Tente was a building system, very much like Lego, from the Spanish toy company Exin. It was mostly sold in Europe and South America, although it was available in the States as well, primarily through a licensing deal with Hasbro. Also like Lego, Tente sets came in a wide variety of themes, allowing kids to build anything from a space ship, to a fire truck.
One difference between Tente and Lego, however, was the number of specialized bricks available with Tente toys. Tente went out of their way to create new parts to make it easier to build specific items.