

  • 2 Light blue and yellow size 1 bricks with gear with brick attachment

  • 8 Light blue and yellow size 1 bricks with gear

  • 1 Light blue and red size 1 brick with crank

  • 2 White and black eyeballs

  • 3 Light blue and yellow 3x3 bricks with large gear

  • 2 Red size 3 straight sticks

  • 4 Red size 4 double bent sticks

  • 6 Red size 6 straight sticks

  • 4 Orange triangular panels

  • 2 Light blue windmills

  • 4 Orange blades

  • 2 Light blue size 5 picture panels

  • 1 Instruction booklet