Fisher-Price Code-a-pillar558/7188

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Code-A-Pillar features 9 easy-to-connect segments that preschoolers can arrange and rearrange to tell the toy how to move forward, left, right, wiggle, dance or even wait for a couple seconds before moving again. Kids can configure the segments in such a way that the Code-A-Pillar can reach targets they set up throughout the room. There's even a motorized head segment with lights, sounds and blinking eyes that brings Code-A-Pillar to life! Ready set code!

When kids connect the segments—in tons of different ways—to make code-a-pillar move left, then right, then forward, or wherever-- that's sequencing!

When they figure out a sequence that will create a path for code-a-pillar to reach a target, that's programming (and problem solving, too)! it's all coding—and it's all fun!

Code-a-pillar is one of the new learning toys from fisher-price that goes beyond abcs and 123s to help children learn how to think independently.

Each toy fosters 21st century skills like curiosity, experimentation and problem-solving in ways kids haven't seen before. They're engaged in hands-on open-ended discovery that helps them become lifelong learners.

Helps develop skills like sequencing, critical thinking, reasoning, discovery, memory, problem-solving and experimentation.

  • Size H33, W41, D10cm.
  • Weight 1385g.
  • Batteries required: 4 x AA (included) plus .
  • For ages 3 years and over.

EAN: 887961248449.


  • Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
  • Only for domestic use.

139 reviews

Overall rating (3.5)

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Written by a customer while visiting
1 / 5

Great toy for the hard of hearing

I am being a tad facetious of course and no disrespect intended for the hard of hearing. What toy designer / engineer thought that not adding a volume adjustment or mute button and leaving the volume at ultra high was a great idea on a 'programmable' toy of all things. Cheap $10 dollar store toys have volumne adjustment. Kid loves it but the code-a-pillar will try your patience every time it's on. I cannot recommend it.

Written by a customer while visiting
1 / 5

Code a pillar errors

Bought this for Christmas decided to wait until he was a bit older to give it to him has played with it a bit loved it but now errors with flashing red eyes changed batteries checked wheels nothing I'm very disappointed considering cost should have been way more durable. A four yr old was using it

Written by a customer while visiting
1 / 5

Too Expensive for such a poor lifespan.

Got one for christmas for my son, he loves it! We would play with it together often and try to make new paths for it. It was well worth the money. Unfortunately it stopped working after around 6 months. Got a new one and fresh out of the box it doesn't work properly. I've replaced the batteries 3 times and it still doesn't work properly and now I can't get a refund on the 3 expansion packs I also have because they were gifts and I don't have the receipt for them. The toy is brilliant, but they just don't seem to last.

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Questions & answers

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Does Code a Pillar work on carpet?

2 Answers

Hi there,

I have looked into this and can advise that this item can be used on carpets.

Thanks for using Argos Q&A.


hi,its not to great on thick carpet , but general carpets are okay ,


Would this work on a carpet, or only solid floors?

1 Answer

Hi, this has small wheels and is not recommended for carpet Thank you for using Argos Q and A


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