Janod Toys: Kubix 40 Letters and Numbers Blocks ($25). Designed and manufactured in France for the past 40 years, Janod’s factory is in the Jura region of Eastern France where the timber for all products is grown. All Janod toys are manufactured to strict quality and safety standards, painted with lead-free and non-toxic paint. I was introduced to the brand when a friend got Viv a gift from Tantrum. Janod’s wooden toys are all so beautiful . If/when I want to get her other building blocks, I can build upon this alphabet set with other block shapes from Janod , and they’ll all fit the same color palette.